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Offline Josh F. L.

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Turn signal wiring
« on: June 22, 2012, 11:11:03 PM »
Ok soo have a spare 67 beetle and the signals don't work... I looked at the light bulbs and they seem to be ok...so I'm guessing the wiring is not good. Anyone know how to wire it and or know where the wire location is at under the hood and that can guide me by telling me???? Help? Aha
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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2012, 01:04:18 AM »
I have had signal issues on both my 64 and my 69. The majority of the connections are under the front decklid behimd the dash. You may have a wire cover which is a big plastic cover, that will need to be removed. The best thing to do is get a wiring scematic for your year bug. Since most of the wiring is right there, it is pretty easy to start tracking every thing down with a testlight.

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2012, 12:22:11 PM »
Ok so I found one schematic.. I got the front and back left signal to work!! But the right won't... Maybe it's a bad connection.. I'll be testing it

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2012, 07:48:21 PM »
Nice! Just keep following those wires!

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2012, 02:20:27 PM »
make sure to clean the connections and the fuse/fuse block with sand paper. Replace all the bulbs and sand down the bulb sockets and connections as well. Sometimes the connections inside the switch get gummed up too, if all the other connections are clean shoot some electrical cleaner in the switch and see if that cleans it up.

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2012, 09:35:12 PM »
Thanks to all who has helped!!! I've manage to get my running lights , signals and license plate light on.... This is the first time I've manage to work on a VW... The only lights I can't figure out is break lights... Aha but more tinkering will hopefully help with aid of the schematics.


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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2012, 04:52:38 PM »
brake lights are the black wire with red stripe that come from the master cylinder switch. On early cars they go through the turnsignal switch on later cars they go throught the hazard light switch. On a 67 the hazard switch is usually the culprit on non working brake lights. Like all the other wires just clean them up and make sure the ground between the tail light housing is good to the fender itself.

Congrats on getting dirty on the bug and making progress!!

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #7 on: June 27, 2012, 10:51:30 AM »
Congrats are definitely in order! A few years ago, I was clueless, and these guys helped me along! I am grateful for their knowledge!

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2012, 10:59:02 AM »
Thanks you guys! I will check the those wires again once I go back in the area and work on the 67 I might also post a pic of it aha 

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2012, 03:03:39 PM »
Did you figure it out?
Going on safaris in your bushes and leaving donuts in your lawn with my zombie thrashing splitty!!!

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #10 on: June 28, 2012, 03:10:32 PM »
I haven't went in the area to work on it but I think I'll be able to work on it Saturday night and early Sunday.

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #11 on: June 28, 2012, 08:23:04 PM »
We will be waiting for pics!  ;D

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #12 on: July 05, 2012, 10:51:52 PM »
I have a roll of duct tape if I can be of any assistance

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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2012, 12:51:43 AM »
sooo im back... i was on a so called "vacation" in Laughlin...... the only thing good about the trip was some "sights" ;)
anyways this here is the bug i worked on.....it has been sold now....




and wiring,....   
o and slammed66 duct tape could of been so useful for the wiring actually ahah i could of used your help aha
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Re: Turn signal wiring
« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2012, 01:34:27 AM »
hope the sale raised some cash for the oval!