I was adjusting the timing on my 1973 super beetle with a timing light, when i depressed the trigger on the light gun the engine would slow them come to a complete stop. i decided to disconect the light. i took of the negitive clip then the clamp on the spark plug wire and then the positive clip on the #15 terminal. I tried to connect the negitive clip on the grounding post on the alternator and a small spark was emmitted. now the car won't start or any thing. when i turn the key no warning lights come on, nothing happens. I fear i could have blown the alternator, or maybe just hte regulator.

Please help

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Wayne

Whenever you see a spark like that you should check all the fuses in the car, both under the dash and any in-line that you might find. If you've blown the right one the car won't start.

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oldyeler

Don't forget the fuse under the driver side back seat My 70 blew that one kinda the same way. I was puzzled good for about a hr.or so.

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