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10/79 VW Purchased Parts Manufacturers List (OEM Codes)

In the 1970ties VW introduced a three-character code on their car parts. This code is used to identify the Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM). Older parts only have the logo of the OEM on them. Certain parts were supplied by more than one OEM. In case of warranty issues it was needed to identify the OEM. Therefore this booklet was published called the 'Kaufteilehersteller-Liste' ('purchased parts manufacturers list'). It's an appendix to the publication called the 'Schadensnummernkatalog' ('damage numbers catalog') which was used to determine the costs of repairs on damaged vehicles.

By looking at the list it appears that codes starting with '2' are Brazilian companies and those with a '3' are Mexican.

The booklet was issued in 1979. The OEM-codes are still in use today and during time more companies supplied parts to VW. So the list isn't complete.
Here are some examples of parts and their OEM codes and logos.
These parts were all fitted on a late 70ties Baywindow:
ECO Ehrenreich (Tie Rod End), both logo and the code are shown.
FRJ Fritz (Gear Shift Rod Boot), only the code is visible.
HPO Helphos (Interior Coat Hook), only the logo is visible.
WWO Volkswagen (Transmission case), a part produced by Volkswagen themselves.

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