Wiring for VW Ignition Switches.


VW Ignition Switches.

111905803D Ignition Switch:

VW Bug 1954-67
VW Ghia 1960-66

Replacing the Ignition Switch (and most all the VW Switches) is very simple. The switch terminals are numbered, their designations are:

30 - Battery Power from the Headlight Switch
15/54 - Power to the Fuse Box
50 - Power to the Starter
111905803D Ignition Switch.
111905803D Ignition Switch.

VW Factory Color Coding:
30 - Red
15/54 - Black
50 - Red or Red w/Black Stripe


311905865A VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly:

VW Bug 1968-70
VW Ghia 1968-70
VW Bus 1968-70
VW Type 1968-70

Replacing the Ignition Switch (and most all the VW Switches) is very simple. The switch terminals are numbered, their designations are:

30 - Battery Power from the Headlight Switch
15 - Power to the Fuse Box
50 - Power to the Starter
P - Parking Position Power (NOT USED) We cut the GRAY wire off at the terminal when installing the new ignition switch
311905865A VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.
311905865A VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.

VW Factory Color Coding:
30 - Red
15 - Black
50 - Black w/Red Stripe


111905865F VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly:

VW Bug/Super 1971
VW Ghia 1971
VW Bus 1971-74 (To Chassis # 2142164059)

Replacing the Ignition Switch (and most all the VW Switches) is very simple. The switch terminals are numbered, their designations are:

30 - Battery Power from the Headlight Switch
15 - Power to the Fuse Box
50 - Power to the Starter
X - Power To the Headlight Switch
P - Parking Position Power (NOT USED) We cut the GRAY wire off at the terminal when installing the new ignition switch
111905865F VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.
111905865F VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.

VW Factory Color Coding:
30 - Red
15 - Black
50 - Black w/Red Stripe
X - Black w/Yellow Stripe at Ignition Switch. Changes to Red w/Black at Headlight Switch harness


111905865K VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly:

VW Bug 1972-74
VW Super Beetle 1972-74
VW Ghia 1972-73
VW Type 3 1972-74
VW Thing 1973-74

Replacing the Ignition Switch is very simple, especially on the 71 and later model VWs where the Ignition Switch originally has a wiring connector that plugs into the Ignition Switch. If your connector is missing the switch terminals are numbered so not a major issue. You can run individual wires to the appropriate terminal. Their designations are:

1/4" Terminals
30 - Battery Power from the Headlight Switch
15 - Power to the Fuse Box
50 - Power to the Starter
X - Power To the Headlight Switch
1/8" Terminals Not Typically Used
P - Parking Position Power (NOT USED)
S - Ground Wire for Ignition Buzzer (Not typically used)
111905865K VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.
111905865K VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.

VW Factory Color Coding:
30 - Red
15 - Black
50 - Black w/Red Stripe
X - Black w/Yellow Stripe at Ignition Switch. Changes to Red w/Black at Headlight Switch harness


171905865 VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly:

VW Bug 1974-77
VW Super Beetle 1974-79 (From Chassis #1142558022)
VW Ghia 1974
VW Type 2 1974-79 (From Chassis #21142164060)

Replacing the Ignition Switch is very simple, especially on the 71 and later model VWs where the Ignition Switch originally has a wiring connector that plugs into the Ignition Switch. If your connector is missing the switch terminals are numbered so not a major issue. You can run individual wires to the appropriate terminal. Their designations are:

1/4" Terminals
30 - Battery Power from the Headlight Switch
15 - Power to the Fuse Box
50 - Power to the Starter
X - Power To the Headlight Switch
1/8" Terminals Not Typically Used
P - Parking Position Power (NOT USED)
S - Ground Wire for Ignition Buzzer (Not typically used)
171905865 VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.
171905865 VW Ignition Switch, Electrical Assembly.

VW Factory Color Coding:
30 - Red
15 - Black
50 - Black w/Red Stripe
X - Black w/Yellow Stripe at Ignition Switch. Changes to Red w/Black at Headlight Switch harness


211905811C VW Ignition Switch:

VW Bus 1950-67

Replacing the Ignition Switch (and most all the VW Switches) is very simple. The switch terminals are numbered, their designations are:

30 - Battery Power from the Headlight Switch
15/54 - Power to the Fuse Box
50 - Power to the Starter
211905811C VW Ignition Switch.
211905811C VW Ignition Switch.

VW Factory Color Coding:
30 - Red
15/54 - Black
50 - Red or Red w/Black Stripe