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    Thread: So I picked up this tasty nugget today...

    1. Member VWsciroccoWV's Avatar
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      04-28-2012 01:25 AM #1
      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.

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      04-28-2012 03:22 AM #2
      Very cool story

      Glad you found another Scirocco
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      04-28-2012 08:23 AM #3
      I saw the CL link for that car. Looks like you scored a great deal

      Detail her and post up lots of pics please

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      04-28-2012 12:53 PM #4
      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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      04-28-2012 02:31 PM #5
      Tasty indeed. The hatch light on with the lights is normal.
      Great score!
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      04-28-2012 03:43 PM #6
      That was a great price on the car.
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
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      04-28-2012 04:12 PM #7
      Any help here? I didn't pay attention when taking this bulb out, I figured it would just be one plug...



      The bulb is out of the driver side front blinker out of a mk2, will it even work?

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      04-28-2012 06:39 PM #8
      And there goes my lower radiator hose...

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      04-28-2012 06:51 PM #9
      you should probably change all of the hoses and belts, especially if you intend to drive it regularly

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      04-28-2012 07:12 PM #10
      Hang in there, it only gets better from here.

      Good luck with your project, looking forward to seeing your progress in the future...

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      04-29-2012 12:16 AM #11
      Sweet , good luck with the new ride.
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      04-29-2012 01:51 AM #12
      Got the hoses all replaced, any one have any help with the turn signal plugs?

    13. 04-29-2012 02:22 AM #13
      ill check back tomorrow and if you havent sorted out the plug ill try to post a couple pics of mine when the sun is up.

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      04-29-2012 12:30 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by VWsciroccoWV View Post
      Any help here? I didn't pay attention when taking this bulb out, I figured it would just be one plug...



      The bulb is out of the driver side front blinker out of a mk2, will it even work?
      should be easy to figure out just by looking at it.

      the neg (brown) goes usually the metal surrounding the bulb then hook the black ones on the other. It's a double filament bulb

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      04-29-2012 12:46 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by BluDemon View Post
      should be easy to figure out just by looking at it.

      the neg (brown) goes usually the metal surrounding the bulb then hook the black ones on the other. It's a double filament bulb

      Negative goes to the center pin, if I recall correctly.

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      04-29-2012 12:50 PM #16
      test light would work great in a situation like this

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      04-29-2012 02:36 PM #17
      can you not just look at the other side?

      or is it a modification where a plug once was?

      you should be able to match the colours of the wires up, to the other side?

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      04-29-2012 10:30 PM #18
      So I threw the new bulb in and still nothing... Grrr, here we go again with fun volkswagen electrical problems...

    19. 04-29-2012 11:03 PM #19
      Ok i dont know how to post pics, and im sure you have it figured out but it goes on in the order they lay in your pic. Brown in the center grey and black on the sides

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      04-29-2012 11:09 PM #20
      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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    21. 04-30-2012 01:02 AM #21
      Dude, I'm feeling very nostalgic right now.

      I blame _you_ for my misty eyes...



      Ahem.


      - Change yer Fluids.

      - Recondition/Augment yer Grounds.

      - Change yer Filters and Dont use Platinum Plugs.


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      04-30-2012 01:31 AM #22
      The Prophet speaks (where's the G-damn, "bow-down" emoticon?).

      Tosh, you really need to write up at least the basic laws of the Church of the Free Electron.
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      04-30-2012 05:02 AM #23
      agreed, simple multimeter testing with turning on the lights to dip and main to sus which is which

      also agreed on the full service, last thing you want is a hot restrictive earth, or a belt snapping, or engine bottom end going!

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      04-30-2012 05:33 PM #24
      (People can die from Withdrawal Symptoms, you know this, Right?)

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      04-30-2012 09:57 PM #25
      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.

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      05-01-2012 12:31 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by A1 Fanatiker View Post
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      05-01-2012 12:48 PM #27
      So what did you do with the roof rack??? I bet it would clear the roof line on my vanagon...then it would not be ridiculous....

      let me know, BTW nice find hope you are having fun with it!!

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      Here she is when I bought her.


      First mod! Remove that ridiculous roof rack.
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      05-01-2012 08:57 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by Neptuno View Post
      So what did you do with the roof rack??? I bet it would clear the roof line on my vanagon...then it would not be ridiculous....

      let me know, BTW nice find hope you are having fun with it!!
      Sorry man, it was pretty rusty and seemed worthless so I scrapped it.

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      05-01-2012 09:07 PM #29
      Fun fun, now my battery light is starting to come on, very dim and only with the headlights on at first, but now it's very dim with lights off... I may have bought myself a money pit...
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      05-02-2012 01:10 AM #30
      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.

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      05-02-2012 06:36 AM #31
      check your battery voltage...

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      05-02-2012 08:33 AM #32
      might be the ignition switch, but run tests first

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      05-03-2012 03:09 AM #33
      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.

      Nice find.
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      05-03-2012 04:28 AM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by VWsciroccoWV View Post
      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.
      Does the car crank over?

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      05-03-2012 09:13 AM #35
      Check your grounds.
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