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Old 03-20-2002, 12:57 PM
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The brushes are part of the entire regulator unit. Replacing the regulator is easy - look for a small plastic panel on the back of the alternator with two Philips screws in it. It will probably be white in color. It will be on the back of the alternator (facing the engine firewall). Unscrew the two screws and the regulator assembly (including brushes) can be lifted out.

A new regulator should be cheap and it installs easily. Just guide the brushes into the alternator, align the unit and screw it back in with the same two screws. Make sure you don't damage the brushes when installing the regulator. You may have to play with the unit a bit to get it to fit into the alternator (the brushes will be taller than your old unit), but it will fit in properly, you shouldn't have to fight it. Good luck!
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