VW Beetle Electrical

VW Beetle Electrical System

Our extensive range of Volkswagen Beetle electrical parts include both stock and aftermarket components, including…

Headlamps and Tailights

We sell all standard types, plus US Spec, buggy and semi-sealed headlights, as well as teardrop, blue drop and ‘new beetle’ rears. All switches and relays are also stocked, as are number plate and reversing lights.


Everything from early semaphores to late bumper-mounted blinkers. Aftermarket options include clear domed and flat ‘cal look’ discs, plus ‘mount anywhere’ mini and micro lights. All switches, indicator arms and relays are also stocked.


Standard horns, in both 6 and 12 volt, plus klaxon, bull and Nautilus horns. We also supply musical horns complete with compressor, hose and hardware.


Dynamos and alternators, plus complete alternator conversion kits. We also supply voltage regulators, split charge relays (for high-drain stereo systems, etc) and battery clamps, covers & terminals.


Everything to get your Beetle started – ignition switches, starter motors (both standard and high torque), ignition coils (original Bosch blues and Pertronix flamethrowers) and ignition leads (standard, Bosch, coloured, over-braided and Pertronix Flamethrower). We also supply complete distributors, as well as separate caps, points, rotor arms and condensers. Or you could upgrade to a complete electronic ignition system, such as the Pertronix Ignitor or Second Strike.

Wipe and Wash

Wash/wipe switches and knobs, washer bottles and jets, along with wiper motors, arms, spindles and blades.


Speedos, tachos, fuel gauges, volt meters, amp meters and oil temp gauges in a wide range of styles from both VDO and Autometer. Plus all necessary senders (specially tailored to suit air-cooled VW’s) and mounting cups and brackets. …plus many, many more VW Beetle electrical system parts - including fuse boxes, looms and aerials! If you have queries about your Volkswagen Beetle electrical parts – or if you can’t find the parts you require – just click on the ‘live chat’ button or call our 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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