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PHIL PRINZ
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:15 pm    Post subject: wiring diagram for dune buggy Reply with quote

i need a wiring diagram for a dune buggy. dont want to buy a new set of wires just to get the wiring diagram. thanks phil
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Each dune buggy is typically different depending on what you run. There's not really much to wiring one. Positive, switch, load ground.What exactly are you trying to get wired up?
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do a search better yet http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/search.php?mode=results

129 posts first one is buggy wiring out of 129 if you don't find what you want be more specific!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:42 am    Post subject: wiring diagram Reply with quote

im looking for charging system to and from battery, genarater, regulater,and fuse box. lights and ignition system is no problem i just need help with charging system thanks for your replys.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the Bugpack bag-o-wires harness.

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Go here for individual circuit diagrams:

http://www.dune-buggy.com/techtips/wiring.htm
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PostPosted: Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:27 am    Post subject: thanks that was what i needed Reply with quote

unclebob thanks for the info that was what i was looking for thank you very much
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi I am looking at the same wiring diagram that Uncle Bob posted above and this may be a dumb question but what I need to know is where does the red 12 guage wire (12R) coming from lug #50 off the ignition switch go to if I don't have a #50 on my starter? All I have is the #60 lug (solenoid) on my starter since it is a 12volt starter from a '72 bug. Do I just not use this red 12 guage wire (12R) wire? thanks
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Hi I am looking at the same wiring diagram that Uncle Bob posted above and this may be a dumb question but what I need to know is where does the red 12 guage wire (12R) coming from lug #50 off the ignition switch go to if I don't have a #50 on my starter? All I have is the #60 lug (solenoid) on my starter since it is a 12volt starter from a '72 bug. Do I just not use this red 12 guage wire (12R) wire? thanks


That wire goes to your solenoid. It's the 12V signal needed to engage the solenoid. The 'Start' wire.

You only need that wire if you want to start the engine from the driver seat. Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yea I figured it out last night after looking at a different schmatic..I had the wrong one going to the lug on the solenoid, thanks.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Speaking of wiring diagrams, I built my buddies harness almost completely last night using my little guide. Simple. I put a chair in the kitchen, measured off 16ft and started pulling wire one by one. I would just twist tie the wire to the back of the chair and then just pull the wire to length and clip. I also printed, in MS word, a file that labels all wires with little Avery labels. I have the file if anyone wants it just email me. michaelmurzi "at" charter.net Here is my guide.
If anyone knows a site that will host the file, let me know.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Murzi you the man but what I already started doing was wiring up everything in the back and then I will cut everything to the correct length once I wire everything up to front near the fuse block, thx.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have been using the wiring diagram shown above in rewiring my buggy.

I have the standard aftermaker switch which everyones sells that I will be using in place of the original.

The aftermarket switch has three connectors marked - Battery, Ignition, and Accessories. There is a center post that is not marked.

Will someone confirm for me the connection between battery, ignition and accessories and the numbers on the wiring diagram - 30, 50, and 15/54. My head hurts right now from studying these diagrams and trying to sort things out. However, color coding the diagram like Murzi did sure did help.

Also, would the center post on the new switch be used for anything? I have another wiring diagram which shows that center post connected to the fuse box and the battery terminal on the starter solenoid.

Hopefully I can eventually compare the two and figure the correlation out.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keep in mind the pic I posted was for my harness I built and not necessarily the "key" to the bag of wires. It is meant for someone to easily build thier own harness in one night.
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The aftermarket switch has three connectors marked - Battery, Ignition, and Accessories. There is a center post that is not marked.

Will someone confirm for me the connection between battery, ignition and accessories and the numbers on the wiring diagram - 30, 50, and 15/54.
Also, would the center post on the new switch be used for anything?


I don't have one of the ignition switches in my hand, but, if you're referring to the schematic I posted..

The Black 16AWG wires on switch are 'Ignition'. All tied together.

The 10AWG Red wires are considered 'Battery'. Tied together as well.

The last, smaller Red 12AWG wire is 'Start'. That must be the unmarked center post you're referring to.

And, accessory post is unused in this diagram.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Uncle Bob

Thanks for the reply. Will give that a try and see how it matches up.

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone using a 5 wire indicator switch? I have wired everything using this kit but it only shows wiring for a 3 wire indicator. I know the other wires are for the dimmer relay but I can not get the turn signals to work.
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is it a VW switch, or a aftermarket switch?
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Anyone using a 5 wire indicator switch? I have wired everything using this kit but it only shows wiring for a 3 wire indicator. I know the other wires are for the dimmer relay but I can not get the turn signals to work.


Convert (wire ) it to 3 wire if its just for turn signals...

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Use a test light to determine which brings power into the switch, and then which leads are hot when you move the switch to the left and to the right. It should only take a few moments to figure that out.

As previously stated...use only three wires (power in, power to the left, power to the right).
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PostPosted: Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It is a stock vw turn lever. I wanted to use the dimmer function of it though. I believe it's off of a 71 beetle. I know I need to use a dimmer relay, just wondering if anyone has done it
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