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  1. SUCCESS!!!! Even though I checked all fuses. I’ve exhausted my tracing of wires. I revisited the fuse box and took the #1 Fuse out. This time I realized the the prongs on one side of #1 was wider. I took a small wire brush and cleaned the terminal and squeezed the wide prong. I put in a new fuse and I have Blinkers !!!!! Short lived success, now back to “Brown lights” post Thanks to all for your Help!!!!
  2. Last post disappeared?? Thank you Mach1 Driver!! Much clearer then the factory one I have. I usually would have to take a picture of the old one and blow it up. Made my eyes strain. Chased all wires and just found 1 ground off the left taillight. Also zip tied new blinker harness to main harness. Clips were dried out. This was just for extra insurance. Pulled steering wheel, no cuts, burns or loose wires.
  3. Also, if I put the flashers on and hold the button in, then turn my wheel, I hear a click and it try’s to push the button out??????
  4. I checked the fuses all good. Changed flashers and swapped flashers, still no turn signals. brakes work, hazards work all lights blink. just realized when I got back into the car to turn hazards off, I hit the steering wheel and the hazards went off. So, I put the hazards back on and moved the steering wheel. By moving the steering wheel it turns off the emergency flashers. That seems odd??
  5. I guess the more you drive, the more problems arise. This time it’s the blinkers. I’ve already replaced the wires in the steering column and blinker assembly. Yesterday I replaced the flasher thats located left of the radio. The other day it stopped working, then came on. Now it’s off for good. What should I do! Appreciate everyone’s help!!!
  6. How do you check amperage at the alternator? FYI- I’m not using the voltage regulator, just the 1 wire from the Solenoid to the Alternator So, shorten the 1 wire. Should I change it to the 4 gauge? All grounds are with a 4 ga wire. (1) Ground from block to firewall,. (2) ground from battery to radiator support. (3) Ground from battery to Alternator, from there to block.
  7. Had a good cruise last night, about 200 cars up and down the street. Now gave an 8 ga alternator wire. Last night with headlight on it read 13.5 . The drive home at night was about an hour, read 13.5. Without likes it’s 14+. Checked wires when I got home, none were hot, either was the alternator, should I change the Alternator wire from 8 to 4 gauge? Someone on the Facebook Cruise page posted my car
  8. Thank you 1969_Mach 1 for that information. It does look more stable then the Jegs one I have. You mention that my wire looks too short, but wouldn’t short equal less resistance. I would think that’s better. I might have come to that bridge that I’ll have to replace the 51 year old wiring this Winter. Because of Covid, Car Shows are starting to pop up all over and the weather is right for cruising!!!!! Thanks again all for your guidance!
  9. As your aware I’m not using the voltage regulator at all. Ive been using this system with a 60 amp alt for a few years. I just installed the 140 amp alt, so I guess it’s too early to tell if things were to melt. Since you guys have brought up the inadequacy of the 10 ga alt wire. I’m a little freaked and don’t want to have any concerns, especially if I have a cruise tomorrow night and it’s about an hour away. So, I wound feel a little more comfortable if I change that 10ga one wire to a 4 ga. It seems this has brought m to a charging issue. So, if I change the alt wire to 4 ga that should balance things for now until I address the headlight issue. So..... Should I change that now???
  10. Mach 1 Drive: You stated: “The 4 ga will handle 136 amps. It does no good to have 4 ga wire on the negative side and only 10 ga wire on the positive side. You have to balance the equation- right now the system will only handle 51 amps.” Have a cruise to attend tomorrow. What can be done with the alternator/ positive/negative & one wire fuse. IMO- Per you quote, if I replaced the 10 ga 1-wire to the Alternator, such as the same size of the Ground/Negative then it should balance out on the Alternator side?????? Then I can do the relay to lights another time?
  11. Mach 1 Drive: You stated: “The 4 ga will handle 136 amps. It does no good to have 4 ga wire on the negative side and only 10 ga wire on the positive side. You have to balance the equation- right now the system will only handle 51 amps.” Have a cruise to attend tomorrow. What can be done with the alternator/ positive/negative & one wire fuse. IMO- Per you quote, if I replaced the 10 ga 1-wire to the Alternator, such as the same size of the Ground/Negative then it should balance out on the Alternator side?????? Then I can do the relay to lights another time?
  12. If I can get the stock style low beam to be brighter, is all I’d like to do. If I can, then no need for modern style. i have the Jegs 1 wire/60 amp fuse set up. I’m Not best on guessing the gauge It is. I believe it’s 10 ga. Should I get a Red battery cable type of wire and use that as the 1 - wire from solenoid to Alternator, with the 60 amp fuse in between???? then would it be balanced?????
  13. If I can get the stock style low beam to be brighter, is all I’d like to do. If I can, then no need for modern style. i have the Jegs 1 wire/60 amp fuse set up. I’m Not best on guessing the gauge It is. I believe it’s 10 ga. Should I get a Red battery cable type of wire and use that as the 1 - wire from solenoid to Alternator, with the 60 amp fuse in between???? then would it be balanced?????
  14. I have a 10 ga wire from the solenoid to a 60 amp fuse, to alternator. I have 4 ga Ground from battery to block, from block to back of alternator
  15. Are you suggesting to re-wire the headlight wiring from the switch to the headlight and putting a relay in between?? Or placing a relay in between the existing headlight harness, if so where??
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