Re: [DMCForum] Alternator upgrade troubles
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Re: [DMCForum] Alternator upgrade troubles

Hook both the "L" and "S" together.

... Make sure the bulb in the dashboard is good.  :)

--- Ryan Wright <ryanpwright@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Folks,
> I bought & installed a new 4-wire 180amp alternator
> tonight. It's
> mounted up great and the belt is turning it just
> fine but I'm getting
> NO power from it! I could really use some advice...
> I had an original motorola alternator. There were
> only two connections
> to it: The main power feed (8 cables going into 2
> ring connectors
> hooked up to the primary "batt" terminal on the
> alternator) and a
> brown wire that goes hot with the ignition on, which
> I assume is the
> sense for the regulator.
> There were NO other wires connected to my Motorola.
> I was instructed
> to hook up a yellow wire for the lamp light to the
> "L" terminal on the
> new 4-wire plug. I looked all over the place but
> couldn't find a
> yellow wire, nor any loose wires whatsoever.
> So, I mounted the alternator, connected the main
> power wires to the
> primary power terminal and connected the red "S"
> wire on the new
> 4-wire plug to the brown wire. I left the other
> three wires in the new
> 4-wire plug disconnected.
> I get nothing. Zero voltage output. :(
> Any ideas?? If it's just the lack of connecting the
> "L" wire, can
> someone tell me where in the world I should start
> looking for that
> wire? Where does it go or route from? Which wire
> loom does it come out
> of? As I said I looked all over the place, it's not
> to be found
> anywhere...
> Thanks for any help,
> -Ryan

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