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Unhappy 1970 220D Alternator rear plug!!


Does anyone have the alternator harness for a 1970 220D? I'm looking for a section of wire cable with the black plastic housing that plugs into the rear of the alternator. Mine broke and now I only have two of the three cables connected to the back of the alternator. The cable that is no longer attached is the ground (brown). Is there a way to bypass that cable in order to ground the alternator??

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Upgrade to a modern 2 wire alternator.

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Not part of the in-crowd since 1952. It's BRAKES not breaks. You break a bone, use brakes to stop your car. /rant

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Upgrade to a modern 2 wire alternator.

Would the dashboard lights still work? A modern alternator would have the voltage regulator included inside of it - and probably brushes that you could replace easily. So updating would be worthwhile if you could make it work.
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