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Generator light was staying on. Found previous owner put a new alternator on with an internal voltage regulator and fried the diode. Replaced with correct alternator and now I can turn the car on and off. When car is running the generator light is a very very dim red. Voltage at battery reading 14.6 while charging. Thoughts!
 

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Generator light was staying on. Found previous owner put a new alternator on with an internal voltage regulator and fried the diode. Replaced with correct alternator and now I can turn the car on and off. When car is running the generator light is a very very dim red. Voltage at battery reading 14.6 while charging. Thoughts!
If you replaced the alternator with a correct one, the correct one requires an external regulator (and I'm guessing here, but it's on a 1972 Nova ?).



I have not had the pleasure of seeing what happens when you wire up in some fashion an alternator that requires an external regulator and this may be your issue.

Jim
 
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