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  1. Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Does anyone have recommendations for a sprayer that can colour code the bumpers, mirrors and handles on my van around the Swansea / Carmarthenshire area? Thanks
  2. Electrical
    Hello I've bought some headrest monitors , I initially thought that cigarette lighters was ignition live so I would be able to wire them to that but reading on internet people are saying they are permanent ? I've not checked this yet myself. I was just wondering if anybody on here knew the best...
  3. Security
    Hi, I desperately need to know how to remove the Inner door panel/trim from my 2005 T5 Caravelle without damaging it so I can fix the door mechanism. At the moment my van is not secured and anyone could get in. I have worn out google and my keyboard searching for a how-to guide or a youtube...
  4. General T5 Chat
    Don't know how many others are suffering with this issue, but I'm struggling to track down/figure out why there is so much moisture inside my T5.. I've had about 5 other vans so have a little experience in tracking down leaks but this one is baffling me 🤔🤔🤔 What are some common places that T5s...
  5. SWB Garage (All Versions)
    New thread to follow my build progress. So now I have the van I'm going to start planning and thinking about the conversion I want to do. I want to do as much of the work myself as I can :) Initial plan Pop top roof with elevating bed. Full 12v & EHU & solar electrics swivel passenger seat...
  6. Electrical
    Hi all, Like many T5 owners my heater only works on setting 3 and 4. I'm installing a split charge kit this week so while I'm under the dash I want to get that sorted. Anyone know where to get the resistors / thermal fuse from these days? Lot's of threads detailing the job but they all predate...
  7. General T5 Technical
    Struggling to locate the following part.. It's the small run of cable from the internal door actuator to the door handle. Been searching for ages and haven't come up with anything. They must be available, would be greatly appreciated of anyone here knows where I can pick one up without paying...
  8. Technical Threads
    Hello all, I'd appreciate some assistance as I'm at the limit of my technical ability with this one; VW T5 2008 1.9L BRR engine. Engine emissions light came on after the van stood still for 2 weeks (cheers COVID). This was accompanied by a huge loss of boost (like none) and the turbo isn't...
  9. General T5 Chat
    Help please... I am trying to source a Can Bus Decoder (see Black box in pic) and also the connection lead that goes into the end of this box that connects to the main Radio/Satnav device in my vehicle. The one I have has a burnt out connection. I’ve got a VW Transporter T28 (Ex sky van...
  10. Wheels & Tyres
    Recently noticed that the passenger side rear tyre of my 2010 T5 was badly worn on the inside while the remainder was okay. I was advised to have the 4 wheel alignment checked and so I went to a local tyre place who do it to be told that it is not possible to adjust the rear wheels on my T5...
  11. Engine & Gearbox
    In search of a reliable supplier of reconditioned manual gearboxes in/near London for my 2004 T5. It's a 5 speed manual transmission. Suggestions gratefully received!
  12. General T5 Chat
    wonder if anyone could help me ?? appreciate this has probably been mentioned many times before , ive had a troll through some threads but cant seem to find a thread that matches my issue i took my van for a 2 1/2 hour run from the lake district to Huddersfield for a pop top fitment , all went...
  13. 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?
  14. T5 Conversions
    HELP NEEDED After not driving my van for 2 weeks I've got into today and the dash either lights up like a Christmas tree at low revs or at high revs shuts down completely and goes into limp mode. Quick check of the battery and alternator and the alternator is kicking out nearly 17volts. Which...
  15. General T5 Chat
    Hi there, posting here for my father. He has a 2.5 AXD LWB T5 and which recently dropped a Valve resulting in some significant engine damage. He loves this van and wants to continue using it however looking online there isn't anywhere that seems to reliably supply these engines. I understand...
  16. T5 Conversions
    Hi All, I'm just wondering is it a difficult job to remove a fixed window and install a opener? Has anyone on here done it themselves? What issues did you come across? Do you need special equipment? Where would you recommend getting an opener? How much is a reasonable amount? I've found £130...
  17. New T5 Members Forum
    Hi All, I'm Tiaan and am living in South Wales (Port Talbot) I recently decided to by a T5. My budget was 10k so not going to be getting a new one. We decided recently because of Covid, Brexit and family size that we would need a bigger vehicle and I thought a T5 was a great choice and good...
  18. General T5 Chat
    2006 2.5 174 auto at 140k had both the injector seals and glow plugs done a few months ago and was wondering what is causing the van to smoke on start up.It only smokes for about 8/10 seconds then stops there is not a huge amount of smoke and only happens when engine is cold. Smoke also smells...
  19. General Van Chat
    Hello people I'm new to this forum. But been converting Van's and trailers for many years. I'm at present building a pull out kitchen from the rear doors of a U shape seating/bed set up. Would any one be interested in this. Please get intouch. My camper conversions based in paignton Devon
  20. 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...
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