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Wiring diagram

Post by dave7273 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:30 pm

I am re-wiring my 72 Type 1 and need a color diagram. Anyone got one?

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Re: Wiring diagram

Post by david58 » Thu Sep 08, 2011 10:37 pm

http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 4&t=125985
Welcome to the forums. I think this link will be on spot.
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Post by Marc » Thu Sep 08, 2011 11:14 pm

No, the `73-up "current-track" diagrams are a nightmare for a layman to follow. The semi-pictorial diagrams used through 1972 were far easier to read for most folks (in fact, I recommend to people with `73-up cars that they use a `72 diagram to get the "lay of the land" to help interpret the current-track version, since they're >90% the same).
Here are links to semi-pictorial diagrams for a `72:
http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/1300_a ... 1971-1.jpg
http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/1300_a ... 1971-2.jpg
http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/1300_a ... _items.jpg (only applicable to AutoStick)

These are taken from an older publication of the Robert Bentley manual - the most-recent releases have only black & white diagrams, which makes them much harder to use.

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Re: Wiring diagram

Post by volksbugly » Fri Sep 09, 2011 2:40 am

I have no idea what kind of budget, but here is what I want to do.

http://www.watsons-streetworks.com/vw.b ... iring.html

It uses a more modern approach to wiring instead of the economical VW way.

also the samba has a nice resource for wire diagrams.

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiringt1.php

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Post by Marc » Fri Sep 09, 2011 9:46 pm

Note all of the components which are NOT included in the Watson kits, that's just the beginning of the cost.
While modern ATO/ATC fusepanels are nicer than the archaic stuff that's stock in a VW, the overall design of the VW electrical system is pretty sweet & simple and I wouldn't toss it in favor of the GM-based Streetworks kit. There's a lot you can do yourself if you have the know-how, keeping the best of the original setup while adding desirable upgrades (most notably to the headlamp circuit if you want to run higher-output lights). My son's done a couple of custom layouts that are head & shoulders better than the Watson approach, I'll have to see if I can goad him into sharing some of his design elements. I know that he favors the "Blue Sea" marine panels (available fairly cheaply on eBay).
...here's a taste: http://www.shoptalkforums.com/viewtopic ... 4&t=118473

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Re: Wiring diagram

Post by h2odrx » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:07 pm

I like the Watson kit; :shock: but it is not complete?
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Re: Wiring diagram

Post by Marc » Thu Oct 06, 2011 9:25 pm

No, the Watson kit is based upon GM designs of 30-odd years ago; it may or may not be compatible with VW switches, etc. - most notable is the ignition switch.
By 1972, VW pretty much had their act together in the electrical department. Headlamps that turned off with the ignition, steering-column-mounted wiper switch (with a park circuit that's compatible with later waterpumper VWs, so you can add interval wipers with relative ease).
I'd spend a little time seeing if I could get the stock wiring whipped into shape before taking the plunge to bastardize it.

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Re: Wiring diagram

Post by allen moore » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:03 pm

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Re: Wiring diagram

Post by Marc » Thu Jun 09, 2016 6:48 pm

Marc wrote:...
Here are links to semi-pictorial diagrams for a `72:
http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/1300_a ... 1971-1.jpg
http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/1300_a ... 1971-2.jpg
http://www.vintagebus.com/wiring/1300_a ... _items.jpg (only applicable to AutoStick)

These are taken from an older publication of the Robert Bentley manual - the most-recent releases have only black & white diagrams...

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