My alternator isnt charging

Asked by Nov 22, 2014 at 02:08 AM about the 1974 Volkswagen Super Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1974 vw super beetle, brand new alternator, brand new battery, and the alternator isnt
putting out

it reads 11.6 volts (same as the battery is reading)

right now im basically just charging my battery every night and running off that to get
me to work and back everyday.

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Does the little amp light come on when you first turn on the key? If not that needs to work as that is part of the initialize circuit for the alternator.

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If everything is ok, properly wired and good grounding and all parts are ok, then your problem is demagnetised. Magnetised it and your all set. happened to me twice on different bugs and it work. just dont remember how to go about it. search the web on how to magnetise your alternator.

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