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DickSteinkamp
My 914 is hardly a high point restoration. evilgrin.gif

The original interior light is broken...in multiple pieces. I'm not inclined to pay the price for an original Hella fixture. Does the common (1952-1977) VW interior light fixture fit and work?

Thanks.
PanelBilly
I put in a light from a late model VW. These’s a thread on it
914sgofast2
QUOTE(DickSteinkamp @ Sep 12 2018, 05:32 PM) *

My 914 is hardly a high point restoration. evilgrin.gif

The original interior light is broken...in multiple pieces. I'm not inclined to pay the price for an original Hella fixture. Does the common (1952-1977) VW interior light fixture fit and work?

Thanks.

The 52 to 79 beetle lights work perfectly and work the same. They just do not have the chrome edge surround in the plastic - it’s completely clear. A “new beetle” interior light will also fit, but you will have to modify the electrical connectors to match those on the “new beetle’s “ style of interior light. They all have the same 3 functions: On continuously - Off - On when you open a door.
Valy
QUOTE(DickSteinkamp @ Sep 12 2018, 05:32 PM) *

My 914 is hardly a high point restoration. evilgrin.gif

The original interior light is broken...in multiple pieces. I'm not inclined to pay the price for an original Hella fixture. Does the common (1952-1977) VW interior light fixture fit and work?

Thanks.

Yes. Done it.
JawjaPorsche
Yes, I did that. It looks good. I just keep it in the off position because I don't want the bulb to melt the plastic if I leave the door open too long. That is what fried my original.
mepstein
QUOTE(JawjaPorsche @ Sep 13 2018, 04:54 AM) *

Yes, I did that. It looks good. I just keep it in the off position because I don't want the bulb to melt the plastic if I leave the door open too long. That is what fried my original.

Use an led bulb.
DickSteinkamp
Thanks, guys! I appreciate the help.
GeorgeRud
I tried an LED bulb thinking that it would be cooler, but I found the festoon bulb actually runs quite hot (though much brighter than the original bulb).

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GeorgeRud
double post.
PanelBilly
Her yo go. Found my photos.

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