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Reefer High
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 5:23 pm    Post subject: alternator wiring ? Reply with quote

hey i just got my new engine last night and threw it in. The question i have is that on the old alternator or generator(i'm assuming its a generator due the the different diameter from front to back)has a plug labeled D+ and a B+. The new engine i picked up has a alternator which has a D+ and a DF. I believe the F means field but not sure how to hook it up. Being a newenginei don'twant to take any chances.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

have you taken out the regulator from the system??
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 02, 2005 11:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carefull now! if u don't connect it right you'll burn the alternator! I'd tell ya how i hooked up mine and burned it, then bought a new one and hooked it up right......... but right now i'm much too drunk!!! LOL Embarassed Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 12:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

what type alternator is it? #, if it has a built in regulator then take your old one out. I recently upgraded to an alternator recently and simply followed the wire to my starter, and another to my ignition. It depends also where your regulator was mounted, if its under the seat your gonna have to re-do the connections there. Just follow the wires back or get a wiring diagram and it should be a piece of cake, although follow Stan's advice.

I'll have to check out the wiring on mine to tell you which wire connects to the DF, but let me know if what type of alternator were dealing with.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:00 am    Post subject: I need to know also...... Reply with quote

I am doing the same conversion. I am changing from a generator to an alternator. How do I know if it has the built in regulator??
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here are a few old threads that may help.

Bosch AL-82 (X or N) has the built in regualtor.
Bosch AL-78 has the 3 prong plug in on the alt and regulator under the rear seat
Generators 6V has reg on top...12V under rear seat. When you switch to the AL 82 you bypass the regulator.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=98398&highlight=al82

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=83340&highlight=al82

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44475&highlight=al82
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Im also going to get rid of my generator and put in a alternator this weekend.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 8:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

keifernet wrote:
Here are a few old threads that may help.

Bosch AL-82 (X or N) has the built in regualtor.
Bosch AL-78 has the 3 prong plug in on the alt and regulator under the rear seat
Generators 6V has reg on top...12V under rear seat. When you switch to the AL 82 you bypass the regulator.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=98398&highlight=al82

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=83340&highlight=al82

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=44475&highlight=al82


Thank you for the info!!!
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 03, 2005 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

if it's any help, here is what my wiring looks like for my al-82

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