VW Beetle Electrical

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  1. Stainless Steel Dynamo Cover
    Product of the EU

    Stainless Steel Dynamo Cover

    AC903851

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    €18.98 €15.95
    In stock
  2. Pulley Cover for Dynamo or Alternator
    Scat

    Pulley Cover for Dynamo or Alternator

    AC903355

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1960 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1960 - 1967
    Beetle 1960 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Quantity:
    €28.50 €23.95
    Available soon, date to be confirmed
  3. Fuel Gauge Sender Unit O-ring Seal
    Klokkerholm

    Fuel Gauge Sender Unit O-ring Seal

    113-919-131/A

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1971 - 1979
    Beetle 1971 - 1979
    Baywindow 1973 - 1979
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Corrado 1989 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Quantity:
    €4.46 €3.75
    In stock
  4. Speedometer Cable
    Fania

    Speedometer Cable

    142-957-801/C /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1971 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1971
    944 1982 - 1985
    924 1976 - 1988
    Quantity:
    €22.55 €18.95
    In stock
  5. VDO Gauge Hole Cover 52mm
    EMPI

    VDO Gauge Hole Cover 52mm

    V240864

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1992
    T5 2004 - 2015
    T4 1991 - 2003
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Scirocco 1975 - 1992
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Quantity:
    €23.21 €19.50
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  6. Courtesy Light Switch Seal
    Product of the EU

    Courtesy Light Switch Seal

    113-947-565/A /

    Product Vehicle Years
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1961 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1961 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1961 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Brazil Kombi 1997 - 2014
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    924 1976 - 1988
    968 1992 - 1995
    944 1982 - 1991
    Quantity:
    €2.68 €2.25
    In stock
  7. Starter Motor Bolt M10x110
    Forst

    Starter Motor Bolt M10x110

    111-199-101/B

    Product Vehicle Years
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Baywindow 1968 - 1975
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1951 - 1979
    Quantity:
    Was €5.65 Now €3.92 €3.29
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Buy parts for VW Beetle electric systems here!

Heritage Parts Centre stock an extensive range of stock and aftermarket VW Beetle electrical parts, including everything you might require to replace, restore or upgrade your VW Beetle ignition system, Volkswagen Beetle charging circuit, lights, gauges and switches or even to fit Retro Sounds into your classic Beetle radio. To browse all the electrical parts we supply, simply follow the links below. Alternatively, read on for further information on what we offer for the different elements of the VW Beetle electric system:

VW Beetle Headlamps and tail lights

Failed bulbs are one of the most common reasons for a classic Volkswagen to fail its annual MoT test, so we here at Heritage Parts Centre sell all standard Beetle replacement bulbs, as well as a comprehensive range of air-cooled Beetle rear light parts, seals and complete VW Beetle light units, for all years and models. If you are unsure which model of Beetle you have, or what lamp units are fitted, then be sure to read through the VW Beetle rear light section where it is all explained in detail.

We haven’t forgotten that many of you also like to modify your Volkswagens, so also hold stock of aftermarket US-spec VW Beetle headlights, buggy lights and semi-sealed Beetle headlights, as well as a wide range of Beetle accessory lights and custom Beetle rear lamps, from the popular teardrops, through blue dots and all the way up to New Beetle-style rear lamps for air-cooled Volkswagens. Or if it’s just something as simple as a classic Beetle brake light switch or a Beetle reversing light relay or a VW Beetle number plate lamp you need, we’ve got you covered, too.

Indicators

From the very earliest Beetle semaphore indicators to the late model bumper-mounted blinkers, we here at Heritage Parts Centre have what you need. As well as all the stock VW Beetle parts you might require for a restoration, we have numerous aftermarket and custom Beetle indicator options, including clear, all-red and smoked Volkswagen Beetle lenses, ‘mount anywhere’ mini and micro lights and all the Beetle indicator switches, indicator arms and relays to go with them.

