How to check and diagnos the fuel cut-off switch on a 71 Beetle?

Asked by Mar 01, 2012 at 05:44 PM about the 1971 Volkswagen Beetle

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

How I know if my fuel cut-off switch is working properly?

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Hi,I just got my vert last year it is ',71I read the clymer manual that i got from the PO,I do not recall this device,then you may be right there is that type of function on the much newer cars to stop fuel pumping after a collision.Ok there is a bypass air cut off valve n the solex 34 PICT -3/ 34 PICT -4 that has a 12 v signal to open /close it .I think you can simulate the signal with a 12 volt source and hear it click.Do not take my word for it ,one of the more knowledgeable owners might give a more experienced piece of advice.

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As far as iam aware the only fuel cut device on a '71 beetle is the ignition switch!!! I may be wrong as far as U.S models are concerned but over here in U.K they were not fitted to cars until the late '80s or early '90s.

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My '71 VW in canada has 1 wire to the carb,that signal can prevent starting as it activates aplunger in the fuel path if i am correct.Just got into air cooled lately,you guys might know who know the car.But i dont think that it is same as a fuel cut-off for safety on impact which are resettable to the owner as in a ford.

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