All my videos are in 1080p so check that out please use this video as a guide on hooking up a 3 wire gm alternator alternator is a 55 amp from a 79 monte carlo 305. Simple, one-wire hook up as you might assume, the concept behind a one-wire alternator is that there is a single wire used to connect the alternator to the battery the voltage regulator is internal, and there are no other wires that need to be connected to your electrical system.
Gm 3 wire alternator idiot light hook up i understand how to wire up the 3 wire alternator the number 1 wire goes to a resistor or dash light and is suppose to glow when not charging that wire goes to a dash light the dash light has 2 terminals one for neg and one for positive. 64-72 charging system wire up using gm 3 wire internally regulated alternator - duration: episode 1 alternator hook up - duration: 4:35 homesteadprepper 86,897 views 4:35.
The pictures below show a cs130 alternator vs a cs144 alternator and the connector that plugs into the alternator delco remy cs130d alternators were used on gm vehicles between 1994-beyond. Convert a 2-wire alternator to single wire convert a 2-wire alternator to single wire shows detroit muscle nitrous electrical hook up performance test: spark plug emissions rebuild a starter or upgrade that gm points distributor the correct way without the hassle in the ignition category.
What if you install a one wire rpm activated gm alternator and only hook up the big red wire from the motorola set up in a 68 javelin will the only problem be the idot light will not work or is there more. 10si alternator wiring the 10si has three terminals (including those with a 1 wire regulator) if you are converting from a 3wire 10si to a 1 wire regulator you can hook up all your stock connectors, and run it as is however, thats wasted money unless you plan on cleaning out some wiring under your hood.
The confusion is understandable, but knowing what makes the two different can clear things up the si series alternator is a factory gm part found in various vehicles from 1969 to 1985 it’s available in a variety of amperage ratings, and has become a common replacement for the externally regulated item found in earlier vehicles.
If you jump the no2 wire to the batt wire on the back of the alternator, it will work, but you are setting up a chronic low charge condition the number 2 terminal is used to sense system voltage, and if it is seeing 125 volt at the alternator it shuts it down, when the rest of the system may be seeing only 118. The only thing you need to hook up on a one-wire alternator is a charge wire from the terminal on the alternator to the positive terminal on the battery (or any positive battery source) the external regulator can either be totally dismantled from the firewall or left in place.
If you are having trouble hooking the alternator up i just uploaded a video explaining how to do it, sorry i got a little ahead of myself in this video.
I ordered a proform, 80 amp, alternator stock number 664458n from mail order thinking it was a regular stock wire hook up but now that i have it it turns out it is a one wire hook up which i really did not want.