Electric anomalies

Bernie Benz b.m.benz at prodigy.net
Mon Mar 25 21:10:09 EST 2002

Wow!  Try a 24V alternator and you'll really fly!

> From: Kneale Brownson <knotnook at traverse.com>
> Date: Mon, 25 Mar 2002 22:30:07 -0500
> To: 200q20v at audifans.com
> Subject: Electric anomalies
> Just thought I'd note a couple of observations I've made since I resolved
> my charging problems through having a fried alternator rebuilt.
> First thing that happened when I drove the car after reinstalling the
> alternator was the HVAC blower came on by itself.  Through most of this
> winter, I've been relying on Ingo's trick of opening a window briefly at
> ~50 mph to "kickstart" the blower.  I have a new blower motor on hand for
> replacement, but haven't wanted to tackle that project in the dead of
> winter.  Anyway, the improved electric output from the renewed alternator
> seems to have helped the motor start on its own.  I'm guessing the blower
> motor still is in poor condition.
> Prior to the alternator puking, I'd noticed the rear window defrost switch
> didn't want to stay on while the car was cold.  I figured it was gummed up
> inside and needed cleaning because it worked OK after the cabin was warmed
> up some.  Now, however, it operates right away, so, again, I'm guessing the
> poor electric output caused some of this problem too.
> Finally, I noticed several times this winter that when I turned on the
> lights, the directional signal arrows would glow slightly.  I slap of the
> dashboard would turn them off.  I figure it's that solder joint on the IC
> that needs attention.  I've not seen this in the weeks since the alternator
> redo.

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