Great info Jay. I've been holding out on trashing the lucas pending
information like what you're providing. I'll be next up to bat on this one.
|From: Jay_Laifman@countrywide.com [mailto:Jay_Laifman@countrywide.com]
|Sent: Wednesday, September 06, 2000 11:15 AM
|Subject: Wiring alternative Alternator
|Here is how to wire a Hitachi 14231 alternator. The back of
|has a post marked "B" which is of course for the battery. It
|goes to the
|battery side of the alternator - where all the other brown
|go to. Then there is a "T" shaped hole with two male end wire
|The horizontal part of the "T" is known as "S". This wire is
|the wire that
|gets looped over to the B post on the alternator. I have the stock "T"
|shaped plastic plug that goes in there with the stock wires.
|This wire is
|pretty beefy. The vertical part of the "T" is known as "L" or
|of course goes straight to the dash warning light. The other
|side of the
|dash warning light goes to keyed power (which is usually
|You eliminate the Control Box, Alternator Relay and Warning Light
|Simulator. I did however use some of the stock wires for the
|instance, the brown/yellow wire that comes from the alternator
|and goes to
|the Warning Light Simulator, I simply attached that to the "L"
|on the new
|alternator at one end and then at the Warning Light Simulator end, I
|attached it to the brown and green wire that goes from the
|Simulator to the dash light. The other side of the dash light
|to white keyed power. The brown wire that goes from the
|to the Alternator Relay, I just extended and used for "B" on the
|alternator. That's it.
|The rest of the wires either simply come off when you remove
|Box, Alternator Relay and Warning Light Simulator, or simply
|hang out with
|no problems. I think I taped them up and under the wiring
|harness there to
|make it look neater. I think there is a ground there that is no longer
|needed either. However, I left that attached just to keep it where it