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Old 02-11-2019, 09:10 PM   #1
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Exciter wire

I installed a new alternator and I see the brown wire under my dash but donít know where it goes. I was wondering if I can cut the wire and put a Y so the wire will go to my ignition switch and to where ever else it goes?

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Old 02-12-2019, 01:17 AM   #2
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Re: Exciter wire

Are you replacing an older externally regulated alternator with a new internally regulated? Or are you just repalcing with a factory replacement? I installed a newer alternator on my truck and there is a wire that runs from the light to the voltage regulator. I removed it from the regulator and ran it to the terminal on the back of my alternator. The light on the dash works and it charges like it should.
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Old 02-12-2019, 01:39 AM   #3
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Re: Exciter wire

Yes I installed new alternator with internal regulator. I tried using the wire off of the external regulator and my truck dies after a while. I traced it to under my dash and then I lost it above the steering column. Thatís why I was asking that question. I guess Iíll have to find where the other end goes or Iíll screw something up. Thanks for the info! I donít have a light but I have a volt gauge.
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Old 02-12-2019, 12:14 PM   #4
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Re: Exciter wire

GT,
Read through this article on upgrading your system

http://www.madelectrical.com/electri...hreewire.shtml

It will help you to upgrade your charging system.
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:07 PM   #5
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Thanks, Iím looking into it now!!
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