Please note: 72-73 Beetle/Ghia used a 4 pin wiring connector, while the 74-79 Beetle used a 6 pin wiring connector. Please check to see which you have before placing your order.
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Updated Oct.14.2022. SUBJECT TO CHANGE WITHOUT NOTICE!
Wiper Switch VWC-111-953-519-H “four” wire switch for Type-1 Beetle 72-74 - Karmann Ghia 72-74 - Type-3 72-73 - 73-74 Thing
Our switch, Wire and Location in clip. Compared to, or Equivalent to Volkswagen's original wiring follows:
1st position in white clip BROWN (Factory VW- BLACK/YELLOW wire to plastic 4-way splitter on car and continues to wiper motor as a BLACK/YELLOW wire to terminal 53b)
2nd position in white clip GREEN/BLACK stripe (Factory VW: BLACK/GREY wire to plastic 4-way splitter and continues on as a BLACK/WHITE wire to terminal 53a on wiper motor)
3rd position in white clip BLACK/WHITE stripe (Factory VW: GREEN wire to plastic 4-way splitter and continues on as GREEN wire to terminal 53e on wiper motor)
4th position in white clip BLACK (Factory VW: BLACK wire to plastic 4-way splitter and continues on as a BLACK wire to terminal 53 on wiper motor)
4th position OVERLAPPED on black wire, BROWN/WHITE stripe (Factory VW: BROWN, goes to ground in the plug-in wiring harness)- this is where people are getting confused as they see this as a “5th wire” since it is in the white plastic clip as well.
The first four “positions” constitutes the idea of the “4 wire switch” although there are technically 6 wires on this.
Lastly there is a lonely black wire with the same tiny male end on it as the other wires. It is mounted to a rivet on the left side of the squirter nozzles. It’s purpose is to provide a ground to activate an electric squirter motor when the lever is pulled back on the column. Pull back, it grounds the circuit and causes the motor to activate until you release it and disconnect the circuit.