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I installed a internal voltage reg alternator on my friends 65 elk. Most directions say to wire the dummy light to post 1 on the alternator but he wants a gauge not a light. He has an amp gauge that came with a set and the directions are hard to understand. Can someone tell me the correct way to wire it incase I can't talk him into a volt gauge and if I can talk him into the volt gauge, can it be wired to the #1 post on the alternator or does a dummy light have to be used here?
 

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Talk him into a Volt Gauge!


Save the headaches.

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The light still has to connect to the terminal, even if you use a guage of some sort. If you eliminate the light, there should still be a resistor connected from the ignition switch to the terminal.

For the ammeter just cut the small wire from the +ve post of the battery and wire the ammeter into it. Use at least 10awg wire for this. I'd recommend a voltmeter just to eliminate these heavy wire runs.

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Thanks for the replies. I have talked him into the volt gauge and I will go on and hook the light up.
 
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