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    1. Member VR6 GLX Man's Avatar
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      04-28-2012 04:50 AM #26
      After my experience, the ditributer rotor and cap shoulde be inspected before buying ot just buy a new rotor and cap since it's cheap or replace the whole distributer itself. This alone could be a reason for your car not cranking.
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      04-28-2012 05:08 PM #27
      Nice find

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      04-30-2012 09:16 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Smiff View Post
      Oh, right. The two wires hanging down in front of the upshift connector....I kind of missed the forest for the trees on those little guys. Better pics of the wire ends would help, looks like blade terminals. They also look kind of short, so there must me some open terminals in close proximity.
      ^ @DjB.... Backup light switch? Function combined with the upshift light, or am I mixing components?
      I'll try to get a better shot of the two little plugs

      Since now there's two different answers, I don't know which one is right haha


      Quote Originally Posted by Sinner44 View Post
      Yeah the headliners are very fragile at this age, and It's fairly difficult to remove one intact... When I re-did mine I used a fiber glass kit...works very well and adds more strength to those broken spots...kind of a pain to smooth out if you don't apply the resin smoothly
      Yeah, I'm gonna have to try to work out something if I can't get my hands on a different headliner from a junkyard.

      Quote Originally Posted by DjBij099 View Post
      Here's a link on brokevw.com regarding reverse switch wiring. There is mention of the upshift light as well
      http://www.brokevw.com/reverseswitch.html
      If the plug is actually present in the bay somewhere, plug it back in, turn the car on and walk around the back and look. If the revsere lights stay on despite being in neutral, it's faulty and needs to be replaced.
      Good info I'll try to check but I haven't seen any loose plugs that seem to fit there

      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 GLX Man View Post
      I went with the same mindset as you when I got my 92 gli, yours doesent look too bad. I have the same rust on the bottom of battery tray, somehow when it rains or you wash the car water gets through somehow and goes right to that tray. Found that out after I first washed the car. My alternator was missing a bolt after replacing it after it died 3 days later, distributer rotor and cap were bad, so three things in one day went wrong and left me stranded at my job. I was seriously asking myself what was I thinking getting the car. It's been a week and half since new rotor and alternator finally mounted properly and the car is running strong, with exception of a check engine light. Also the car came without an air filter so thats an easy fix.
      Quote Originally Posted by VR6 GLX Man View Post
      After my experience, the ditributer rotor and cap shoulde be inspected before buying ot just buy a new rotor and cap since it's cheap or replace the whole distributer itself. This alone could be a reason for your car not cranking.
      Well my car has not issues cranking. I just have the oil pressure light going off and the battery light (alternator light) on


      Quote Originally Posted by taymk2 View Post
      Nice find
      Thanks man Might just move slowly along sadly
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      05-01-2012 11:18 PM #29
      Well I didn't do much over the weekend since I was moving some stuff to the gf parents.

      On the way there I saw a pretty cool sight tho, stopped here on the way back and hopefully next time I'm going down there and when I'm not pressed for time, I'll stop and ask the nearest house to see if I can get in there and take a look.
      There was a handful of golf/gti/rabbits and one mk2 jetta



      And here is a google aerial view of the little lot


      It was a sad but cool scene and kinda made my day haha
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      05-01-2012 11:20 PM #30
      After seeing the nitty gritty now I really want to get my hands into this! Let me know whenever I can come over and help please!
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      05-01-2012 11:37 PM #31
      I went to the junkyard several days ago and got a couple parts. Mainly, I wanted the front aero set up
      I got a bunch of small pieces, so this pic isn't everything I got but it got most of the big parts. My passenger tail light is messed up (on the plastic trim) and so is my driver but not that bad. Sadly, I wish I would of known it was the right one when I was at the yard, ended up coming home with the piece to replace the less broken one

      Hella headlights (made in germany too )


