Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 1- Porsche Technical Forums > Porsche 911 Technical Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
PorscheRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 72
lil' help needed- generator light turns on when car turns off!

Today when I turned off the car the red generator light turned on. I started the car up again, and the light turned off as soon as I turned the key. Shut her down again, and the light was right back on.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

Ian
__________________
'74 with webers... Ferdinand Porsche's concerto in flat-six major...
Old 05-17-2005, 04:11 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 29,965
You have a short in the regulator or alt. Put a meter between your battery's neg post and the cable and read the amp draw with the doors closed, etc. If your clock is working, you will get an intermittent draw but not steady.

I could be wrong, but that's from my old VW days.
Old 05-17-2005, 04:17 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Moderator
 
304065's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2001
Posts: 9,298
Eletrcial problem
__________________
'66 911 #304065 Irischgruen
Ex-'71 911 PCA C-Stock Club Racer #806 (Sold 5/15/13)
Ex-'88 Carrera (Sold 3/29/02)
Ex-'91 Carrera 2 Cabriolet (Sold 8/20/04)
Old 05-17-2005, 04:17 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2002
Location: Long Beach CA
Posts: 29,965
Quote:
Originally posted by john_cramer
Eletrcial problem
Good enough. In fact, much better.
Old 05-17-2005, 04:23 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: N. Phoenix AZ USA
Posts: 28,746
Typical of a diode gone in the alternator. Aint Pelican grand? What in the world did we do with out this forum!

JoeA
__________________
2002 Dodge Ram 2500 Cummins (the workhorse), 1992 Jaguar XJ S-3 V-12 VDP (one of only 100 examples made), 1969 Jaguar XJ (been in the family since new), 1985 911 Targa backdated to 1973 RS specs with a 3.6 shoehorned in the back, 1959 Austin Healey Sprite (former SCCA H-Prod), 1995 BMW R1100RSL, 1971 & '72 BMW R75/5 "Toaster," Ural Tourist w/sidecar, 1949 Aeronca Sedan / QB
Old 05-17-2005, 04:46 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
PorscheRB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Montclair, NJ
Posts: 72
Is it possible to fix this myself, or am I condemned to get it done professionally or replace the alternator? I have a good tool set but my experience is mostly related to mechanical things (clutch, etc) and not electrical. One of my friends is a robot guru though. And Pelican is indeed grand!
Thanks!
Ian
__________________
'74 with webers... Ferdinand Porsche's concerto in flat-six major...
Old 05-17-2005, 05:46 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #6 (permalink)
Old 05-17-2005, 05:46 PM
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 07:16 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.