Luke. I've discovered that the alternator warning light glowing part way
is usually an indication of "crossed" wires somewhere. When I recently
replaced my headlights I attatched a hot wire to a ground and vice
versa. The light glowed ominously. Someone on the list shortly (no pun
intended) put a Euro light conversion on and had the same glow. Once
again it was mixed up wiring. Check all the hot wires and grounds for
the suspicious blinker and make sure the insulation hasn't been cut into
or a hot wire isn't contacting the frame anywhere.
'86 VW Quantum GL5
Auburn University, Alabama, USA
Hometown - Reidville, South Carolina, USA
On Fri, 1 Mar 1996, Luke D. Vinogradov wrote:
> On 29 Feb 96 at 7:38, Autobahn01@aol.com wrote:
> > > From: Autobahn01@aol.com
> > > Date: Thu, 29 Feb 1996 07:38:28 -0500
> > > To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> > > Subject: Re: Weird Light interaction
> > In a message dated 96-02-28 18:15:33 EST, MERLYNP@TC-MANKATO.SCM.TEC.MN.US
> > (Merlyn Plotz) writes:
> > >What goes on here? Do I look for a bad ground, or is there
> > >a crossed wire somewhere in the wiring harness?
> > >
> > >Merlyn
> > You didn't mention the year of the 4000q, but if she's an '85-87, my bet's on
> > a frayed wiring harness in the trunk(LR corner) where the lid hinge rides.
> > It's a common problem with random electrical results. :)
> I've got an '81, and my alternator warning light glows dimly when in
> reverse, and as my indicators light, it glows a little brighter
> on/off/on/off with indicators. The flasher speed also seems subject
> to fluctuations as electricals go on or off e.g. radiator fan. Is
> there an ground leak somewhere?
> <>--luke vinogradov------accident-research-centre---------<>