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Old Jan 27th, 13, 04:10 PM
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Default Voltage Regulator drawing power

New wiring harness all new switches and relays every
were on this restoration and battery is dying after 2 days did the test light trick and found that if I unplug external voltage reg. the light goes out installed new one same thing any ideas 69 RS
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Old Jan 27th, 13, 04:13 PM
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Default Re: Voltage Regulator drawing power

Can you confirm that you are running a factory 1969 Camaro External Regulator?

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Old Jan 27th, 13, 04:26 PM
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first one is the original 2nd NAPA
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Old Jan 27th, 13, 04:31 PM
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test light glows even brighter with the NAPA brand ,dim glow with original one . I hate hunting down this kind of stuff
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Old Jan 27th, 13, 05:53 PM
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The reason why I'm asking to make sure you don't have a 1 wire alternator and be done with external regulator.

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Old Jan 27th, 13, 07:07 PM
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no its all factory replacement harness
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Old Jan 27th, 13, 07:15 PM
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Default Re: Voltage Regulator drawing power

he's not talking about the harness he's talking about your alternator. How many wires go to it?
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Old Jan 27th, 13, 07:33 PM
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I plug with 2 wires and 1 red wire to post . IT is not a one wire to alt. set up It has a external voltage regulator.
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Old Jan 28th, 13, 03:05 AM
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Ensure wire color of new VR plug matches OE/old VR regulator and at alt connector, blue wire to F terminal and white wire to R terminal.
With test light in place, connect VR.
Unplug alternator, both the two-wire plug and BATT wire.
Light still on, bad VR.
Light off, bad alt.
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Old Jan 28th, 13, 03:42 AM
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I will give that a try and get back to you THANKS
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Old Jan 28th, 13, 06:44 AM
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If its an external regulated alternator (original type) then make sure your new Voltage Regulator is the VR715 model...its electronic and much much better to use than the old 'points' type unit.
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Old Jan 28th, 13, 10:50 AM
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The new one is electronic . I have to check now and see if its a bad or alternator I just had it rebuilt since it was the orginal one for the car.
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Old Feb 6th, 13, 02:01 PM
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Default Re: Voltage Regulator drawing power

Just to let every one know it was the key switch I had key pulled out and didn't notice that it was turned back slightly to acc. mode even with key out so I clicked it up were it should have been and no more power draw all is good
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