Generator light stays on when the car is off. I replaced the voltage regulator, but that did not fix it. Help!

Asked by Apr 04, 2017 at 01:33 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I changed the battery in my 1971 Super beetle and it sparked and blew the
radio. It also caused the Generator light to stay on when the car is off. I have to
unplug the cable from the Voltage Regulator to the battery or it kills the battery.  
I replaced the voltage regulator, but that did not fix it. Help!

3 Answers

73,125

I would have the generator checked. Current could be bleeding back threw the generator, (alternator).

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26,565

Voltage regulator is sticking "on"

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26,565

its getting power from one of the ends. the ign switch have a short /also

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