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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 2:30 pm    Post subject: What in the name? Reply with quote

I started rooting around my car today and found some...interesting things.

So, I busted out the camera and decided to ask for help. Keep in mind that I am entirely new to the wonderful world of VW...so I'm going to ask a lot of dumb questions.

What makes things even more difficult is that I'm not sure what's original and what was placed there by the Einstein that had it before I did. Oh, and almost none of it works.

I want to know what most of it is supposed to do before I go tearing into things and ruin something.

Anyway, check out these pics and let me know what you think, please.

http://viewmorepics.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewPicture&friendID=303873&albumId=3391262

First, what does the switch by the fuses do? I flipped it and noticed no difference.

Second, what in the Hell is going on with all of the wiring under the bonnet? Half of it dead ends...lots of loose bare wire. Please tell me they don't all look like this.

I have a crap ton more questions and welcome any and all comments/advice.

I just have to say, to the car's credit, it runs very well. I've driven it around the last couple of days and am quite happy with the result. I still truly believe that it's going to be lots of fun. Smile
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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Start Here:
http://www2.cip1.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=C17%2DWK%2D113%2D68%2D69

Use this:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiring/bug_6869.jpg
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/info/wiring/69bug_fuses.jpg

And this:
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/archives/manuals/68bug.php
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Bad Bug Two



Joined: 23 Feb 2007
Posts: 93
Location: Spokane, WA

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:59 pm    Post subject: Re: What in the name? Reply with quote

Spiel_Mit_Mir wrote:
First, what does the switch by the fuses do? I flipped it and noticed no difference.


It might be for the rear window defogger. If you can catch me tomorrow, I will take a quick look.

Spiel_Mit_Mir wrote:
Second, what in the Hell is going on with all of the wiring under the bonnet? Half of it dead ends...lots of loose bare wire. Please tell me they don't all look like this.


They're not supposed to look like that, but too many do!

Cool

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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Jim! Too bad the freaking harness is out of stock.

I looked at a universal wire only kit from Painless.....
Ugh $500.00 for a kit I have to modify is a bit too much for me.

Any ideas who else might have one of those?

Jeff, I'll drive it to school tomorrow so you canget up close and personal with it. :p

Thanks, again!
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jengel451



Joined: 11 Jun 2007
Posts: 232
Location: Greenacres, WA (yeah, like the show)

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=113971011H

Wolfsburg is probably the best place to get.
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smithe



Joined: 28 Jan 2009
Posts: 277
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Windshield washer fluid bottle.

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ONEBADBUG



Joined: 25 Oct 2003
Posts: 427
Location: Spokane

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, let's play a drinking game. How many things can you find wrong in the picture of the engine? I have 5.

On another subject, I have somebody's cool LED flashlight.
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Spiel_Mit_Mir



Joined: 23 Jan 2009
Posts: 60

PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 10:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not so sure that's a good idea...

Someone may end up with alcohol poisoning. Sad
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Mr Bs Bug N Buggy



Joined: 06 Aug 2007
Posts: 104
Location: Spokane Valley, Wa

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2009 9:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What do you want to consider "wrong" I see household wirenuts on the wiring, I guess that must be for the microwave in the back seat..... Laughing

Just giving ya a hard time.... Very Happy I have seen much worse and it just gives ya something to play with and work on.... Wink

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