Gen light on 1972 bug not coming on any more...

Asked by Sep 25, 2012 at 03:23 AM about the 1972 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

A friend of mine barrowed my 72 bug, had an issue with it and when I got it back the condenser was burned out and
the distributor was burned out, now I replaced those items and now my gen light doesn't come on and my car won't
start, do you think I need another gen or coil?

3 Answers

315

check if you have power to the coil first if you have replace the coil or check the gap on the points

Thank you, what if the coil is good, how do I check the points?

2,155

with a set of feeler guages if you havent got any then use a rizla packet the top card which covers the rizla is roughly the right gap

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