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General Modifications R170 Details that make your car different

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just a little mod

evening all,

whilst fitting a new alternator and new belts today, I realised that I didn't have a way of keeping an eye on the current state of the output, so cue lightbulb moment and rummage through my toolbox, I have now fitted this :-) , ive wired it in through the back of the stereo dimmer wiring, its showing 0.6v lower that the actual output of the alternator but I can live with that.
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That's great! And a near-permanent fixture.

I went with one of these for my cars - I actually have more issues with the BMW regarding battery voltage than I do with Silkie, so I wanted something portable to use in either car. In the BMW the 12V socket is permanently live, whereas in the SLK it's wired to the ACC circuit.
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