: As Glen said,the stabilizer is not going
: to be the source of the problem.
: Check all the simple stuff first like
: making sure all the cable connections
: to/from the alternator are clean and
: free of corrosion. This also means
: cleaning all the connections at/on the
: starter solenoid, battery terminals,
: and the ground cable connection points.
: Then check that the belt is properly
: On to terminology. The terms
: "stabilizer" and
: "regulator" have different
: meanings and are often used incorrectly
: for each other.
: The voltage stabilizer is associated
: with the gauges on Triumph cars from
: the early 1960s onward. The
: stabilizer's job is to reduce the car's
: operating voltage to an average 10V to
: power the bimetallic temperature and
: fuel gauges. The stabilizer is an
: electromechanical switch whose output
: voltage will only influence what the
: gauges read/do.
: The other part more likely to influence
: your car's behavior is the voltage
: regulator. On cars with generators the
: regulator is a remotely mounted black
: box about the size of two small
: clenched fists. It typically was
: mounted on the firewall... on that
: housing where the fresh air intake for
: the passenger compartment is. On cars
: with alternators, the regulator is no
: longer a separate device, it is
: integrated into the alternator itself
: along with the diode bridge. Your best
: option is to remove the alternator and
: take it to the local auto parts store.
: Ask them to bench test the alternator.
: This is typically done for free as they
: hope you will buy a replacement
: alternator from them.
: If they tell you the alternator is bad,
: believe them and consider buying a
: rebuilt unit with lifetime warranty as
: the replacement. If they say the
: alternator is "good", have
: them load test the battery after you
: reinstall the alternator. If both the
: battery and alternator check out as
: "good" yet the flickering
: continues, you may have an intermittent
: failure or you could have a
: high-mileage alternator where the
: brushes are approaching their wear
: Doug L.
: --Previous Message--
: Sorry I don't know where exactly it is
: under the dash, but it likely has
: nothing to do with the problem since
: none of the circuits involved run off
: the lower voltage stabilizer.
: It serves the instruments; the lights,
: directionals, etc are on separate 12v
: The only thing that the circuits may
: share is the ground...
: Good luck!
: --Previous Message--
: Does anyone know where the voltage
: stabilizer is located. My GT6 did not
: pass state inspection yesterday because
: when my turn signals are on, the
: headlights, the parking lights all
: flicker. I suspect it is the voltage
: stabilizer but not sure since my
: alternator is charging at the correct