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I had just finished replacing my alternator in my car when I realized I didn't account for the locations of the wiring. In my effort to hurry the install, I forgot to write down somewhere the locations of the wires. I have to connect the following wires:

1) blue/white wire with rubber cover: self-explanatory->it has the irregular-shaped plug

2) white wire with rubber cover--this has another white wire that connects to the blue wire of a small cylinder-shaped thing (about 3/4 inch long)

3) black wire (I assume this is a ground)

4) Small cylinder-shaped thing that has a blue wire coming out of it (it has a hole that you put on a screw coming out of the alternator).

Here are the following locations for the last 3 items:

a) The single extra-long screw that has Batt labeled next to it

b) A straight-edge screw that has E next to it

c) Any of the other phillips-type screws

Any help is appreciated (1983 280ZX Turbo)
 

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Re: Alternater install-wiring locations on back si

> I had just finished replacing my alternator
> in my car when I realized I didn't account
> for the locations of the wiring. In my
> effort to hurry the install, I forgot to
> write down somewhere the locations of the
> wires. I have to connect the following
> wires:

> 1) blue/white wire with rubber cover:
> self-explanatory->it has the
> irregular-shaped plug

> 2) white wire with rubber cover--this has
> another white wire that connects to the blue
> wire of a small cylinder-shaped thing (about
> 3/4 inch long)

> 3) black wire (I assume this is a ground)

> 4) Small cylinder-shaped thing that has a
> blue wire coming out of it (it has a hole
> that you put on a screw coming out of the
> alternator).

> Here are the following locations for the
> last 3 items:

> a) The single extra-long screw
> that has Batt labeled next to it

> b) A straight-edge screw that has
> E next to it

> c) Any of the other phillips-type screws

> Any help is appreciated (1983 280ZX Turbo)

Ok. The blue and white wires should have a T connector. Easy to figure out.

A single white wire goes to the where it is labeld BATT. This connects to the blue wire on the cylinder shape thing. Capacitor? Which is screwed down next to it I believe.

The black is the ground. 'E' on the alternator is a ground you can connect this wire to. I don't know why it is labled E.

The two white wires go to the battery positive terminal through the fuse box.

I hope this helps you out.
 

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Thanks for info-it worked

It worked! Thanks for the info. Someone had told me at the local auto parts place that the capicitor thing was only to help with AM reception.
 
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