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VW Windshield Wipers

We offer a huge selection of VW Wiper Blades, VW Wiper Motors, Wiper Arms, Wiper Shafts, Nozzles and more for all air-cooled Volkswagens.

For the VW Bug, Super Beetle, Bus, Karmann Ghia, Thing and Type 3, we offer Bosch Wiper Blades. All of our Volkswagen Wiper Blades include the necessary mounting hardware.

We offer quality rebuilt VW Wiper Motors for classic Volkswagens. In addition to rebuilding your existing motor back to factory specs, we can also rebuild your early (1966 and earlier) 6-volt wiper motor and convert it to 12-volt. We charge a refundable core charge for ALL wiper motor rebuilds. In some cases, we will need to rebuild your existing motor due to a lack of cores.






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Wiper Cores are a limited resource. Due to the scarce supply of usable cores- In almost all cases we will rebuild your original core and send it back to you.

The entire process will typically take 1 week, plus transit times. When your order is first placed, a core charge may be added to your original bill- this will be credited when your core is received*



How often should I change my VW Windshield Wipers?



It is generally recommended that you replace your windshield wipers every 6 months to a year or as soon as they begin to lose function. The amount of wear on your VW Wiper Blades varies due to frequency of use and weather conditions.

Signs that you need new Wiper Blades:


Your VW Wiper Blades leave a streak as they wipe the moisture from the windshield
Your Windshield Wipers leave behind large gaps of water
Your Wipers are making squeaking noises or chattering sounds
You notice a reduction in visibility while driving


Investing in new windshield wipers for your classic Volkswagen can save you money because leaving worn out wiper blades on your Volkswagen can cause damage to your windshield as the material from the blade shreds and breaks loose.

Wiring for VW Windshield Wiper Switches


141955517 Windshield Wiper Switch, Two Speed:

VW Bug 1961-67
VW Ghia 1961-67
VW Type 3 1967
VW Type 2 68-72

The two speed wiper switch can be used on any 1 speed motor. Use the information below to assist with the wiring. Replacement Wiper Switch Terminal Definitions:

30 - POWER FROM FUSE BOX
31 - CHASSIS GROUND
31B - SWITCHED GROUND TO WIPER SWITCH
53A - PARK POSISTION (54 on early model wiper motors/switches)
53 - SPEED 1 (54D on early model wiper motors/switches)
53B - SPEED 2

Some wiper switches or motors may have only 2 or 3 terminals. Wire up your original motor to the terminals or their cross over number listed above.
141955517 Windshield Wiper Switch, Two Speed.
141955517 Windshield Wiper Switch, Two Speed.
VW Factory Color Coding:


141955517A Windshield Wiper Switch:

VW Bug/Super 1968-71
VW Ghia 1968-71
VW Bus 1968-72
VW Type 3 1968-71

Use the information below to assist with the wiring of the Wiper Switch. Replacement Wiper Switch Terminal Definitions:

30 - POWER FROM FUSE BOX
31 - CHASSIS GROUND
31B - SWITCHED GROUND TO WIPER SWITCH
53A - PARK POSISTION (54 on early model wiper motors/switches)
53 - SPEED 1 (54D on early model wiper motors/switches)
53B - SPEED 2

Some wiper switches or motors may have only 2 or 3 terminals. Wire up your original motor to the terminals or their cross over number listed above. Some wiper switches or motors may have only 2 or 3 terminals. Wire up your original motor to the terminals or their cross over number listed above.
141955517A Windshield Wiper Switch.
141955517A Windshield Wiper Switch.
VW Factory Color Coding:


111953519h Windshield Wiper Switch:

VW Beetle 1972-74
VW Ghia 1972-1974
VW Type 3 1972-73
VW Thing 1973-1974

Installing the turn signal switch is pretty easy. It is modular and clips into the Turn Signal Switch. The wiring runs down the steering column and plugs into the Wiper Switch Harness "pigtail".
VW Wiper Motor & Switch Terminal Definitions:

30 - POWER FROM FUSE BOX
31 - CHASSIS GROUND
31B - SWITCHED GROUND TO WIPER SWITCH
53A - PARK POSISTION (54 on early model wiper motors/switches)
53 - SPEED 1 (54D on early model wiper motors/switches)
53B - SPEED 2
53E - Wiper Brake Winding (only used on late model switches and motors)
Some wiper switches or motors may have only 2 or 3 terminals. Wire up your original motor to the terminals or their cross over number listed above.
VW Factory Color Coding:
Black - Terminal 53
Black/White - 53a
Black/Yellow - 53b
Green - 53e


111953519G Windshield Wiper Switch:

VW Bug Late 1974-79
VW Super Beetle Late 1974-79
VW Ghia Late 1974
VW Thing (From Chassis #1842356316)
Installing the turn signal switch is pretty easy. It is modular and clips into the Turn Signal Switch. The wiring runs down the steering column and plugs into the Wiper Switch Harness "pigtail".
VW Wiper Motor & Switch Terminal Definitions:

30 - POWER FROM FUSE BOX
31 - CHASSIS GROUND
31B - SWITCHED GROUND TO WIPER SWITCH
53A - PARK POSISTION (54 on early model wiper motors/switches)
53 - SPEED 1 (54D on early model wiper motors/switches)
53B - SPEED 2
53E - Wiper Brake Winding (only used on late model switches and motors)
Some wiper switches or motors may have only 2 or 3 terminals. Wire up your original motor to the terminals or their cross over number listed above.
111953519G Windshield Wiper Switch.
111953519G Windshield Wiper Switch.
VW Factory Color Coding:
Black - Terminal 53
Black/White - 53a
Black/Yellow - 53b
Green - 53e




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