Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Kelowna, BC, Canada
Re: Gen lite stays ON in my 67 - always have a spare regulator handy!
One thing I learned this time around was to have a spare voltage regulator handy. Even though I had taken the old voltage regulator along with alternator to the shop for testing and both tested good. So, it got to the point where I took the car in to the shop to finish it off and I told them I felt it was the regulator. The techie spent over half an hour testing wiring and full field testing, took the regulator out for another test and it showed good! Then he kind of gave up, his boss came in and told him to try another regulator just to see....and man, it worked! Even when the old regulator tested good on the bench and in the car, but there was something pulsing in it. If only I had a spare regulator handy I would have followed my instincts and saved a trip to the shop.