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Old October 12th 17, 08:30 PM posted to
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Default '74 Super Beetle - Bad ignition switch?

On Wednesday, October 4, 2017 at 5:23:47 AM UTC-4, John wrote:
> Almost certainly yes. There are a number of different types of switch
> configuration, plastic , metal of varying quality. I find I have to take the
> switch out to confirm type and then buy switch. Fortunately its not a huge
> drama to replace switch. If you can get metal go for it. All the plastic
> ones seem to get brittle quickly and go like your existing switch. Best of
> luck.
> > wrote in message
> ...
> My 1974 super is having problems where the car starts and runs just fine but
> none of my accessories work. I sometimes works if I jiggle the key in the
> ignition. Would this be caused by a bad ignition switch? Accessories include
> headlights, radio, windshield wipers, fresh air defrost and rear window
> defrost

I have a 1969 standard beetle and it turned out to be the headlight switch. Once I replaced that it has started without hesitation every time.