Jim Grant's Tech Tips
'87 Honda Accord EX, Glowing Battery Light
I just bought an 87 Honda Accord EX, and noticed last
night (when it was dark) that whenever I stepped on the accelerator and
increased speed, the battery light would light up. If I took my foot off
the pedal, or when the engine upshifted into the next gear, the light
would fade out (and would fade back on again if I increased speed/accelerated).
Is this a problem with the alternator/regulator or something else?.....Brad
Is the fan belt tight? If it is, the problem is likely the
alternator. The easiest fix is to replace the alternator. Just so you
know, when you buy the alternator you get the regulator free. The regulator
is an internal part of the alternator.