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Red "L" light glows dimly while driving. Fix enclo

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This last weekend I took "Sunny" out for some exercise. Out on the freeway I notice the charge light glowing dimly. Off the freeway and into town, the charge light goes out. Around town, all normal. Back on the freeway charge light comes back on. WTF.

I make my list of stuff to check. Battery is very new and charged as it cranks the motor right over. Cables were new and clean. Gotta be a loose ground. The alternator ground wire was on my list of things to replace anyway.

I stick my head under the car and gee, the 3 pin connector on the back of the alternator had backed out. In my haste to rebuild the car for the last 02 Fest, I had not installed the wire retaining clip.

I love these easy fixes that cost nothing. (Except a little pride)

Steve J

72 tii Verona

88 M3 Hennarot

(with more miles than the 02)

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I have a similar situation. My charge light comes on around 4,000rpm. I suspected a loose fan belt but tightening this had no impact at all. I'll check my connections now to see if your solution might help.



'74 2002tii

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