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generator to alternator conversion

I recently changed my 63 falcon from a generator to a chevy 1 wire. I can not get the generator light to turn off when the car is not running. How can I fix this vs just removing the bulb?

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Did you eliminate the old voltage regulator. That is what controlled the light. As a side note you would be much better off with a properly wired 3 wire GM alternator and you could make the light work as well
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gen lite

First, the Gm one wire is not preferred by most people on street cars, I have one on the SBC engine in the farm forklift, and they came stock on some of the farm tractors, I plan on putting one on my Backhoe, a Case Bosch alt is about $300. The Gen lite is connectated in a circuit wire that runs from the accessory terminal on the ignition switch to the voltage regulater. If you have the power wire running to the batt terminal on your starter relay you are feeding power back thru the V- reg harness.
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gen to alt conversion

Thanks for the info if I remove the gen light wire from the AC terminal on the ignition switch will it turn off the gen light. I have guages so the light is not necessary.

Thanks Tom Paul wtp32566@yahoo.com
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