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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Brights trick for window roll-up doesn't work for me. Sad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Brights trick for window roll-up doesn't work for me. Sad


Me either...what gives?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I want my money back!! I mean...oh well. I still like my ride!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Has anyone mentioned the two secret storage spaces above the closet?


I keep my spare coolant hoses and fuel lines there!
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WSideWitneSS wrote:
Brights trick for window roll-up doesn't work for me. Sad

Key out. Turn light switch on full-not parking lights, full lights(key out parking lights will only come on but still turn on switch all way).
Pull bright lights on and hold switch back towards your body as you simultaneously hit window switch and hold. When I first attempted I did the same thing cursing......then realized you have to hold the brights on like you are flashing someone...hold the left lever back........hit power window switch of your choice.
Please report back Miagi San Very Happy
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So ... I was just having fun in the spirit of the post... yes there is a trick to the rear hatch lock but it applies only to those with power door locks AND it is well documented on the Samba.

Power door locks also have a 3rd position. The 3rd position is when you have the key slot in the vertical position and want to open the rear hatch.
Insert the key and turn and hold in 2 o'clock position and push the key in. The rear hatch will open and the hatch will still be locked once the keys are removed.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've done the power window trick and taught the GF as well. It doesn't go over very well with the neighbors when camping though.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 5:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I've done the power window trick and taught the GF as well. It doesn't go over very well with the neighbors when camping though.

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So ... I was just having fun in the spirit of the post... yes there is a trick to the rear hatch lock but it applies only to those with power door locks AND it is well documented on the Samba.

Power door locks also have a 3rd position. The 3rd position is when you have the key slot in the vertical position and want to open the rear hatch.
Insert the key and turn and hold in 2 o'clock position and push the key in. The rear hatch will open and the hatch will still be locked once the keys are removed.


Dammit...I am trying to get out of the door and not think about mine vangina.....stop posting as it makes my hip tingle Twisted Evil
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The variable speed wiper thang? I have intermittent wipers on my Vanagon L. Is this for models that did not come with it? Or can you control the speed of the intermittentness Smile like a 2000 era car?

I always tell people who do not own these vans they are the swiss army knife's of vehicles.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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you control the speed of the intermittentness like a 2000 era car?

Yes. Very hand with heavy fog or light rain.
If anybody in santa cruz needs one let me know I have a few here.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 7:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Is Bozeman, MT close enough to Santa Cruz for consideration on one of those relays?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sure, drive on by. You'll see the truck on the street and the burgandy van and blue syncro are in the driveway- you shouldn't miss it. Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 8:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Sure, drive on by. You'll see the truck on the street and the burgandy van and blue syncro are in the driveway- you shouldn't miss it. Smile

I'll have my representative in the big brown box truck pick it up tomorrow. Evil or Very Mad
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

So some vans did not come with intermittent wipers?

Or can you control the speed of the intermittent say set it at 5 or 10 or 15 sec using a slider Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

They all came with intermittant wipers. The 99 relay is programmable to change the duration between wipes.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=383000&highlight=wipers
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2010 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh that is golden for the Pacific North West Smile

Just purchased one on e.bay. Can't wait.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sc-surfer wrote:
WSideWitneSS wrote:
Brights trick for window roll-up doesn't work for me. Sad


Me either...what gives?



Me either.... but I did do a GW high power headlight upgrade. Molested some wires. I think my upgrade downgraded my "happy finish".
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So ... I was just having fun in the spirit of the post... yes there is a trick to the rear hatch lock but it applies only to those with power door locks AND it is well documented on the Samba.

Power door locks also have a 3rd position. The 3rd position is when you have the key slot in the vertical position and want to open the rear hatch.
Insert the key and turn and hold in 2 o'clock position and push the key in. The rear hatch will open and the hatch will still be locked once the keys are removed.


Yup thats right... the mechanism does need some attention from time to time too. On my 91 (and assuming the're all the same) there is a plastic guide that actually slides back and forth on a rod. The lock was becoming comepletly wonkey. Even to the point of the only way to open it AT ALL WAS FROM THE INSIDE! Sheech, that lasted about 30 seconds after I had to pull all the shit out FROM THE INSIDE to reach the inside hatch release, ripped the panel off and saw it was gummed up. Cleaned w/ WD40 and dab of white grease.... good to go.
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