electrical problem

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tay
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electrical problem

Post by tay » 24 Apr 2009 17:06

Hello datsun fellas,

I am having an electrical problem; my radio does not work, nor do my blinkers. This all happened after I replaced alternator. I have checked and replaced the fuses. I did take out the battery to charge it, which may have cause this to happen... but other then that.. I just replaced my dead externally regulated alternator for my L20b to a '82 720 alternator that is internally regulated. I have yet to splice the wires and my regulator still exists, but definitely works because my voltage meter is looking like it is receiving 14 volts or so..... and the battery is keeping its charge. Anyhow, my question is, what else could be causing my blinkers and stereo to not work aside from the fuse box?

Regards, Taylor
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Re: electrical problem

Post by datzenmike » 24 Apr 2009 18:04

Are you saying you have an IR alternator wired up to an external regulator??? I wouldn't do that, get it wired right. Then trouble shoot your problems. Does your heater fan work, its on the same circuit as the radio.
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Re: electrical problem

Post by tay » 24 Apr 2009 19:12

I know, it was a quick lil thing I did to see if I would be able to determine the actual problem since i didn't have a multimeter. Anyhow, I realize the gas gauge doesn't work either. Haven't checked heater yet.

Update: The harness that plugs into the fuses (there are two plugs or harnesses, not sure what the are called; they have 6 metal contacts) is going bad... a little green build up. The harness on the left had one of the metal contacts break at the very lower left corner.

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Re: electrical problem

Post by hang_510 » 27 Apr 2009 09:21

they are replaceable contacts.

then 'douche the box'
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