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Old 08-10-2007, 08:27 PM
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Turn signal dimming dash instruments?

I'm having my dash lighting dimming hi and low when i use my signals, also notice that my voltage meter goes from 12 to 14 as the signal operates. Any ideas as to what the problem might be? (other than the system is 40 years old)

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Old 08-10-2007, 09:14 PM
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I'm having my dash lighting dimming hi and low when i use my signals, also notice that my voltage meter goes from 12 to 14 as the signal operates. Any ideas as to what the problem might be? (other than the system is 40 years old)

Doc here,

What year Car?

What model Car?

Generator or Alternator?

Internally regulated or Externally regulated?

Do you have a properly bonded ground Buss system?

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Old 08-11-2007, 10:57 AM
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67 nova, alternator, 1 wire, internal regulated I would say due to the one wire, ground bus need to know more, thanks.
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hey doc i live in lafayette too....... Lafayette, La.
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Doc here,

Your pretty much STUCK with the low RPM drop outs with a one wire alternator,as they have NO provision for remote sensing of the regulator..

Maybe time to consider an upgrade..

Why did you install the one wire anyway?

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the car came like that, what kind of upgrade would you suggest.
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