So....uh....what are you planning on doing with those clear/red tails?.....
If your exciter wire, brushes, and what not are all good, keep in mind the age of the alternator belt. I had one that stretched too far and wouldn't let the alternator charge, but it made no squeeling noise.
Edit: new page bitches.
It's not a bulb, it's an LED so it's not likely it'll ever burn out in the car's life, and that's just the indicator light, there are resistors in the cluster that actually put a draw on the exciter wire like is required. but it is a little odd that they're there. Guess it's a safety rhing (require the cluster for the car to run right).
So I just connect the positive probe of a multimeter to the blue wire, and the negative probe to the negative on the battery and just see if it is getting any charge?
Thanks for this
Awesome. Looks like I'm gunna have to break out the soldering equipment....
Hmmmm good info. Thanks
i was experiencing a similar problem with my car after i swapped the 12v into it. turned out the exciter wire was cracked / corroded inside the plug, where you couldnt see it. fixed / replaced the broken wire, and it was gravy
Ok, well yesterday I got back from my trip to D.C. and I must say, I loved the weather
Anyway, it is too hot today to go out and test the alternator wire so I will wait for around 7 PM when it cools down.
In the meantime, I am estatic about all the stuff I got from the mail today!!
1/8" Pinstripe for the dash
NOS Late Rear VW Emblem
Front Euro Plate Tub for when I get my custom licence plate from Sweden
And my favorite thing....
NOS rear power window switch surround! With the banana looking clip still attached!
I also got the suspension refresh kit from WRD. Pretty good stuff.
1991 Jetta GL 1.8-sold-1997 Jetta GLX VR6-sold 2003 Passat 1.8T-sold
2010 Passat 2.0T
When you get it, post some pictures so we can see it! It's always awesome to see another person in Texas with a Mk2! The only ones I've seen in the DFW area are 2 Golfs. No Jettas! You're right about that! And personally, I think bone stock F-150's are nice looking trucks. My friend has one of them and it's pretty nice
When do you plan on giving and car a buff then wax job? I started doing mine and I must say it makes a whole lot of a difference and also how much did you spend on the whole suspension refresh kit?
There's no such thing as too much of anything but to little results in the need for more.
I spend $69.XX Shipped (I don't remember the cents). It is on sale right now:
watch out for john. he listens to dave mathews band, plays alotta gamecube, reeks of ax, and drinks natty light
Ok, update time. Well I went out and tested the alternator last night. Turns out, it doesn't work for s**t.
We tested to see how much voltage the battery had by itself, no jumper, not running, and we got 11.92V
Then we jumped the car and tested it again, and it was the same, 11.92V. So we have established that the alternator is not working. I am taking it to autozone to see if they can repair it, and for how much.
On a seperate note, I tested the alternator by unbolting the blue wire and grounding it to see if this happens:
On a seperate seperate note, I forgot to post a picture of my new favorite thing that will be on my windshield at shows
Or are you saying to take the A2/01 wire from the fusebox harness and ground it on the grounding plate left of the fusebox using a small jumper cable?
And will the bulb tell me if it is the cluster, fusebox, or front end harness? Or something?
I don't understand too well how you want me to ground it, sorry, noob moment.