<VV> Early model Generator light question

Jim Becker mr.jebecker at gmail.com
Wed Nov 30 17:49:38 EST 2016

First thing to do is check the voltage at the battery with the engine off. 
Check it again with the engine running under whatever conditions you see the 
glowing generator light.  (night with the headlights on maybe?)  Use an 
analog meter or a high quality digital meter.  You will probably find the 
second voltage reading higher than the first.  If so, the generator is 
charging and your light is glowing because of a bad connection, probably in 
the wiring harness.

Jim Becker

-----Original Message----- 
From: ERIC HICKS via VirtualVairs
Sent: Wednesday, November 30, 2016 3:56 PM
To: virtualvairs at corvair.org
Subject:  Early model Generator light question

Good day!    My '61 Monza Gen light has slowly started to creep its way on, 
very faintly at first, but becoming a bit more prevelent.    Before I assume 
it' s "replace the brushes time", should I consider looking at the Voltage 
Regulator general condition (contacts etc) first?

Thanks in advance!

Cheers,  Eric Hicks

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