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Yes, the OLD alternator did get touched for a second and a spark came off the post. No I do not have any indicator lights when key is in position. I do have a meter but do not know how to use it!
yes I have a simple test light
Connect the clamp of the test light to the negative battery post/cable then probe the large cable/single post on the Alternator. Does it have power there? Probe the positive terminal of the battery to make sure your light is working.
I already did this, the post on the alternator does not have power. yes the light is working, I do have power to the starter post. Thanks
Thanks so much that was it!! Are these dealer only or can I get it at a NAPA or other parts store?
You have just made the rest of my day much easier!
Ok, don't quite understand about taking box apart. can't see how to take apart, there are 2 fuses there alt and heater, just below there are 2 bolts, I undid the bolts. The heater fuse (closest to the engine) had a blue wire going to it. I also undid the white wire that goes to a post. I can get this bar which looks like it goes next to and below the fuses to giggle but not come loose. Afraid to force anything? am I on the right track? what am I missing? can I solder that fuse back together? - Bo
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX took the box off the fender well, I figured it out.
Your patience is a virtue!!! Bo