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 Alternator capacitor

 Created by: Jamison70
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Jul 27, 2019 07:19PM 1963SV2 Edited: Jul 27, 2019 11:36PM 
Jul 27, 2019 06:15PM Jamison70  
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 Posted: Jul 27, 2019 07:19PM
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Maybe a suppressor to remove electrical noise from the radio????  Things to consider:

What is the other end of the wire connected to?  
What colour was it?
What wires are left?

It may be that (with the wire removed) the alternator is no longer charging the battery ...something that won't be obvious until the battery goes flat....

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jul 27, 2019 06:15PM
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The wire came off the capacitor that is attached to my alternator.  I took the wire off and it didn’t seem to have any affect on the car.  Is it needed?  I have an ‘87 mini.