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aubtc

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I'm getting ready to replace the smoke producing wiring rat nest with a new wiring harness for my 74 Super convertible. The problem I'm having is that nobody list or makes a new complete wiring harness for this year and model. What model and year harness should I start with that is the closest in setup and what are the differences. I know the 74 has the seat-belt warning system which I could care less about as this car will be a daily driver and not a accurate restoration. Any help would be appreciated.
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I've looked everywhere for this, and I'm not sure why one of the bigger VW parts suppliers doesn't make one. I'm going to get in touch with my contacts at CIP and Mid America Motorworks to see if I can get an answer.
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Awesome, thanks for the help! One of the previous owners installed a top of the line alarm system decades ago that tapped into every main wire in this car, so repairing the original harness has been challenging due to its chopped up condition. My sister actually locked the motor up when the main belt pulley seperated and she did not know it because the dash indicators were not functioning properly.
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Reply from Kris at CIP:


Hello Wayne

Looks like there are many issues with a SB kit ....This is some
of the problems :

#1 - there is a steering column plug that isn't available - without this
piece, he can't build the harness for the steering column.

#2 - if he could build a complete harness, the wholesale cost would have to
be $1000.00. Too expensive. Super Beetle harnesses are very complicated.

#3 - if he could make one, he feels very few people would even know how to
install it. Again, very complicated.

#4 - much of the harness in built into the dash - hard to replicate.
Apparently the factory installed the harness first and then the dash. With
all of the various rocker switches etc., it makes things too complicated.

We will keep looking Wayne...


Kris Ingaldson - General Manager / VP
California Import Parts LTD.- 1-800-313-3811 - http://cip1.com
Your #1 Source for Restoration & Performance Air-Cooled Volkswagen

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aubtc

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I was afraid of something like that. With the above information, it appears I might be better off buying the engine-side wiring harness and getting very familiar with the wiring diagam and try to chase each wire from the fuse box to the correct location. Thanks again for the help. Definitely saved me alot of money and time butchering other model wiring harnesses.
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