Ignition Switch VW Beetle 1971 on VW T2 Bay 1974–1979 VW T25 1...

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Ignition Switch VW Beetle 1971 on VW T2 Bay 1974–1979 VW T25 1979–1992

JK Part Number: J10171 OEM Part Number: 111-905-865/L


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Quality Febi product. Made from nylon. Features push-on connectors and sits behind the lock cylinder (into which the ignition key is inserted).
Fits VW Beetles from 1971 to 1998, VW T2 Bays from 1974 to 1979 and VW T25s from 1979 to 1992, excluding vehicles fitted with a door buzzer.

Finance Available on This Product Yes
Width (CM - Packed) 7.4
Height (CM - Packed) 6.2
Depth (CM - Packed) 10.7
Manufacturer Febi
OEM Part Number 111905865L
Additional Carriage Charge 0.0
Special Order Lead time 0

Customer Reviews (6)

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  • Fits perfect, looks like the original

    Fits perfect, looks like the original. I can not review long-time use yet.

    by Henrik on 13/11/2014

  • Excellant delivery

    I needed it for the Saturday morning but only ordered it late on Thursday evening online and it came by post on the Saturday even though it was on a 2-3 day delivery.
    Excellent service

    by smurf on 28/03/2015

  • excellent service

    excellent service

    by patch on 22/11/2015

  • Great service

    Excellent communication throughout order and delivery process. Great to know what's happening every step of the way. Good value and quality product too.

    by Birdlover on 18/06/2016

  • Good switch

    A good switch which has solved my once ongoing five year problem of the van not starting properly. cheap aswell but, not as easy to fit as it suggest in the Haynes manual though. Van now running superbly.

    by Dwayne Dibbly on 10/09/2016

  • Ignition Switch - VW T2 Bay 1979

    Ordered part Monday afternoon - arrived Tuesday, fitted by mechanic Wednesday, job done. She starts like a dream. Speedy response at purchase, worth the money in my book. Definitely use JK again.

    by Linda on 13/03/2017

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Questions & Answers (8)

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    • nigel said: 09/12/2009 17:20
    • i would like to relace my ignition switch, i have a 79 bay 2ltr and you have a choice of 3 , so i would like to know which one is the one i need ?
    • Answer: J10171 is the correct switch for you as it fits all vans from 1974 through to 1990.
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    • Mat said: 04/01/2010 18:01
    • Does the switch come with the wires ready to connect.
    • Answer: The wires should be in your van already, this is just the switch.
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    • Carol and Steven said: 30/06/2011 15:32
    • why does my ignition stay on ( i realy am starting to think she has a life of her own and becoming a Herbi camper!)

    • Answer: There could be a few reasons why this is happening, I would suggest working thru the complete ignition circuit in sequence checking each part for continuity errors and shorts.
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    • James said: 13/04/2012 14:17
    • I already have this switch from you (for my 78 T2), but I would like to know if you can supply the plug that fits into it as mine has been damaged by heat and is unusable?

      Many thanks in advance
    • Answer: No i am sorry but that is not a part we are able to offer
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    • Lucia said: 08/11/2014 10:25
    • Im looking to install a new ingnition barrell into my t25 , do I need the ignition switch too?
    • Answer: No you don't need a new switch if your current one is working OK.
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    • Justin said: 24/03/2017 21:22
    • Will this fit my 1303 - 1973?
    • Answer: More likely to be J60553.
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    • Ken Johnston said: 14/08/2017 15:22
    • I have a 1987 T25 and the ignition switch on the columns seems to be intermittant. Is it easy to fit a new switch or is it a garage job? Fairly competetant at fixing things that the multi column switch seems to be quite complex
    • Answer: Yes it's a straight forward to swap over. There are plenty of guides on line showing how to do it.
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    • Gareth Brown said: 18/08/2018 15:57
    • Hi,

      I bought a 1979 T2 in January of this year, after a short while the ignition would no longer turnover and we just heard a relay sounding click at the front of the bus when the key was turned. I had someone out to check over the electrics and all was fine and he diagnosed a faulty ignition switch. I ordered one from yourselves, took it into a garage to get fitted and duly all was fine. After only a few trips, the exact same thing has happened, went to start the engine, turned over initially but didn't start, turn the key a second time and got the familiar sounding click. I'm presuming that the ignition switch needs replacing again but I'm just concerned that this has now happened twice since I've owned it and that there could be something else that is causing this problem. Any advice would be appreciated.


    • Answer: Hello. The click could be the starter motor. Really you need a multi meter, Get someone to turn the key and test to see if you are getting 12 volts to the switch wire on the starter motor. If you are then it could well be the starter motor is faulty or bad connections/ Bad earth.
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Vehicle Compatability

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Air-Cooled Petrol (0 - 0) :


VW Beetle Cabriolet

Air-Cooled Petrol (1971 - 1979) :

1200cc, 1300cc, 1500cc, 1600cc


VW Karmann Ghia

Air-Cooled Petrol (1971 - 1974) :

1200cc, 1300cc, 1500cc, 1600cc


VW Type 3

Air-Cooled Petrol (1971 - 1974) :

1500cc, 1600cc, 1800cc


VW T2 Bay Window

Air-Cooled Petrol (1974 - 1979) :

1600cc, 1700cc, 1800cc, 2000cc


VW Type 181

Air-Cooled Petrol (1971 - 1980) :



VW T25

Water-Cooled & Air-Cooled Petrol (1979 - 1992) :

1600cc, 1700cc, 1900cc, 2000cc, 2100cc


Water-Cooled & Air-Cooled Diesel (1979 - 1992) :

1600cc, 1700cc, 1900cc, 2000cc, 2100cc


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