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  1. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Continuing the bug electrics' saga! Everything works now having replaced the ignition switch BUT the indicator dash light is permanently on when you turn the key - then start the engine and it goes off but when you indicate the Oil warning light flashes instead of the indicator light...
  2. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a 1972 VW Beetle 1200. I use my bug daily and have done for the past 4 years all until 4 weeks ago when the world stopped and I didn't have to go to work. Anyway, I went to fire her up the other week and the battery was flat. I took some jump leads and hooked them up from my partners...
  3. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, Are there any sparky's out there who can help? I've replaced my alternator on my 1973 Bug 1500, and the old one had 3 prongs on the top and a wire with a 3 piece attachment. Have now fitted a Bosch 55amps alternator with internal regulator (043-903-023/co) but unlike the old one...
  4. Watercooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi. Can anybody tell me what would need adding into a loom to fit this to my late bay please? There is no rating info visible anywhere and he old wiring is long gone. I believe it may be off an early golf Cheers, Tim
  5. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Some modifications to the front 1/4's of my bug have meant the original holes for the headlight wiring have been welded up, what I forgot to do was measure to see what size they were before i did that haha. So the rubber tubes fit back in when i get round to buying some and building the car...
  6. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hiya all. just bought a indicator stalk from JK for my 71 bay-it comes with 7 wires, but upon dismantling mine it has 5 wires! can this be used by simply not connecting some of them or is it a case of tracking down a 5 wire version?? Any advice appreciated
  7. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I'm having some trouble getting my battery to charge, I have a 1977 baywindow which I'm assuming had the later 2.0 type4 engine fitted. This was removed prior to purchase and I've now fitted a twin port 1600. The alternator that came with that engine has different connectors to wiring loom used...
  8. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi all, I'm in the process of restoring my 71 Beetle. I have fitted a new loom as the original was past it. Mine has the diagnostic socket in the engine bay but the new loom did not come with the crimps. Does anyone know what crimps I need to order as the supplier cant tell me.
  9. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    OK, so I'm stumped. I've searched the forums and can't find any previous posts regarding my problem.... Its like this... Gen light came on, on the way back from a night away a couple of weeks back. So I checked the battery while engine off 12.7V, Engine running and at fast idle 12V. Figured it...
  10. Jobs For The Boys (& Girls)
    Hey guys! Looking for an auto-electrician. We have done a full body off resto and now its time for the electrics but we have no idea so want to get someone in to do them who has a bit of know how :) If you have any suggestions for people or know someone that is looking a a bit of work then...
  11. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi im currently sorting out my first beetle but it is in need of some assistance. the major problem i have is the fusebox has been removed and i have no idea how to rewire the new one. so i am offering £150 to anyone who can correctly rewire the fusebox of my 1975 1303. i have a replacement but...
  12. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    I have a Swedish import camper (1973) and have a problem with a dashboard switch labelled " Autom Halvljus" which translates to automatic dipped beam. It creates two issues when switched on a)the alternator warning light comes on and it flattens the battery even when the engine is running...
  13. 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...
  14. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Can anyone tell me what I need to test an eberspacher. I've got the main unit which looks to be complete from what I can tell but the wiring stops at a connector. I do have manuals and diagrams but want to know if it works at all before i think about wiring it up properly.
  15. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi guys, Got myself Porsche 924 tach for my bug, planning on wiring the thing up, but i need all the correct wires/cables...is it dumb to ask where you would source these from? :confused:
  16. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi. Still having trouble fathoming the wiring on my '72 bay headlamp switch (indicator stalk). Can anyone please help? First question I have please is: Should the headlamp dip switch (on the indicator stalk) actually click when you switch from main to dip and vice versa, or is it just the relay...
  17. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi there, On my 1973 1303S, the rear lights have been botched to say the least, all the wiring is mixed up and it look like some might be missing? Anyone got any tips or helpful diagrams please? I would appreciate all the help given! Thanks!
  18. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Hi, I have been jump starting my 72 bay every weekend so I decided to buy a new battery. Since I have fitted the new battery the left indicator now flashes twice as fast as it did with the old battery! I've had a look at the wiring and everything looks the same (just incase i dislodged...
  19. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Some guy I know removed my engine to change the clutch shaft bush which had worn, and never finished the job. I got it back the other day, replaced the bush and today installed the engine.. Just now I was wiring up the engine electrics, following the haynes manual i thought id wired it up...
  20. Aircooled Mechanical Tech
    Just bought myself a complete lock set on one key and told it would fit my 72 1300 I may (probably be wrong) but from what I know door habdels and decklid lock will fit but It has the older Crome style ignition barrel where the centre depresses when you click it round to the start position Vw...
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