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How to Reconnect Generator Wires on a 1965 Mustang
- 1). Open the hood. Loosen the clamp nut and bolt on the negative battery cable with a wrench. Lift the cable straight up from the battery terminal and place it aside.
- 2). Locate the heavy-gauge yellow and black striped wire that exits the end of the generator. Loosen the terminal screw on the voltage regulator mounted on the passenger-side inner fender of the engine compartment -- marked "A" -- with a flat blade screwdriver. Place the connector at the end of the yellow and black generator wire onto the terminal marked "A" on the voltage regular. Ensure the small yellow and black striped wire that goes to the generator warning light on the dashboard is still connected to the "A" terminal on the regulator, as well. Tighten the screw on the terminal down with a flat blade screwdriver.
- 3). Locate the black and red striped wire from the "G" terminal mounted on the exterior housing of the generator. Remove one of the voltage regulator retaining bolts with a socket and ratchet wrench. Place the connector at the end of the black and red striped wire over the mounting hole in the inner fender where the retaining bolt was removed. Replace the retaining bolt though its original mounting hole in the regulator and the inner fender and tighten it to secure the wire.
- 4). Find the white wire from the "F" terminal mounted on the exterior housing of the generator. Place the connector at the opposite end of this wire onto the "F" terminal on the voltage regulator. Tighten the terminal screw with a flat blade screwdriver.
- 5). Reconnect the negative battery cable to the negative battery terminal and tighten it with a wrench. Close the hood.