1967 Volkswagen Beetle



June, 5, 2010 AT 10:36 AM

Electrical problem
1967 Volkswagen Beetle 4 cyl Two Wheel Drive Manual

I have been having this issue with my charging system on my 1967 Bug. The red generator light in the speedometer lights up when the ignition is on, and when the engine is running it will not go out. I have replaced all of the wiring to the generator and all of the wires from the regulator work just fine. The regulator itself is brand new as well, although it might still be defective. Is there any way to test it? The gentleman I bought it from probably had no idea what he was doing, so how should the regulator be wired? It was working for awhile when I bought it, but last month it stopped working all together. The generator also " pulses" out electricity in a rapid fashion, rather than producing it in a constant flow. Is that normal?


2 Answers



June, 8, 2010 AT 7:09 PM

Generators are to ify. If u start the car take off one of your batery termanals, then you know that the sys is charging. If it dies somthings not working. If you can find a altinator change to that it works alot beter. Even a used one is just as good. Most of the super bettles came out with them. A new one will run any were from $150.00 to $300.00 feel free to email me if you have more Q. Kauracing@yahoo. Com
thanks later bro.



August, 9, 2010 AT 6:15 AM

Alternators are definitely much better. But if you switch over, you are going to want to switch your voltage regulator as well. I had a voltage regulator problem that almost burnt my car down, so I kinda remember what the technician said about it. The generators produce more electricity, and require a different voltage regulator, if I remember correctly some generators have the voltage regulator built in. Mine is behind the back seat. I believe Auto Zone will test your generator for free to let you know if it is good or not, sometimes you might also have your wires crossed somewhere, or there is a loose ground somewhere.

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