Power window control circuit thread;
In automotive terms the body model usually refers to the body-in-white ie sheet metal structure and skin...these things are retooled every 7 years +/- and this is usually a big deal since new stamping and assembly tooling have to be brought on line. Often if a body style is getting a little old they will make MCE (mid-campaign enhancements) that have little or no change to the BIW but change the appearance through lights, bumpers, cowlings, or interior.
I am most familiar with North American auto making but I would assume that if VW retools the high volume platform(ie golf) , then the cabrio must change...and it will be done after the golf.
Hope this helps.
So I have had a few requests as to how I removed the rust from my cooling system...
you may remember... it looked like this...
And went to this...
To do this you will need:
And Prestone SUPER radiator cleaner
I just want to start this by saying that before I was able to get it clear again I had to do a few things
All the hoses
So it isnâ€™t something that was by any means easy...
So lets get started shall weSorry no pics Iâ€™ll take some next time I am in that area...)
Every time you are working under the hood of you car you should disconnect the battery.
Lift car off the ground
Place your bucket under the car by the lower radiator hose.
Remove the radiator side (if not the whole hose) from the car.
(If you remove the whole hose it will be better.)
Loosen the clamp on the water pump side of the hose and aim the hose at the ground
Remove the over flow cap and place in a safe place...
The car does have to be somewhat warm, Meaning the thermostat needs to be open... Think hot bath water warm.
After the stuff is drained dump it into whatever you decide to dump it in...
Make sure to hose out the bucket...
Run water through the cooling system.
Put the lower radiator hose back on and add the Prestone Super Radiator Cleaner add only one bottle and the rest water...
This required 6 hours or normal driving time. I don't drive a lot so I left mine in for 2 days.
After your 6 hours of driving drain the cooling system using the steps above.
Continue to flush the system until the water runs clear.
I live in California so I only need to run 50/50 but you should use what is recommended for your state.
Next time you change the oil in your cabby... Flush the cooling system one more time just to be safe...
Have a nice day...
Odometer Repair DIY ------------------------------------------------
When I first bought my Cabriolet, I didn't think I'd drive it too much, so it didn't matter that the odometer was broken.
But now that I drive it to work and try to enjoy it as much as possible between repairs, I decided to take on repairing the odometer.
There are several threads that describe various ways to fix it:
- This was the first link I found on the MK1 FAQ. The entire site rocks, but the odometer writeup was for a much older odometer than I have.
- This was one of the best links with some great photos from dash removal to gear fixing. But since my red gear was okay, this didn't help me with my metal gear.
- Had a very detailed writeup on the disassembly of the speedometer. It had a great suggestion about using tape to hold the number wheels in place.
- This link about Porsche speedometers was interesting because the assembly is kind of similar. It also had the great suggestion about using tape to hold the number wheels in place.
Added thanks to sehaare. This is a great site that also mentions the metal gear spinning problem. Although it didn't provide any pictures about the modifications suggested.
- Then I ran across this curious link. It mentioned "stamping the hub of the metal gear to shrink the inner diameter. This effectively makes the gear an interference fit on the shaft. This was exactly what I wanted.
So I took mine apart (without breaking anything *whew*) and then taped it up. The red gear on the left turned out to be just fine
But it was the grey metal gear on the right that was freewheeling.
Once I got the metal gear out, I took a screwdriver and punched the inner hub. You can see three of the punches on this shot. But I put four on both sides before reassembling.
And it totally worked! I drove my first 35 miles with a working odometer for the commute this morning.
Modified by JPX at 7:34 AM 5-2-2010
You say you car won't crank after sitting a few minutes, if wait for 20 minutes or more, then it starts fine? Maybe this car has an automatic transmission? Might have a manual trans too.
Moljinar's "Starter relay for heatsoak problems" thread is likely just what you need!! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
I checked the sensors and they all ohm out at 1k, My Master cylinder went out last weak and that was the onlt time my abs light was off in a long time. I checked my abs pump by putting power directly to the 2 big post on pump and pump did work. What else can I check? I have a 1995 Cabrio
i too have a 95 cabrio but my abs problems are less severe ,my abs light comes on intermittantly after start up and stay on it is not dependant on time or temperature,sometimes it will be off for days then ,here we are,i have checked all the elec connections ,please what else can i check???
Hey everyone. I called VW in Pole Tavern NJ to get new door cards from the dealer. They told me they had discontinued them recently. Does anyone know where I can find a decent set or know of anyone that refurbishes door cards or know if reupholstering the old ones is possible? My door cards are rotted on what looks like particle board behind the leather which is in decent shape. THANKS A TON GUYS! PM me if you can with info, I'd appreciate it! [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]
[QUOTE=rs4-380]How hard is it to swap a 16v in an Cabriolet? What do I need in order to do it, etc.
couldn't have been that hard...my boyfriend and his friend did mine pretty fast. its more wiring than anything from what i can remember them doing. PM me if u have specific questions [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG] they pulled mine from an 89 scirrocco
How That Darned Vacuum Distributor Really Works
So the bentley is wrong in how to hook the vacuum stuff up -- I have the correct hookup and mechanical proof to back it up: http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2883746
Got a busted HV/AC backlight, one that isn't replaceable (at first glance)?
How to: replace the HV/AC backlight in newer (?) style panels with an LED
To lazy to retype everything.....
That thread has info on what will fit (applies to all Cabrios and Cabriolets), also any car based on a MK1, MK2, MK3 chassis (including MK3.5). Horn and turn signal stalks should work with any application as well, with very little to no hassle at all.
No Body reads these so I just deleted them.
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Grounds, Grounds, Grounds Replace them things.
Divorces, Great Coffee, and Electrics, all start with GOOD Grounds.
Another Useless Ground Thread
I am a Commodian. I tell really Crappy jokes.
HAVE YOU CHECKED THE FAQ's ABOVE..PAGE 3 Thread 75? Why bother no one else does.