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  • Wanted - beetle, metal dash fog light switch (1974)

    Guys have any of you got a fog light switch knocking about that you would be willing to sell?
    i am close to resorting to a headlight switch, but would prefer the real thing.


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  • #2
    do you have a picture or a part number? Not many beetles in Ireland would have had fog lights as standard.
    There are two types of people in this world: Those who can extrapolate from incomplete data.

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    • #3
      Hi Trevor,
      I don't have pic or part number, and your quite right. My car originally didn't have either.
      got my hands on a rear lense with fog light section instead of reverse light, slight mod to the loom, couple of relays and with a two position pull switch and it'll make a better job than fitting a toggle or rocker switch that doesn't quite look right.
      Brendan has done something similar and managed to get a switch from Monika Helling, just waiting on her and a few others coming back to see what I can get my hands on. Going to have a look for his accessories post to 'Nick a pic' in a moment.
      Life's peachy!!!!

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      • #4
        Brendan, hope you don't mind me copying your dash pic, it's just to show the switch I am
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        • #5
          Fog light switch on the Samba.
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          • #6
            Or you could go all out and blow your pocket money on a front fog light kit too

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            • #7
              No problem at all, I'll have a look and see if I may have one myself for you.
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              • #8
                Thanks Coxy, the one in the kit is exactly what I am after, two positions, first for front then back fog lights.
                the light kit looks class and would go well on the front of my car.......but I don't think I can get 'er to agree.
                Tho I could do with spending more time on Sambas classifieds, couple of other things be finding a home soon.

                Brendan, that would be great if you could.

                i will soon be posting my leftovers or mind change things bugpack, tmi and empi chrome bits as well as surplus tail lenses, metal etc . Hope to get pics on this weekend (and free up some cash).
                or in short I am eventually nearly finished all the big stuff now on to the tidy and tart up. (Still have an engine rebuild to do over the next couple months) and then broom broom. Though it'll never really be finished.
                Life's peachy!!!!

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                • #9
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                  • #10
                    I had a look, but sorry I don't have one. I'll keep and eye out for one for you in the mean time.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks Brendan.
                      Until I get my hands on the real thing I have a sort of plan using a headlight switch and relay then swap when one appears, never thought they'd be so scarce. I thought fog lights where mandatory from about the 70's.

                      Trying to justify to myself the money for the complete front set on Samba that Coxy sent the link, wife says get the stuff I have collected and don't intend using up for sale as she not going without a holiday).
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                      • #12
                        Have a look at bosch fog light switches on ebay, there might be something there that will suit.They are not cheap.
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                        • #13
                          Been looking at the Bosch ones but they don't have the same appearance (my wants exceed my budget)
                          short term plan will be a headlight switch with the cap changed to the orange/brown fog light switch type (from germanjunkies).
                          (typically one sold on eBay last weekend for a sensible price).


                          Head light switch give sort of correct switch operation (2 positions = off, on, on operation).
                          Common the supplies and link back to original headlight power out from orig switch.
                          2 relays req, one for front and one for rear switched from the switches 2 outputs.
                          Works in my head, just to try it on the bench before attacking the car.
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                          • #14
                            Wo hoo, got one, sort of. Thanks to Monika's stash.
                            wee bit of wiring to finish of an evening this week then I'll get a pic or two up of it doing what it should.
                            Life's peachy!!!!

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