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Which indicator ring?

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on: January 13, 2019, 05:42:11 PM
Evening folks.

Does it matter which cancelling ring I use? If so, which do I need? I think there's two types, early and late.

Here's what I've got.


Thanks for any help. Sam
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Reply #1 on: January 14, 2019, 07:45:51 AM
do not recognise that one as there is a horn contact on the top that the steering wheel horn pick up runs on. What dip switch is fitted as thinking that is a very early column.


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Reply #2 on: January 14, 2019, 01:16:06 PM
Hi Snoopy.

There is a dip button on the indicator stalk. To be honest the column parts are all a mixture to get things how I wanted but can't remember all the details. It's hard work trying to remember where I left off 4 years ago!

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Reply #3 on: January 14, 2019, 04:02:33 PM
If the button is on the stalk then this is a 1967 one year only indicator stalk.  I think this is the earlier metal cancel ring


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Reply #4 on: January 14, 2019, 04:14:55 PM
You could always bin the cancelling ring and install a nice cheap buzzer. Best 1.25 I ever spent on the buggy
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Reply #5 on: January 14, 2019, 04:36:07 PM
guessing you need an early ring as Dave said arms with micro switch on the end for dip and main stopped in 68 and up to 65 you had a floor mounted dipswitch but thinking all beetles had steering wheel horn push fron the 50's so it should have contacts for the horn and brown/black wire for the horn from memory. you will need more research to find your switch on a photo with a date for it.


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Reply #6 on: January 14, 2019, 04:51:23 PM
Dave? :S


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Reply #7 on: January 14, 2019, 05:42:12 PM
Yeah I was going to guess an early ring but didn't like the price of them so wanted to check! Think I need to study some photos and maybe take a gamble and try a few things out
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Reply #8 on: January 14, 2019, 07:47:39 PM
what steering wheel are you using as the boss may have a suitable peg to fit down into the slot or a simple piece of bent and shaped tin plate fixed to your wheel would do with some fettling to get it right. I guess your horn is on the dash not the steering wheel boss.



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Reply #9 on: January 14, 2019, 08:39:02 PM
Yeah that's an idea, might have a go. Horn will be on the dash.

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