Pelican Parts
Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog How To Articles Tech Forums
Call Pelican Parts at 888-280-7799
Shopping Cart Cart | Project List | Order Status | Help



Go Back   Pelican Parts Forums > Porsche Forums > Porsche 914 & 914-6 Technical Forum


Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
ematulac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Palmdale, CA
Posts: 26
Garage
Blinking Generator Light

What does it mean when the generator light blinks steadily?

I checked the Pelican Parts Q&A for troubleshooting the alternator, but there is nothing listed about a blinking light.

I took the 914 to a local mechanic and he says that the alternator and regulator need to be replaced. He's not a 914 specialist, so I wanted to check with the folks here to see if anyone has any suggestions.

It's a '74 914 2.0L (not positive on the displacement) with dual carbs and carb cam, and the engine was newly rebuilt when I bought the car in 1999. It's sat in storage for the last 3 years, and I'm trying to get it back on the road again.

Any suggestions are appreciated.
__________________
Ed M.
'74 914 2.0L
Gallery
Old 10-06-2003, 01:15 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dave at Pelican Parts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Silly-Con Valley
Posts: 14,061
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Dave at Pelican Parts Send a message via Yahoo to Dave at Pelican Parts
Blinking? Is there a clicking noise when they blink?? Is the blinking regular, or does it change frequency with engine RPM or road speed or something else? Does it go away when you put the handbrake handle down?

Could be as simple as having the brake warning light bulb switched with the alternator light bulb.

--DD
__________________
Pelican Parts 914 Tech Support

A few pics of my car: http://www.pelicanparts.com/gallery/Dave_Darling
Old 10-06-2003, 02:04 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
ematulac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2003
Location: Palmdale, CA
Posts: 26
Garage
There is a clicking noise, it blinks regularly (not related to rpm) and does not go away when the handbrake is down.

But I'll check to see if the bulbs are switched ... it's worth a shot.

thanks!
__________________
Ed M.
'74 914 2.0L
Gallery
Old 10-06-2003, 02:29 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Administrator
 
Dave at Pelican Parts's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 1969
Location: Silly-Con Valley
Posts: 14,061
Garage
Send a message via AIM to Dave at Pelican Parts Send a message via Yahoo to Dave at Pelican Parts
I think it very likely. And also give reasonable odds that you've recently bled your brakes.... Go find the rubber nipple on the side of the brake master cylinder (where the wires hook up) and press it.

Check the wire colors on the blinking bulb against the wiring diagram; I bet you'll find they're the right colors for the brake warning light.

--DD
__________________
Pelican Parts 914 Tech Support

A few pics of my car: http://www.pelicanparts.com/gallery/Dave_Darling
Old 10-06-2003, 03:51 PM
  Pelican Parts Catalog | Tech Articles | Promos & Specials    Reply With Quote #4 (permalink)
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 02:51 PM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2018 Pelican Parts, LLC - 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.