Category Archives: Karmann Ghia

Discussion of and processes related to the restoration and maintenance of the Volkswagen Karmann Ghia. The Ghia was produced in coupe and cabriolet form by VW from 1955 until 1974.

Books About Classic Air-Cooled Volkswagens

From 1936 in Germany until approximately 1980 in the USA, Volkswagen manufactured it’s entire line of automobiles (das auto) with an air-cooled boxer engine.  The air-cooled motor is distinct from its water (i.e., radiator) cooled cousin in that it uses … Continue reading






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Wiring a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia – Diagram and Key

The wiring diagram for my 1974 Ghia was readily available online.  The first page of a Google search should provide you endless opportunity to get the same for your Ghia’s model year.  Below are I’ve included several important diagrams for the 1974 Ghia … Continue reading






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Wiring a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia – Fuse Box

The best advice I can give to anyone who just purchased their first air cooled Volkswagen is  check the fuse box!  If you can not or do not heed that first piece of advice, carry a fire extinguisher!  It’s the only … Continue reading






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Wiring a 1974 VW Karmann Ghia – Logik Relais 12V

Behind the dashboard is a tangled mess of wires, connections, relays, and terminals that ultimately connect at the fuse box. One of the relays in a 1974 Ghia is/was (this will depend on what you find in your Ghia) the seatbelt ignition … Continue reading






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VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia Books

Service and Maintenance Manuals for the VW Beetle and Karmann Ghia Volkswagen Beetle and Karmann Ghia Service Manual, Type 1: 1966, 1967, 1968, 1969   Volkswagen Official Service Manual Super Beetle, Beetle and Karmann Ghia 1970, 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, … Continue reading






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