VW Beetle Steering

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  1. Steering Box Access Cover
    Product of the EU

    Steering Box Access Cover

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1961 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1961 - 1970
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1961 - 1979
    111-805-585/A
    In stock
    €12.30 €10.25
  2. Steering Box for Beam Axle
    Varga

    Steering Box for Beam Axle

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1961 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1961 - 1979
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1961 - 1979
    111-415-061/A /
    In stock
    €236.34 €196.95
  3. Steering Box
    Product of Brazil

    Steering Box

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1961 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1961 - 1970
    Type 3 1961 - 1974
    Buggy/Baja 1961 - 1979
    Beetle 1961 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1983 - 1983
    111-415-061/AA
    Not currently available
    €137.94 €114.95
  4. Retaining Bolt for Pitman Arm
    SSP

    Retaining Bolt for Pitman Arm

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1970
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Type 3 1961 - 1975
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    211-415-747/A
    In stock
    €5.94 €4.95
  5. Steering Column Plastic Support Ring
    JP GROUP

    Steering Column Plastic Support Ring

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1956 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    Beetle Mexico 1994 - 1999
    Beetle Cabrio 1975 - 1979
    Beetle 1975 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1981 - 1989
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1989
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Jetta 1981 - 1989
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    171-419-341
    In stock
    €3.00 €2.50
  6. Hexagonal Nut M16x1.5
    SSP

    Hexagonal Nut M16x1.5

    Product Vehicle Years
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1974 - 1979
    Beetle 1974 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1957 - 1957, 1974 - 1978
    T5 2003 - 2015
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1993
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    T4 1991 - 2003
    T6 2016 - 2019
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    N01-116-42
    In stock
    €7.50 €6.25
  7. Steering Column Spacer Sleeve
    Genuine VW

    Steering Column Spacer Sleeve

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1974 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1974 - 1979
    Beetle 1974 - 1979
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1989
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Jetta 1979 - 1989
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1989
    171-419-549
    In stock
    €8.10 €6.75
  8. Steering Column Bearing
    Product of Brazil

    Steering Column Bearing

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1962 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1962 - 1967
    Type 3 1962 - 1967
    Buggy/Baja 1962 - 1967
    Beetle 1962 - 1967
    113-415-585/A
    In stock
    €9.00 €7.50
  9. Rubber Steering Coupling
    Febi Bilstein

    Rubber Steering Coupling

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    251-419-417/B
    Expected in 5 weeks
    €23.70 €19.75
  10. Upper Steering Column Seal
    SSP

    Upper Steering Column Seal

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1967
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1967
    Beetle 1947 - 1967
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1967
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1949 - 1967
    111-415-603
    Only 2 Available
    €7.80 €6.50
  11. Lower Steering flange
    VW

    Lower Steering flange

    Product Vehicle Years
    Karmann Ghia 1968 - 1974
    Beetle Cabrio 1968 - 1979
    Beetle 1968 - 1979
    111-415-409
    Out of stock
    €34.20 €28.50

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Buy your VW Beetle steering parts here

The Volkswagen Beetle steering system is well known for being hard wearing and long lasting but, like most things, Beetle steering parts can still wear out over time with high mileage and a lack of maintenance. VW Heritage stock a truly extensive range of VW Beetle steering assembly parts, including replacement Beetle steering boxes, tie rods and tie rod ends, complete Beetle tie rod kits, Beetle steering dampers and all the other small mechanical parts that go together to make up the air cooled Beetle steering system.

We also offer a huge selection of VW Beetle steering wheels, from well respected companies including Nardi, Grant, Mountney, Momo and Flat 4, as well as excellent quality reproductions of most of the original style VW Beetle steering wheels.

To browse or buy the parts you need just follow the links above, or read on for further information on our classic VW Beetle steering components range.

VW Beetle steering wheels

Some say it’s the most important part of a car as it’s the bit you sit looking at and hold onto at all times. There’s no doubt the Volkswagen Beetle steering wheel is important, and the stock Beetle steering wheels are a classic bit of VW design in their own right. Acknowledging this, VW Heritage offer a wide range of classic Beetle steering wheels to suit all tastes. For restorations, we offer the superb OE-style Flat 4 steering wheels, in different colours and with the classic Beetle ‘D’-shaped horn ring and Wolfsburg crest. We also stock top quality reproductions of the classic VW Beetle EMPI GT steering wheel and Speedwell wood rim steering wheel, along with a range of VW Banjo steering wheels and delightful VW Beetle horn pushes – both popular accessories in the 1950s, and widely used on coachbuilt VWs.

For owners wanting a different look, we stock a large number of Grant VW steering wheels and Mountney Beetle steering wheels, ranging from classic VW wood rim steering wheels to metal flake and chain link steering wheels, in sizes from 10-15 inch diameter, plus a comprehensive range of Beetle aftermarket steering wheel fitting kits and accessories.

VW Beetle steering assembly

In addition to the Volkswagen Beetle steering wheels themselves, we also supply a huge range of steering system components that fit across all Beetle models. For standard late model Beetles we stock the complete air cooled Beetle steering column, as well as horn contact rings, clamps, bolts, bushes, bearings, Beetle steering couplers and indicator cancelling rings. We also hold a full range of VW Beetle tie rod assembly components, including all the different Volkswagen Beetle tie rods (there are a surprising number of variations!), Beetle steering dampers and the classic air-cooled Beetle steering box, along with all necessary flanges, couplings and clamps.

We also supply a full range of steering assembly parts for both 1302 Beetle and 1303 Beetle models, including the pre-1974 1302 and 1303 Beetle steering box and the 1974-on 1303 Beetle steering rack.

Of course, if you have queries about your VW Beetle steering, or if you can’t find the parts you require, just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000 at any time during UK business hours.

VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

The vinyl “rag-top” sunroof was now dropped on 1963 export models, and replaced with a steel sliding roof, however the rag-top was still available on standard models. A new number plate light was added, the front indicators were also increased in size. Inside, VW dropped the horn-ring from the steering wheel, and thumb buttons were now employed for the task. By this time VW had becomes Germany’s biggest company, taking 42.4% of domestic market car sales, and producing over a million cars in 1963, with daily production off the now automated production line reaching 5,229. A total of 685,769 cars had been exported making VW the worlds largest vehicle exporter.


1964 was another landmark year in terms of exterior changes. The front windscreen grew another 28mm upwards, the rear screen was 20mm higher and 10mm wider. This time round the side windows grew too, with thinner A,B and C pillars this allowed the side glass to expand in all directions. The divider bar between the ¼ light and the main drop glass was slanted now, as opposed to vertical, and the window lifter mechanism was changed to a cable operation.


The engine deck-lid lock is now a self locking latch, as opposed to the previous T-handle. Heater controls are simplified with two levers by the handbrake, one for hot/cold and one for air distribution. Volkswagen invested 154.4 DM in the new Emden plant, and expanded their Port Elizabeth plant. Finally the law suit between the Sparkarte holders and VW drew to a climax, with the decision falling in the favour of the savers, each of the 89,000 savers were given a choice of a 600DM discount of a new VW1200, or a 100DM cash payment, as a result 18,000 cars were delivered, and 41,000 compensation payouts were made.


VW also charted 68 specially designed ships to ship 470,000 Beetles to various export markets, with the majority heading to the US. In 1964 VW brought a 50% holding in the Auto Union Motor company, including it’s new manufacturing plant in Ingolstadt, 18 months later they would buy complete control.

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