charge light glows dimly at idle, brighter at high rpm

Richard J Lebens rick-l at
Mon Aug 26 14:01:16 EDT 2002

Wasn't me but it sounds like a diode in the alternator is shorted.
Does it go off with the key off?  Could be one of the field rectifier

--- "Livolsi, Stephane" <Stephane.Livolsi at> wrote:
> tried a search of the archives and couldn't find it
> I remember someone posting ( a long time ago) that the charge light
> on their
> Audi was doing this - on dim at idle, but getting brighter at higher
> rpm.
> Can you email me back.  Mine is doing this now and I would like to
> know what
> you found out.
> Stephane

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