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Alternator Exciter & Dash Warning Lights

The lesson  learned is to never throw anything out.

Here's the question, I was tidying up the engine bay and found a short rubber hose with a light bulb inside that was hooked up to the alternator exciter (blue wire, pin 13, or 14) in the connector at front passenger side near the engine lift bracket.

I believe this was added by the previous owner (over 20 years ago) and assumed it was for diagnostics or something.

Seemed innocuous enough to remove and tidy up the connection. Also misplaced the hose/bulb apparatus.

Original Radio

Does anyone know where I could purchase an original AM / FM radio for my 1982 928. I assume that a Blaupunkt was the original. The current AM / FM cassette, a Nakamichi,  is not working correctly and looks wrong. If there are any refurbished units that would be better. My car has speakers in front and back which I need to replace too, but I don't want to cut any holes to keep it right. Any help would be appreciated.

Different kind of starting problem

I have searched around on various forums but not found an answer for this starting question. When the car is cold, or been sitting for awhile, it will not start in PARK. The dash will light up but no turning over. I then move the auto gearshift to Nuetral and it will start up without any problem. After driving awhile and everythings warmed up, it will start fine in PARK. In warm or hot weather, it will start in PARK without an issue. I assume its some electral issue in the shift mechanism where it goes into the tunnel. I have not checked relays or fuses.

Rear Wiper Not Working

The rear wiper does not work at all...I have replaced the relay with a new one from Porsch...still not working... could the motor be shot or do you think it is simply not getting power to it ?  Thanks 

No windows or lights

Model: 928, Year:1984, Mileage:35000, Type of use:Street use only
I have a 1984 928S that appears to have developed a random electrical issue. Sometimes when I start the car, the windows and sunroof will not work and the brake light indicator stays on. All of the other electrical works and it will drive. Usually I can get the windows, etc. to engage after turning the car on and off a few times then everything works when I drive. Is this a grounding issue, ignition, tail light or something with the brake system? Thanks

speaker problem

Model: 928GT, Year:1991, Mileage:22,000, Type of use:Street use only
I upgraded the head unit in my 91 GT to a modern Blaupunkt my installer recomended bypassing the factory old Amp which we did, however, the Bass sounds awefull with noise it seems to come from the large speakers in the rear( 6.5" I beleive), i have read previously that these speakers are 2 Ohms so they will need to be upgraded to 4 Ohms speakers, my question is , are all the other speakers 2 Ohms and do I need to upgrade them as well? thanks.

928 S4 Electrical Drain

Model: 928 S4, Year:1987, Mileage:98,000, Type of use:Street use only
Good morning: Just bought a 1987 928 S4 manual with about 98,000 miles on the clock. The car is in fantastic condition - the only issue we have come up with is the electrical drain which has been alluded to in a number of questions to TechQA. The power drain issue seems to be a well travelled road by 928 owners.Based on your experience, could you advise which components/systems are the more likely to cause the power drain. Any suggestions / tips are welcome. Thanks.

led taillights

Model: 928s, Year:1986, Mileage:87500, Type of use:Street use only
I would like to put new LED Brake lights in my 928. I've heard there is an issue with current draw and that the brake light warning light will stay on. Is there a cure for this so I can use the LEDs?

anti thgeft CD player malfuntioning

Model: 928, Year:1991, Mileage:20,000, Type of use:Street use only
i bought a 928 GT with standard anti theft CD player I found Cd not working with strong static when playing FM or AM radio,I tried resetting the unit by pressing a small pin in the front special slot and entered 5 didt code provided in the manual which did not I have to wait for 24 hrs before attempting another this a bad head unit needs replacing? and if so cann it be replaced by more modern aftermarket unit,hopefully less cumbersome to operate/thanksTAJ


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