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  1. Charred/Burnt Battery Fuse Box...?

    New Beetle
    The charging system in my mothers 2004 New Beetle Cabriolet started acting up last week (dash lights going crazy, engine chugging). I ran a few tests with my voltage meter and everything pointed to the alternator. A buddy of mine who has an alternator rebuild shop tested it and the output was...
  2. Charred/Burnt Battery Fuse Box...?

    MK4
    *** I know this is the MK4 Section, but my problem relates more to the charging system on the 2.0L 8V engine that is found in most MK4's than the model of car *** The charging system in my mothers 2004 New Beetle Cabriolet started acting up last week (dash lights going crazy, engine chugging)...
  3. 1970 Beetle Alternator Conversion

    Air-cooled
    Hello all, I recently discovered a bad bearing in my generator which threw off the axis of rotation and started to bring the generator pulley into the generator casing. literally drilling through my generator. very scary, i know. My question is how difficult is it to convert to an alternator...
  4. Alternator Output Voltage?

    MK3
    Does anyone know how many volts the alternator of a 98 jetta GT 2.0 should put out?
  5. help! intermittent battery light off/on Jetta 2002

    MK4
    Hey guys- I'm new here.... yes, I'm a gal that works on my own cars... 2002 Jetta wagon gas. Just trying to figure out a battery light that will come on and stay on and go off as it pleases. It may stay on for a few moments and then go off and may reappear in seconds or days (sometimes...
  6. Sqeekynoise, burningsmell, radioweirdness total failure, side of road, nice evening.

    MK3
    1) So a belt/pulley type sqeaking noise started early this week on startup on my car -Once up to 4th or 5th gear the noise would disapper instantly. Of course I had no time to mess with it. -First mistake 2)Next a slight electrical burning smell started getting into the cabin at a stand still...
  7. Alternator Question

    MK4
    So, the one in my 2003 2.0l Volkswagen golf GL is bad. Dealership says 600$ to replace. I think that sounds a little high so I wanted to try it myself. How involved is this job? Can I do it myself without requiring specialized tools? What do I need to do to get the car ready for the uninstall...
  8. '96 jetta 2.0 starter wiring

    MK3
    Forgot to make note of wire locations on starter motor before swaping it out with the new (reman)(warnty)(parts store) starter. Old starter from same parts store as new starter. New starter hooked up but brain dead on correct wiring from alternator to starter to battery. Alternator has a post...
  9. 2004 Passat GLX 4Motion Alternator issues

    Passat
    I own a 2004 Passat GLX 4Motion and about a week ago the battery light lit up on the dashboard but went away in a short time. Two days ago it appeared again but with an alternator workshop message with it which apparently meant the alternator was bad. I have bought a new alternator and would...
  10. MORE Alternator Issues....

    MK4
    I have been having alternator issues and thought they were solved....but then again, thats what I get for thinking! 2002 Jetta 1.8t, 75k miles I was driving the car when all of a sudden the battery stopped charging. The alternator was bad, the pulley had seized up, and it needed to be...
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