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98 Espace battery warning and STOP light

Hi All

Apologies if this topic has been covered already, but I've trawled the forums and can't find a thread that completely answers my particular problem...

I have an Espace 98 RT-E, bought in UK in December, dead battery replaced immediately. The car ran fine until today, when the battery warning light came on, followed by the STOP light. The battery seems fine, not too hot, there's no smell of sulpher or smoke, and the car still starts first time.

Now, my prime suspect was the electronic dash, which occasionally tells me I'm doing 0mph when I'm moving, but other threads seem to think it could be an overcharging alternator. My handbook says take it directly to a dealer, but...

...the thing is, I'm in Montenegro, miles away from the nearest Renault dealer and even further from a mechanic who can speak English! (my Serbo-Croat is decent, but not enough to talk cars).

Can anyone tell me how to check if it's just my dash playing up, or whether it's something else again? I'd appreciate any advice...

Thanks in advance

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