Voltage Regulator Location (1 Viewer)

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The "charge" and "brake" light stays on in my 1985 pick-up. The alternator bench-tested fine at 2 different auto parts stores. I just replaced the battery, but the light stays on. All the fuses are ok. All ground wires seem to be in place. Maybe it's the voltage regulator, but I can't find it. Does anyone know where it's located? Thanks.
 
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Your 85 should have an internal regulator(inside alternator)otherwise it would be on driver side inner fender near the coil.I would say you have a fusible link out in the junction box by the battery,or a short in the wiring from the alternator to battery.
 
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Your 85 should have an internal regulator(inside alternator)otherwise it would be on driver side inner fender near the coil.I would say you have a fusible link out in the junction box by the battery,or a short in the wiring from the alternator to battery.

I second that.

but i dont trust auto parts stores equipment.

if it truly is the alternator failing. it is very wise to rebuld it yourself, rather than buying a new or reman. cause they are low quality, and will fail very soon after purchase.
 

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