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  1. Loose unknown wire - Van not turning over

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, Today, I got in my Van and the engine wouldn't turn over. When attempting to start the engine, the key clicks into the last position but doesn't fire up. I can't hear any clicking from the starter motor, it's as if the battery is flat but it has been charged up and is fully charged...
  2. Loose unknown wire - Van not turning over

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, Today, I got in my Van and the engine wouldn't turn over. When attempting to start the engine, the key clicks into the last position but doesn't fire up. I can't hear any clicking from the starter motor, it's as if the battery is flat but it has been charged up and is fully charged...
  3. VW RCD310DAB to CD Changer - Help required

    Electrical
    Hello folks Your most recent recruit here. I have a T5.1 2013 with an RCD310DAB fitted and working well. As I am very old I still have CD’s so bought a 6 Disc multi-changer from the eBays. It is a genuine VW unit (Panasonic) and has come With the under seat bracket and a 12 pin connector. In...
  4. Wiring advice for interior lighting

    Electrical
    Hello everyone! T: Having recently bought a T5.1 Kombi with the intention of using it for the occasional trip away I’ve been planning out all the bits I need to do. My first task is to insulate/carpet line along with the addition of a leisure battery and some lights. I’d like 6 LED...
  5. 1.9pd BRS crankshaft position sensor - broken wiring, need help with pinout

    Electrical
    Hi Ive just completed a rebuild on a 2007 Transporter T5, BRS engine code, 1.9 tdi pd. But I stupidly pulled the wires out of the crankshaft position sensor and I don't know which way they go back in... clumsy fool, i know. there are three wires on my loom, brown, black and white. I have...
  6. Wiring a Victron SmartSolar controller

    Electrical
    Hi all My T5 has an existing 12V leisure system: 240V EHU (12V charger but no inverter), split-charge (not sure of the type of relay) to 110Ah battery. Am running a 40W Dometic compressor fridge, LED lights, water pump and USB charge sockets. I would like to install a 150W solar panel and...
  7. leisure battery confusion

    Electrical
    Hi. Feeling a bit ignorant and wondering if anyone can help please? I'm trying to install my new leisure battery on a split charge system - see pic. It seems to have only two terminals, whereas the old one had three. The brown wire was attached to the third terminal. What is this wire and where...
  8. converting 12v to USB in dash tray?

    Electrical
    Hi, I want to convert the 12v in the dash tray to a usb connection with a toggle switch (as I think the power is always on?) I am doing it to run a little amplifier for a couple of speakers for our kids dvd player at the back because the other output options are (this little rig (running on...
  9. VW T4 central lock unlocks after locking

    Electrical
    Have a problem with my central lock on T4 When I lock driver's door with a key, it unlocks, when I lock with remote, it doesn't lock but all other doors are locking and unlocking again. So it looks like a problem in wire (probably the wire which sends a signal to lock the door), but I don't know...
  10. 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...
  11. Can I power a CB from interior light

    Electrical
    What are your thoughts on whether I can power a CB radio from the internal light. I have deducted that the centre wire (red/black) is the live withe the other 2 wires being permanent earth and convenience earth. Is the power enough and is the wire thick enough. Some people have said yes it’s ok...
  12. T5 amplifier wiring guide

    Electrical
    Hi everyone, First post here after getting myself a T5 last month. After buying it I was very disappointed by the quality of the sound system so have just bought a second hand subwoofer with attached amplifier. Haven't had much luck finding anyone in Edinburgh who can fit it for me so I'm...
  13. Light issues.. help

    Electrical
    Hello everybody. I recently got myself a VW T4 2.5TDI (88hp) 2001 and it turns out there is a bit of an issue with the lights... This started with the reverse light, well, there wasn't one when reversing..so using the advice I could find on this forum I've replaced bulbs, fuse and the reverse...
  14. 240v Plugs from leisure battery

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi there, I've scoured the previous threads on a similar subject but cannot find an answer. I have recently had a part conversion and had a leisure battery installed with a split charger and 240v hook up. I have a USB and internal lights running from the leisure battery. There are also x2 3...
  15. T5.1 Wiring Bundle Query

    Electrical
    It was all going so well... Does anyone know what the bundle of wiring above the side loading door of a T5.1 Kombi connects to? While drilling a clearance hole for extra lighting wiring I've managed to rip through a bundle of wiring above the SLD. I've got an Austops poptop fitted & wanted a...
  16. Front bumper replacement

    Bodywork & Exterior / Detailing & Valeting
    Hi all, I've an 04 T5 Kombi, 2.5 T32 and am going to replace the front bumper from the grey plastic one to a newer, colour coded one from a Caravelle/mulitvan. The one i've purchased is 2nd hand and comes with front parking sensors, my current bumper doesn't have them. My question is, as my van...
  17. 240v battery charger connection

    Electrical
    I bought a 240v battery charger from (Totally unhelpful) Kiravans. The intention is to connect it up to the 240v hook up power. The model is the Nordelettronica NE287 21a. Most of the wiring is straight forward (240v supply to a 13amp socket from the hook up supply; red to leisure battery...
  18. Fuel Pump Wiring Problem - won't start

    Electrical
    I'm new to this forum, but need some help with my T4 1.9TD. I have just replaced a number of parts, including the engine, but the new engine won't start (it was working before installation). I have rebuilt lots of different cars (but need simple explanations!) so I'm confident it's mechanically...
  19. Central locking T5

    Electrical
    Hi I'm a new member and a new Cali owner, having taken delivery of a 2006 SE over the weekend. I have an issue with the central locking and, despite having read through the helpful thread, I'm not seeing the exact symptoms I'm having. I'm wondering whether anyone has seen something similar...
  20. Immobiliser / Electrical issue Help!

    Electrical
    Hi All, This week we have moved the wiring of the stereo and internal lights from the main battery to our leisure battery. In doing so however we appear to have activated an immobiliser, that looks like a small silver ring with a solid red light on the central dash next to the stereo (this...
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