      The rear is Hella but made in mexico

      Whole front core support and even the horn haha


      Extra aktiv cover


      OEM speaker cases (one with the actual oem speaker) Mine is missing this




      Today I got some more work done

      Started by removing the passenger side door cards (both front and rear)
      Apparently the front had already been messed with







      Removed the rear seats

      Rear seat is missing one of it's hooks


      Well that it's all for now. I'm mainly taking out the inside until the car gets settle in it's new home once I move, which is soon
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      05-01-2012 11:41 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Volkswageneer1990 View Post
      After seeing the nitty gritty now I really want to get my hands into this! Let me know whenever I can come over and help please!
      Sure enough
      I'll send you a text next time I plan on getting more done with the car and see if you can come. Most likely during the week around 6pm or if I get lucky and have a free weekend or at least one of the days haha
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      05-02-2012 09:48 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post
      Sure enough
      I'll send you a text next time I plan on getting more done with the car and see if you can come. Most likely during the week around 6pm or if I get lucky and have a free weekend or at least one of the days haha
      Sounds good!

      And can you please post a picture of the cluster in that group of parts? If that is a Helios cluster I am going to start drooling...
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      05-03-2012 04:12 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post


      Only bad part was that the headliner was already cracked
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      05-03-2012 05:00 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Volkswageneer1990 View Post
      Sounds good!

      And can you please post a picture of the cluster in that group of parts? If that is a Helios cluster I am going to start drooling...
      The cluster is out of a normal jetta GL from the junkyard. The one I told you they had just put out there.

      I got a third cluster with some white gauge faces. Haven't looked at it closely but it's different in looks at least

      Quote Originally Posted by Greensteeldragon View Post

      I saw this the other day, looks like a good way to fix the headliner. Thanks for the heads up
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      05-03-2012 10:55 PM #36
      Well I had some problems when I went to get some tires for my 04. I went in for two tires and their retarded "tech" put the car in first instead of reverse and ram the front into the sidewalk

      So after 3 weeks of fighting with these damn people, I finally got my car fixed. I had a Bora R bumper waiting to be painted and go on the car that had been waiting for months so I got it painted and installed for free haha

      Here is how it came out



      BTW: Never go to NTB!!!! They won't man up to their mistakes and then try to say your car had damage already if they damage something!!!


      I did a little work on the 89. Just wrapped the sunroof plastic part with some Carbon Fiber thing since the "fabric" was already pretty loose (sorry for the cell pics)
      Here is how it started and turned out



      Maybe I'll get more done this weekend. Been busy with work and moving stuff haha

      Cheers!
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      05-13-2012 01:25 AM #37
      Well little update.

      Finally took the carpet out with the help of Volkswageneer1990 a couple days ago. Thanks a lot buddy for the help




      We also found some more tags



      All carpet out


      We found this cable under the carpet, who knows what it is?


      And today again with the help of him, we took the dash out First time I taken apart a car that much and it'll continue lol



      Dash is pretty cracked



      And finally got organized
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      05-13-2012 02:00 AM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post
      Finally took the carpet out with the help of Volkswageneer1990 a couple days ago. Thanks a lot buddy for the help
      No problemo man! I'm always glad to help, I learned a lot this time through
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      05-13-2012 02:40 AM #39
      Looks good so far. I hope you have come to your senses about painting a helios red. I'd say sell it to someone who wants a helios before you paint it if that's what you want to do.
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      05-14-2012 06:23 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by skidplate View Post
      Looks good so far. I hope you have come to your senses about painting a helios red. I'd say sell it to someone who wants a helios before you paint it if that's what you want to do.
      It'll be painted it's original color. So it'll stay Helios color lol

      Did I mention my helios has ABS? haha
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      05-14-2012 08:49 PM #41
      as far as your headliner goes im almost 100% positive you can get a brand new headliner for almost any car on ebay??? and im even more positive you can get one directly from Volkswagen???? and there are a thousand and one body companies out there who provide such things as well, or is there some reason you are trying to use the orignal head liner?
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      05-14-2012 09:21 PM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by NTUNED View Post
      We found this cable under the carpet, who knows what it is?

