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Username Post: 60 Charging system issue        (Topic#368201)
Chevyfellow 
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Reg: 04-09-22
04-17-22 09:43 PM - Post#2839974    

When I turn on the head lights in my 60 the Amp gauge goes into deficit and stays there. i have had the generator and voltage regulator checked out at a shop and they say both are fine. After this I changed the voltage regulator anyway. No difference. Battery is new. Could it be a bad ground some where? The head light switch itself?



 


wagonmaster 
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Loc: Loganville, Ga.
Reg: 04-28-00
04-18-22 07:42 AM - Post#2839991    
    In response to Chevyfellow

Check the gauge itself.

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Mel Foye 
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Mel Foye
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04-19-22 10:03 AM - Post#2840056    
    In response to Chevyfellow

Was the system polorized at the start?



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Chevyfellow 
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Reg: 04-09-22
04-20-22 09:47 AM - Post#2840089    
    In response to Mel Foye

Yes- I asked the shop I took both components to if it was required and the said "No" I put another voltage regulator on (new) and polarized the system and still no difference.... that is why I joined this forum! I am beyond puzzled!




 
Mel Foye 
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04-20-22 11:21 PM - Post#2840127    
    In response to Chevyfellow

Go to the Electric section which is near the bottom
of the topics and ask your question again. Include what happens to gauge with engine running and you pull the lights on. Does increasing your rpms bring the needle to plus?



It Was On Fire When I Laid Down.


 
larrybrowningmauldin 
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larrybrowningmauldin
Loc: New Braunfels,TX
Reg: 08-16-05
06-10-22 06:07 AM - Post#2842644    
    In response to Mel Foye

I had a mystery situation years (decades) ago with our 58...battery not holding charge, etc. The problem was a loose wire on the ammeter gauge. When the two wire nuts were secured to the posts,the charging problem was solved. My input is to check the connections on the ammeter.



 
Mel Foye 
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06-14-22 04:03 PM - Post#2842922    
    In response to larrybrowningmauldin

Larry this problem was moved to the electric topics and solved. Sorry the winner was not loose nuts. Seems the first place he went to told him the generator was fine. Turns out it was bad. OP went elsewhere, got another generator and now no problem. It finally is fine.
You take care as some real heat is coming your way.
Mel



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larrybrowningmauldin 
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larrybrowningmauldin
Loc: New Braunfels,TX
Reg: 08-16-05
06-16-22 12:36 PM - Post#2842990    
    In response to Mel Foye

Thanks, Mel. We also have the Saharan dust coming to this part of the state. I did live in and around Lubbock, so I know dust.



 


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