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NoH2O
Change the voltage regulator (VR). It supplies charge from the generator back to the battery via a red wire. There is another red wire coming from the wire loom from the engine compartment into the VR. There should also be another wire going to the dash. Blue I think. Make sure you have a wire going to the battery from the VR first and foremost. If you don't, there's your problem. If you do, then follow the steps that were listed above to check the VR. I'm gonna put my money on the VR being bad. If you need one, I can probably help you out.

Steve
'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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staticattic

Did you or the mechanic test the generator or the generator circuit?

Jeff
72 Super Beetle
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beetledinger
I took the car back down to him today.  I'll let you know what he says when I find out.  I'll pass this info on to him.
Thanks and stay tuned.
beetledinger
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beetledinger
I want to thank all that took the time to reply to my post.

The battery is holding a charge now.  The car runs great. 
Talk to you later.
Beetledinger
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NoH2O
So..... what was causing the problem?


Steve
'63 Ragtop
'56 Ragtop
'78 Riviera camper


"..at least I'm enjoyin' the ride"
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beetledinger
Steve,
I guess the battery was pretty much drained from all of this to begin with.  The generator was bad.  He replaced it and didn't charge the battery.  I took the car home (a few miles).  When I tried to start it, the battery was dead.  I took the car back.  He charged the battery overnight and now its fine. 

Thanks,
Beetledinger
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