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Hi,
Shortly after buying my Cali, I ordered a GPS tracker/remote immobilizer to install in the van.
Ever since I've bought I've had it hidden inside the van because I haven't yet installed it in a definitive manner, mostly because I don't want to butcher the electrical installation and make a mess.

To install it I only need 12V from the battery and interrupt the fuel pump relay line.
I have located the fuel pump relay fuse - a 30A inside the engine bay fuse box, and after removing a plastic part inside the fuse box, the fuse holder comes out with all the fuse wiring attached to it, and I can clearly see through the hole that into the fuse box, that there what seems like a watertight compartment where I can see a whole lot more wires, but there would be room to install the tracker and it would be ideally close to the battery and fuel pump fuse, making installation simpler and cleaner.

What I can't figure out is how to get better access into that "compartment", because through the fusebox hole alone I can't fit neither the tracker or my hands!
Here is the fusebox in question, by removing the plastic part where the red meter lead is, the whole inside of the box comes out, leaving a hole where you can see into the compartment I'm referring to.



Any ideas?
 

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That fuse box is molded to the top underneath . you need to remove battery then remove battery tray then 5 or6 toux screws holding the top on . All the relays are located in there as well T:
 

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As per Tarnish battery tray out then torx bolts.
I have phot's somewhere bear with me
 

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Many, many thanks! Very helpful!
I'll take the battery out this Saturday and finally fit the tracker, it's been bothering me for a while!

And as for knowing where it is, well, I'm not that worried, I'm all in favor of redundancy, and I do have another pretty effective counter-measure in place, and good luck finding that one! Rasp:

Also, the T5 VW California's here in Portugal are extremely rare, so rare in fact I have never seen another portuguese California in person. I'm constantly being spotted and looked at when I'm out on it!

It would break my heart if it got stolen, hence my "over-protectiveness"...

Now all that's left to figure out is how to install the wireless reverse camera I bought... Need to figure out how to power the camera from the reverse light!

Cheers, and thanks again! T:
 

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Well,

Thanks to your great help, last Saturday morning I successfully - and quite easily - installed my tracker.
Like posted above, just took out the battery, battery tray and boxlid.
Inside was plenty of room and +12V/ground connection points where to connect all the wires.

So it's well hidden, hard to reach unless the baddies have plenty of time, offering good protection...

Here are some pictures of said compartment! Cheers!

Battery already out:


Battery tray out, compartment lid showing:


Inside the compartment:
 
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