Thermo Time Switch

Temperature Sender, New.
Part Reference Number
043906163A
Availability: Usually ships in 1-3 working days (sooner if Expedited/Express shipping is chosen)
$139.95
These are brand new units from VDO, an OEM supplier. They have been discontinued for years and we are thrilled to have found a small supply. This switch triggers your cold start valve, telling it to shot some fuel into your engine when you start it in cold temperatures. There were originally a few different versions of this sender, the difference being the outside temperature threshold at which they kicked in. This is the only one still available and it kicks in at 67 degrees F. Above that temp you shouldn't need a cold start valve (hence the term "cold start"), although you may have to hold the gas pedal down and/or hold the key in the start position a bit longer if the outside temp is just slightly above that 67 degree threshold.

Fits Vehicles:

  • Vanagon
    • Air Cooled: 1980-1983
    • 1.9 Liter: 1983-1985
  • Bus (Type 2)
    • 1975-1979
  • Super Beetle
    • 1974-1979
  • Beetle
    • 1974-1978
  • Type 4 (411/412)
    • 1974-1974
  • Rabbit
    • Hatchback: 1975-1984
    • Convertible: 1979-1993
    • Pickup: 1980-1984
  • Golf
    • 1985-1987View Fit Details
  • Jetta
    • 1980-1987View Fit Details
  • Scirocco
    • 1975-1988View Fit Details
  • Fox
    • 1987-1993View Fit Details
  • Dasher
    • 1974-1981View Fit Details
  • Quantum
    • 1982-1985View Fit Details
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