Re: One wire alternator & idiot light
I tried this method and this is the problem. When this is connected like the diagram that you posted, there is power from the Number 1 terminal on the alternator, so the light is on even if the key is off. When you turn the key on the light then goes out. I don't understand why it goes out, but the light can't stay on with the key off. This is similar to the method that I found earlier, which I have attached to this post. What I don't understand about my situation is that the number 1 and 2 terminals are the same. There are 2 blades, numbered 1 and 2, to plug into, but you can see that these are in one piece, so it's the same connection. I think I will just connect a voltmeter to the system to monitor voltage.
POPPY'S 1960 FALCON
Last edited by my-poppy; 09-27-2012 at 07:22 PM.