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  1. Circlip 5mm
    VW

    Circlip 5mm

    Product Vehicle Years
    T25/T3 1980 - 1991
    Beetle Cabrio 1962 - 1972
    Beetle 1962 - 1979
    Baywindow 1976 - 1979
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1976
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1979 - 1983
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Scirocco 1974 - 1989
    N01-243-73
    In stock
    £1.85 £1.54
  2. Hexagonal Bolt M8x25
    VW

    Hexagonal Bolt M8x25

    Product Vehicle Years
    Vanagon 1980 - 1992
    T25/T3 1980 - 1992
    Trekker 1969 - 1988
    Beetle 1947 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Baywindow USA 1968 - 1979
    Beetle USA 1949 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1979
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    Golf Mk3 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk3 Cabrio 1994 - 2002
    Golf Mk1 Rabbit 1975 - 1984
    Golf Mk2 1984 - 1992
    Vento 1992 - 1998
    Golf Mk2 USA 1985 - 1992
    Corrado 1989 - 1995
    Golf Mk1 1975 - 1984
    Jetta 1980 - 1992
    Scirocco 1974 - 1992
    Caddy Mk1 1983 - 1992
    Golf Mk1 Cabriolet 1988 - 1993
    N01-024-222
    In stock
    £1.45 £1.21
  3. Accelerator Cable Tube Seal
    VW

    Accelerator Cable Tube Seal

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    N02-009-21
    Available for backorder
    £3.50 £2.92
  4. Accelerator Cable Tube

    Accelerator Cable Tube

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1965
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1962
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1965
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1965
    111-129-893
    In stock
    £11.26 £9.38
  5. Accelerator & Heater Cable Clamp
    Product of the USA

    Accelerator & Heater Cable Clamp

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    914 1970 - 1976
    311-129-777
    In stock
    £1.30 £1.08
  6. Throttle Cable Conduit
    Product of the USA

    Throttle Cable Conduit

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1961 - 1968, 1970 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1961 - 1967
    Karmann Ghia 1961 - 1974
    043-129-893
    In stock
    £6.50 £5.42
  7. Accelerator Cable Shortening Kit
    EMPI

    Accelerator Cable Shortening Kit

    Product Vehicle Years
    Type 3 1962 - 1973
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Baywindow 1968 - 1979
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1967
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1974
    AC7983170
    In stock
    £3.76 £3.13
  8. Accelerator Roller Throttle Tube
    Product of the UK

    Accelerator Roller Throttle Tube

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Australia 1954 - 1976
    Beetle USA 1950 - 1979
    Beetle Mexico 1954 - 1979
    Beetle Brazil/Fusca 1953 - 1979
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1979
    Karmann Ghia 1955 - 1974
    131-721-551/BQ
    In stock
    £60.50 £50.42
  9. Accelerator Cable Spring

    Accelerator Cable Spring

    Product Vehicle Years
    Beetle Cabrio 1950 - 1965
    Beetle 1950 - 1965
    Splitscreen 1950 - 1962
    Karmann Ghia 1960 - 1965
    111-129-901
    In stock
    £6.25 £5.21

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Buy your VW Beetle handbrake, gearstick and pedal parts here

At VW Heritage ‘hand and foot controls’ refer to all the manual functions you use to control your classic Volkswagen Beetle’s movement, with the exception of the VW Beetle steering wheel, which has dedicated pages within the Steering section. Here is where you will find parts for all three foot pedals (accelerator, brake and clutch), the VW Beetle handbrake and Volkswagen Beetle gear selector. Items such as indicator arms and dashboard switches that are used to control your Volkswagen Beetle’s electrical system can all be found in the VW Beetle Electrical parts section.

VW Beetle handbrake

A selection of VW Beetle handbrake parts – both stock replacement and styling – for your Beetle, ranging from sleeves and gaiters to complete chrome VW Beetle handbrake assemblies. We also stock a wide range of parts for the hub end of the Beetle handbrake system, including the hard to find lever arms and clips plus, of course, all types of VW Beetle handbrake cable for all years and models. We also stock adjustable length cable kits and Beach Buggy cable shortening kits for use on trikes and other custom projects.

VW Beetle gear selector

We stock both styles of selector parts – including complete Beetle gear shifters, balljoint/socket components – as well as high performance and ‘quick shift’ gear shifters such as the Beetle Hurst Shifter and Scat Dragfast shifter plus a wide range of Beetle gear knobs. We also stock parts for the entire selector mechanism, including VW Beetle gear linkage and bushes.

VW Beetle foot pedals

Though apparently simple at first glance, the combined Beetle pedal cluster is a marvel of engineering, combining the jobs of controlling the accelerator, brake and clutch into one tidy package. However, there are many small parts in VW Beetle foot pedals and VW Heritage stock everything you might require to rebuild your classic Beetle pedal assembly, from Beetle pedal rubbers through springs, circlips and lock rings to a range of VW Beetle accelerator cables, air cooled Beetle linkage kits and Volkswagen Beetle accelerator pedal repair kits.

All of this on top of the huge range of classic Beetle parts for the brake system as a whole, including discs, drums, pads, shoes, hoses, brake pipes and wheel cylinders. Plus we stock VW Beetle clutch cables and air cooled Beetle clutch cable conduits. In short, if you need a part for your VW Beetle hand and foot controls, you’ll find it here. If you have any questions about your VW Beetle clutch cable, Volkswagen Beetle accelerator cable or air cooled Beetle handbrake, or anything else to do with VW Beetle hand and foot controls, click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our sales team on 01273 444 000.

VW Beetle History

History of the VW Beetle

Due to the simple nature of the propeller coupling, the Kubelwagen could only use propeller power for forward motion, reversing was done by either rowing, or using the land wheels to slowly reverse the vehicle. Steering was controlled by the steering wheel on both land and water, with the front wheels acting as rudders when in boat mode.


The basic 4x4 system was only available to use in 1st gear (and on some models reverse). There was a third military variant of the Beetle, which was called the Kommandeurwagen, or Type 87. This was the rarest of the military models, reserved for German Military VIPs with only 669 rumoured to have been produced. The Kommandeurwagen was a hybrid of a 4x4 Kubelwagen and Beetle, using the Kubelwagen chassis, with a conventional Beetle body on the top.

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