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RS MISSING ADAPTER TO ALTERNATOR

1997 Chevrolet Camaro • 197,000 miles

It has a wire going to the batt. The replacement part has 4 wires but I only have one cut wire near the alternator. I need to know where the wires are located and how to connect to the adapter.
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Brandonbshortyam
January 24, 2012.



What replacement part? What kind of adapter? You only need a single wire, usually brown, in the plug, and the fat battery wire bolted to the terminal on the back, to make it work.


Caradiodoc
Jan 25, 2012.
See below


Rasmataz
Jan 25, 2012.
I went to autozone and they showed a pic of the connector and it had 4 wires, thank you for the reply.


Tiny
Brandonbshortyam
Jan 25, 2012.
Here is the connector, which wire do I connect to the brown one?


Tiny
Brandonbshortyam
Jan 26, 2012.
I can't remember which terminal is the right one but if there are letters, (f, s, p, l), molded onto the plug, you want terminal "L" for the dash light.

Two of the other terminals are not used. Terminal "P" is only used on diesel engine for the tach signal. If there's no letters molded onto the plug or cast onto the housing, when you connect the car's brown wire to the correct terminal, the battery light should turn on when the ignition switch is turned on. You can do the same thing with a test light. Connect the ground clip to the battery's positive terminal, then touch the probe to the wires in the plug. When you touch the right terminal, the test light will light up indicating it's trying to turn on the system. At that point the generator will start working when the engine is running, and the test light will be turned off.

You can also just look at another generator on a car in any salvage yard or used car lot.


Caradiodoc
Jan 26, 2012.
Thanks for the help people, been trying to figure this out for awhile and nobody local has seemed to know or want to help.


Tiny
Brandonbshortyam
Jan 26, 2012.