since 1997 of release

Repair and car operation

Foltsvagen Golf 4
+ 1. Maintenance instruction
+ 2. Engine
+ 3. Cooling system
+ 4. Fuel system
+ 5. Exhaust system
+ 6. Ventilation and heating system
+ 7. Coupling
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets and power shafts
+ 10. Steering
+ 11. Wheels and tires
+ 12. Brake system
+ 13. Body
- 14. Electric equipment and electroschemes
   14.1. Filament lamps
   14.2. Electric chains
   + 14.3. Detection of not closed chain
   14.4. Safety locks
   - 14.5. Accumulator
      14.5.1. Rules of care of the accumulator
      14.5.2. Accumulator check
      14.5.3. Battery charging
      14.5.4. Accumulator removal
      14.5.5. Accumulator installation
      14.5.6. The remarks concerning the accumulator with ventilating caps
      14.5.7. Charging system
   + 14.6. Generator
   + 14.7. Starter
   14.8. Replacement of bulbs of external lighting
   14.9. Removal and installation of an additional signal of braking
   14.10. Replacement of bulbs of internal lighting
   + 14.11. Devices of external lighting
   + 14.12. Adjustment of light of headlights
   14.13. Removal and installation of a combination of devices
   14.14. Removal and installation of switches of a steering column
   14.15. Removal and installation of switches
   14.16. Removal and radio receiver installation
   14.17. Removal and installation of high-frequency loudspeakers
   14.18. Removal and installation of low-frequency loudspeakers
   14.19. Recommendations about phone installation
   14.20. Aerial
   14.21. Check of a heater of back glass
   + 14.22. Explanations to electric circuits
   + 14.23. Schemes of electric equipment of the VW Golf car since September, 1997.

14.5.7. Charging system


If the control lamp of a battery charging does not burn at ignition inclusion, check connection of wires to the generator and integrity of a control lamp. If the lamp still does not burn, check an electric chain from the generator to a lamp. If all electric chains are serviceable, means, the generator is faulty and it should be replaced or repaired.

If the control lamp of a battery charging burns at operation of the engine, stop the engine and check a condition and a tension of a driving belt of the generator, and also connection of wires to the generator.

Check of a regulator of tension

1. Connect the voltmeter to poles of the accumulator and start the engine.
2. Increase engine turns before stabilization of indications of the voltmeter which should show from 12 to 13 volts, but no more than 14 volts.
3. Include the maximum number of electric consumers (a headlight, a heater of back glass, the heater fan). Thus the tension developed by the generator with a regulator of tension, should be in limits from 13 to 14 volts.
4. If tension does not correspond to demanded sizes, worn-out brushes of the generator, weak springs of brushes, a faulty regulator of tension, the faulty diode, break of a winding of a stator or defective contact rings of a rotor can be a cause of defect.