VW Thing Parts and Technical Articles

If there ever was an evocative vehicle name (or an unevocative name, depending on your standpoint), it was the VW Thing. For whatever reason, the powers that be at Volkswagen decided in the early 1970s to name their new Jeep-like vehicle simply the 181 – and this didn’t sit well with an American public staring at what was a flat-out odd-looking vehicle. Thus the name “Thing” was born: the vehicle was dubbed in a manner many thought suitable. If you’ve still got a Thing sitting in your garage, driveway, or backyard, it’s something to really hang onto: you’re sure to get some funny looks as you cruise down the road (and funny looks are really what it’s all about). The best way to maintain your VW Thing is with VW Thing Parts. You don’t want to chance it with low-quality parts that might or might not interact well with your other systems and components: when you choose only VW Thing Parts, you will know with certainty that the parts you are getting will work well with your vehicle through and through. Plus, VW Parts represent quality across the board: you’re not going to be getting anything built to low standards. If you’re worried about the cost of getting the right VW Parts, there’s no need to fear. Savvy drivers know that there are sources out there for discount VW Thing Parts – all you have to do is find them.

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7506 Osram Sylvania/Hella Multi Purpose Light Bulb; Single Element Bulb; 12V/21W; Nickel Base
Multiple uses, may include turn signal, brake light, backup light, rear foglight, and third brake...
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Rear ~ 21W Bayonet Base
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21W Back Up Bayonet Base
21W Bayonet Base Brake
21W Bayonet Base Turn Signal
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21W Bayonet Base
7528 Osram Sylvania/Hella Multi Purpose Light Bulb; Dual Element with Nickel Base; 12V-21/5W
Used as parking/turning signal and/or brake/running light depending upon model. Nickel base version...
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Front ~ 21/5W Bayonet Base
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21/5W Bayonet Base
11621711954 O.E.M. Exhaust Nut; 8mm Copper Nut; Exhaust Manifold to Cylinder Head
Please verify 8mm exhaust bolt/stud prior to ordering, this nut takes 12mm wrench on hex. Special...
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For models with 8mm exhaust manifold studs, please verify size required.
DOT4 Pentosin Brake Fluid; Super DOT4; 1 Liter Container
For models specifying traditional polyethylene glycol based brake fluid, not intended for use with...
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1 Liter 1L 6/Case DOT 4
70476 Hella Headlight Conversion Kit; H4 Headlight Conversion Kit; 7 Inch Round Sealed Beam Headlight
For conversion of 6014 and 6024 style 7 inch round sealed beam to H4 Halogen insert type assemblies.
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2D1 60/40W 7" H4 Conversion Halogen Headlight Bulb High Beam and Low Beam w/ Replacement Blub
10W-40; MoS2 Anti-Friction; 5 Liter; 4/Case Great for classic VW/Porsche air-cooled engines! ZDDP...
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10W-40 10W40 4/Case MoS2 Anti-Friction 5 Liter See Tech Notes for approvals Semi Synthetic
311198069F Mahle Piston Set; Set of 4 Standard 85.5mm; Flat; Compression Ratio 7.7:1
Only available for dropship to US addresses. 1 set per car.
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2721 Osram Sylvania/Hella Instrument Panel Light; Clear Bulb for Instrument/Dashboard Lights; 12V/1.2W
Please verify bulb holder has a replaceable 1.2 watt bulb prior to ordering.
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1.2W 12 Volt Wedge Base
16AMP Flosser Fuse; 16 Amp; Red ATS Torpedo-Style
Originally referred to as Bosch, GBC, or bullet fuses, the ATS series of fuses were used on all...
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5007 Hella Multi Purpose Light Bulb; 12V/5W Mini Bulb
Primarily used in tail lamp and side markers, please verify appearance and wattage of existing bulb...
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12 Volt 5W Bayonet Base Single Contact Bayonet Base
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12 Volt 5W Bayonet Base Single Contact Bayonet Base Tail
00012 Bosch Ignition Coil
Due to factory changes latest version no longer includes mounting bracket, please reuse existing...
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31119806987 Mahle Piston Set; Set of 4, Big Bore 87mm
No machining required. 1 set per car.
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191953227A Meyle Hazard Warning Relay; Flasher/Turn Signal with 3 Prong Connector
Please verify existing unit connection type prior to ordering. 1 per car.
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559807905 Santech Refrigerant Oil; Viscosity 46 PAG Oil; 8-Ounce Bottle
As needed for Behr, Denso and York compressors.
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1 per car.
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For models with generator.
JP-107108009 JP Group Dansk Ignition Distributor
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Only for cars with 12 volt electrical system. Comparable to the Bosch 009 Distributor. Has an advance curve that will allow idle at nearly 0 degrees and advance up to 40 degrees.
131298221 EMPI Fuel Tank Screen; Tank Screen Kit
Kit includes screen, nut and gaskets. 1 kit per car.
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Screen KIT w/ Nut & Gaskets
N177322 Jahn Multi Purpose Light Bulb; Single Element Bulb; 12V/21W; Nickel Base; 1156/7506 Type; SET OF 10
Multiple uses, may include turn signal, brake light, backup light, rear foglight, and third brake...
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Rear ~ 21W Bayonet Base
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21W Back Up Bayonet Base
21W Bayonet Base Brake
21W Bayonet Base Turn Signal
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21W Bayonet Base

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