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

    1. Junior Member Tread64eight's Avatar
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      05-01-2012 12:31 PM #26
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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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      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...
      Last edited by VWsciroccoWV; 05-01-2012 at 11:50 PM.

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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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      05-03-2012 10:13 AM #36
      Quote Originally Posted by Rannoch View Post
      Does the car crank over?
      I found the problem, under the dash was a spaghetti mess of wiring all poorly taped together, so I did some investigating and unwrapped everything and found that an ignition wire ground was exposed and would bump against a red ignition wire, causing a short. So I freshly re wrapped it all and now no more problems! well, other that still having no marker lights...

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      05-03-2012 10:15 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by scotttu View Post
      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.
      That would be awesome, thanks!

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      05-05-2012 04:32 PM #38
      I strongly suspect the plastic half of your ignition switch since I have experienced your symtoms before. But you will have to do some methodical testing of power and grounds at different points.

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      05-05-2012 04:45 PM #39
      If you know anyone who has a copy of the book "How to keep you Volkswagen Rabbit Alive" by Richard Sealey there are instructions in there on bypassing the switch temporarily while putting the key in ignition to keep it unlocked. Didn't see a copy of the book online anywhere though.

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      05-08-2012 11:06 PM #40
      Ok so I haven't posted in a while, and to start off I want to apologize to everyone for not being able to stick to one subject, as soon as I ask the problem seems to sort itself out...

      So here we go, this last weekend my car became much more enjoyable to look at! Picked up a Xenon front airdam from OorsciroccO (sorry, haven't gotten the chance to paint it Cosmic Silver yet ) And picked up a set of snowflakes with pretty nice tires! Total cost, 204 dollars and a six pack of Corona!

      Pictures soon to come!

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      05-09-2012 08:03 PM #41
      did you check the hazard switch wiring yet?

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      05-10-2012 02:55 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by SciroccoPowered View Post
      did you check the hazard switch wiring yet?
      First thing on my list to do tomorrow

      So today I ran into some more troubles. Before the bad men take away my mk2, I've been swapping as many parts as I can. And my mk1 needed a fuel pump, as it was very audible (from what I've heard, an audible fuel pump is a bad fuel pump, except for race pumps) so I decided to swap them out. In the process, I found out they are very different in size... I wasn't able to fully install it tonight, as a couple hoses still need to be attached, but I did hook up the wires (loosely) and bumped the starter, and heard no fuel pump. So my question, will a mk2 fuel pump work on a mk1? I need to know soon, as my mk2 is leaving us for good on Friday I believe..

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      05-11-2012 02:38 AM #44
      Gotta love the fun stuff.. So this fuel pump which should have taken a half an hour tops has turned into a 3 day project. All of the nuts were very corroded, especially for one.. Which decided it wanted to round off.. Which is an accumulator hose we cut because we had a spare... So here's my question, will an s2's fuel line (from pump to engine bay) swap over to an s1? Yes, I do have to change my fuel lines, either that or I can re flare my existing corroded ones... Sighhh, the consequences of trying to have nice things...

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      05-11-2012 11:56 AM #45
      Yes, this car is obviously going to be a money pit. You need to just send it to me and quit worrying your pretty lil' head over it.

      Seriously, nice find, it'll be worth the effort to fix all the DAPO stuff. Stiff upper lip and all that.

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      05-11-2012 12:50 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by VWsciroccoWV View Post
      Gotta love the fun stuff.. So this fuel pump which should have taken a half an hour tops has turned into a 3 day project. All of the nuts were very corroded, especially for one.. Which decided it wanted to round off.. Which is an accumulator hose we cut because we had a spare... So here's my question, will an s2's fuel line (from pump to engine bay) swap over to an s1? Yes, I do have to change my fuel lines, either that or I can re flare my existing corroded ones... Sighhh, the consequences of trying to have nice things...
      i have a scirocco 2 set here you can have if you need them. i don't know if its a direct swap though.

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      05-11-2012 09:34 PM #47
      if you aren't cleaning the tank in the process, install a carburetor clear style fuel filter inline before the fuel pump.

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      05-12-2012 06:35 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by VWsEatRice View Post
      i have a scirocco 2 set here you can have if you need them. i don't know if its a direct swap though.
      Awesome! What condition and when are you available for pick up? Pm me.

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      05-20-2012 01:53 PM #49
      Some pictures during my down time.

      New snowflakes and Xenon airdam.


      The night I got the rims and airdam on.


      Just havin' some fun


      And finally, my two babies.


      And I'll keep you guys posted once the mk1's back up again.

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      05-28-2012 05:12 PM #50
      Quick update, got a multimeter and found my Bentley book and both of my Haynes manuals! Going to attack my electrical once I get her running again which should be soon, just had to do some JB welding on my fuel lines, if this works then I'm back on the road!

      Before...


      After...
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