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And the alternator light on the dashboard must be working when you put the key in position II.
Hi Govert, Yes the light goes on when you turn the key and goes out when the car is started. Do you recall if a "hot wire" attaches to one of those B+ (battery positive post?) terminals?
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Hi Govert, Yes the light goes on when you turn the key and goes out when the car is started. Do you recall if a "hot wire" attaches to one of those B+ (battery positive post?) terminals?
Thanks, Greg
Whoops! Sorry to trouble you with the question. I discovered (and then remembered) what happened. When I took the alternator out and sent it back I used electrical tape to cover the hot wire to the rest of the bundle of wires so that it wouldn't short against the body of the car while I waited for the new alternator. It is now connected and running fine. Thanks again.
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