      for the seat belt light. You dont have the original seats so it wasn't plugged in

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      05-15-2012 02:44 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by djrethoret View Post
      as far as your headliner goes im almost 100% positive you can get a brand new headliner for almost any car on ebay??? and im even more positive you can get one directly from Volkswagen???? and there are a thousand and one body companies out there who provide such things as well, or is there some reason you are trying to use the orignal head liner?
      Mainly to save money, but if worse comes to worse, then I'll try to find a good one that's for sale. I don't think volkswagen would sell one for this car tho, I could be wrong. I couldn't even find the OEM lock set when I called the guy with the part number.

      If you know of where I can get it, please let me know


      Quote Originally Posted by tylerlb View Post
      for the seat belt light. You dont have the original seats so it wasn't plugged in
      Kinda what I figured, but wasn't sure, just wanted to confirm. Thanks bud
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      05-22-2012 12:13 PM #44
      Well I cleaned up a bit the wire mess

      Started with this (sorry for cell pics)


      and finished it like this


      Now it sits somewhat normal. Still a little tilted but you can actually see the fuses. You couldn't before.

      I also found those two red wires not plug into anything (the two red ones on the second pic) I'm sure they are power wires, one comes from the engine bay, the other one comes out of the fuse box. There was also a couple connectors that had nothing connected to it. A yellow wire with snap connector, a blue wire with same connector), black wire with number 1 written on it (look like speaker wire?), and a white/clear connector. I didn't take pictures of any of the wires because it was hot and just wanted to finish (around 2-3 in texas isn't fun)


      Also really bummed that I'm moving soon and I might need to store the 89 due to not being able to get a garage it might have to sit at my dad's for a while
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      05-22-2012 11:15 PM #45
      Cleaned the carpet. Looks almost brand new and not snowed with dog hair like it was haha

      Only update today haha
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      05-23-2012 10:55 PM #46
      I started protecting all the wires in the dashboard with plastic covers instead of the falling apart foam. I'll take some pictures soon and put them up to show how it looks.
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      05-24-2012 10:20 PM #47
      All the covering on the wires of my dash was falling apart so just covered with plastic covers. Here is how it turned out




      Out with the old


      Also cleaned the air vents and and plastic covers for the steering wheel
      before

      after


      Manage to put the dash back in. It got dark so no pictures but it's coming back together at least

      At least I had some entertainment by my good ol Panasonic radio
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      06-19-2012 10:55 AM #48
      Nice thread! You have the rarest GLi really.. ABS & Cruise Control? There we're only about 150 of those made. Those were the only options available. If you need answers ask me. I've been battling my GLi for a few years now. But it drives Sooo well once it's warm. I would totally recommend a 2.oL engine... You'll thank me for it.

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      06-19-2012 11:38 AM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by eurogt View Post
      Nice thread! You have the rarest GLi really.. ABS & Cruise Control? There we're only about 150 of those made. Those were the only options available. If you need answers ask me. I've been battling my GLi for a few years now. But it drives Sooo well once it's warm. I would totally recommend a 2.oL engine... You'll thank me for it.
      Yes sir, even tho as you can see there's a lot of stuff wrong with it. Cruise doesn't work sadly, need to figure out what isn't connected. Previous owner did a hackjob with stuff and I found several things not connected

      Only progress is that I got some door pull handles to replace my broken driver handle. Also got the garage finally, so it'll be reunited with me soon
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      06-27-2012 03:46 PM #50
      Well finally moved places. Got garage arrangements settled and now the car is with me but that also leaves me with absolutely no money for mods

      I took pictures but I'll post them up later

      Tried putting some chinese style door pull handles and well it's not really working out
      Driver side door works fine pulling but will not lock the door

      Passenger door does absolutely nothing


      The itch for a bug is also kicking in, so I might consider trading this b*tch for a bug

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