1967 Volkswagen GENERATOR

  • 4 CYL
  • 2WD
  • 99,000 MILES
I have two wires going from the generator to the voltage regulator. I have no other wires going anywhere. Someone has removed them.
I need help.
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Tuesday, December 4th, 2007 AT 6:36 PM

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I am assuming you are using a 5 wire style voltage regulator. The terminals on the regulator should be labeled as B+, 61, D+ and DF

With the front of the car being front and rear of the car being rear, B+ is front driver's side, 61 front Passenger's side, D+ rear drivers side, and DF rear passenger's side. There should also be a 5th, unlabeled terminal between D+ and DF which is the ground.

Your generator should have 2 wires- a large and a small one. The large wire connects to terminal D+ on the regulator and the small wire to DF.

The next wires (which it sounds like you are missing) should go like this: Terminal B+ should be wired to the positive battery terminal. Terminal 61 connects to the generator warning light in the dashboard. The easiest way to find this wire is to look for a small blue wire. If it has been cut, you can try to locate in the wire bundle that runs between the floorpan and carpet underneath the driver's side backseat window.

The wires going from the generator to D+ on the regulator and from B+ to the battery carry a lot of juice, and should be at least 8 gauge wire. ( I would personally recommend 4 gauge for maximum voltage)

Good luck- and make absolutely sure to disconnect the negative battery cable before doing any work on your electrical system.

If your regulator's terminals aren't labeled and you are having a hard time visualizing where the wires go, feel free to send me a private message and I can draw up a quick sketch for you.
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Wednesday, December 19th, 2007 AT 5:53 AM

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