Official Service Manual Super Beetle, Beetle and Karmann Ghia 1970,
1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, 1977, 1978, 1979 (Volkswagen
Service Manuals from Robert Bentley, Inc) by Volkswagen of America Inc.
The complete shop manual. This manual covers the front suspension of
the Super Beetle which is different from all other VWs.
Chapters: Engine, Fuel System, Transmission and Rear Axle, Body and
Frame, Brakes and Wheels, Front Axle, Electrical System, Strut Front
Suspension, Automatic Stick Shift, Lubrication and Maintenance, Fuel
The engine, fuel, axles, brakes and transmission chapters are great.
The body and frame doesn't cover the more difficult repairs like head
liners. Some repairs assume that you are using all the special VW tools.
Before getting this book you'll want "How to Keep Your Volkswagen
Alive" which shows all the good shortcuts, and gives advice. The
shop manuals assume that you are a knowledgeable mechanic, and often
leave out advice based on that assumption.
My 1979 edition has color wiring diagrams, but I understand that the
1990 edition has black and white wiring diagrams. You have to figure
out wire colors from the diagram because color codes are not specified.