Volkswagen Air Cooled 1949-1969 Repair Guide

Kickdown Switch

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ADJUSTMENT



  1. Disconnect the accelerator cable return spring.
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  3. Move the throttle to the fully open position. Adjust the accelerator cable to give 0.02-0.04 in. clearance between the stop and the end of the throttle valve lever.
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  5. When the accelerator cable is adjusted and the throttle is moved to the fully open position, the kickdown switch should click. The ignition switch must be ON for this test.
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  7. To adjust the switch, loosen the switch securing screws and slide the switch back and forth until the test in Step 3 is satisfied.
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  9. Reconnect the accelerator cable return spring.
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