A quick update and thanks for the input thus far.
I got some replacement bulbs but they did not have the desired affect. I did notice that the new bulb would glow very slightly when the ignition was on but motor
not yet started...then when motor
started it would go dark.
No change in behavior of the alternator unfortunately but now I have a couple of spare 1.7W bulbs for my dash display if/when I need them, so I got that going for me. : o)
I don't have a lot of spare time to put into troubleshooting this so is anyone familiar with a good/knowledgeable and most of all honest/trustworthy deisel mechanic/electrician in the Fort Myers
, Naples area? Oh and if he's cheap
that would be great to but not a priority.