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Re: Alt Readings Drop...
Actually the battery is relatively new (three months, maybe?), and it's an Optima Red Top. I posted a while back that my battery cables got corroded and caused issues with the alarm. So I disabled the alarm (through the valet switch) because the dealer couldn't find anything wrong with it.
It was weird, as the alarm seemed to only go off after the battery incident and only at my condo complex at home! I was sitting there watching the damned thing and no one was messing with the truck.
I figure at least a little bit of a voltage drop, but it just seems a little more than normal. It's something I never noticed in my S-10 when I had it. I'll have the alt tested and trace all the wire leads to make sure something else isn't going funky.
Eventually I'm going to be adding more electrical (new stereo, amp, communication and off-road lights), so I don't want to get all this done to have the alt fry!