Not all heater valves are created equal! There are several heater valves on the market that look identical on the outside, but have serious deficiencies on the inside. We purchased samples of every one we could get our hands on, took them apart, and identified the two clear winners—both of which we're offering here. So, unless the other guy from whom you are considering buying a heater valve has done the same thing—play it safe and get one from GoWesty.
TWO OPTIONS AVAILABLE:
• Regular: This aftermarket option is inexpensive—but it works. The lever on this valve is a bit more difficult to move compared to the original VW valve (no longer available from VW). But be sure that your heater control cable is nice and straight, or it could buckle during the shut-off mode (pushing the lever).
• Deluxe: The German version is virtually bulletproof. While it's not the original VW valve, it is a very high-quality offering from Germany. This version features a lifetime warranty—if it ever fails, we will replace it at no charge (labor costs not included). Installation Note: Due to the design of this valve, it is possible to install it so the lever hits the vehicle and does not fully shut off. Take extra care to position it so it has full articulation with no interference.