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Ross View Drop Down
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    Posted: 10 November 2004 at 10:54pm

Hi guys.

 

Had a great time at the last club night! Was well impressed with all the vdubs :-)   My internets been down, but thats me back up and running so hopefully i'll be posting a bit more.

 

Hey, well, here we go...its me and my wiring problems again. I got a heated rear windscreen kit (20 vw heritage - seems quite good but need to see if it works first!) and it came with a 'basic' to say the least wiring diagram. It was just a stick on kit, but i was well chuffed when i got it all on. Its just that it needs wiring up. Now, it came with a switch, wire, and connectors. The pic explains this but it came with a switch with 3 connectors on it, wire, and two metal strips to go on either side of window. Theres a connector (as in the pic) on the top of one side, and a connector on the bottom of the other. Has anyone any idea how to decipher this? Now im really simple when it comes to electrics a step by step thing would help so much. (like this wire goes to the fuse then on the other side of fuse this goes to the...)

 

 

Also, i got a reversing light switch and bulb holders to put in my bug. Now, i think ive located the bit on the gear box where the switch goes on (the allen key bit on the passenger side of the gear box?), but i just needs some tips wiring it up. The switch has got two prongs on it (im sure its fairly simple) but wheres the best place to run the wires to? like under the car, along the inside of the wheel arch, and then to the bulbs, or is there a good place where it can run into the engine bay first?

 

Lastly, (yep i tell you, ive got loads of problems!) forth gear seems to be grinding a little bit. Goes up through the gears no problems, but third theres a slight medium to high pitched whine, then in forth its very pronounced. I have noticed im losing oil just slighly forward of the sump plate (i thightened up all the nuts but its still leaking) and it appears to be where the gearbox joins the engine. Any ideas on any of this would be great.

 

Well, many thanks guys!


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reversing lights will need power from the fusebox so you will need to run a wire from fusebox to back of car (engine compartment). The run the wire through the wee hole on right hand side of rear firewall, under tarboard to the switch on the gearbox and back again.

Then split this wire in two and connect each wire to the bulbs in the light custer.

The brackets you plug lights into should already be grounded but if they dont work you may have to add a ground wire to each yourself.

Hope this helps
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dave Campbell Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 November 2004 at 2:36pm

Hi Ross. The third connector (top in the pic) of the switch goes to earth and pick a strong fuse to attatch it to. I bought 2 of those stick on heaters. 1 for me and 1 for Joanne. My foil strips stuck no problem but the end pieces fell off within a week. Joannes entire thing fell off within a day.

The forth gear probem, Try pushing the clutch in the next time you hear the noise. If it still does it then it is the wheel bearings and not the gearbox.

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