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Post Post subject: Can Somone take a picture of there alternator with wiring
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Most alternators have only two wires, the big screw post goes to 12+ , the spade terminal goes to the warning light. Is yours different?
If so give us more info on it or the problems you are having...


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I can tell you from experience if the warning light isn't hooked up and working right it won't charge.


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Post Post subject: Re: Can Somone take a picture of there alternator with wiring
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I can tell you from experience if the warning light isn't hooked up and working right it won't charge.

DITTO! I replaced my alternator last fall FOR NO REASON! The idiot light was burned out, and the charging system won't work without it. Your speedometer illumination lights are the same bulb.

If you still need a pic, lemme know. It's VERY straightforward. What problem are you having anyway?


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Post Post subject: Can Somone take a picture of there alternator with wiring
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well the thing is I have a bug that came with a fuel injected engine but it was effed so i went and got a carb on from a 72 and it works but i didnt have the voltage regulator so i swaped my alternator and i thought i knew how the wires and hooked up i have a thick red one which comes from the battery and a blue one that is in the same harness are those the wrong wires?

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Procedure is on page 7-23 of the VW factory repair manual.

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I do not have that book

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Thats what I thought. Your tool box is missing the most important tool.

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Did you order it yet?? Chirco has them in stock. I'm giving you this but if you don't give us proof you are the proud owner of a VW Factory Manual within 30 days we might/will give you the -karma treatment. Very Happy
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lol someone else might get the karma treatment instead of me!!!! :}

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lol someone else might get the karma treatment instead of me!!!! :}

I asked the member to stop dinging you a long time ago.

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Sean

Did that link to the conversion get it fixed?

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Post Post subject: Can Somone take a picture of there alternator with wiring
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iv got a stand for my alternator and i hook up the D+ to the battery and the B+ to a blue wire im guessing for the warning light and if i hook the battery up it smokes and stuff i have no idea whats going on

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B+ is battery positive side. D+ is the field wire the small wire. Did you look at the conversion wiring diagram link? It is right out of the VW factory manual.

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Post Post subject: Can Somone take a picture of there alternator with wiring
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Some people are putting LED's on the charging circuit for the warning light. If this is the case, in "most" situations it's not going to work, and won't let the charging system work either! LED's only work on a specific voltage for which they're rated and you have to get the polarity correct as well. Just a heads up to anyone thinking about adding niffty LED's to their dash instruments.

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