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Ignition warning light stays on Vitesse Mk1 2ltr

Steve Mu

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I would guess the brushes are worn in the alternator. Its nearly always this especially if the ignition light stops going out progressively (brushes gradually make poorer contact). Its an easy job to replace them although a lot of people bin the complete alternator perhaps worrying that the bearings will also be worn...

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I’ve rebuilt a couple of 15ACR alternators over the years it’s never been the bearings or windings always brush’s diode packs or rectifiers in fact I have spares of the latter two on the shelf as well as a rebuilt unit and a Lucas Reco unit that came in a Bosch box presumably a rebuilt unit bit of overkill but keeps other local members going when their units fail then I rebuilt theres

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