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Bosch Voltage Regulator; 55 Amp; Internal Type | 9190087003

VW Beetle, Super Beetle, Karmann Ghia, Thing
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P/N: 9190087003 Bosch OEM
Description:
55 Amp; Internal Type
For Bosch Brazilian alternators with internally mounted voltage regulator. This is NOT for the AL82 standard alternator. 1 per car.
Cross References:
  • 0192052003
  • 1986AE0005
  • 70454034101
  • 9190087003741

Voltage regulators maintain a constant range of alternator voltage output and convert the alternate current (AC) produced by the alternator into the direct current (DC) the vehicle operates on. As the alternator turns, it uses coil windings and magnets to create the alternate current. The faster the alternator turns, the more current and voltage is produced. The voltage regulator uses diodes to convert the AC to DC, limiting the alternator's voltage output to 12-14 volts.

Voltage regulators fail when they can no longer convert alternate current to direct current or when they can no longer maintain a consistent voltage that the VW requires to operate.

Signs of a faulty voltage regulator include:
  • Surging lights
  • Flickering interior lights
  • Instrument cluster or panel malfunctioning
  • Battery light or check engine light illuminated
  • A battery not being charged

Checking battery voltage or alternator output are simple ways to test a voltage regulator. Fluctuating battery voltage or drops in alternator output when the engine is at idle indicates the voltage regulator has failed and is not regulating voltage or not converting alternate current to direct current.

Replacing Your VW Voltage Regulator

Some voltage regulators are external to the alternator and can be removed and replaced in series with the alternator output circuit. Other voltage regulators are mounted inside of the alternator and may be removable and replaceable, but some will require the replacement of the alternator to replace the voltage regulator.

View more VW Voltage Regulators.

Bosch is the world's largest supplier of components to the automotive industry. The Bosch product line includes alternators & starters, brakes, electronic controls and sensors, fuel system parts and management, ignition system components, and steering system components. All Bosch automotive parts are either OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) or made to their specs as a replacement part for the OEM unit.
Left = Driver side and Right = Passenger side.
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What This Bosch Voltage Regulator Fits?

Application information below is for reference only and should not be used to determine the exact vehicle fitment. Please use the "Make Sure It Fits" vehicle selection box above to determine the exact fitment and review any application notes. If you need any help determining if this part works with your vehicle, please don't hesitate to contact us.

VW
71-78 - Beetle
73-74 - Karmann Ghia
73-75 - Super Beetle
76-79 - Super Beetle
w/ Brazillian Bosch Alternator w/ Internal Regulator
73-74 - Thing