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Old 06-23-2002, 09:27 PM
stevebfl stevebfl is offline
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The field current is what passes through the brushes. Since alternator output varies by the field current good contact here is imperative.

And, yes, a bad bulb will keep the alternator from ever starting. Domestic alternators with switched ignition power aren't like this.
Steve Brotherton
Continental Imports
Gainesville FL
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33 years MB technician
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