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Hi, newby from Machester here. Got my self a 1,9td campervan. Love the thing. Got a few niggles i need to sort out. Probably need help. Its been neglected over the last few years and bodge jobs have been done. scratching my head with it at the moment. Alternator light was on (mysteriously come on while it was being delivered..uummm) anyway checked voltage and was only just chucking out 13v. Changed the unit today and its now throwing out 14.4-5v so all great...except the battery light is still on???

Other than this love.


 

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And to add insult to injury ive found out....i have no oil pressure light before the engine is running and no hand brake light..are these all ground related???

Help !!
 

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There's a "spiders web" of ground contacts at the side of the fuse box.
Check the THIN wires from the alternator (common fault).
The loom that runs over the back of the engine on RHD vans is also an area to look at for broken wires.

Alternator probably needed a new "brush pack"....30 quid for a genuine Bosch one.

Your headlights are ILLEGAL ( no bulges on the indicators), and you should change them back to OEM anyway if you want to see where you are driving at night.

Check the wheels/tyres to make sure they are actually rated for the van..:eek:

Other than that, looks like a nice van.
 

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Looks good that mate T:

Everything has its little niggles but at least you'll know its all done properly once youve sorted them all .

Happy camping! :cool:
 

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cheers for the replies. Re wheels and tyres, yes ive checked. Have ordered some vogtland rear springs as the current springs are flat (guessing with it being a camper conversion).
Body work not so good close up lol..enough to work on though.

Yes it was faulty bulbs on the dash. Seem to have the beeping at higher revs. Started another thread in the technical forum

https://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=1783887

Are there any local meets to Manchester? wouldnt mind saying hello and trying to check someones wiring under the bonnet lol

cheers again:D:D
 
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