Ignition Switch


Electrical half only. German made OEM Volkswagen part, very hard to get.

Part Reference Number: 171905865

Availability: Usually ships in 1-3 working days (sooner if Expedited/Express shipping is chosen)


Ignition Switch

Detailed Description

The OEM German switches have become very scarce, so availability can be spotty, but when available they are worth the few extra bucks due to their higher quality.

Warning/Disclaimer to 1983-up VW owners: This switch fits later model VW's as shown, but it is European spec and lacks the pin that triggers your seat belt chime when the key is in the ignition and your seat belt is not on. (It has a blank spot where the 6th pin would be.) Using this switch would disable that warning chime if you had one. The chime is considered a "safety feature" so if you use this switch and defeat that chime you do so at your own risk. The aftermarket switch, linked below, does have the 6th pin for triggering that chime.

Fits Vehicles:

  • Type 4 (411/412)
    • 1973-1974   View Fit Details
  • Bus (Type 2)
    • 1973-1979   View Fit Details
  • Karmann Ghia
  • Thing
  • Super Beetle
    • 1973-1979   View Fit Details
  • Beetle
  • Scirocco
    • 1975-1988   View Fit Details
  • Rabbit
    • Hatchback : 1975-1984   View Fit Details
    • Convertible : 1979-1984   View Fit Details
    • Pickup : 1980-1984   View Fit Details
  • Dasher
    • 1978-1981   View Fit Details
  • Jetta
    • 1980-1989   View Fit Details
  • Vanagon
    • Air Cooled : 1980-1983
    • Diesel : 1981-1984   View Fit Details
    • 1.9 Liter : 1983-1985   View Fit Details
    • 2.1 Liter : 1986-1991   View Fit Details
    • Syncro : 1986-1991   View Fit Details
  • Quantum
    • 1982-1988   View Fit Details
  • Golf
    • 1985-1989   View Fit Details
  • Fox

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