Hi I just installed a new alternator in my 2000 x-star, as I was not getting any charge from the old one, at the battery, tested with an alternator tester.
However, the new alternator I bought off a guy on the net, yielded a little different configuration on the back of the alternator...I mean it was kind of easy to deduct what wire might go where when referencing how the original unit was connected. However, I am still not getting any charge at the battery. So, I need to track some things down.
I was wondering if anybody could share some insight regarding the 3 wires that connect to my alternator. Where do they lead specifically? I assume one is a ground, and another is the hot lead off the unit. This is a guess. And the 3rd?
Does the alternator connect to my batteries through my breaker panel? Or is it wired right to the battery? I can track the wire I believe to be the hot one off the alternator, but it leads me to a wire harness mess...and I loose it.
Any insight might be helpful. Thanks!