The VW Ignition Switch is a replacement 6 wire unit for 1971 Beetles, Super Beetles and Karmann Ghias. It also fits 1971 through early 1974 Type 2 Bus models (through VIN 2*42164059) and Early 1973 Things (through VIN 1832346315). The grey wire on the switch is not needed. The brown wire would have been for the door buzzer and is not typically needed either. Click on the "Tech Tips" tab for more wiring installation information.
Please Note:The information listed below is for stock, unmodified VW's manufactured for sale in the US. VW's are commonly modified and very often parts from another year VW may have been installed on your car. California Pacific JBugs is not responsible for any errors if you car has been modified in any way.
1971 VW Beetle Hardtop
1971 VW Standard Beetle Metal Sunroof
1971 VW Super Beetle Hardtop
1971 VW Super Beetle Metal Sunroof
1971 VW Super Beetle Convertible
1971 VW Karmann Ghia Coupe
1971 VW Karmann Ghia Convertible
1971 VW Type 2 Bus
1972 VW Type 2 Bus
1973 VW Type 2 Bus
1974 VW Type 2 Bus
1971 VW Type 2 Crew Cab
1972 VW Type 2 Crew Cab
1973 VW Type 2 Crew Cab
1974 VW Type 2 Crew Cab
1971 VW Type 2 Single Cab
1972 VW Type 2 Single Cab
1973 VW Type 2 Single Cab
1974 VW Type 2 Single Cab
Helpful Hints & Tips:
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
S - Brown Wire Igntion Buzzer (Not typically used) We cut the wire off at the terminal when installing the new ignition switch
P - Parking Position Power (NOT USED) We cut the wire off at the terminal when installing the new ignition switch
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
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