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Weird Electrical Problems.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 12:43 AM
However the electrical is wack. I just replaced the head lights and they worked for a good week, then all of a sudden I was driving home in the dark and they shut off straight out of no where. Now I cant seem to get them working again. Also when I rev the engine the interior lights light up even more then they are supposed to and when I release on the peddle the lights die down again.
Is this due to a fault altenator? I just replaced the Battery. And still no lights.
Anybody have any suggestions?
Posted 05 May 2005 - 01:01 AM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:55 AM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 11:40 AM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 04:53 PM
I also have some fusable link sockets with no fusable link wires.
What do I need or how many links do I need?
PS Thanks for all your input. This site rocks.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:33 PM
If you do not have a voltmeter, try getting the car to an auto parts store to have the charging system tested. Some can test the alternator with it removed from the vehicle, that would be better. Take it off and bring it in for testing.
If you have a voltmeter, connect it to the battery and start the car. It should stay between 13 and 15 volts even while revving the engine. Any more or less, replace the alternator. I payed $60.00 for the last one I bought, and it is well worth it.
If everything checks out, double check all your fuses, then the headlight relays under the dash, below the steering wheel, I believe.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:34 PM
There should be 4 links and if I remember correctly there should be 1 black, 2 green, and 1 red. I'm not sure of the positions but it may be the black is closest to the driver, then 1 green followed by the red one, and then the other green one towards the front. This is only a guess and using a manual for reference. I think a couple of the links are in the alternator circuit.
Posted 05 May 2005 - 05:35 PM
Check the headlight switch too.
Are any other lamps not working?
Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:04 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 06:16 PM
Posted 05 May 2005 - 09:20 PM
Your problem may be with the grounding. You could try using a ground jumper lead to prove it. Just get a long wire with some clip leads on each end and tie one end to the battery ground or other spot you know is a good groung point. Then touch the other end to the light ground lead. If the light then works you know you need to fix the grounding. Having a test light probe would be helpful also to check for voltage.
Posted 06 May 2005 - 06:33 AM
Posted 06 May 2005 - 02:07 PM
Posted 06 May 2005 - 05:16 PM
Oh about the whole thing....my headlights blew. The Alternator was, in the end generating to much Voltage. Thanks for all your help!
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