[T3] Headlight switch wiring (art sterrett)

Phil Hof phil.hof at ostronic.org
Sat Oct 22 14:13:21 PDT 2016

That may not be the original switch.  Some online stores equate the similar-vintage Bug switch for the Type 3, but the terminal numbers do  not match the siring diagrams:

Grey-black goes to terminal 57 of the switch, and the other end to the gas gauge/idiot light cluster (parking lights).
Red-black goes from switch X terminal to the ignition switch also terminal X. (power to headlights only when ignition key is on).
White/red is the instrument lights, connecting switch terminal 58b to the three gauges.


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> Date: Sat, 22 Oct 2016 14:08:08 -0500
> From: art sterrett <aochief5778 at att.net>
> Subject: [T3] Headlight switch wiring
> The headlight switch fell apart on my 1971 Fastback.  Manufacture date is Sept 1970.  I purchased a new switch (8 pole) P/N 113941531E and installed it.  I transferred the wires using the Bentley manual and I have wound up with some problems.  I have one wire which appears to be grey/w black stripes and I do not know where it should go, I know it came off the old switch but do not know where to put it on the new switch!  The new switch has two 30 spades and has a 58L and 58R which are not used.
> The new switch has 30 with a red wire from the fuse box, 56 with a white wire with a black stripe, 58 with a grey wire going to the fuse box, X with a red wire w/ a black stripe, and 58b with a white wire w/ a red stripe.  58L and 58R not used and a 2nd 30 spade not used.  I need to know where to put this grey wire with black stripes.
> When I changed switch out my turn signals no longer work!  Hoping some of you with more electric experience than I have can help me out as I don?t want to hook something up and blow or short out other things.
> Thanks, Art Sterrett
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