<VV> electrical problem

Dale Dewald d66dewald at gmail.com
Mon May 15 21:04:48 EDT 2017

Hello Michael,
This exact thing happened to our '67 500 at the National Convention in 
Springfield, IL last year.  A failed diode in the alternator.  I swapped 
in a rebuilt unit from one of the vendors; problem solved.
Dale Dewald
Hancock, MI

On 5/15/2017 12:00, Michael Kovacs wrote:
> 1966 Corvair...Quick history: Car sat outside all winter with batterydisconnected. It started right away. Drove it a bit . Started next day and moved it. Next day a dead battery. Recharged anddrove it. Next day a dead battery. Recharged itdrove into garage for maintenance. With the key out, I noticed a faintglow of the temp/press idiot light and realized there was a batterydraw.
> Stuff observed:
>     -  ignition on, both red idiot lights are on bright. Should be
>     - start the engine, both idiot lights go off. Should be
>     - all instruments and electrical functions appear normal. Should be
>     - engine off, ignition on, disconnected the oil & press/over temp wires in the engine bay, the idiot lights go off. Should be
>     -  engine off, with the key removed from the starter switch, the oil pressure/over temp light stay on very dimly. Should not be
>     - engine off, disconnecting the main wire harness connection in the engine compartment will turn off the dim idiot light. Should be??
> Where is bulb getting power to lightup dimly??

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