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Please Note: The following information pertains to stock VW Master Cylinder connection configurations. Images are not drawn to scale and should be used for reference only.

As with most VW parts go with German made replacement Master Cylinders when available. Otherwise, Brazil made Master Cylinders are a close second in quality and are an excellent value.

Type 1 (Beetle/Super Beetle/Ghia) Master Cylinders

VW Type 1 1950-64

1950-64 VW Type 1 Master Cylinder Diagram

VW Type 1 1965-66

1965-66 VW Type 1 Master Cylinder Diagram

VW Type 1 1967-77

1967-77 VW Type 1 Master Cylinder Diagram

Super Beetle 1971-79

1971-79 VW Super Beetle Master Cylinder Diagram




Type 2 (Bus/Transporter) Master Cylinders

Type 2 1955-66

1955-66 Type 2 / Bus Master Cylinder Diagram

Type 2 1967

1967 Type 2 / Bus Master Cylinder Diagram

Type 2 1968-69

(No Servo) 1968-69 Type 2 / Bus Master Cylinder (No Servo) Diagram

Type 2 1971-79

(For use w/ Servo) 1971-79 Type 2 / Bus Master Cylinder (Use with Servo) Diagram




Type 3 Master Cylinders

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VW Thing Master Cylinders

VW Type 1 1967-77

1967-77 VW Type 1 Master Cylinder Diagram



Why 2 Brake Light Switches?
Dual Circuit Master cylinders utilized 2 brake light switches in order to differentiated the pressure readings from each circuit. If the pressure readings were off, the Brake Warning Light would turn on in the dashboard to let the driver know service was required.