Very cool story
Glad you found another Scirocco
As some of you know, a little over 2 weeks ago my '83 got totaled in round-a-bout. At first I started looking for a beetle, then I drove one and decided they aren't for me. So I continued my search for a new rocco. I found many nice mk2's, but they were either out of my price range or already sold, and there was no hope for a mk1 at all. Until yesterday, when out of the blue my friend texted me with a link to a completely OEM 1980 rocco for 1,900. The post was a day old so surely I figured the car would be gone, but I decided to call and luckily it was still available! After talking with the guy for a while, I realized that he was the same guy I bought my lowering springs from (small world, eh?). So today I went and looked at it/drove it. The car is phenomenal. Zero wheel play, shocks are stiff, all the dashlights work, tracks straight. And there isn't one modification to this car (minus the aftermarket radio). So I promptly bought the car for 1,800 and fell in love with it.
A few problems as of right now, no corner or fog lights when headlights are on (as in the marker lights don't turn on and no rear fog lights).
Slowest speed wiper setting doesn't work
And the hatch dome light turns on with the headlights (not sure if that's normal).
Here she is when I bought her.
First mod! Remove that ridiculous roof rack.
Driving her home!
And now she's home, safe and sound. (Poor mk2 in the background)
And of course, the dreams have already started...
Last edited by VWsciroccoWV; 04-30-2012 at 01:41 AM.
Everyone's tastes are their own, but I'd keep it mostly stock looking (save for maybe lowering the car a bit) and focus modifications on performance. Then again, aside from the US bumper-car bumpers, I think the Mk1 Scirocco is a spectacular beauty.
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Brown wire is ground.
Buy a decent multimeter and test.
The other two wires are running right [FR] and turn signal [FR], so they should have voltage when those circuits are activated (light switch +one click, or T/S lever and ignition on). Test, you'll find out which is which.
If you have ground and voltage... that's all there is.
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I know it's not CE1, but I've seen 3 S2 Sciroccos have the same problems you described because they weren't getting switched 12v to the hazard switch, unplug the switch, and check for 12v with the key set on on on the proper pin, youll have to check the bentley for that, but i think i've sent you in the right direction.
And to finish my night, started it up and was letting it get warm, noticed the headlights were flickering but thought nothing of it, put it in reverse and let the clutch out, then it just died. Headlights, radio, hazards still work, but nothing related to the ignition (as in blinkers, wipers, heater when key is turned on). Checked the fuses and none are blown. I am at a complete loss on what is wrong here.
If you don't get the bulb thing figured out let me know and I'll go ph otograph mine.
I've been down all week with a sinus infection but I'll be back up tomorrow.
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