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Power System Urgent

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shaneb
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Power System Urgent

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We get the red power system urgent alarm when we start the car but it goes away quickly after we start driving. Does this indicate battery rather than alternator?
If it were the alternator it would be more likely to happen during driving, correct?

Thanks and sorry to make another post about this issue...

FYI 2008 XC90 V8 battery less than 2 years old.
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Re: Power System Urgent

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https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthrea ... ning-light , might provide another perspective.
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Re: Power System Urgent

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ggleavitt wrote: Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:19 am https://forums.swedespeed.com/showthrea ... ning-light , might provide another perspective.
Thank you. There were so many posts related to this it was becoming difficult to sort out.
I did my VC Gaskets this year, the engine was filthy with leaking oil.....so thats probably the cause...:(.
After the VC i am not sure i have it in me to DIY this one.
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