[T3] Ignition switch

Jim Adney jadney at vwtype3.org
Sat Apr 28 22:45:56 PDT 2012

On 28 Apr 2012 at 19:19, Roy Pitchlynn wrote:

> I am having trouble trying to figure out the correct ignition switch I
> need for a 64 Squareback. Can anyone provide a part number? 

The microfilm shows 311 905 851A used up thru '66. That covers all 
the 6 V years. It's the whole switch with lock cylinder and keys. It 
doesn't appear that it breaks down into separate parts like the later 
ones do. That's going to be a hard/impossible part to find. It's 
probably worth trying to fix the one you have.  

I think ISP has a replacement that they have made to use later parts 
and fit in the earlier cars. It's very expensive, but I suspect it 
works well. The only problem might be that the later 12 V parts were 
made to handle half the current, and might not last long under 6 V 
use. If you've converted to a 12 V system, that would not be a 

Jim Adney, jadney at vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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