Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 9:34 pm Post subject: How do I wire a generator warning light?
I am fitting a fuse box and doing some rewiring on my 1926 Austin 12. Although the car is fitted with an ammeter, I thought I would also fit a generator warning light on the dashboard. This should hopefully come on when the ignition is switched on and go out when (if...?) the generator begins to charge.
The car has been fitted with a Lucas voltage control box and this has a warning light terminal - so ok, there is one connection to the lamp. My question is, where does the other side of the warning lamp go?
I am assuming it must take a live feed from the ignition switch but I can't quite get my head around this set up.
Anyone care to confirm / explain please?
Thanks, _________________ Alan
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1926 Austin 12/4 Clifton Tourer
1966 Humber Sceptre MkII
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Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:34 pm Post subject:
Wire one side of you warning light to the ignition switch and the other to the 'D' terminal of the regulator.
Surely that should be the F terminal? Otherwise it will glow with reverse voltage when the dynamo charges.
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