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Old 08-30-2018, 01:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by California98Civic View Post
This is what I do with my Civic. I had the problems you had. I had to disable all wires into the alt or the unit did not entirely quit. One problem remained, however, once I turn the unit on from the dash, the only way to turn it back off is by cutting the engine. I decided to live with it because of how often I do EOC, but a better way is certainly available if I figure out how to draw off the extra power keeping the field windings charged.
Great info. Thanks!

Yeah, its sounding more and more like the dc-dc converter route is the way I'll go then. I can just fake the signal to the voltage regulator and that should kill the power generation pretty effectively. I'd rather not cut a bunch of wires if I don't have to.
Current project: A better alternator delete
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