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Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by Jack Nel » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:48 pm

So I bought a Beetle for the Sani Pass trip and there’s a few things which needs sorting.....
First question is where is the reverse light switch on this vehicle? Autolec’s are puzzling...



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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by Jack Nel » Thu Feb 15, 2018 7:51 pm

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by fourier » Thu Feb 15, 2018 10:02 pm

The reverse light switch should sit on the driver-side of the gearbox nose cone. You should be able to access it from underneath the car.
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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by Tony Z » Fri Feb 16, 2018 1:33 am

The road rules clearly state that you dont specifically need a reverse light
from memory, the rule goes
"If the car is fitted with a reverse light, it may have a maximum of 2 and all lights need to work. "

"If" being the operative word!!

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by 64 Notchback » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:33 am

So I bought a Beetle for the Sani Pass trip and there’s a few things which needs sorting.....
First question is where is the reverse light switch on this vehicle? Autolec’s are puzzling...
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You really are a brave soul to reverse up the Sani Pass :wink: :wink:

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by Jack Nel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:05 am

Ja...reverse and blind folded....

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by supervly » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:42 am

Not all boxes had reverse light switch

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by Jack Nel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:02 am

supervly wrote:
Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:42 am
Not all boxes had reverse light switch
Thanks for the responses...so is it safe to assume that if there is no reverse light switch on the drivers side of the gearbox nose cone that my Beetle should then also be fitted with tail light lenses without the reverse light panel in it...?

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by Jack Nel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:43 pm

Ok, reverse light switch found and reverse lights are working. Brake lights are still a problem. When you bridge out the switch then lights are working, so the wiring to the lights are fine. The autolec reckons that he heard that if brake pressure is not strong enough then the brake switch won’t activate....Does this sound right, and what am I to do?

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by retrovan » Fri Feb 16, 2018 3:05 pm

If your brakes work, then its your brake switch,

Only a few rand from Midas.

If you are fast, you may not even have to bleed the brakes again.

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by german » Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:58 pm

Think you must go to another autolek

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Re: Jack’s 1973 Beetle 1600 help please

Post by Jack Nel » Fri Feb 16, 2018 6:27 pm

I think so too, found switch at Midas....

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