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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 9:29 pm    Post subject: fuse covers Reply with quote

Boys!

I have these two, what years are they for? i hope one is a '72 - sorry, my bentley is far right now....

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:12 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The top one looks right for a 72.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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The top one looks right for a 72.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 28, 2010 9:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rustbus if that's the case, let me know if you'd sell the bottom one. Looks like I just ordered the wrong fuse cover this week...

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

RIOMX wrote:
Rustbus if that's the case, let me know if you'd sell the bottom one. Looks like I just ordered the wrong fuse cover this week...



sure thing! - fire me a PM - I dont know what years its for, but i swear it may have come from an earlier bus - sure its the one for you? yours looks like mine....ha!
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm wondering if the top one is actually the correct one for later buses. Here is the fuse configuration for a 75, and it seems to match the top cover you have (and the one i ordered)

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's the answer! peep the photo of the fuse cover to the left. This is from a 1972 manual.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Don't always trust photos in VW manuals, they often recycled pics from previous years. Notice the pictured one shows the right fuses as dome lights but the text says they are signals and horn Wink
IIRC the dome light was at the very end on a 70 or 71.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
Don't always trust photos in VW manuals, they often recycled pics from previous years. Notice the pictured one shows the right fuses as dome lights but the text says they are signals and horn Wink
IIRC the dome light was at the very end on a 70 or 71.


Good call. I didn't go through the fuse listing on the 72 manual as much as I did for the 75 Smile

So help me out - am I OK to use the cover that I bought?
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks pretty close to me, print a copy of that page you posted and keep it with your spare fuses if you're worried.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 29, 2010 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

busdaddy wrote:
Looks pretty close to me, print a copy of that page you posted and keep it with your spare fuses if you're worried.


It's ok. I keep a Bentley under the driver seat. I just don't like my fuses being exposed and I liked the idea of having a cover to make it more "complete."

Anyway, it doesn't matter in the end, I guess Smile
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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 12:41 pm    Post subject: Re: fuse covers Reply with quote

What are you folks using to clean these plastic covers? Five years ago I bought one from jtauxe in excellent condition (thanks jtauxe!) and I just found it cleaning out my storage unit. Itís yellowed a bit, and last time I cleaned something like this it faded and cracked...

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 14, 2018 4:22 pm    Post subject: Re: fuse covers Reply with quote

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What are you folks using to clean these plastic covers? Five years ago I bought one from jtauxe in excellent condition (thanks jtauxe!) and I just found it cleaning out my storage unit. Itís yellowed a bit, and last time I cleaned something like this it faded and cracked...

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Try Hydrogen Peroxide. I haven't tried it on a clear plastic, but I tried it on a few white plastics that turned yellow. Sure enough, they went back to turning white. I got the idea online.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:41 am    Post subject: Re: fuse covers Reply with quote

Or just get some plastic polish (like used to polish plastic headlight lenses). Locally, ePlastics, aka Ridout Plastics, 5535 Ruffin Rd, San Diego (Kearny Mesa). http://www.eplastics.com/
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