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      Ah, ok, here's a link to the switch for the...

      Ah, ok, here's a link to the switch for the '01-'03 T4:

      http://europarts-sd.com/switch-brakelight2001-2003.asp
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      You might not get an answer from this forum...

      You might not get an answer from this forum quickly, the US never got the T5, and most of us here are US-based (and T4 owners).

      On a T4, the brake light switch was prone to failure and commonly...
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      Yes, what Matt said^.

      Yes, what Matt said^.
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      Not legally, unless you have the resources and...

      Not legally, unless you have the resources and patience to buy a few of them and have them crash and emissions-tested and hope they pass.

      http://www.cbp.gov/trade/basic-import-export/importing-car...
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      :rolleyes: Ok, dude, we'll get back to...

      :rolleyes:

      Ok, dude, we'll get back to polishing our chrome and swapping VR6 engines into Mk1s...
    6. All good here w/USAA. I've been with them for...

      All good here w/USAA. I've been with them for over 25 years and had no problem first insuring my '01 MV with them back in '08. Then again, at that point I probably called it in.
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      ≈16 - 18MPG here in my '01 MV hardtop. At least...

      ≈16 - 18MPG here in my '01 MV hardtop. At least it drinks premium... :rolleyes:
    8. Having driven one of these a bit, I can state...

      Having driven one of these a bit, I can state that these are, by far, the slowest vehicles that you will ever own. No big deal if you're into the relaxed pace of Interstate cruising at 55MPH...
    9. @boinzy - it was just a tick over $6k, including...

      @boinzy - it was just a tick over $6k, including labor. If I wasn't about to relocate 520 miles north, I would have taken my time and looked at more options, but that was not to be this time.
    10. I had a VW rebuilt transmission installed in my...

      I had a VW rebuilt transmission installed in my '01 EV a few months back. My shop at the time (VW Paradise, San Marcos, CA) gave me two options, the VW unit or one from Oceanside (CA) Transmissions....
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      Nice find, it certainly looks clean! And good on...

      Nice find, it certainly looks clean! And good on you to not take advantage of a woefully-underpriced listing.

      Looking forward to seeing more pix and hearing of your adventure.
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      Not sure how they rank in comparison to those...

      Not sure how they rank in comparison to those already listed, but I have been a repeat customer of http://europarts-sd.com.

      Good prices on the most commonly-needed parts for T4s and good service.
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      @nigel - RIP Howard Hawkins, Park Tool founder....

      @nigel - RIP Howard Hawkins, Park Tool founder. http://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2015/01/27/park-tool-founder-howard-hawkins-passes-away#.VMxW4MYkGm0
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      Ha! I had forgotten all about this thread. Nearly...

      Ha! I had forgotten all about this thread. Nearly four years on, and the replacement piece still looks great.
    15. Hi Samuel - Great shots of a beautiful van. Most...

      Hi Samuel - Great shots of a beautiful van. Most of us on this slow little corner of VW Vortex are North Americans with water-cooled T3s and T4s. Not to say that we don't appreciate these fine...
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      Well, we're probably 80% North American T4 here...

      Well, we're probably 80% North American T4 here in this sleepy little corner of the forums, with another 15% being T3. So be sure to let us know when you develop something for our platforms. We'd...
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      Um, APR, which van uses this 1.2l engine? And...

      Um, APR, which van uses this 1.2l engine? And also note that this isn't the classifieds.
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      Sweet! Now have him make a T4 version for some of...

      Sweet! Now have him make a T4 version for some of us :)

      There's also a somewhat-active #vanlife hashtag on Instagram. Check it out sometime...
    19. Nice price indeed! Someone here snag that sucker....

      Nice price indeed! Someone here snag that sucker. I would, but I just spent nearly that much on a VW-rebuilt slushbox for my EV MV.
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      Well, as the saying goes, "it was working just...

      Well, as the saying goes, "it was working just fine until it wasn’t." I drove back from a mountain bike ride with a friend. I pulled into my driveway, backed up to straighten the van (my driveway is...
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