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Old 12-18-2001, 07:38 PM
Rob Thomas Rob Thomas is offline
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Join Date: Oct 2000
Location: Havelock NC
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alternator or voltage regulator

The other night I was driving my 1986 560sl and a series of electrical malfunctions occurred; the radio switched off, then the "antilock" light came on followed by the "light out" light illuminating, followed by dimness of all electrical and then the car quit. I took the battery out of the car and had it charged and tested. It tested good and with a full charge had the system checked. With the engine running, the voltage reading off the battery with no electrical load was 12.8 volts. This points to an alternator problem, correct? I was wondering about the voltage regulator, could that be at fault? Any suggestions would surely be appreciated. Thanks. Rob Thomas
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