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Wires Other then the battery wire on the back of the altanator, are any of the wires going to the plug on the altanator suppose to be hot?

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  • Anonymous Sep 03, 2008

    Need the wiring for altanator on a 89 cougar LS ......thanks

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If you have a 3 wire Alt :
you have to hot to the Bat.

than # 1 of the 2 pins goes to a switched hot (NOT to the Dist. the car wont turn off) this is what turns on the Alt. charging system
the #2 goes to the charging lamp on the dash

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