My 2001 Crown Victoria appears to have a short somewhere in the harness which is going to be hard to find.

As a temporary fix - can I connect the alternator exister straight to the battery? Is it okay that is going to be more than 12v.

Also, where does the exiter wire come from - so I can troubleshoot it.


Here is your wiring diagram, not it is not a good idea to connect to the battery directly as it will drain the battery overnight. Check the fuse, it may be blown

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  • Thank you so much for the diagram. Is the alternator fuse same as the starter fuse. I had removed it because it kept blowing.
    – Edv Beq
    Feb 9 '19 at 22:15
  • Not sure, it is fuse 14 in the central junction box, 10 amps.
    – Moab
    Feb 9 '19 at 22:18

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