High Voltage!

High Voltage!

It’s getting really frustrating! Herbie is not fixed yet because there is still one part missing. Everything was perfect until our Love Bug got on his vessel heading South.

Today Domi installed again all “repaired” parts and it seemed to be working but the regulator we bought was obviously broken because it didn’t regulate the voltage.

Below you can see a picture of the “new” (electric) regulator we bought. The problem is that it has not told the dynamo not to produce more than fourteen volts.

A regulator is meant to be the one who is telling the alternator what to do, but in our case the dynamo was putting out up to eighteen Volts. Now we have to get another regulator. It is very hard to find VW spare parts in Colombia – especially in Cartagena.

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