View Full Version : charge and brake light on?

10-04-2008, 07:10 PM
my 1983 yota has the chrage and brake light on, and my battery died, anyone know why haha

then some pictures of my yota, and my buddys toyota, its on 18s and he still wheels it, and my truck beside my brothers and then my dodge and toyota

10-04-2008, 11:38 PM

10-05-2008, 12:26 AM
[stupid] brushes are probably jammed with silt

10-05-2008, 12:37 AM
you have a short of some kind

dirka dave
10-05-2008, 12:46 AM
Alt. fubar.....
They are cheap..
Upgrade to a 40 - 45 amp if you can.

10-05-2008, 08:59 AM
Yah older Toy's when the alternator fails it lights up more than just the charge light, seems they use the alternator output to tell the rest of the vehicle the motor is indeed running, do a voltage check with the motor running, anything under 12 volts at the battery and yer alt is fubar, should be at least 13 volts happened lots in my long gone '85 Tercel...guess the little alternator didn't like having a stereo system feeding from it lol

Hello Kitty
10-05-2008, 09:01 AM
you have a short of some kind

[iagree] at least that is what happened with my 83.

10-05-2008, 09:31 AM
i have a new alternator but the plugs are not the same, and my brother made a converter type plug to make it work, and it worked in his, but when i put it in mine, it didnt work

dirka dave
10-05-2008, 12:26 PM
Let me guess, one has round plugs and one has a square plug.


10-05-2008, 01:23 PM
voltage regulator???

10-05-2008, 01:23 PM
on my 90 the drl fuse blew and that killed the alt. output but i think yours would be different system

10-05-2008, 05:08 PM
check your fuse links ...

wires on the positive post .. they are actually the main "fuses"
just give a "tug" on the wires .. if they break , there burnt .


10-05-2008, 07:38 PM
i was going to try that, now would those wires be the ones that run to the single post on the back of the alt. and yes, one has plugs that look like a backwards L and one likes like |
|| that kinda

dirka dave
10-05-2008, 08:00 PM
They all work, but you have to rewire some of the new ones...

10-06-2008, 09:59 AM


gone through 4 of them, those are the lights that aluminate when your charge goes, if you replace it, do NOT go with a Bosch, or youll get really good at changing them cause they will not last long, try Wilson? if they still make them, or a Toyota one if your wealthy.

10-06-2008, 10:18 PM
Wilson's still around, however at my shop we've kinda been playing with Dixie remanned alts n starters from Auto Parts Plus (Pacific Parts) they seem to work well, reaosnable cost to the end user.....haven't had one come back....yet