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alternater when replacing charging warning light with an ametertype

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how do i wire alternater when replacing charging warning light with an ameter
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Submitted: 4 years ago via OnlineAutoRepair.
Category: Car
Expert:  Tim's Auto Repair replied 4 years ago.

tims auto repair :

hi

tims auto repair :

what kind of car are we working on here?

Customer:

1937 olds conerted to twelve volts using lucas int reg alternater and i want to use existing ameter

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

no need to remove the warning light

tims auto repair :

does it have an amp meter or a volt gage?

Customer:

dont have and dont want warn light how do i wire up alt batt and ameter

tims auto repair :

ok

tims auto repair :

you need to run the maincharging wire to the + side of the gage

tims auto repair :

then from the - side of the gage to the battery charge

tims auto repair :

you will need to cut the wire

tims auto repair :

you wat it to go through the gage

tims auto repair :

want

tims auto repair :

Please ACCEPT my answer by clicking the accept button, so I can get credit for my work.i don't receive commission unless you do ..I'm not always going to be giving you good news,so please don't let this stand in the way of you accepting my answer.it does not cost you more money.we will still be able to communicate.please understand,i can not see,hear or touch the vehicle and only know what you tell me. Bonuses and positive feedback are appreciated!if you are not satisfied with my answer,please do not leave bad feed back,i will gladly opt out and let another expert handle the question.if i have sent any diagrams,please print them.they will only stay on here for an hour or so...sometimes you may need to right click the image,then save picture as]to save it to your computer so you can open it with your picture program...PLEASE ASK IF YOU NEED MORE HELP

tims auto repair :

the amp gage has 2 poles

tims auto repair :

charge in and charge out

tims auto repair :

understand?

Customer:

there is two connections on alt one lge and one small i assume lge dia wire goes to batt pos and small dia wire goes to ameter plus side

tims auto repair :

no

tims auto repair :

the large wire will go to the amp meter

tims auto repair :

then,,,from the amp meter to the battery

tims auto repair :

the large wire is the charge wire

tims auto repair :

the small one is either the switch wire or the light wire

tims auto repair :

Please ACCEPT my answer by clicking the accept button, so I can get credit for my work.i don't receive commission unless you do ..I'm not always going to be giving you good news,so please don't let this stand in the way of you accepting my answer.it does not cost you more money.we will still be able to communicate.please understand,i can not see,hear or touch the vehicle and only know what you tell me. Bonuses and positive feedback are appreciated!if you are not satisfied with my answer,please do not leave bad feed back,i will gladly opt out and let another expert handle the question.if i have sent any diagrams,please print them.they will only stay on here for an hour or so...sometimes you may need to right click the image,then save picture as]to save it to your computer so you can open it with your picture program...PLEASE ASK IF YOU NEED MORE HELP

Customer:

ok so small wire goes to on side of ign switch

tims auto repair :

yes

tims auto repair :

if you have amp meter

tims auto repair :

you need to split thebig charge wire

tims auto repair :

it needs to reun through thegage

Customer:

thankyou

tims auto repair :

run

tims auto repair :

you are welcome

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