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Old February 23rd, 2006, 09:39 AM   #1
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Default Chevy CS series alt wiring

I have having fits getting my CS series (basically 88-95 TBI motors) alternator to charge correctly.

This is what I have now.



The switch is the 12V ign switch that I run my PCM with.

I have been reading a ton online and there is no soild answer on if I should use the F or I terminal on the alternator (there are 4 terminals).

Anyways, how do you guys have them wired?

The F terminal isn't working of me (stock color pink/black), so tonight I'll try the L (stock color brown)
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Old February 23rd, 2006, 02:41 PM   #2
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well you should have a THICK red wire that comes off the big pole on the back that goes to the battery + positive.
the brown wire is a tickle wire and goes through the insterment panel and gives an indicator light then it goes to ground. so all you need is a small bulb in line to act as a resistor ,and add a switch to turn it on and off
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yup, it is just a question as to which pin I run the trickle 12V switch to. But now I have a new problem
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yup, it is just a question as to which pin I run the trickle 12V switch to. But now I have a new problem
if your dealing with an alt without a plug then look at the shape of the plug, if its got a large round end then its the spade farthest from it, if I can remember theres 3 different spades.

also the brown wire is power coming from the alt to the dash, not the other way around
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