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VW Beetle Electrical

Buy parts for VW Beetle electric systems here!

VW Heritage stock an extensive range of stock and aftermarket VW Beetle electrical parts, including everything you might require to replace, restore or upgrade your VW Beetle ignition system, Volkswagen Beetle charging circuit, lights, gauges and switches or even to fit Retro Sounds into your classic Beetle radio. To browse all the electrical parts we supply, simply follow the links below. Alternatively, read on for further information on what we offer for the different elements of the VW Beetle electric system:

VW Beetle Headlamps and tail lights

Failed bulbs are one of the most common reasons for a classic Volkswagen to fail its annual MoT test, so we here at VW Heritage sell all standard Beetle replacement bulbs, as well as a comprehensive range of air-cooled Beetle rear light parts, seals and complete VW Beetle light units, for all years and models. If you are unsure which model of Beetle you have, or what lamp units are fitted, then be sure to read through the VW Beetle rear light section where it is all explained in detail.

We haven’t forgotten that many of you also like to modify your Volkswagens, so also hold stock of aftermarket US-spec VW Beetle headlights, buggy lights and semi-sealed Beetle headlights, as well as a wide range of Beetle accessory lights and custom Beetle rear lamps, from the popular teardrops, through blue dots and all the way up to New Beetle-style rear lamps for air-cooled Volkswagens. Or if it’s just something as simple as a classic Beetle brake light switch or a Beetle reversing light relay or a VW Beetle number plate lamp you need, we’ve got you covered, too.


From the very earliest Beetle semaphore indicators to the late model bumper-mounted blinkers, we here at VW Heritage have what you need. As well as all the stock VW Beetle parts you might require for a restoration, we have numerous aftermarket and custom Beetle indicator options, including clear, all-red and smoked Volkswagen Beetle lenses, ‘mount anywhere’ mini and micro lights and all the Beetle indicator switches, indicator arms and relays to go with them.

Horns and sounds

The VW Beetle horn is another classic MoT failure and problem area, but again we are here to help with a range of both 6 and 12 volt Beetle horn parts, plus klaxon, bull and other custom VW Beetle horns. We can even supply musical horns, complete with compressor, hose and hardware. If it is sounds of another variety you are looking for, we hold the full range of VW Beetle RetroSound radios and components, allowing you to upgrade your vintage Beetle stereo in every area without spoiling the looks of the classic dashboard in the process. With specially designed air-cooled Beetle speakers, amps, Beetle retro-style radio faceplates, knobs, kick panel speaker pods, even sound deadening, everything you require for a full classic Beetle stereo upgrade is here.

Beetle Charging system

Having problems with your classic Beetle charging system? Whether you have a VW Beetle dynamo or wish to upgrade to a more efficient classic Beetle alternator, we have the parts you require to keep your Volkswagen Beetle on the road. From complete VW Beetle alternator conversion kits, replacement Beetle voltage regulators, split-charge relays (for cars equipped with high-output stereo systems for example) down to the mundane, such as replacement Beetle battery clamps and terminals, we’ve got it.


VW Heritage has everything to get your classic Volkswagen started – Beetle ignition switches, Volkswagen Beetle starter motors (standard and high torque versions available), classic Beetle distributors, points, condensers, VW Beetle distributor caps, ignition coils and Volkswagen Beetle ignition leads. We stock everything from standard Bosch Volkswagen ignition parts through custom coloured and over-braided parts for Beetle engine bay dress up through to classic Beetle performance ignition upgrades such as Beetle 009 distributors and Volkswagen Beetle Pertronix Ignitor and Pertronix Flamethrower ignition system. So whichever way you want to go with your classic VW Beetle ignition system, we’re here to assist you.


With even the latest European-built Beetles being 40 years old now, your Volkswagen Beetle wiring may well have seen better days, and nobody wants to take a risk with their pride and joy, right? We here at VW Heritage have everything you need to refresh, update or even completely replace your classic Beetle wiring system. From something as simple as a VW Beetle wash / wipe switch or a Volkswagen Beetle wiper motor, through the classic Beetle parts you need to rebuild one, right up to complete replacement VW Beetle wiring looms, VW Heritage has what you are looking for.


Volkswagen never saw fit to equip the classic VW Beetle with anything much more than a speedometer, and later a fuel gauge, but we know that these days people like to know a little bit more about what’s going on with their Beetles than just that so we have put together a selection of Volkswagen Beetle gauges - speedos, rev counters, fuel gauges, volt meters, amp meters and oil temperature gauges in a wide range of styles from renowned specialists, VDO and AutoMeter. Plus we have all the necessary air-cooled Beetle senders, mounting cups and brackets, allowing you to replace or upgrade the VW Beetle gauges in your car today.

If you have any questions or queries about Volkswagen Beetle electrical parts, or if you can’t find the classic VW Beetle electrical items or accessories you require, just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our dedicated sales team on 01273 444 000.

History Of The VW Beetle

July 1949 saw a new model of Beetle released, the aptly named “export” model had been created with the idea of having a higher specification variant for foreign markets. Distinguishing features between the two models were; chromed curved bumpers, chromed hubcaps, chromed headlamp rings and chromed door handles. There was a new steering wheel, the dashboard came with a removable radio blanking plate, so it was no longer necessary to cut the dashboard if a radio was installed.

A high gloss paint finish was offered, and the overall quality of the materials used were of better quality on the export model. Karmann released its 4 seater cabriolet. 


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