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JWLindsey JWLindsey is offline
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Location: Davis, CA
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My '87 roached the diode when the voltage regulator blew and I could not find a new one anywhere. Pelican lists one but it is bigger bucks and I was not confident it would work based on the part cross reference. I got a loose diode from the shop that rebuilt the alternator and then just cut the old one apart and soldered in the replacement. If I remember right it was a 1.5W diode and it's not too tough to fix up once you understand which way the current flows. This is not a big wattage circuit as it is just "exciting" the alternator so I think 1.5W does the trick. I heard rumors of the diode being a common post-'68 VW Type 2 part but I could never chase one down so I rolled my own.

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