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Just got my alternator & wiring pigtail**Resolved**

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by k20, Nov 23, 2005.

  1. k20

    k20 3/4 ton status

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    Just came in, with the powermaster proof sticker on the back, 94amp @ idle 142 @ highway speed, big improvement over the old 94 @ highway lol. Anyway, I got a wiring pigtail from painless, to plug into the new alt. One question though. It came w/ a resistor and no instructions. What is this resistor for, and where does it go? I remember when I was looking around for info on alternators I saw some stuff about using a resistor if you had an alternator light. All I have is a voltmeter, so do I need the resistor? http://www.painlessperformance.com/webcatalog/catlarge/30707.jpg that is the pigtail I got btw, since Im changing to a cs130 alt from the 10si.
     
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    Ok, I figured out I need to use this if I dont have a charge light. Now, question is, is there a factory built in resistor, or does the check engine light count as a charge light, or does it even function as that. It says it has to be used if no light is present to prevent premature failure of the voltage regulator. Umm, help.
     
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    painless replied, I do have to install the resistor.
     
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    Yup, easy answer. Let us know how it works out!
     

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