knotnook at traverse.com
Fri Jul 25 20:36:02 EDT 2003
The ever-helpful Scott Mockry website describes/pictures a faulty splice at
At 04:03 PM 07/25/2003 -0700, Bernie Benz wrote:
>Hi Mike, a Q below.
> > From: Mike Miller <mikemilr at blackfoot.net>
> > Date: Fri, 25 Jul 2003 13:56:02 -0600
> > To: 200 20v List <200q20v at audifans.com>
> > Subject: Alternator Issue
> > I'm seeing the red indicator lights for battery and brake dimmly light up
> > when drivingor I put the car under an electrical load. The Alternator is
> > putting out over 14v on the Climate Control Head, at the battery post under
> > the hood and at the battery. Driving down the road, the CC Head reads
> > 13.5 -> 14v, until the fan comes on - then it drops to about 12.2. If I
> > on the A/C, I only get about 10.9v on the CC head, but I still see over 13v
> > at the battery.
>13V actually at the bat, or at the jump terminal? Big diff! The jump
>terminal is fed directly from the starter terminal and the alternator, so
>would show true alt output voltage. The line back to the battery I
>understand (no BTDT) is spliced somewhere in its length and this joint can
>cause a high resistance voltage drop to the battery. Search the archives as
>to where this splice is located, it's been discussed here before.
> > Any ideas? I've checked and the belt is tight.
> > thanks,
> > mike miller
> > helmville mt
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