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davidt
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Thu Mar 09, 2017 2:34 pm

Anyone seen this connection on a 1988 325 alternator, I was going to change it but it looks like its hard wired with the cable going off into the loom.
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pilt
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 3:45 pm

Hi,

That looks like the voltage regulator for the alternator has been messed with. Normally looks like this: https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=e30+a ... HtCPYGOL6M:

Where do the wires go to?
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davidt
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Fri Mar 10, 2017 4:43 pm

Thanks for reply, I have done a lot of research and have come up with nothing like it on an E30. but it looks like the voltage regulator is remote, the cable from the alternator goes to a black box next to the battery which has been moved from the boot to the engine bay. I have owned the car for 17 years so it must have been modified early in it's life for some reason.
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