SOLD — Wiper Motor Ground Strap

FOR SALE: Wiper Motor Ground Strap

If your wiper motor sometimes doesn’t turn on, or turns off by itself, and you have to bang on the dash to get it running again, you could be suffering from a faulty ground strap. Ground straps are made of brass, which, given time, oxidizes. And, over the years, the securing nut usually has been removed, then reinstalled many times, resulting in a twisted or even broken ground strap. The solution: buy a brand new strap and be assured of a good ground. Finding that this very necessary part was unavailable, I have manufactured them for the VW Community. I have a good supply on hand. They are identical to the original straps in composition, configuration and thickness. My personal Beetle is a ’67, but these ground straps will fit ’69 and earlier Beetle and Karmann Ghia (and some other applications) 6 volt and 12 volt wiper motors (with some rare exceptions). See the photos for placement of the ground strap. For orders larger than 5, I offer a significant discount.

Status: For Sale
Location: Garland, TX
Price: $6.00 each, shipped
Contact: Jay Salser

WiperMotorGroundStrap 001

Posted by Jay Salser

My wife, Neva, and I have been driving and working on VWs since 1976. In fact, we raised our family in these cars. Now, we are retired and enjoy VWs as a hobby. The ’67 Beetle always has been our favorite year. We own a '67 Beetle and a '68 Karmann Ghia.

  1. I am trying to find all the wiper linkage for a 67. Al I have so far is the motor and the arms. I will appreciate any help . I am willing to pay for the parts that I need.

    1. Hello, Hiram…Thank you for contacting I am going to refer you to a person known as “The Wiper Guy” because he has all of the expertise and parts to enable you to put your wiper system completely correct. His name is Don West. Here is his contact e-mail address:

      Be sure to indicate the type of motor which you have. You may want to send a photo of the motor to Don–to be sure that it is the correct SWF Motor. Just because it is 12 volt and “looks like the ’67 motor” may be misleading.

      Tell Don that Jay Salser and referred you to him. Don and I have worked together on some projects.

      And, stay tuned to!


      1. thank you!!!

Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: