Charging System Problems
So since I've had my alternator switched out, my battery light has been on. I'm thinking hm, perhaps either the battery was going dead or as someone suggested, the computer might look at it as an over-volt problem. Fine by me.
So, I went out and bought a new yellow-top Optima from Auto Zone.. had to jiggy-rig to get it in there (does anyone know of a place to buy a slightly shorter tensioning brace thing, the thing that goes into the brace that holds the battery down, that hooks into a hole and you tight the hex nut at the top to make the fit snug)?
Anyways.. so I check the DC voltage using a multimeter from Radio Shack. At the battery it's reading 12.08 when I check use the positive probe on the + terminal on the battery and the negative on the - terminal on the battery. Hm. So then I try alternator lead to ground, also reporting a 12.08. What the hell is going on?
I'm about to call an alternator place and see if they can test it.
1999 Camry XLE V6
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Alternator: Excessive Amperage 200A
Tweeter/Crossovers: CDT Upstage System UP-219