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Alternator external regulator

Post by dkjinsa » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:37 pm

Hi Guys.

Since Monday, my ignition light glows when I remove the key and the battery is not charging.

I have replaced the regulator with a new one but the problem persists.

Where do I look now?

Cheers

David



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Re: Alternator external regulator

Post by JonnoDub » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:41 pm

dkjinsa wrote:Hi Guys.

Since Monday, my ignition light glows when I remove the key and the battery is not charging.

I have replaced the regulator with a new one but the problem persists.

Where do I look now?

Cheers

David
Is it wired properly, maybe its best to seek an auto electrician

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Re: Alternator external regulator

Post by dkjinsa » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:18 pm

It is wired exactly the way it has been for the last 10 years.

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Re: Alternator external regulator

Post by Tony Z » Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:48 pm

I think you have an earth fault somewhere that you need to find

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Re: Alternator external regulator

Post by buggyfan » Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:56 pm

If the light comes on when you switch the car off, you may have blown diodes inside your alternator
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Re: Alternator external regulator

Post by dkjinsa » Fri Mar 08, 2019 5:42 pm

Thanks guys.

I had an internal regulator alternator on the shelf which I thought was FUBAR.

Gave it a good internal dusting, fitted it to my engine and it works fine.

I'll take the old one to an auto electrician and let them sort it out. It is nice to have a spare.

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