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Re: 200q warning light

Hairy green toads from Mars made Don & Lori say:

> out driving my 1990 200q around in the wet slushly snow today.  i stopped
> briefly at a store.  when i restarted the car the battery light warning
> light would not go out.  the parking brake warning light went dimmer when i
> took the parking brake off, but it still lit.  also the voltmeter which
> usually shows 14 volts
> now shows 10 volts.
> any thoughts on what to check appreciated

Check the exciter wire to the alternator. That's a small
blue wire that connects to the back of the alternator. On
cars that old, the wire corrodes and breaks off, which will
make the alternator fail to produce a charge.


Andrew L. Duane (JOT-7)			duane@zk3.dec.com
Compaq Computer Corporation		(603)-884-1294
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