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PHIL PRINZ Thu Dec 22, 2005 5:15 pm

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

baja5 Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:02 pm

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?

USMCord1 Thu Dec 22, 2005 6:15 pm

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!

PHIL PRINZ Fri Dec 23, 2005 10:42 am

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.

UncleBob Fri Dec 23, 2005 11:10 am

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



Go here for individual circuit diagrams:

http://www.dune-buggy.com/techtips/wiring.htm

PHIL PRINZ Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:27 am

unclebob thanks for the info that was what i was looking for thank you very much

EMPIImp69 Mon Oct 23, 2006 6:49 pm

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

UncleBob Tue Oct 24, 2006 6:03 am

EMPIImp69 wrote: 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:

EMPIImp69 Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:01 am

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.

MURZI Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:05 am

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.


EMPIImp69 Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:10 am

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.

Frontloader Tue Oct 24, 2006 11:57 am

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.

MURZI Tue Oct 24, 2006 5:54 pm

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.

UncleBob Tue Oct 24, 2006 7:02 pm

Frontloader wrote:

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.

Frontloader Wed Oct 25, 2006 6:48 pm

Uncle Bob

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

Ed

streetbuggy8804 Sun Feb 14, 2010 9:45 am

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.

Russ Wolfe Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:39 am

Is it a VW switch, or a aftermarket switch?

Dale M. Sun Feb 14, 2010 10:56 am

streetbuggy8804 wrote: 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...

Dale

jspbtown Sun Feb 14, 2010 12:23 pm

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).

streetbuggy8804 Sun Feb 14, 2010 2:10 pm

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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