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Old 03-03-2010, 03:09 PM   #1 (permalink)
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When I test the alternator with key in on position.Terminal D+ has no voltage.B+ has 12 volts.Anyone have any ideas what it could be?
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When I test the alternator with key in on position.Terminal D+ has no voltage.B+ has 12 volts.Anyone have any ideas what it could be?
With the ignition key on, is the charge warning light on? Meaning lit.....

In the Bentley it says Terminal B+ is supplied battery voltage from the battery directly. Terminal D+ is supplied battery voltage via the charge warning light when the key is on or the car running.

On page 121-4 Charging system checking

#1 Turn ignition key on. Check that the charge warning lamp comes on

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If the warning light does not come on, repair any wiring or bulb faults before continuing to check the charging system!

Maybe the bulb is out which completes the circuit to D+........if not, recheck your wiring......



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What does the charge warning light look like?
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A Battery......


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Hey JB,you said the alternator has 3 wires going to it?I have 2 wires,a red wire going to B+ and a blue wire going to D+.I dont see a 3rd wire.
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