Man, ever feel like a dog chasing its tail?
Replaced my alternator again and it brought the voltage back to 14. Generator light is out. The current seemed awfully unsteady, turns out the voltage regulator was bad too. Yeah, the new one I got today!! Replaced that and now I'm back to 12 volts. Aargh. Inspected my wiring arount the VR and looked like one wire was coming apart. Spliced it. Also noticed that my gen light doesn't come on when turn the car on just before starting it. Huh.
Well, I left the parts store still unresolved and looked down at the voltmeter as I was heading to the house and lo and behold 14 volts holding steady, even at idle. I'm thinking I've got it licked but I'm still wondering shouldn't I get the gen light on as I turn the car off and right before I start it??
Any thoughts? Anyone? Did I mention my RS lights work? <laugh>