yeah thats the way I thought it was supost to be from soe site I readmotorhead72k5 said:So, you have a wire that cones from your igntn. switch to your alt? I don't have one of those. All I have is the batt. wire and the 2-3 jumper.
Is this true...This is the regulator bypass hole. Sticking a long thin metal object about 2 inches deep into this D-shaped hole causes the alternator to go to full charge. If you do this while it's dark out and the main power wire is disconnected, the whole alternator will emit a cool X-Files type glow. I don't recommend that you try this since you'll likely end up frying your alternator.
I wouldn't worry about. I have an 80 amp Delco in my Jeep and if I start it in gear (auto trans) without using the gas my idjit light will come on. Once the alternator gets up to around 1500-1800 RPM the light goes out and everything is fine. Remember, the alternator turns at around 2X engine RPMChief yelling alot said:not that it bugs me a whole bunch but I was wondering.
when I start up my truck and its running I half to rev up the engine a few times to get the alt to "kick in" and start charging, then it charges at what ever RPM
its a typicle GM alt