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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 01, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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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.
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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 01, 07:16 PM
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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!



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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 14th, 01, 07:41 PM Thread Starter
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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?
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old Aug 15th, 01, 05:53 AM
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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.


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Had a similiar problem....Turned out to be a bad ground on the voltage regulator..
The voltage regulator grounds using its mounting screws..good luck

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