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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. Using a prelaid Power cable for leisure battery

    Electrical
    Hello. First time poster here so be kind. Does anyone know if you can use a 4gauge tinned ofc power wire as the main power lead going from your starter battery to your leisure battery via a split charger? I have a 2005 VW T5 LWB and it already has one installed and run through the van to power...
  3. Hacking Dimatec Spa touch sensitive lights

    Electrical
    Hey everyone - I've just installed the lighting in my van. Went for touch-sensitive Dimatec Spa LEDs, mainly so that I can vary the number of lights that are on. I've rigged a switch straight off the regulator so that I can turn all the lights off. My main questions are: 1) Is there a way to...
  4. 150mA battery drain t5.1 caravelle

    Electrical
    Hi, Sorry if this has been asked before, but I've done an extensive search of this forum, other forums and the internet to try and find someone with similar problem or can help. I have a t5.1 caravelle 2011 that has been converted to a WAV for my wife. If its left for about a week, the...
  5. Wiring Gauges?

    General Van Chat
    Been looking around for a while for a thread on this but can't find one. After finishing fitting a boost gauge and then doing fuel pump, turbo and 5th gear mod I now want to know what the main battery and leisure battery are doing by means of a volt gauge and amp gauge. Can anyone tell me a...
  6. Waeco Fridge Won't Turn Off! Even though switch is at 0

    Electrical
    I have a Waeco Cool Matic CR 65 about 4 years old and it has just started to not turn off even when the dial is at 0. You can turn the dial clockwise and here the condenser click on and then off. But when you go back to it later, it's come on??? Anybody had a similar situation? Any...
  7. Where To Get These Electrical Connectors?

    Electrical
    I'm in the process of wiring in fog lamps. I went to a VW dealer and asked for repair wires, they could supply me with a pack of five wires and five connectors for the switch at £27. That price is ridiculous. I need versions of the pictured connectors, both male and female and the rubber plugs...
  8. 06 t5 2.5 Data bus issue

    Electrical
    Hi all, been having a nightmare with my van the last week! recently my van has been occasionally into limp mode whilst driving (could have been down to leaky fuel rail on engine which is now fixed) and then the other day whilst driving along fine the console lit up like a christmas tree but...
  9. VW T5 and ABS issues

    Electrical
    Getting the ABS and stability light coming on when the sterreing is on full lock, then randomely goes out. Scanned the fault codes and directed to left front wheel ABS fault. So changed the speed sensor, no joy, then replaced the plug and a short length of cable, still no joy. My question is it...
  10. 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...
  11. Leisure Battery Recommendations

    Electrical
    Hello all. I'm about to order a leisure battery from my local garage as I cant get one delivered to me directly from mainland UK. Appreciate there are lots of threads on the subject of leisure batteries but can someone summerise the model/spec/size I should be aiming for to go under the front...
  12. T5 Intermittently won't start (but turns over).

    Electrical
    Hi. I've had an intermittent fault with my 08 1.9 T5 for a while (I'm guessing its electrical so I've put it in this forum hope thats correct). Every now and then it just won't start. It turns over but no sign of firing. (glow light goes out as normal before turning over) Then usually after...
  13. Looking for camper electrics install.. near Teesside, Middlesbrough area

    Electrical
    Hey! I've just got myself an ex-RAC T5, 61 plate. I've stripped the van down and was going to have a pop at the electrics myself but have now decided against it. Not too confident so I'd rather leave it in the hands of someone who is confident. Can anyone recommend someone local to me? I see...
  14. Need to Fit tweeter Wiring through to drivers door!!

    Electrical
    Hi All, Long time stalker, first time posting a thread :) Firstly I'd like to say what an awesome bunch of people you are on this site. Got my T5 last year and this site has kept my sanity on many an occasion. So cheers to you :cheers So I've just got my new speakers installed and was about...
  15. Any recommendations for camper electric checks and repairs in Essex?

    Electrical
    Hi all, we've just got our first T5, and want to have the electrics checked over and a couple of repairs made. As my knowledge of auto electrics is pretty much zero, we'd prefer to get it looked at by someone who knows what they're doing, and can sign off the conversion we have. We're in Essex...
  16. Powering a 15V Pico Projector in Van is it possible

    Electrical
    I am trying to get everything down to 12v to limit the need for 240v hook up. I tested my Pico M400 projector last night and it works with the Dandy Stereo which is a result. However I am looking to use my leisure battery if possible to power the Pico but the power supply and input voltage...
  17. Wiring through from engine bay to interior, how?

    Electrical
    Hi. I need to get a cable through from the engine bay to the rear of the glove box. What is the best route to take that doesn't involve a total dismantling of the dash? I need to take out the Glove box of course and I know there is a panel underneath the dash but I do not want to take any more...
  18. Rear interior lights not working

    Electrical
    Hi there guys, I am having problems with my rear interior lights, have searched the forums but couldn't come up with and solutions that worked, just wondering if anyone else can help. My cab light works fine and comes on the the doors open, but my two rear lights work when i manually switch...
  19. Fitted leisure battery

    Electrical
    Ive recently had my leisure battery fitted by and Auto Electrician as I am pretty useless with electrics and am scared off killing my pride and joy! Im happy hes done a very neat job however from what ive read im starting to think its not quite right. For a start everyone is saying the cable...
  20. T4 Front windscreen wiper failure

    General Technical
    Hi, My front windcreen wipers suddenly stopped working a few weeks ago, then they started again and were fine for a week or so, then stopped for a week and now only work from time to time, mostly now not at all! I have check the fuses and they are fine from what i can see. Someone suggested...
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