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Old 06-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Alright, I'm looking into how I want to go about disconnecting the alternator in the Paseo. So, I opened up my service manual and took a look at the wires going to the alternator. There is the main wire going to the battery and three more on a separate connector.

The pictures are huge, so I linked to them.

alternator diagram

So, in an effort to figure out what one of the three wires controls the field strength, I started pulling fuses. As it ends up, the '10A gauge' fuse is the one that disables the field. Unfortunately, it also disables my gauges cluster.

Here are the other diagrams for the whole system and gauge cluster where the 10A gauge comes in.

system diagram
cluster diagram

Any ideas on how to get around this? I'd rather not disconnect the high amperage line to the battery if possible.
Current project: A better alternator delete
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