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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 04, 08:30 AM Thread Starter
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I installed new gauges and my volt meter is running at 16 to 17 volts. Is this a problem?? If so where do I start to figure out the problem.


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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 04, 10:29 AM
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check the voltage coming back to your battery. Kind of sounds like your regulator is shorting and not sensing correct battery voltage. Otherwise check to see if the new gauge has an adjustment on it to increase resistance and drop the voltage dropped across it.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 04, 12:35 PM
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Voltage should be 14.5-15 volts max (maybe higher
when its cold out - below 30 degrees F). First
thing is to confirm the reading with a multi-meter.
If the reading is confirmed you may be able to adjust the voltage if its an old voltage regulator
since they had an adjustment screw. Anyway I'd
check all connections and grounds. It could very well be a bad voltage regulator, as the last one I replaced also put out a high voltage. NAPA offers
a quality voltage regulator which I found to be more stable than AC Delco.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old May 30th, 04, 04:46 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys. I get on it tomorrow.

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