The Bosch 01011 Ignition points install inside the distributor and open and close as the shaft spins breaking the coils ground momentarily to send the spark to the appropriate spark plug. The ignition points fit original distributors in 1968 through 1970 Autostick and 1971 and later Standard Beetles, 1971 through 1979 Super Beetles, 1968 through 1970 Autostick and 1971 through 1974 Karmann Ghias, 1971 through 1979 Type 2 Bus models, 1968 through 1973 Type 3s, 1973 through 1974 Things and 1980 through 1983 Vanagons. The 01011 points can also be used in the common 0231 178 009 (double O nine) & not so common 9230 081 050 centrifugal advance distributors.
Please note that the fitments listed are for what VW originally equipped the model listed with. It is very possible that after 40 years, the distributor may have been changed so we recommend verifying your distributor before ordering any distributor parts.
The VW Ignition points are inside the VW distributor and are connected to the ignition condensor. The points are typically replaced every 3000 miles.
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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 your car has been modified in any way.
The point gap should be set to .016". We recommend putting a dab of di-electric grease on the cam follower to ensure long life for the points.