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  Topic: Electrical Misconceptions??

Replies: 49
Views: 992

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 06, 2021 10:21 am   Subject: Re: Electrical Misconceptions??
Ohm's Law -
  Topic: heater ideas for cold weather sleeping

Replies: 78
Views: 4665

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 30, 2020 9:13 am   Subject: Re: heater ideas for cold weather sleeping

Wait... Did someone say there was a budget?
  Topic: Odyssey Starting Battery

Replies: 12
Views: 667

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 15, 2020 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Odyssey Starting Battery
I've been a fan of AGM batteries. If charged correctly they seem to last a bit longer. Due to the lack of corrosion problems, especially with the stock battery location in the Van inside the passenger ...
  Topic: How Long Have You Owned Yours?

Replies: 80
Views: 3493

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 11:04 am   Subject: Re: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
30 years

Picked it up new in June of 1989 from Campbell Nelson VW in Edmonds. I just wish I had thought to take a picture!
  Topic: Vanagon carat bumpers

Replies: 3
Views: 568

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 8:17 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon carat bumpers
Van Cafe has them...


  Topic: Yeti cooler?

Replies: 38
Views: 7000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 26, 2016 7:42 am   Subject: Re: Yeti cooler?
Yeti 50. We liked the footprint better than the 45 with just a bit more room. Nice height for a seat. And... Tall enough inside for Growler or 22 oz bottles to stay upright.

I use the rear facin ...
  Topic: what is a decent price for windshield glass?

Replies: 68
Views: 9021

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 01, 2014 9:17 am   Subject: what is a decent price for windshield glass?
Purchased a windshield from the parts department at the dealer (North Seattle) last year. They had to order it, took about 5 days to get... At that time they showed 3 in stock. Its Tinted (green), n ...
  Topic: Mechanic appreciation thread

Replies: 30
Views: 2373

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 08, 2014 7:27 am   Subject: Mechanic Appreciation
For all the mechanical tasks I end up tackling myself:

Thank you! and much appreciation to The Samba community. Without all of the information posted on this forum I wouldn't have attempted anyt ...
  Topic: Recommended reading for the road

Replies: 72
Views: 9786

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 09, 2014 9:48 am   Subject: Recommended reading for the road
The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs - By Frances McCue ...
  Topic: Washington State Roll-call & GTG Thread

Replies: 157
Views: 6311

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:26 am   Subject: Washington State Roll-call & GTG Thread
Langley / South Whidbey
  Topic: Stereo plugin

Replies: 10
Views: 1161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 08, 2012 7:28 am   Subject: Stereo plugin
Wiring Harness Adaptor to install aftermarket radio

  Topic: LHD 52 mm "A" pillar gauge pod group buy

Replies: 101
Views: 13792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 14, 2012 9:10 am   Subject: LHD 52 mm "A" pillar gauge pod group buy
I'm in for one - two gauge preferred.
  Topic: Need pics of a 1989 Vanagon engine! Please Help!!

Replies: 5
Views: 896

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Dec 26, 2009 9:54 am   Subject: Need pics of a 1989 Vanagon engine! Please Help!!
I just emailed you an overhead picture of the engine - same model & year. All stock... let me know if you need more detail.
  Topic: 88WBX factory radio question..

Replies: 2
Views: 496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:23 am   Subject: 88WBX factory radio question..
If the radio is locked - the backlight should come on and the word "SAFe" will be displayed on the screen.
  Topic: Decoding radio

Replies: 3
Views: 785

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 7:26 pm   Subject: Decoding radio
(Edit: It's New Years eve... my reading skills suppressed)

Here's the instructions for "Decoding" the Radio:
Quoting the Heildelberg manual for a 1989

The Radio should be decoded w ...
  Topic: Any Original Owners out there

Replies: 30
Views: 3745

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 8:15 am   Subject: Any Original Owners out there
Original owner - purchased in May 1989. Daily driver / kid hauler for 11 years; garage queen / weekend trips after that. We've thought about selling it from time to time but no way...
  Topic: Radio from 86 Syncro stuck on SAFE

Replies: 8
Views: 1416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 23, 2008 10:13 pm   Subject: Radio from 86 Syncro stuck on SAFE
Looks like the same model. According to the photo in the manual the scan button to push is the one above pre set button 6... middle row to the right of the FF button.
  Topic: Radio from 86 Syncro stuck on SAFE

Replies: 8
Views: 1416

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 22, 2008 9:08 pm   Subject: Radio from 86 Syncro stuck on SAFE
From the VW "Heidelberg" Radio manual (1989)

Canceling the electronic lock-up

Switch on the Radio. the word "SAFe" is displayed.

Push and Hold the AM/FM BAND SELECTOR an ...
  Topic: Best Vanagon Shops in Seattle, WA

Replies: 24
Views: 4662

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 10, 2008 9:03 pm   Subject: Best Vanagon Shops in Seattle, WA
Dragonfly Vans. www.dragonflyvans.com

We have been very happy with Scott's work.
  Topic: lubricating old window and door seals

Replies: 25
Views: 3925

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 27, 2008 8:40 am   Subject: lubricating old window and door seals
I would second the advice for 303 Aerospace Protectant. I use it on just about everything rubber, including the latex seals on my dry suit. Expensive but it works. It won't restore badly cracked or ...
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