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Type 1 Wiring Diagrams
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Please Note: Some of the fuse boxes pictured in the diagrams are
rotated 180 degrees from how they actually mount in the car
For additional Wiring Diagrams info, see Electrical System (E) in the Technical Bulletins Index.
For wire sizes, also see Wiring size conversion chart - German mm to USA AWG
Also see Understanding European Wiring Diagrams from Motor Magazine

Year Diagram Key Fuse box Comments High-resolution/Notes
1949-52 From the German Volkswagen Instruction Book
by Ford Clymer
Large images
1951 October, 1951  
1952 April, 1952 Fuses
3/53-12/53   Diagram
1954   Diagram
1955     USA, bullet turn signals Member-created from 1956 diagram
1956   Diagram
1958 Non-USA  
1958 USA Diagram
1958   Alternate diagram
1960   Diagram
1960 Non-USA Diagram
1961   USA  
1961     From Clymer's  
1961-65     From National Automotive Service  
With inset for 12v turn signal relay
US spec with sealed beams, by Culito
1962-65     From Clymer's  
With inset for 12v turn signal relay
With inset for 12v turn signal relay
With inset for 12v turn signal relay
1966 Non-USA  
1966   USA  
1966     USA, VW 1300  
1966 Hungarian Large images
1966     From Clymer's  
1966     From National Automotive Service  
1967   Non-USA  
1967 USA 67 Turn signal/brake highlight
1967     USA, VW 1500  
1967     From Motor's wiring  
1967     From Clymer's  
1967-68     Non-USA
1967-70     From National Automotive Service  
1968-9   USA
Bentley version
Early 1968   USA
Visitor-created, easier to use
Mid 1968-69   USA
Visitor-created, easier to use
1968-70   Non-USA
1968     From Motor's wiring  
1968     From Clymer's  
1969-71     1970-1 Supplement  
1969-71     From Clymer's  
1970       Additional wiring  
Poster-style image, suitable for printing
1970-71 USA, factory diagram  
1970-71       1970-71 Supplements
From Clymer's
1971   USA
Corrected fuse box
1971   Super Beetle
Additional wiring
Additional wiring, USA
1971   Super Beetle only  
1971     Super Beetle
1970-71 Supplements
From Clymer's
1972   Corrected fuse box
1972 Supplement
1972     Standard and Super
Additional wiring
Additional wiring, USA
1972     German Super Beetle  
1972     Beetle and Super Beetle
Automatic Stick Shift
From Clymer's
1973 How to read 73-up diagrams  
1973-up   Standard
Additional wiring
1973   Super Beetle only
Additional wiring
Additional wiring, USA
Key, from Clymer's
1973-up   From Clymer's  
1973-75   1200  
1974-up   Super Beetle only  
1974     1303 - European w/alternator  (PDF)  
1974-75     Super Beetle and La Grande Bug
From Clymer's
1974-5 How to read 73-up diagrams  
1975-6       Supplement for internally regulated
Alternator and EGR system
1976-79   Fuel Injected  
1976-79   Super Beetle only
Fuel Injected


Other wiring diagrams
. Fuel Injection Wiring diagram (PDF)
1963 Stewart-Warner Southwind Gasoline Heaters
1974 Seat Belt Interlock
All General Baja Bug/Off-Road vehicle wiring diagram
Dual Circuit Brake Switches and Warning Light Diagram

    Contributors to this page include Bryan M, Gerk vd Wal, David Del Vecchio, Andy Thompson, Kurt, John Sonnenberg,
Darryl Moore, Bruce A. Jones, Bob Cropsey, Raymond Scott, Boble, Stan Wohlfarth, Misterbill, Tom P., and Francesco S.

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