View single post by Jim DeClerck
 Posted: 05-27-2006 05:28 am
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Jim DeClerck

Joined: 03-16-2005
Location: Huntington Beach, California USA
Posts: 73
  I've traced the wires and found the reason my alternator was not receiving 12v to excite the field coil.  The socket for the IGNITION light had been repaired by some PO and in soldering the NY (brown and yellow) wire to the back of the socket they had caused heat damage to and partially melted the plastic inner contact carrier such that the bulb's base was no longer able to touch the metal center.   Current could not flow through the bulb and complete its journey from the fuse box to the alternator.  A new light socket is on the way from Delta.

  Thanks for all the thoughtful replies to my plea for help.