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Type 2 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.
As a guideline, headlight fuses are usually on the left

Year Diagram Key Fuse box Comments/Extras
1951 October, 1951
1952   April, 1952
1953 February, 1953
1954 January, 1954
1955 March, 1955
Turn signal wiring
1957 Nov. 1957
Turn signal wiring
1959 Non-USA
1959 USA
Turn signal wiring
1960     Fuse box insert
1961 Idiot lights highlight
1962-65     From National Automotive Service
1963 Non-USA
1963 USA
Brake / turn signal highlight
Headlight highlight
Starter wiring
Generator wiring
1965     USA, created by Bus owner
1965       Headlights highlight
Turn signal path highlight
1966   Non-USA
1966 USA
Headlights highlight
Turn signals highlight
Emergency light warning relay supplement
1966-67     From National Automotive Service
1967   Non-USA
Unfused schematic highlight
Headlight schematic highlight
1967 USA
Headlight schematic highlight
Turn signal schematic highlight
1968 To VIN # 2x8098285
Unfused schematic highlight
68-69 headlights + taillights schematic
68-69 turn signal/brake highlight
68-69 horn highlight
1968-70   Merged version
VIN # 2x8098286 through 1970
Fresh-air defogger
Headlight highlight
1969 Bay Window fuse box correction
Also see Forum posting
1968   8.67 Special Models
1968-70     From National Automotive Service
1970     Brake highlight
Turn signal highlight
Headlight highlight
  Ignition and starter wiring highlight
1971     Merged version
With rear window defroster and ambulance fans
Original factory diagrams: (fuse box is depicted wrong)

Merged version of the above
Headlights highlight
Turn signals highlight
Ignition highlight
Charging system highlight
1971     USA
1972   1700cc
1972     Merged version
Headlights highlight
Turn signals highlight
Wiper highlight
Alternator highlight
Dome light highlight
Starter circuit highlight
Heater blower highlight
Brake light highlight
  Ignition and starter wiring highlight
1973     Key inside diagram
1973     USA
Key inside diagram
Turn signals highlight
1973     1700cc
Key inside diagram
1973-74 Merged version
Symbols sheet
Alternator wiring
1974-75 Merged version
Interior Lighting
Fuel Injection
Headlight washer
Wiper Delay
Front and rear fog light wiper/delay
1976   Supplement
Heater blower circuit
1977-78   Fuel Injection highlight
1979     Original black/white version
1982     Vanagon Diesel (PDF)
A/C wiring
1985-86     Vanagon Wiring Book (PDF)


Other wiring diagrams
68-79 Bus fuse numbers of electrical components (PDF)
68-79 Bus Fuse Locations of components in fuse box (PDF)
Vanagon Instrument Panel Rewire Diagram (PDF)
"Schematic when wiring the idiot lights. Note that they all don't work the same way. Turn signal/HiBeam diodes are reversed, etc."
1963 Stewart-Warner Southwind Gasoline Heaters
Various Ambulance Fans, powered from ignition switch

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

Contributors to this page include Guido R., Stan Wohlfarth, Andy Thompson, George Ortiz,
Telford, Eleny, Steve, Okey McComis, Pahdmeister, and Misterbill

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