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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 11:24 am    Post subject: Bug back up light, license plate light combo Reply with quote

i have a VW Bug License plate light/back-up light combo unit. I t fits on my 1961 Bug dek lid in place of the stock license light. It is wide, more like the later Bug lisence lights found on a 1965, but it is taller, with two lense's on it for back up lights. I believe it is a european acessory. I got it decades ago at a swap meet.

any idea on what this is? who made them? etc...
thanks
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 12, 2007 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sounds like one of these. Made by Jokon. Very cool.


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How hard are the Jokon brake/reverse set ups to find?

Along with the aforementioned style, (post above) Jokon also produced the styles bellow and from what I gather these Jokon light set ups where recently reproduced in very small numbers in the US. However they have proved difficult to track down - See bellow:

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These styles range from 58-64, 65+ and type3

I have seen several of the fully inclosed style (post above) for sale in the last couple of months. However I haven't seen any of the 65+ style for sale at all (OG or Repro) - are these rarer then the others? (see bellow)

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 06, 2012 2:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love these lights, especially on 1958-66 cars. I had one on my '60, and I now have one on my current '66 Kabrio.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 08, 2012 11:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great looking car! Was that NOS?
You seem to have the original gasket as well! Cool


Do you think the one I mentioned before/above are rare?
Because I'm having no luck tracking them down
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=1330059
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 7:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ninamashr wrote:
Sounds like one of these. Made by Jokon. Very cool.


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The magazine article is wrong.
They were not made by Jokon.
They were made by Gabel !
Here is a photo of the side of the box of my nos example.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 9:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DreamWeaver wrote:
Great looking car! Was that NOS?
You seem to have the original gasket as well! Cool

Do you think the one I mentioned before/above are rare?
Because I'm having no luck tracking them down


Yes, I have 3 NOS examples. The light actually comes with 2 different gaskets. 1 for a 1958-63 beetle, the other for 1964-67 Beetles.

My NOS lights come in a Brown Jokon box, not a colorful box as shown above by Gable. I'll post pics in a few days
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

As promised, here's a few pics of one of my NOS reverse light assemblies

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My other Jokon reverse light assembly for 1965-66 Beetles
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

RareAir wrote:
As promised, here's a few pics of one of my NOS reverse light assemblies

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Where does the box say Jokon ?
The exact same instructions were included in my Gabel light.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Where does the box say Jokon ?
The exact same instructions were included in my Gabel light.


I can't find any text referring to Jokon as the manufacturer. I believe there was an article on this accessory in a past VolksWorld magazine issue that stated these lights were manufactured by Jokon. But it's possible their information was incorrect just as the German publication shown above described it as Jokon as well.

Does your Gable box look anything like the box mine came in? Corrugated cardboard? Perhaps the colorful label was removed on my example Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:16 pm    Post subject: love those lights! Reply with quote

Does anybody knows if i can find those kind of lights in the upcoming classic?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 23, 2013 4:42 pm    Post subject: Re: love those lights! Reply with quote

matuci77 wrote:
Does anybody knows if i can find those kind of lights in the upcoming classic?


The upcoming Classic? As in June 8th, 2014? You're in San Ysidro? Im in San Diego & have a few more NOS examples available, but they aren't cheap.
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 15, 2013 9:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could find red led lights for those, either set and make a nice 3rd brake light out of it.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 3:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

insane68 wrote:
you could find red led lights for those, either set and make a nice 3rd brake light out of it.


That's what I did with my one, Smile works and looks great.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:36 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug back up light, license plate light combo Reply with quote

Does anyone know what number bulb this light assembly uses? It'll be for 12V
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2018 2:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Bug back up light, license plate light combo Reply with quote

the jokon lights use a 6411 bulb same as the interior light
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