I HAVE A 69 COUGAR XR7 WITH TACH AND AMMETER

  • Tiny
  • Clintonio
  • 1969 Mercury Cougar
  • 7 miles

I have a 69 Cougar XR7 with tach and ammeter. Ignition switch pigtail fried. I replaced the pigtail along with the switch. Kept original key tumbler. Car starts fine but not charging. Over the summer the pigtail fell apart on the voltage regulator, so I just wired the wires straight to it without the harness. Now saying all this I see that it has an orange wire to the F and green/red stripe to the A and yellow wire to the S. Am I correct. No wire to the I seeing that it doesn't come with an idiot light. Yellow wire is hot constantly. Jumped the Field wire while running and the volts go up. Nothing from the green/red striped wire though. Where does this run to and I am sure this needs to be hot.

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 AT 2:04 AM

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  • Tiny
  • ASEMaster6371
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Sounds right. You may just need a voltage regulator.

Roy

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 AT 2:07 AM
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Well I am thinking this just the same but doesn't the green/red wire have to be hot, or is it hot after the regulator is actually working?

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 AT 2:19 AM
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Hot after regulator is working. You bypassed the reg to trigger the alt. You did the job that that wire will control with the new regulator

Roy

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 AT 2:20 AM
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Again I am answering my own questions. LOL it's been awhile. Thanks Roy.

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 AT 2:22 AM
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Good luck

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Wednesday, March 6th, 2013 AT 2:26 AM

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