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Re: [T3] a few misc items...

On 5 Mar 2004 at 21:34, Jacob Schroeder wrote:

> >There's something wrong with the system that delivers power to your window,
> but 
> >that's moot, because the resistance of the window has gone way up past
> where it 
> >will be useful. The windows should be less than 10 Ohms to work properly.
> So is there any way I can repair this?  I'd really like to get this working
> (I'm sure that's what everyone says) but my window "looks" like it's in
> great shape, and I've even installed a new seal around it and it didn't
> break!  Hopefully there's something I can do short of just buying a new (for
> me) working one.

By now they are all bad, there's little hope of finding a "good" one. What you 
are probably seeing is the red/brown "primer" which is laid down on the glass 
first. On top of this there was at one time a silver metallic stripe which was 
the actual conductor. There are repair kits out there for fixing broken 
stripsk, but I don't know how well they would do for a whole window. I really 
think this is hopeless. There is SOME chance that you could mask everything and 
re-do the stripes, but I doubt this would be satisfactory in the long term.

> >>   Screw/bolt that holds on front turn signals
> >What year? What style? Which screw?\
> My Squareback is a 1972, and I have the stock turn signals on it.

There are 4 different screws there:

front lens to base machine screw
rear lens to base machine screw
front (2) base to body sheet metal screws
rear base to body, nut bolt and washers

Which of these are you asking about?

> >> My gas gauge is not functioning properly; I know at least the gauge is
> bad,

> So make sure that those spring contacts are secure on the ring that it
> "snaps" into?  Sounds simple enough, I'll try to pull it out tomorrow and
> see if I can see where it's making a poor contact.

Just make sure that the spring contacts are sprung out so that they are against 
the back of the metal dash, but not out so far that they no longer have good 
pressure on them. There is a hump there, that those springs are not supposed to 
pass over.  

> I've looked at the diagrams a little (I'm not lucky enough to have the full
> color ones) and it looks like to me that the black and gray wire could be
> interchanged, is this the case?  I realize that the brown one is ground and
> it is the one that just attaches to the housing, but for some reason I'm
> having a problem where my front drivers side turn signal does the fast blink
> thing even though no bulbs are out and all wires are connected. I guess I'll
> have to investigate a little further.  I'm wondering if perhaps a wire got
> cut accidentally, since on my passenger side, the parking light doesn't
> work, but the turn signal does... (I have no clue, everything worked before
> I tore it apart to get painted).

I don't have a good picture of what's wrong yet. Do the rears work? There's a 3-
way coupler in the headlight bucket that has to be connected right. Do the 
colors match there? Have you checked your fuses?

Jim Adney, jadney@vwtype3.org
Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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