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  1. Battery light on but charging fully with 14+ volts

    Electrical
    Hi Everyone, The battery light on my 1.9tdi T5 is permanently on. I recently changed the alternator as the last one failed. When I started the van the light went out for a few seconds then came back on and has stayed on ever since. I am registering 14+ volts when the van is running. I have tried...
  2. Conflicting information on T6 leisure battery installation

    T6 General Chat
    Hello, I'm looking to buy myself a T6 sometime soon so doing lots of research on everything camper related and I've found some mixed information on leisure battery split charging installation. I've found quite a few people on threads across various forums and sites stating that the...
  3. Battery chargers

    Electrical
    Total noob question. Asking for a friend. My van, I mean my friend's van, had already been converted by its previous owners with a Zig MK 1 split charge relay. Here's the ultimate bone question... Can I, ermm he, use a connect and forget battery charger on the leisure battery in the back of the...
  4. strange alternator issue batt light rev counter

    Electrical
    [YOUTUBEhttps://youtu.be/ZGr3iYRF3dEYOUTUBE] Hi, can anyone help me with this, it's doing my head in and I really don't need this at the moment. See the YouTube clip. Alternator is cutting in and out, rev counter is turning on and off in time. Alternator and battery are recently new. I...
  5. 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...
  6. Voltage Sensor Relay OR Split Charge Relay?

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    I'm so confused as to what I need to charge my leisure battery from my starter battery. I've researched this for hours and am almost certain I can buy either one of these things however I would love some clarity. I have a VW t5 2005 Diesel engine and a recently purchased 110Ah deep cycling...
  7. split charging

    Electrical
    Hi All After some advice please. I have purchased a leisure battery and and a split charging unit. trying to figure out how to get the long red cable through to the engine bay to connect to main battery . i see there is a small gromit under neath the passenger side glove box which seams to be...
  8. Running my fridge from campsite hook-up

    Electrical
    Just bought my first camper van. It appears that the fridge and elections are only supported fully when running the van or the leisure battery. I'd like to get a set-up thatch run the fridge etc from the electrical hook-up available in most campsites. Where can I get this done in or near...
  9. Advice on speakers & charging phones etc

    General Van Chat
    Hello! Just bought my first T4 - it's a 1991 high top 4 berth California 2.5D. The speakers are shot, and I wondered where would be best to purchase inexpensive new or 2nd hand speakers? Also - how technical do you have to be to swap them out? Lastly - any advice for a newbie for how to...
  10. RED BATTERY LIGHT ON - Broken down in Twickenham

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    Can anyone help? The battery light came on driving down the M6. I managed to get to Twickenham, stopped the engine, and of course the battery was as flat as a pancake when I tried to restart. HELP 1. Does anyone recommend a garage or mechanic in the Twickenham area? 2. Does anyone have an idea...
  11. 12v to 240v inverter?

    T4 Conversions
    Hi, I have a 12v leisure battery which is great for most things we need but ideally need a 240v adaptor for a few other things. I have done a little research but have basically not electrical knowledge. It seems like the 'Sine wave inverter' is the one? Just as an example Maplin does this...
  12. Hardwire iPhone charger

    Electrical
    Hi, I'm thinking of hardwiring a cigarette lighter usb charger behind the dash, so I can connect an iPhone cable and have a permanent and neat charging facility for my phone. I was wondering, would I get away with wiring this to the existing live and ground wires coming from the cigarette...
  13. A cry for help from the French alps - alternator light

    Electrical
    Hi all, I'm sure I'm not the first to cry for help from the French alps! We were driving in the mountains today and all the electrics died on 2.5 t5. The cluster dials all went to zero, lights and indicators wouldn't work. These functions all came back when stationary. Also the alternator...
  14. Battery/oil warning light 1.9TD ABL

    Electrical
    Hi folks. Driving home from a day out today battery and oil warning lights started flashing on the dash and I noticed that the wipers had slowed down. I pulled over to investigate and the lights went out and the wipers sped up on idle....checked the belts and all fine as I suspected as the...
  15. T4 Westfalia auxiliary battery charging

    Electrical
    I have a T4 Westfalia California with factory fitted auxiliary battery charger, is it OK to leave this plugged in to the mains (via hook-up) permanently so to keep the battery in good nick over winter ? I am right to think the fitted charger is also a maintenance charger, so will maintain the...
  16. Help please !!

    General T4 Chat
    P reg' 1.9TD ..... Just done 60 odd miles with the oil light flashing red and the battery light full on red. Both came on together. Engine still pulls like a train and the water temp' is as per usual. Battery is definitely not being charged [parked up now it does not have enough in it to...
  17. Split charge relay wiring?

    Electrical
    Morning All, Just about to fit a split charge relay to my T4 for the leisure battery. Can anyone recommend where to connect to the alternator? Should I go straight onto the alternator or is there a better location so there isn't an extra cable running through the engine bay? Cheers
  18. Help: My van's eating alternators!?

    Electrical
    Gents, First post, so first off thanks to all the guys who contribute to this forum. I've solved many many problems on my T4 with your help. I've got a 1.9 800 special I'm having a bit of bother with my alternator. The oil and battery light came on, so I checked all connections (inc blue...
  19. new t5 california charger not working

    Electrical
    Hi, I've just joined the forum after taking delivery of my brand new t5 california. In the 5 days I've owned it it has been back at the dealers for 3 of them because the battery keeps going flat. The dealer says it is because I've used the fridge whilst driving and the van can't charge up the...
  20. Replacing battery in T5 / jump starting

    Electrical
    Hi all, Well, our T5 doesn't get out much, and has sat around for 3 weeks -- now it won't start. I tried jumpstarting it from a friends car (12V battery, though only 40Ah), and didn't get anywhere. The battery didn't seem to charge at all. The battery is about 5 years old, and the van is...
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