The VW Distributor Cap clips to the top of the distributor and has 5 posts for the coil and 4 spark plug wires. The distributor cap fits original distributors in 1969 through 1977 Standard Beetles, 1971 through 1979 Super Beetles, 1969 through 1974 Karmann Ghias, 1969 through 1979 Type 2 Bus models, 1973 through 1974 Things and 1980 through 1985 Vanagons (through VIN 24*E*15500). The 03010 distributor cap is also used on the popular and common 009 (0 231 178 009) distributor. Please verify your distributor part number before ordering distributor parts as distributors are commonly swapped out.
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 Distributor Cap is an often neglected component of ignition system. The contacts in the cap can corrode over time, carbon can build up on them as well as inside the cap itself and cause misfires. Cracks can develop as well causing igntion misses. We typically replace the caps every 15,000 miles as cheap insurance.
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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.