Ramcharger Not Charging Battery
Posted February 3, 2003 at 01:46 pm
Posted February 3, 2003 at 02:32 pm
Posted February 3, 2003 at 05:53 pm
if there are no obvious shorts, try running a wire(same gauge as original) from start relay directly to alt. and dissconnect original wire( both ends) , this will eliminate any bulkhead or under dash possibilities of the main line in your search for the short.
should this cure problem you can decide to rewire as original or leave new bypass on and eliminate under dash problem and install new aftermarket. amp gauge if desired .
considering the wire to alt melted insulation.......may have done in the alt and bench test may be required........
other cause of no charge is volt reg isnt grounded good to mounting location.
the wire to ballast is the volt senseing line , spliced into the wire "I" post on volt reg.......the ecu has no bearing on charge.
Posted February 3, 2003 at 09:48 pm
Posted February 3, 2003 at 11:59 pm
Posted February 4, 2003 at 11:18 pm
i assumed the heaviest wire(output) was the one that got hot.
and being one of the thicker wires it may be shorted as most others would of burned threw by the time it got hot enuff to melt insulation off.
Posted February 5, 2003 at 02:19 pm
Posted February 5, 2003 at 10:10 pm