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  1. Stranded on road. Van cut out when driving.

    Engine & Gearbox
    Any help appreciated. T4 1.9TD 2001 just cut out doing 20mph. Lights are all on I think on the dash. I suspect it's the fuel pump or the battery. Hoping it's the battery. Probably not. Currently stranded in Hereford. The joy. Does anyone know how much it costs to replace or fix? Think...
  2. My Battery

    Electrical
    So my battery for my T5 2.5L is an EXIDE EB712 71Ah 670A 12V. Looking online that is below the minimum required. Can anyone confirm this?
  3. Installed reversing camera and now the battery is going flat...help

    Electrical
    So I installed a "wireless" reversing camera the other day and now my battery is draining to the point where its not enough to start the Van in the mornings.... The reversing camera uses a transmitter and reciever. The transmitter is wired into the reversing light so only comes on with the van...
  4. Wiring in battery help please

    Technical Articles
    12v electric help please. I have searched the threads but not come up with anything. I've re-wired the camper exactly as it was wired before by the folks I bought it from, I just had to move some stuff around and add a larger fuse box. But now i have a problem. The cable comes from the van...
  5. T5 - new battery and starter motor but won’t start

    Electrical
    Fitted a new battery and starter motor to my T5 but it won’t start. first of all fitted new battery and although it Laboured a bit the van started up fine for a few days. The starter motor became more and more sluggish and then stopped working completely. I tested the starter motor and it...
  6. Leisure battery advice

    Electrical
    Hi fellow VW owners, I am currently re-doing a camper I bought. Had all the units and bed etc but not much else so I am in the process of electrifying the back :) exciting stuff (pun intended ;) ) Anyway, I have been looking at leisure batteries (obviously) and I'm not entirely sure what I need...
  7. Charging leisure batteries T5 California...

    Electrical
    I have another question...maybe strange but all is about learning stuff...and I'm not technical... I could run the Bleu smart charger 12V/15 from my 12v lighter in the front of the VW with an adapter….THEN have the Bleu smart charger 12V/15 charge the leisure batteries through the 12V lighter...
  8. Converting a T5 to electric

    General T5 Chat
    Hi everyone, As the world will be moving over to non-fossil fuel vehicles within the next few decades, I wondered if anyone knew about possibilities for retrofitting electric motors into a T5. I read an article a while ago about a guy fitting Tesla motors in performance sports cars, so wondered...
  9. Show us your Leisure battery set up

    Electrical
    Hey guys, I'm looking at leisure batteries. There's heaps of options and ways of fitting them so I feel a little swamped. Lets see your Battery set up, where have you placed it, what would you have done different, if you vented and how you vented? See if someone out there can inspire me to...
  10. Driving T4 without working alternator

    General T4 Chat
    Hi, I've got a problem with my alternator and it doesn't charge a battery (battery light on dashboard, voltage is lower than 13V when the car is working). So I guess I have to order new alternator (or maybe only some part, but not sure which one), but shipping will take some time, so I'm...
  11. Battery for a Bluemotion Kombi T5 TDI - solved

    Electrical
    Well, thanks to lots of threads on this forum, I solved my battery problem. Im documenting this as some of the info I found was really helpful, but there was also a lot of misinformation on the web generally. Backstory: came back from holiday - 3 weeks of no van use - and I couldn't get it...
  12. Flat Battery Whilst Camping

    Electrical
    Hello all you helpful in the know people. Last weekend I was camping with the Van (yes I know the one weekend when it rained.... a lot, but that is another story). We parked up on the Friday and doors were opened and closed and left open as is generally normal for using the van camping. I went...
  13. Batter drain - suspecting alternator

    Electrical
    Hi All, I have a relatively new to me 1997 2.4d T4, the electrical system and battery have been going strong until recently (excluding an issue with glow-plug relay). Recently I had some welding done to deal with some rust on the floor pan and the van drove and started grand the next two days...
  14. Split charger not charging battery

    Electrical
    Hi, I have a strange situation with my split charger and was wondering if anyone had any ideas why this is happening and what the fix would be. With the engine running and leisure battery terminals removed from the battery I get 14.4v at the leisure battery terminals which is what I would...
  15. Replacement Starter Battery

    Electrical
    Hi I need to replace my starter battery in my 06 Transporter and since the last one has done 11 years without fault I'd like to do a straight replacement. Unfortunately Varta dont make that very easy as a google search with the ID number doesnt give an exact match - I guess it has changed in 11...
  16. Is my AGM Starter Battery on its ways out

    Electrical
    So I have 2013 Caravelle with Bluemotion ( T5.1 ) and the a few times lately after it being on the drive for a few days it has struggled to start.... The Stop/Start hardly works unless I have been driving for an Hour or so. It's still quite mild temperature at as well so I doubt the Glow...
  17. Do 2 leisure batteries need an upgraded alternator

    Electrical
    I've got a 2015 T5 campervan conversion and am planning to fit two AGM leisure batteries to increase my off grid power storage. But I've been warned that I will also need to upgrade my alternator or run the risk of overheating in the alternator or regulator? I see that Californias come from...
  18. Split charge / Second batteryquestion

    Electrical
    Hello all First post so forgive my ignorance! :ILU: Considering installing a second battery with a split charge system - questions are: If I want my current van stereo and amp set-up to run off the leisure/second battery what do I need to do? Presumably I need to re-connect to new battery...
  19. Could this monster battery fit under passenger seat?

    Electrical
    Hi All, Hope to find you all well. My camper conversion is coming along nicely, finished all the dynamatting a couple of weeks ago and ordered a load of stuff this week so I can press on just in time for winter camping ;) One thing I need to do is the leisure battery and because I'm always...
  20. Leisure batteries and solar charging

    Electrical
    I'm sure there are people out there who can advise me on this. I've got a 2015 T5 campervan and last year fitted a 150W solar panel to the roof. I've just been away on holiday and found that the leisure battery seems to have stopped holding its charge - it's about 2 years old but has been fully...
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