Having problems with your Nissan Altima ?

I have a 96 Nissan Altima that is not charging. The charge warning light on the dash is not coming on. Had the alternator checked and it is good. The fuses have been checked and are all good. I am not getting any power on the Yellow and white wire at the alternator. When I put a jumper wire with 12 volts to this wire the alternator starts charging. I cannot find any broken wires. Tested the warning light bulb on the dash and it is good. I think the problem is where ever the Yellow and White wire

Posted / edited by AnonymousUser on : 20-03-2017

Answers :

Have you checked the indicator bulb in the dash for the alternator warning? here is how the circuit works, the Field of the alternator is excited by the power coming from the ignition switch to the bulb in the dash, when the car is off or the alternator is not producing more than battery voltage, then the light grounds through the alternator field and the light comes on ion the dash, in many charging systems if that bulb burns out then there is no power to the alternator field and then it will not charge.
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