Starter Relay Kit

Often solves no-start problems. Complete kit includes relay, instructions, wiring and connectors. 12 volt.
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Detailed Description

If your starter often clicks or does nothing at all when you turn the key (particularly if the engine is warm), this relay kit may solve the problem. It allows a direct feed from your battery to starter, instead of routing the battery's feed all the way to your ignition switch and back again as in the poor factory design. Your ignition switch will just trigger the relay, but won't have to actually supply the current to the starter. This modification was recommended in John Muir's "How to Keep Your VW Alive" (aka the Idiot Guide). Before trying this, check the obvious (bad connections, bad battery, etc.). If this kit doesn't solve your problem then you may need a new starter and/or starter solenoid. (Note, not for 6 volt electrical systems.)

Fits Vehicles:

  • Bus (Type 2)
    • 1960-1979
  • Karmann Ghia
    • 1967-1974
  • Type 3 (Squareback/Fastback)
    • 1967-1973 View Fit Details
  • Beetle
    • 1967-1978
  • Super Beetle
    • 1971-1979
  • Type 4 (411/412)
    • 1971-1974 View Fit Details
  • Thing
  • Vanagon
    • Air Cooled : 1980-1983
    • 1.9 Liter : 1983-1985
    • Syncro : 1986-1990
    • 2.1 Liter : 1986-1990
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