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  1. Electrical
    Hi all, first of many posts I'm sure. Great to be part of the community! After only 2 weeks of ownership I already find myself in a position of head scratching! Hope someone from here has had similar issue (I have searched on forum but can't find much that relates) So I went out to the van...
  2. 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...
  3. Electrical
    (2009 Caravelle 2.5 130) On Saturday I spent the day working on the sliding door which meant it had to be open for about 5 hours. When i tried to start the van up that night the battery was dead. Oh nuts! I'd left the interior lights on all day while the door was open. My kindly neighbour (also...
  4. Electrical
    I've had problems starting the van over the last few days, battery seeming really low and struggling to start on the first start of the day :( I searched the forum (and elsewhere) did some basic checks, had a fella at work check out my charging system and battery and the long and the short of...
  5. Electrical
    Hi All, Battery started getting flatter a couple of weeks ago , got new alternator fitted but battery still losing charge over night , so assuming it's shorting out somewhere , when battery is low there is a ticking sound coming from relays/ fuse box. Can anyone illuminate me on any...
  6. Electrical
    So went out to the van this morning, put key in ignition. And nothing, not even a warning light on the dashboard. Completely flat battery. So seeing as the weather was so bad the previous day and the alternator had probably spent most of the day getting a constant soaking. I put it down to...
  7. Electrical
    Hi All. Sorry to have to do this as, I know it's been covered a number of times. I just thought it would be useful to share what I have found in the hope that this has been seen before... I have a T5 Caravelle (54 plate) which I bought about a year ago. It tends to stand quite a bit in the...
  8. Electrical
    You guys are probably far more experienced than me, but any new boys should be warned that if you fit a new radio using the same wiring as the factory radio it will flatten your battery. I bought an Alpine CDE-W235BT for my T5 from Halfords who also fitted it. After about a week the battery was...
  9. Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Battery on my T4 went flat a few weeks ago. When I charged it up the radio came on. It had not been on when I left the van. It was ok for a few weeks but reset button on radio kept coming on and I had to put code back in. Wednesday evening it was flat again. I put it on charge for evening but...
  10. General T5 Technical
    Since I have had my T5 I have had this frustrating problem, it's stitched me up loads of times in the mornings and if I hadn't been carrying a spare would of stranded me in the Alps last winter. My van starts like a dream all summer long but as soon as the chilly mornings come Mr Battery starts...
  11. Electrical
    well been out for our first weekend away in the new van...to Lower Lacon Caravan Park in Wem, a lovely park and a good time was had by all...until ........we tried to start the van...battery as flat as a [email protected] impressed as we had been on an electrical hook up all weekend, hadn't used the...
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