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A friend of mine called me today and he has a problem with his 1968 Chevelle Malibu. The car is mostly original and unmolested.
He says that without the key in the ignition and the ignition switch off, the GEN light is on. When he starts the car, and the key is in the "on" position, the GEN light is not on.
Must be some sort of electrical problem. I was just wondering if anyone else has ever experienced this and maybe know what to look for.

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Nate,
This post really should be in "electrical" by the way.
I seem to recall that a stuck voltage regulator might cause this problem. Might be easy to check, give it a smack with a screwdriver handle and see if the light goes out.

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Like Bill says it's somewhere in the output of the regulator circuit. Beating it may help, but first try to change out the regulator. Try an inexpensive solid state one made by Wells. Auto Zone and others carry these. You may have a second problem that you just noticed. That is, the light not coming on in the RUN position. Try the regulator first and if it still acts up, post again down in electrical.
 

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If the screw drive doesn't do it get a BFH and give it a wack,if it falls off get a new one.Naw get a new one anyways chances are it'll do it again...FRED

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