not charging

Kneale Brownson knealeski at
Sun Sep 14 10:00:34 PDT 2008

A dead bulb in the battery light socket of the instrument cluster will prevent the exciter wire from working, according to Scott Mockry's wonderful website.  So will corrosion on/in the wire.  I've had to replace that wire from the starter to almost the spot it comes through the firewall because of internal corrosion on the wire strands inside the insulation.  I've read of folks having to go all the way to the fuse box.

--- On Sun, 9/14/08, Ed Kellock <ed.kellock at> wrote:

From: Ed Kellock <ed.kellock at>
Subject: not charging
To: "'200q20V mailing list'" <200q20v at>
Date: Sunday, September 14, 2008, 12:43 PM

I posted about this briefly several days ago in relation to an ignition
switch thread... I have a no-charge situation.  I checked the obvious and
then hit the Bentley.  I seem to have a problem with the exciter circuit.
Connections and belt were all tight and good.  
Exciter circuit amperage was around 20 when spec is 150-185.  
When I turn on the ignition, the battery light does not come on.  The
antilock light does but goes out almost immediately.  
Bentley points to IC or exciter wire between alternator and IC.  
237k on the clock.
Any ideas or helpful hints?
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