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Questions: 1958 Wagon. 12 volt conversion. I'm trying to connect this voltage regulator to externally regulated GM alternator. Can It be done? Help.
Question By: Joshua M Olson on Jun 16 2020 3:38 PM
You would have to refer to the manufacturer of your alternator on that to be sure. Most alternators have built in regulators.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 16 2020 11:41 AM
Questions: 12V 1948 CJ2a with externally-grounded field coil generator: I bought this regulator because in my previous one, the circuit breaker portion wasn't working reliably (it was charging OK otherwise when the breaker would close). This new one is not functioning correctly; it never charges, and when the circuit breaker is manually closed the Ammeter indicates that current is reversed, i.e. it shows more load (- Amps) instead of charging (+ Amps). I can put the old voltage regulator back in and it charges ok (again manual circuit breaker close). I've polarized the generator and regulator several times, and confirmed the generator is charging when I jumper the generator field terminal to ground (this causes the new circuit breaker to cycle, but current flows in the correct + direction). Any suggestions? Thanks!
Question By: Brandon Gleeson on Jun 7 2020 7:38 PM
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we can try to help you in further detail.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 8 2020 5:48 AM
Questions: How do I polarize a regulator?
Question By: John Andrews on Mar 21 2020 5:11 PM
With all wires hooked on voltage regulator - flash bat term to arm or gen term. Run a ground wire to one of the regulator mounting bolts back to battery negative.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Mar 22 2020 2:03 PM
Questions: I bought the 12-volt conversion kit from y'all awhile back. Way too long to remember all the details. Wiring harness, 12-volt regulator, alternator (I'm pretty sure from you all), coil, solenoid. Everything but the distributor and starter have been upgraded. Do we need the 12-volt regulator for the alternator? I can't remember, but I think I asked this question a long time ago when we purchased the parts. Also, do we need to do anything for the distributor? Let's get this CJ2A finished! Thanks! ~P.
Question By: Peer Plaut on Jan 29 2020 2:50 PM
The alternator has a built in regulator so you wouldnt need it.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 29 2020 7:10 AM
Questions: I completely Restored my 62 Willy’s truck and used your voltage regulator. Was charging fine and now getting 14v in and 10v out. Jeep only has 20 miles since complete resto. Is that a sign of a faulty regulator? The volt meter reads it’s not charging.
Question By: Andy on Jul 26 2019 4:19 AM
I would have your generator checked to make sure it is good as well. Please email email@example.com happy to help out.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jul 29 2019 5:53 AM
Questions: I just purchased VOLTAGE REGULATOR 12 VOLT FITS 41-71 JEEP & WILLYS Item # 923130. Do I need to flash generator when I install this one ? Thanks
Question By: Dan Zalewski on May 11 2019 12:47 AM
You will need to polarize the regulator itself.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on May 13 2019 5:44 AM
Questions: I got four separate wires that go to the voltage regulator on a 67 Willys Jeep which wire goes to which plug on a voltage regulator
Question By: David sergent on Oct 10 2018 10:21 PM
Please email me a picture of your voltage regulator you currently have on your vehicle. Mike@kaiserwillys.com and we can help you.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Oct 11 2018 5:39 AM
Questions: I have a 1950 jeepster 6 volt right now I would like to change to 12 volt with 1 wire alternator what do I have to change on the overdrive system and for the gages
Question By: Brent Bauer on Aug 29 2018 12:28 AM
I do have solenoids in 12 volt. We can help you. Please call and ask for Mike M.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Aug 29 2018 5:24 AM
Questions: I have converted my 41-45 MB to 12 volt system with the alternator. What regulator should be used to protect the 6 volt wiring?
Question By: Joe Gokey on Nov 8 2017 7:29 PM
I would check if your alternator doesn't have a built in regulator. That is usually the case. If your 12 volt then you need to run a 12 volt regulator if your alternator doesn't have one. Your wiring is fine.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 9 2017 5:44 AM
Questions: I would like to use the original gauges from a 1949 Jeepster with the 12 volt regulator, can that be done?
Question By: George on Jun 20 2017 9:16 PM
Yes, you'll have to use drop the voltage to them. Your local napa has a reducer.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 21 2017 6:18 AM
Questions: How meny AMP is that voltage regulator
Question By: mike on Jun 8 2017 8:50 PM
Has 35 amps. Thanks!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 9 2017 5:07 AM
Questions: I have a reproduction 50amp gauge and a 12v alternator, do I still need to wire in this regulator?
Question By: Alex on Jan 26 2017 9:09 PM
If you have an alternator that has a built in regulator no you wouldn't.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jan 27 2017 5:45 AM
Questions: I am converting everything to 12V. Do I still need the voltage regulator?
Question By: Kelly Davis on Nov 24 2016 2:56 PM
You will need a 12 volt regulator unless you purchase the 12 volt alternator which comes with the gauge. Thanks!!
