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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:50 pm 
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I have been having trouble with my headlights blowing. I tested the lights and they are at 14volts. When under load they go to 13.5. I was told the maximum for lights should be 12volts.
Is my regulator stuffed and where abouts is it located so it can be replaced?
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 5:55 pm 
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 6:28 pm 
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OK. First don't touch the glass it's a no no. If you do wipe it with a dry cloth very good.
Second maybe you are using cheep globes. Try using philips globes they are a number 1 product.
Third maybe you mite have a intermintant over charging problem.
Last but not leased check the headlight plugs if they are overheated or loose.
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 9:45 pm 
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Your regulator is working OK at 14 volts, the person that told you 12 volts max. is dreaming.
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:37 pm 
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luthor wrote:
Your regulator is working OK at 14 volts, the person that told you 12 volts max. is dreaming.


are you feeling ok? i just had a mates car throw a reg, and the dash and voltages were through the roof!

13.5v is max

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:48 pm 
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racer wrote:
OK. First don't touch the glass it's a no no. If you do wipe it with a dry cloth very good.
Second maybe you are using cheep globes. Try using philips globes they are a number 1 product.
Third maybe you mite have a intermintant over charging problem.
Last but not leased check the headlight plugs if they are overheated or loose.
GOOD LUCK.


I am using plus 50s which are a $35 globe so no they not cheap. And i know not to touch the glass and the plugs are fine.

So my reg being at 14v means it's no good and could be causing the problem?
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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 10:53 pm 
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might be ok, but it should only charge that high just after the car has started

 

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Posted: Sun Sep 28, 2008 11:52 pm 
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fiftyone wrote:
luthor wrote:
Your regulator is working OK at 14 volts, the person that told you 12 volts max. is dreaming.


are you feeling ok? i just had a mates car throw a reg, and the dash and voltages were through the roof!

13.5v is max


Oh boy, another "Space Cadet"
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