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regulator/voltmeter & turn signal hazard...
My issue is with relationship between voltage regulator/voltmeter & turn signal hazard switch. Whenever I turn on hazard switch, voltmeter immediately "drops" to negative zero reading, and seems to cause the voltage regulator to no longer function properly. Sometimes by "wiggling" the wires at the voltage regulator, it will then begin to function properly. I don't understand the relationship between the hazard switch engagement, and causing the voltmeter/regulator issues.
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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
Somehow our "wires" got crossed - I need a Datsun 280Z technician
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

Im a nissan/inifinity tech, would you like help?

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oh you have 2 questions open, please close one

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Customer reply replied 3 months ago
1977 Datsun 280Z
Ford Mechanic: Mechanic01, ASE Certified Technician replied 3 months ago

So the ony thing that could cause this is a poor connection somewhere or a bad fuse panel, I would guess maybe bad fuse panel, as when you apply load to the system it heats up and causes issues with or weak links, If this is a car you plan on keeping a while I suggest because if the age of the wiring to update it with a painless performance harness,

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hello?

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