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Nov 25 2016 7:50 AM
Questions: I am restoring a 1962 CJ-5 that has been on hunting ranch for last 25 years I have had a problem with the battery going dead, if I don;t drive it enough. I installed a Mustang Battery on/off switch and it solved my problem for years but now I want to fix it properly. I have replace the wiring harness (for other reasons) and still have the battery problem. It's a slow drain, takes several days maybe a week to go dead. What do you think? I was thinking about replacing either the regulator or starter. Any ideas where to start? Thanks
Question By: Chris on Jun 8 2016 4:07 PM
You will need a milliamp meter. Set it on 100 or 200 and test per the instuctions on the meter. Let us know what amperage draw is. We can go from there to see what the cause is. We need to know the draw amount.
Answer By: Willys Jeep Parts Tech on Jun 8 2016 12:33 PM
Questions: I have this regulator on my 59 wagon l226 - can you tell me where the AMP Light is connected?
Question By: Jim on Jun 2 2016 12:40 AM
On a 1959 Willys Station Wagon it would be in the speedometer cluster itself on a red light.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 2 2016 5:49 AM
Questions: I have a Willys/Hotchkiss that was converted to 24V by the French. I had all the 24V stuff removed and had a number of engine components replaced by modern/NOS for reliability. My mechanic at the time installed a modern alternator that included an internal voltage regulator. I purchased this regulator from you for cosmetics. Despite several mechanics telling me that I do not have to actually hook anything up into the this product, I have come to rely on you all - do I need to hook up this part?
Question By: Kevin on Oct 3 2014 12:00 AM
I assume you are running 12 volt then. It depends if you are using an alternator or not. If you are your alternator may have one built in internally.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 6 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 12v battery and a 12v starter, BUT I have a 6v coil and 6v distributer, so which regulator do I need 12 or 6?
Question By: Charlton on Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM
Sounds like you need to choose if your going to go all 6V or all 12V.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: So does this regulator convert 12v to 6v? I have a 12v battery and 12v starter, I am replacing the ballast and coil, which coil and regulator do I need, 12v or 6v?
Question By: Charlton on Sep 4 2014 12:00 AM
You will need this 12 volt regulator if your all 12 volt.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Sep 5 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I bought this item from you for my 12V MB in order to replace a non-WiIlys regulator ... basically for display purposes. This item is significantly smaller than the 6V version. What is the reason for the smaller size, yet higher volt capability?
Question By: Kevin Rice on Aug 21 2014 12:00 AM
The MB 45 amp is a totally different design and build. The early MB/GPW regulators were much much larger. This is the proper sized one for 12 volt Willys. All MB's were originally 6 volt and used part number: A1409
Answer By: Willys Tech on Aug 21 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 53 Willys Overland Pick-up with 4 cylinder F-head engine. I was getting no spark to the plugs. So, I have replaced the coil, distributor (electronic), spark plug wires, and ignition switch. Can a bad voltage regulator cause no spark to the plugs? Thanks for any info.
Question By: Hans Williams on Mar 2 2014 12:00 AM
Yes, I belieive it will cause that as well.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Mar 3 2014 12:00 AM
Questions: My 53 3A (12 volt system) currently has a four pole voltage regulator (chinese) that has one pole burned out. Your 12 volt looks to have only three poles. What's the difference and do I need to stick with finding a four pole replacement. Vance
Question By: Vance on Jun 5 2013 12:00 AM
Ours will be correct for the vehicle. You just double wire one of the junctions.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 5 2013 12:00 AM
Questions: I have a 6v ignition system and a 12v everything else (best I can tell) 1968 CJ5 2.2L 134 F head. Is this my replacement part?
Question By: Holly Lovett on Nov 4 2012 12:00 AM
Yes you will need to buy this item and convert it to 12volt.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Nov 5 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Can I convert by 24 volt battery system to a 12 volt by just installing a 12 volt regulator? 1953 M38A1 Willys
Question By: John B. Merz on May 27 2012 12:00 AM
It is a little more complicated than that. You will have to swap out most of your electrical for 12 volt.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 29 2012 12:00 AM
Questions: Where is the voltage regular located on m-38, 1950 M-38. Has waterproff ignition, if that makes any difference. Thanks, john
Question By: John on Oct 8 2011 12:00 AM
If you are 12volt it is usually on the inner fender.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Oct 9 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: My CJ2A is 6 volt. If I purchase this, do I also have to replace the wiring or is the original wiring thick enough to handle 12V?
Question By: Jason on Jun 2 2011 12:00 AM
You need to order part number: 923131 if you are 6 volt.
Answer By: Willys Tech on Jun 2 2011 12:00 AM
Questions: I was told the regulators are adjustable? Is this true and how does one adjust it? Thanks
Question By: Greg on May 9 2016 12:50 AM
I do believe this is possible, but this new unit would not require any adjustment per se. A local automotive electrician could do it for you.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 9 2016 5:52 AM
Questions: Is there a way to test a voltage regulator (on a 1968 cj 5) to determine if it still works?
Question By: Dave B on May 4 2016 1:27 PM
You can take it up to your local automotive electrican, they can test easily.
Answer By: Willys Tech on May 4 2016 9:04 AM