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Old 10-11-2008, 09:01 AM
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72 Malibu Gen Light w/one wire Alt

I've just installed a new 100amp Alternator on my wife's 72 Malibu and now the GEN light stays on. I didn't "strip all the old wiring out as some do, because the car is pretty much stock and in beautiful shape, so i want to b able to return it to original if needed. I pulled all the wires back off the manifold and put heat shrink around exposed ends. Then i taped them up and fastened them to the firewall. I then ran a 6ga. wire from the new alternator to the battery + post. I also installed a Volt meter and all seems to be fine. The GEN light stays on and I'm sure there is a way to "turn it off" without permanent damage to the system or short of pulling the bulb which would be a big job. Any ideas? Thanks

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[B]OK, after a night to sleep on it I got thinking, "Well what makes the light come on?" And I said to myself "Self, the light comes on because it's being told that the alternator isn't putting out because the wires are all unhooked and hanging out under the hood" So, I just made a small 12ga jumper wire to cross the plug for the old regulator and, Bingo, the light went out. Hope this helps someone else.[/B]
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