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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi. Does anyone know if I can install a 12v electric fuel sender unit into a 1966 bug tank that is presently cable operated? :confused: Cheers BW
  2. Items For Sale - AUTO
    6v indicator relay for hazard lights 6v - 180w (VW Pt Nº 211953191) - £10 I had this 6v indicator relay for hazard lights (6v - 180w) in my vintage VW split screen camper, but have recently upgraded to a 12v electrical system. http://www.vdubxs.com/4-sale/ ---- 6v indicator relay (6v -...
  3. Business Recommendations
    Hi My dad has a 1972 Karman Convertible Beetle in need of some electrical attention. Can anyone recommend a good auto electrician who knows beetles and is in the Sussex area? Thanks
  4. Chat/Discussion
    Hi, i have a 69 beetle and im wanting to do a tail light conversion to snow flake lights, one problem i have no idea what to do about the indicators.
  5. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    electrical feeling through peadls and steering wheel Bought my first t25 1990. Lovely machine. Has a caddy 1.9 diesel in it. I have noticed after I drive it for a few minutes there's an electrical feeling on the steering wheel, gear stick and pedals. The heater blower had siezed and was...
  6. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    RE: Polo 1.2 3dr 2002 Hi, having returned from a 2 week holiday, the car took around 5 goes to get started. The starter motor was turning over fine but the engine just wouldn't start-up, eventually working after multiple efforts. I should mention it has just been serviced by VW so new sparks...
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My bus is a 1978 US import so the sidelights are incorporated into the indicators. I have bought a pair of UK spec headlights with the sidelights in them. There is a bulb holder with two spade connections on the back of the unit. I've wired the two spades and fed the wires into the cab. My...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    hi guys still got a few electrical problems i could use some help with. 1303 '74 firstly: i can only get main beam and not dipped. when i flash it is full beam and when i turn on dipped it is still main beam. i believe there is a small tag that has broken off the indicator stalk but when we...
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I recently fitted a new "super green" TES rebuilt 1600tp engine to my bay window. It started up fine and idled well and ran well at high revs but had problems at low revs under acceleration which I blamed on the 009 distributor being to far advanced. These problems became much worse once the...
  10. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have an old propex x1 heater (the red one) which I bought second hand off fleabay. When I first picked it up I tested it out of the van and it ran fine. When I installed it I went out for a drive and it ran for the lenght of my drive (3 hours) tripping when it reached temperature. After...
  11. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Just joined this forum, I have just bought my first VW ever andit's a passat (03 estate/wagon - always been a fan of this model) I thought why not sign up for some friendly advice :D My first question (probably more to follow ;)) is fitting front fog lights...easy to do? Current Passat...
  12. Chat/Discussion
    I have already posted a thread in the jobs forum, but thought I would put this up in chat as well because more people will see it and it's not really a proper job either. Essentially the alternator on my beetle has stopped working, so I've ordered a new one, but I don't have time to fit it at...
  13. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    Location: Uxbridge, Middlesex Job description: My alternator needs replacing and I don't have the time to do it myself. I have purchased a new one to replace it with, so I just need someone to remove the old one and fit the new one. I need this to be done as soon as possible because I need to...
  14. Chat/Discussion
    Adoo sent me a text message asking if I'd have a look at his US import early Bay's electrics as the fuses had fallen out. I'm somewhat intreagued - I have a look and this is what's happened: :eek: Cracked right along the whole width. Also note the melted fuse holder along with the red wire...
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    my '70 beetle has thrown me up a bloody riddle just before i need to do a 2 hour drive. it wont indicate left, no lights front or back, no clicking sound. however, it will indicate right, AND, when i pull the hazards knob, all 4 indicators flash fine, so the bulbs are good, i figure it must be...
  16. Chat/Discussion
    And would like some cash? If you do please send them my way please. Thanks :)
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    My brake lights only come on when i press really hard on the brake pedal which locks the brakes on. Under normal braking they don't come on. Its a 69 bay and the switch screws into the master cylinder. I can't see any way of adjusting them though. Any one tell me how to adjust so as i can...
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    1302s Thought I had the rear light problem worked out so changed the switch as I temorarily swapped it for my bus switch and got the lights working for a while then they stoped again. I have subsequently changed the switch for a new one and still no joy. Here is what I have/dont have Front...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, Im going to buy my own setup to install as it appeas this is by far the cheaper option. I just wanted to clarify what i needed! Male socket in van 2.5mm 3 core cabling ? Some earth cable? What RCD do i need to handle two twin plug sockets? We're also installing a lesiure battery...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there! Does anyone know what bulb I need for these... They are the slim type indicators and the bulbs need to be 12 volt! A link to them on Halfords would be great!;) Cheers!:D
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