Horns and sounds

The VW Beetle horn is another classic MoT failure and problem area, but again we are here to help with a range of both 6 and 12 volt Beetle horn parts, plus klaxon, bull and other custom VW Beetle horns. We can even supply musical horns, complete with compressor, hose and hardware. If it is sounds of another variety you are looking for, we hold the full range of VW Beetle RetroSound radios and components, allowing you to upgrade your vintage Beetle stereo in every area without spoiling the looks of the classic dashboard in the process. With specially designed air-cooled Beetle speakers, amps, Beetle retro-style radio faceplates, knobs, kick panel speaker pods, even sound deadening, everything you require for a full classic Beetle stereo upgrade is here.

Beetle Charging system

Having problems with your classic Beetle charging system? Whether you have a VW Beetle dynamo or wish to upgrade to a more efficient classic Beetle alternator, we have the parts you require to keep your Volkswagen Beetle on the road. From complete VW Beetle alternator conversion kits, replacement Beetle voltage regulators, split-charge relays (for cars equipped with high-output stereo systems for example) down to the mundane, such as replacement Beetle battery clamps and terminals, we’ve got it.

Ignition

Heritage Parts Centre has everything to get your classic Volkswagen started – Beetle ignition switches, Volkswagen Beetle starter motors (standard and high torque versions available), classic Beetle distributors, points, condensers, VW Beetle distributor caps, ignition coils and Volkswagen Beetle ignition leads. We stock everything from standard Bosch Volkswagen ignition parts through custom coloured and over-braided parts for Beetle engine bay dress up through to classic Beetle performance ignition upgrades such as Beetle 009 distributors and Volkswagen Beetle Pertronix Ignitor and Pertronix Flamethrower ignition system. So whichever way you want to go with your classic VW Beetle ignition system, we’re here to assist you.

Wiring

With even the latest European-built Beetles being 40 years old now, your Volkswagen Beetle wiring may well have seen better days, and nobody wants to take a risk with their pride and joy, right? We here at Heritage Parts Centre have everything you need to refresh, update or even completely replace your classic Beetle wiring system. From something as simple as a VW Beetle wash / wipe switch or a Volkswagen Beetle wiper motor, through the classic Beetle parts you need to rebuild one, right up to complete replacement VW Beetle wiring looms, Heritage Parts Centre has what you are looking for.

Gauges

Volkswagen never saw fit to equip the classic VW Beetle with anything much more than a speedometer, and later a fuel gauge, but we know that these days people like to know a little bit more about what’s going on with their Beetles than just that so we have put together a selection of Volkswagen Beetle gauges - speedos, rev counters, fuel gauges, volt meters, amp meters and oil temperature gauges in a wide range of styles from renowned specialists, VDO and AutoMeter. Plus we have all the necessary air-cooled Beetle senders, mounting cups and brackets, allowing you to replace or upgrade the VW Beetle gauges in your car today.

If you have any questions or queries about Volkswagen Beetle electrical parts, or if you can’t find the classic VW Beetle electrical items or accessories you require, just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our dedicated sales team on 01273 444 000.

VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

Whilst some civilian Beetles had been produced during the war, predominantly for high ranking Nazi elite, production was minimal, though some unusual fuelling options became available, in part due to all available oil, and fuel being directed towards the Luftwaffe and Panzer divisions.


One of the more abstract models was the Holzbrenner; essentially a wood powered Beetle. The way this worked was that wood was heated until it began to break down chemically. When wood burns in a normal fire, the wood decomposes chemically due to the heat, and some of the gasses produced by the wood are flammable, and they burn as they are released. That is the flame that you see.


With the world war 2 era wood burning cars, however, wood was heated to a temperature hot enough to decompose the wood, but the gas was not allowed to burn. It was stored in a chamber, and injected into the cylinders of a regular internal combustion car. Some of the German made wood-burning cars were the VW Kdf Wagen (postwar Beetle), and the German Army Kübelwagen.

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