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Ignition switch for a 74 vw super beetle

How do I remove a ignition switch in a 74 Super Beetle?

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The plastic ignition switch is held in with a philips screw. You will need to remove the ignition lock cylinder to get to it. A easy way to check is to unplug the wires going into the back of the lock housing and plug in the new switch, without removing anything.

Posted on Sep 08, 2009

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Removal & Installation
  1. If necessary, make sure you have the radio code.
  2. Place the steering wheel in the center (wheels straight ahead) position.
  3. Disarm the SRS system, as outlined in the Chassis Electrical System.
  4. Make sure the negative battery cable is disconnected.
  5. Remove the steering wheel, as outlined in this section.
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  7. Disconnect the multi-pin connector from the ignition/starter switch.
  8. Remove the locking fluid (paint) from threaded holes of screws.
  9. Loosen the two screws slightly, and pull ignition/starter switch out from steering lock housing in direction shown.

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Remove the locking fluid (paint) from threaded holes of the screws (A). Loosen the two screws (A) slightly, then pull the ignition/starter switch out from steering lock housing in direction of the arrow


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  2. Tighten screws and seal securing holes with sealant D2.
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