what do the red lights on the dahs board indicate. One says OIL, the oher I think says G. What is this one?

Asked by Sep 05, 2010 at 08:18 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

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The G light is the Generator light - all air-cooled Beetles have a generator for recharging the battery instead of a alternator! The generator also drives the fan that supplies air down onto the barrels (the finned items that the pistons run in) to keep them cool! Hope this helps! Joe

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actually the generator was replaced by the alternator in 1973.

55

The light should go out when you give it a lil throttle.

25

its the charging indicator. "G" stands for generator, coz veedubs used to have generators and not alternators. if you see it light up, that means your charging system is not generating enough electricity.

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