Location of voltage regulator Piper Comanche?

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  1. Phil007

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    For the life of me I cannot find my faulty voltage regulator on my 260C. Where did Piper hide this?
     
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    Thank you sir. I will look there again.
     
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    No luck. There is a solenoid, but no regulator. I am still looking......
     
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    Perhaps there is none. Is it internal in the alternator?
     
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    My 250 has it on the firewall, top a little right of center. My buddy's 260B same place. Can't help you with the C if they found a different spot.
     
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    Follow the field wire from your alternator. Should lead you right to it.
     
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    Try left side, up behind instrument panel, in a difficult to get to spot.
     
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    That's the gear solenoid. They put it there, then built the airplane around it.
     
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    I saw that gear solenoid up high on the left! I spend a bit of time behind the panel tonight. I still cannot find the regulator. I went through the engine side, and used an inspection camera for the hard to see spots behind the panel. No luck! I will have to follow the field wire, but there a lot of similar wires! Any other suggestions? There is no regulator in the alternator.
     
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    A lot of helpful folks over at the Delphi Airworthy Comanche board. Good group, pretty much mx centric. Sign up and ask over there.
     
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    Try the Comanche Facebook page.
     
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    It was found. In the tail section behind the rear seat bulk head. May it help somebody with the same problem!