Lancia Beta Forum
June 24, 2019, 01:50:12 PM *
Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
News: Looking for Lancia Beta Parts
Lots of new items recently added
see: www.lanciabetaparts.co.uk
 
   Home   Help Contact Admin Search Calendar Gallery Articles Login Register  
Pages: [1]
  Print  
Author Topic: Earthing problems perhaps?  (Read 1002 times)
0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.
Betared
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 31


« on: August 09, 2012, 09:37:17 PM »

Hi all, Can anyone offer an opinion on my latest dilemma?  On my Beta coupe with the engine idling the ignition warning lamp can be seen glowing faintly.If I press the brake pedal it glows brighter, and the same happens when I switch the heater fan on, brighter and brighter still at step 2. Headlight operation has no effect. The voltage across the battery at idle is around 13.7v. I've cleaned and copper slipped the earthing points in the boot and under the headlamps and on the bulkhead. Any thoughts?
David.
Logged
MattNoVAT
Administrator
Legendary Member
******
Offline Offline

France France

Posts: 1821



« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2012, 09:43:46 PM »

Switching on the fan always makes the red light glow!  All of my Betas have done this some more than others.

But the alternator should be pushing out 14.4v so the regulator could be on its way out.

Switching on the wipers should make it glow too, it's a feature of Italian electrics Smiley
Logged

1981 2000 Coupe S2/FL
1976 1600 Coupe S1

Understeer is when you hit the wall with the front of the car. Oversteer is when you hit the wall with the back of the car. Horsepower is how fast you hit the wall and torque is how far you send the wall across the field once youve hit it.
Betared
Jr. Member
**
Offline Offline

Posts: 31


« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2012, 10:02:51 PM »

Thanks for that, Matt, looks like I'll have to live with this little idiosincricity then.
David.
Logged
Pages: [1]
  Print  
 
Jump to:  

Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.21 | SMF © 2015, Simple Machines
SMFAds for Free Forums
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!