At this point I'll leave you to argue with yourself, because you are saying stupid shit and then agreeing with me when i tell you it's stupid. I mean he hasn't replaced his windshield yet; think that'll help? "Gotta cover all bases!"E
Well I know that. But in the previous posts all else has been covered. New battery, new ho alternator, big 3, remote wiring, grounding points. So what else is there left besides downstream? I am making educated guesses, for that is what troubleshooting is all about. I do not like making this man go through all these steps, but if it yeids a solution? Hell yeah! We have all learned something new.
This is a given. That is why I stated earlier that an alternator cannot supply voltage above it's set point. Hence the question,"Where are these 17.2v coming from?".