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Old 01-01-2011, 10:00 PM
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Forgot to add.... this is for an external regulator

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BTW the two screw on terminals on the horn relay are the same piece of metal .....connected.
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one of the wires on the relay is the draw ???

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BTW the two screw on terminals on the horn relay are the same piece of metal .....connected.


the wire connected to the screw on the right is the draw , what would this connect to,,,,,,,,,,,,,,btw when i disconnect this wire the car will turn off
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do you know what connects to the screw on the right on the horn relay???

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Unless someone's hacked it it either goes to the fuse box connector or to the factory splice/crimp (located under all that tape) which then is connected to the alt and the lug on the radiator support and the voltage reg and the battery.
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That 20g blk wire from the horn relay to the fuse box connector.... continues to the steering column connector
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The 16g Red wire goes thru the connector and supplies pwr to the fusebox, the ing switch, the wiper switch and just about everything else that needs pwr.
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The 16g Red wire goes thru the connector and supplies pwr to the fusebox, the ing switch, the wiper switch and just about everything else that needs pwr.
i guess i gotta pull all the fuses again... back to square 1
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I'd start by pulling the steering column connector.....
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DOES....THE...HORN...WORK?
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I'm thinking the reason the car dies when you remove the wire is due to the battery being dead, or not enough juice to keep the car running and when you pull that wire it quits exciting the alt to produce output.

sqz might have pin pointed your drain...... horn wire from under the dash area

Earlier in this thread was a most excellent wire dia of a charging system ...... you might want to redo what you have now into something similar to the diagram.... for example the blue and white wires you capped off..... those are the wires that run from the alt across the radiator support to the volt reg and are used to excite the alt etc......
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i unplugged the horn at the steering wheel

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I'm thinking the reason the car dies when you remove the wire is due to the battery being dead, or not enough juice to keep the car running and when you pull that wire it quits exciting the alt to produce output.

sqz might have pin pointed your drain...... horn wire from under the dash area

Earlier in this thread was a most excellent wire dia of a charging system ...... you might want to redo what you have now into something similar to the diagram.... for example the blue and white wires you capped off..... those are the wires that run from the alt across the radiator support to the volt reg and are used to excite the alt etc......
ima check under the dash right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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ima check under the dash right now!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
You unplugged the horn under the steering wheel? If the wire or connector is touching anything...honk honk.if the horn doesn't honk......drain drain.
It happened to me with a brand new battery.
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Did you get it fixed?
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Did you ever get this fixed? I switched my external reg over to a new internal reg and I'm having the exact same problems you are having...... Batt goes flat in a day or so..... Did your alt get hot to the touch even without the engine running?
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