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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-25-2002, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
 
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missing dash bulbs

I appreciate everyone bearing with me as I lay my barrage of dumb questions I should be able to answer myself. I hae bulb sockets available in my dash above my tach and speedo on my 87 YJ 4.2. What's the skinny on these? I put bulbs in there anyway....any negative repercussions involved with the additions of these bulbs which I've found to do nothing.... Can I use one of them (provided I cut away the contacts) for my alternator bulb that I'm running my #2 alternator wire in the dash? I love this forum....It's a veritable plethora of useful facts and information... Hopefully I'll learn how to post pics(it's been explained, but I'm computer illiterate) and I'll show you the wiring when I finished.... I'm somewhat tidy when it comes to wires as that's all I do (Install alarms)... I love my job...anyway....thanks
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Re: missing dash bulbs

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Can I use one of them (provided I cut away the contacts) for my alternator bulb that I'm running my #2 alternator wire in the dash?

[/ QUOTE ]1. Yes.
2. You just have to remember what that light is for.
3. The don't call it an idiot light for nothing.
4. What happens to the charging system when the bulb burns out?
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Re: missing dash bulbs

Did you just ask a question for which you already knew the answer>?

Uh, I dunno. Is this a dumb idea? I read it somewhere in here. If you have a better destination for my wires on my alternator, believe me when I tell you, I'm all ears. Thanks.

I've heard some peeps say to loop the #1 red in with the Batt output at the rear of the alternator, I've heard the same say running the #2 wire through a diode and up to the positive terminal at the starter relay or the coil. I gots ta know.

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dumb italian guy
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Re: missing dash bulbs

1. If the alternator has a problem... and the lamp is burned out (which is very conciveable in a Jeep) then,
2. The alternator does not charge.
3. There is no warning to the driver.
4. The battery soon runs down.
5. Is this a GM style "SI" alternator?
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