The generator light on my 69 Camaro is staying on when the car is running. It seems to fad some, but still is on. What should I check? The battery seems to be staying charged, so I am assuming that the alt. is working correctly.
This can steam from many things. First of all check your ground for the center dash (center screw?). It's very common to be faulty. Mine was actually gone so I ran a wire from the dash to the center bezel.
Second, my iginition was ran wrong and it was causing a similar effect.
Third, check the voltage regulator / horn relay. Both of mine were bad and this may cause the same effect.
Last (but certainly not least) there is a brown resistance wire from the voltage regulator and if it was tapped / spliced into then it would cause this effect since the resistance would change.
Let me know how it goes, I like keeping track of these problems (gathering info a database) and good luck!
Where exactly is the ground wire on the dash? Does it connect to the steering column? It seems to me that there was a wire connected to the underside of the column, but it was broke off. If I hook this back up, where does the other end need to be connected to? Can you give me some detail on this please?
There isn't a wire (normally). It is actually the top / center screw on the center dash bezel that grounds it to the dash.
What I did was ran a wire from the dash to back side of the center dash bezel. As for a wire on the steering column.... hmmm... there should be a group of wires that run down the column and connect under the dash. The connector is in the shape of a quarter moon.
For testing purposes ground a wire from the body or dash to the bezel.