The distributor with its cap removed. Check the condition of the cap and the rotor arm. Remove the rotor arm to check the points condition and gap.
Various distributors are fitted to the Beetle; all share much the same design. ( Courtesy A utodata)
2.Contact breaker arm
3.Securing screw with flat and spring washers
5.Contact breaker point
7.Breaker plate with earth cable
9.Low tension cable
23.Circlip for driving dog