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Re: battery light when blinkers on

On Oct 26,  3:21pm, STEADIRIC@aol.com wrote:
> Subject: Re: battery light when blinkers on
> >The other night, I noticed that when I turn on my blinker the >battery light
> glows very, very dimly. I thought at first this >was because the two lights
> are so close together in the >instrument panel that the light from the
> blinker indicator >was bleeding into the other. However, this does not happen
> >when the hazard lights are on. After carefully peering at the >cluster, it
> is clear that the blinker indicator is causing the >battery light to barely
> light. The battery is brand new. This is >an '81 Coupe.
> Welcome to the early coupe Funky electrics club!!
> Try increasing the engine rpm by 100 or 200 rpm that MAY solve your problem,
> It does for me. BTW does your alt. charge right after you start the car, I
> have to blip the motor up to 2500-2700 rpm to get the alt. to start charging.
> Eric Fletcher
> '81 Coupe w/330k Miles (and a new battery every year!)
> '87 5000CS Turbo Quattro
>-- End of excerpt from STEADIRIC@aol.com

It really does have some funky electrics. I haven't noticed whether the
alternator charges immediately or not. I'll check it out. Thanks for the info.

-- Rob