7 volt regulator


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baidr08
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7 volt regulator

Postby baidr08 » Fri Aug 12, 2011 9:46 pm



does anyone know if faulty regulator will blow 5 amp fuse in fuse box



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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby RBGERSON » Sat Aug 13, 2011 9:13 am

Shorted out maybe..but the regulator for the gauges..works after the fuse not before it..so it it fails the gauges don't work correctly but that's about it.
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Re: 7 volt regulator

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:11 pm

RBGERSON wrote:Shorted out maybe..but the regulator for the gauges..works after the fuse not before it..so it it fails the gauges don't work correctly but that's about it.


Well if the regulator itself fails shorted, it's possible that it could draw too much current and blow a fuse. It does in fact run off the 5 amp "engine" fuse. Try disconnecting the regulator (you'll just lose your fuel/temp gauges, nothing more) and see if the fuse still blows.


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