Alternator Light Stays On With Engine Running
Loose or worn alternator drive belt. Check alternator drive tension and condition, See Belt Adjustment in TUNE-UP article in the TUNE-UP section
Loose alternator wiring connections. Check all charging system connections
Short in alternator light wiring. See Indicator Warning Lights in STANDARD INSTRUMENTS in the ACCESSORIES & EQUIPMENT section
Defective alternator stator or diodes. See Bench Tests in ALTERNATOR article
Defective regulatorSee Regulator Check in ALTERNATOR article
CHARGE INDICATOR ALWAYS/NEVER ON
Turn ignition off. Check for continuity across fuse No. 15. If fuse No. 15 has continuity, go to next step. If fuse No. 15 does not have continuity, repair short to ground in fuse feed circuit and replace fuse. See WIRING DIAGRAMS.
Disconnect generator 3-pin connector. Turn ignition on. Connect jumper wire between generator 3-pin connector Light Green/Red wire and ground. If charge indicator illuminates, see appropriate GENERATOR article in the ELECTRICAL section. If charge indicator does not illuminate, go to next step.
Turn ignition off. Remove instrument cluster. See INSTRUMENT CLUSTER under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. Disconnect instrument cluster connector C216. Measure voltage between ground and instrument cluster connector C216 terminal No. 2 (Yellow wire). See Fig. 4. If voltage is more than 10 volts, go to next step. If voltage I s less than 10 volts, repair open in Yellow wire.
Turn ignition off. Measure resistance of Light Green/Red wire between instrument cluster connector C216 terminal No. 3 and generator 3-pin connector. If resistance is less than 5 ohms, go to next step. If resistance is 5 ohms or more, repair open Light Green/Red wire.
Check for continuity between charge indicator bulb terminals of printed circuit. See PRINTED CIRCUIT under REMOVAL & INSTALLATION. If continuity exists, replace printed circuit. If continuity does not exist, replace bulb.
Monday, December 15th, 2008 AT 6:00 PM