View original topic: Source for quality ignition / electric switch?
79WestyinVermont Fri May 19, 2017 10:04 am

Can anyone recommend a vendor who stocks a quality plastic electric ignition switch for a 79 Westy ? Someone mentioned quality/fit issues and I only hope to do the job once.

vwwestyman Fri May 19, 2017 10:08 am

I think this is the one I used in my '78

Years ago, the coil came loose and rotated around, which shorted the +15 wire from the switch. Also fried the original ignition switch.

Somehow, that seems to have also damaged the function of the lock slightly. Well, I tried a bunch of aftermarket switches and none ever worked.

This one finally let me remove the push button system I had for my starter for a long time.

79WestyinVermont Fri May 19, 2017 10:51 am

Thanks WestyMan, I ordered the OEM German part from them, along with a new foam engine seal.

TDCTDI Sat May 20, 2017 4:36 am

FWIW, that switch was used in the water cooled cars well into the 90s in Golfs & Jettas

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