Graham Thomson Posted January 26, 2008 Share Posted January 26, 2008 Had all the lights replaced yesterday at an auto-electricians in Manchester. Eight new side/stop/indicators and the earthing fault on the new halogen lamps fixed. Also had the 'auxiliary' heater wired to the ignition. Picked up the bus and headed for home. Less than 2 miles later, the battery warning light comes on. A glance at the ammeter shows it's off the scale (not just in the read for overcharging, completely through the red and off the scale!!). Limped home, and a check with the volt meter shows that the alternator is delivering 14.5 volts at idle, and delivering 18.8 under load. The alternator was freeking red hot too. I rang the sparks at 8.30 am and trundled the truck back into Manchester (only 7 1/2 miles), with the ammeter off the scale for the duration. New alternator duly fixed, GT's pockets lightened by another 75 quid, and was home for 10:15. At least everything is working now! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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