1973 VW Beetle - My Generator light keeps coming

Asked by Oct 29, 2014 at 02:00 PM about the 1973 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

1973 VW Beetle - My Generator light keeps coming on and the engines dies when my speed goes below about 8mph.  What do I need to replace and how difficult is it?  Can I do it myself or willl I need to take it to a mechanic?

1 Answer


sounds like a bad alternator to me. I would imadgine you can do that your self. Take it out and take it to your local autozone and ask them to test it. This will be the best way to find out if this is the cause or not.

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

Your Answer

Volkswagen Beetle Experts

  • #1
  • #2
    Chris Billings
  • #3
    Tom Demyan
View All

Related Models For Sale

Used Honda Civic
347 Great Deals out of 52,617 listings starting at $1,200
Used Ford Mustang
291 Great Deals out of 38,369 listings starting at $1,995
Used Volkswagen Golf
78 Great Deals out of 4,764 listings starting at $600
Used Volkswagen Passat
307 Great Deals out of 26,746 listings starting at $1,500
Used Toyota Corolla
643 Great Deals out of 66,330 listings starting at $1,449
Used FIAT 500
93 Great Deals out of 3,761 listings starting at $2,875
Used Chevrolet Camaro
242 Great Deals out of 30,118 listings starting at $4,980

Used Cars For Sale

2018 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3,805 listings starting at $14,999
2017 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
3 Great Deals out of 890 listings starting at $12,499
2016 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
12 Great Deals out of 370 listings starting at $9,900
2015 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
18 Great Deals out of 510 listings starting at $8,720
2014 Volkswagen Beetle For Sale
28 Great Deals out of 524 listings starting at $7,500

Content submitted by Users is not endorsed by CarGurus, does not express the opinions of CarGurus, and should not be considered reviewed, screened, or approved by CarGurus. Please refer to CarGurus Terms of Use.