This VW Hard Start Relay Kit will help fix hard-start issues caused by old, worn out wiring. This kit includes a relay and wiring for
installing the kit in your 12V system. The kit is engineered to withstand high temperatures and electrical components are securely assembled
for dependable operation. See the images for the installation instructions.
Our Expert's Take:
This is a pretty simple one. This thing is no flash and all function. Air-cooled VWs never came with a starter relay, which means all the current from the battery has to pass through the ignition switch at the front of the car and then make it all the way back to the rear of the car before it hits the starter. It’s a long way for it to travel.
Hard start relays are named as such because they help eliminate hard starts associated with old wiring. When the wiring gets old and the contacts corrode, the battery struggles to provide enough juice to get the starter going. This relay gets battery power from the positive battery cable where it attaches to the starter, making a shorter path for the electricity to travel and more reliable starts.
Tim is a customer turned employee. He has been with the company for 5 years and has provided technical support to thousands of customers. His first experience with VWs was riding around in his high school friend's 1973 Westfalia camper. Reliable to boot, that bus went everywhere. It's been 15 years since then and in that time he's worked on countless air-cooled VWs, including his own 1961 Beetle.
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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.