Archive for : February, 2015
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Often, it’s the switches. Always check switches before attacking motors, locks or anything else. The switches must work freely (read “snappy”) for the windows to work properly. They can get stuck (intermittently) in no-man’s land. They have two basic positions – on and off. For instance, if the passenger side switch gets stuck (it’ll feel sluggish or mushy, not snappy) between the on and  off position,  whether in up or down direction, and since the driver’s side window switch for […]

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Lot’s of 6 volt VW’s out there have been converted to 12 volts. If you require a voltage regulator for the 12 volt generator, put it under the back seat where VW put it starting in 1967. You’ll need a couple holes to mount it. Don’t use a drill. A drill will remove the metal. Best way to mount it is to use an ice pick or something similar. This will not remove any metal and you’ll end up with […]

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The only special tools you need are a Sawzall  and a press or access to one. But first, here’s some real important information you won’t find in the Bentley book … VW puts a new ball joint in the brand new VW bus on the assembly line long ago. One day, may years later, someone puts another one in the same hole. Realize, every time the ball joint gets removed, it takes a little metal from the trailing arm with […]

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