Engine electrical systems

The electrical system is of the 12 volt negative earth type, and consists of a 12 volt battery, alternator with integral voltage regulator, starter motor and related electrical accessories, components and wiring. The battery is of the low maintenance or maintenance-free “sealed for life” type and is charged by an alternator which is belt-driven from the crankshaft pulley. The starter motor is of the pre-engaged type, incorporating an integral solenoid. On starting the solenoid moves the drive pinion into engagement with the flywheel ring gear before the starter motor is energised. Once the engine has started, a one-way clutch prevents the motor armature being driven by the engine until the pinion disengages from the flywheel.

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Alternator - testing
Note: To carry out the complete test procedure use only the following test equipment - a 0 to 20 volt moving coil voltmeter, a 0 to 100 amp moving coil ammeter, and a rheostat rated at 30 amps. 1 ...

Changing a bulb
WARNINGS: Switch the lights and the ignition off. Let the bulb cool down before removing it. Have Xenon bulbs changed by a trained technician. There is a risk of electric shock. CAUTIONS: Do n ...

Ignition switch
WARNING: Never return the key to position 0 or I when the vehicle is in motion. 0 The ignition is off. I The ignition and all main electrical circuits are disabled. Note: Do not leave the igni ...