Join Date: Nov 2003
Location: Tri Cities Area, TN
Thanks, yeah I first searched there. They didn't describe what resistor needed to be placed in line with the wire jumping, only that the had a 'jumper' for the job.
I ended up wiring my own harness up in the engine compartment anyway. Bypassing the factory lines. A 560 ohm resistor was WAY too much and didn't allow 'exitation' of the diodes in the alternator. I took it out and I get 14.7 volts, which seems a tad high.
The equation 1/R total = 1/3 ohms bulb + 1/510 ohms for the factory dash would suggest a 2.98 ohm resistor in my wiring would be best. I am going to add a 3.3ohm 1W resistor and see if that drops my alternator down to 14.5 volts or so.
(This shared for future guys trying to make their installs work)
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