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Old 12-05-2002, 12:45 PM
Fimum Fit
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With Bosch alternators, a faint glow often indicates bad diodes,

which can be the result of bad jump-starting techniques, such as jump-starting the car and immediately disconnecting the jumpers so that the newly started car's alternator is overloaded by trying to recharge a dead battery while at the same time providing power for all the car's usual accessories. The diodes are part of the brush-holder/voltage regulator, though, so that's most likely what you need to replace in any case.

Last edited by Fimum Fit; 12-05-2002 at 01:09 PM.
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