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I have a 1970 type one beetle. It has the stock 1600cc motor, but I gave it the Alternator upgrade and for some reason it is not working... Does anyone have any suggestions?

Anything is appreciated
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Re: Alternator trouble (El_Diablos)

Well, what kind of troubles are you getting?
I assume the belt isn't slipping, and the the alternator turns with the motor running.
Is it a GM one wire, or a more complicated setup?
Figure out which is the hot wire, hook a volt-meter to it and see if you're getting any power output from it with the engine running.
Either way, just un-hook it and take it to your local Autozone and have them put it on a bench and see if it's putting out to spec ..
 

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Re: Alternator trouble (jackr)

I feel Like a Dumbass.... Went out and bought another alternator... didnt output, at all, just like the first one.... Then I figured out the alternator light on the speedo was burnt out, so I replaced it. Apparently, as I found out after some confused research, that alternator light is needed to polarize the diodes in the alternator...
oops
thanx for the help though
 
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