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Old 08-16-2002, 08:44 AM
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wow, you guys nailed it. i put a voltmeter on my alternator last night and it was putting out 37 volts. enought to fry everything (except the fuses of course) i tried another alternator and it didn't work because it was a 3 wire and i am not using an external voltage regulator. i am picking one up tonight. what worries me <img src="graemlins/sweat.gif" border="0" alt="[sweat]" /> it that this alternator worked fine before this job. so i feel something caused my alternators regulator to blow up. but... talked to the alt. shop they explained that i can use a mid 80's alt with an internal regulator and just excite it. there is the Bat+ post on the alt, then to the left (from the front) is a two prong plug in. the spade nearest the + post just gets a jumper from that post. the farther one gets the exciter and i should go to radio shack and put a 10 ohm resistor in line. i have to go there anyway to get the .063Amp fuses for my l.e.d. tail lights. if i blow up my new alternator i'll let you know but thanks to all for cluing me in i have to check to see where the powers coming from, somewhere from my painless fuse box. since it's friday i can not reply (or get wised up) till monday after 5pm pst today

[ August 16, 2002: Message edited by: bullheimer ]

I am editing this to tell anybody that it's wrong. the jumper from the + terminal goes to the spade farthest away not closest to. that is where the exciter goes from the key/ign. and it HAS TO HAVE A 10 OHM, 10 WATT RESISTOR IN LINE OR THE ALT WILL PUT OUT TOO MANY VOLTS AND BLOW UP EVERYTHING IN THE TRUCK- AHHHHH <img src="graemlins/nono.gif" border="0" alt="[nono]" />

[ August 20, 2002: Message edited by: bullheimer ]</p>
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