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Old April 14th, 2005, 02:57 PM
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Question Alternator and Regulator (Diodes) problem? - Is it bad?

Greetings all,

My Battery light comes on and stays on..randomly..and goes off.
The light is bright, and it was on last night for a long time...while I was on the fwy doing about 75mph.
It went off for a few seconds..and came back on...doing this cycle a few times..and then..it just switched off for the last 15 miles of my drive...and never came back on that night.

Can anyone help me troubleshoot what it might be?
I'm thinking its the voltage regulator/diodes. (assumign they're one and the same thing).
If so..what do I change, and where do I get what I need to change??

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-arbi
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Old April 14th, 2005, 03:13 PM
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Hmm, do you have a volt meter? I would hook one up and go for a drive to see what exactly happens. I thought the batt light only came on when the voltage dropped below 11 volts.
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Old April 14th, 2005, 04:41 PM
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Well,

I checked the voltage with the truck at idle. The problem is, the light wasnt on, so to do this, I'll have to have the voltmeter with me connected..and just do a visual when it happens..
shouldnt be too hard to rig up. Maybe I'll do that tonight..and just keep the voltmeter running..when I drive.

Yet another reason..these things should have come with a voltmeter gauge.
I just dont get it...for a vehicle of this price and functionality..why they didnt cram a voltmeter and an oil pressure gauge somewhere in there....

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Old April 14th, 2005, 05:20 PM
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lol I'm with ya on that one! Get rid of the dummy light and add a gauge or 2.
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