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.
If one's words are not better than silence, one should keep silent.
- Kwai Chang Caine
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.
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!
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..
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...
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!
Last edited by VWsciroccoWV; 05-28-2012 at 05:19 PM.