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MJKBugsandbuggies
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 5:53 pm    Post subject: Mexican Beetle Rescue - Hello Kitty Reply with quote

Picked up this little beauty after finding it in a U Pull and Pay junkyard on blocks last weekend. It had been in the yard for about 15 minutes before I stumbled across it, I offered to buy the whole car on the spot. So it really is a rescue.
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Its a 2001 mexi- beetle titled in FL, It was all there except the radio, no rust, solid pans, small dent in the rear passenger fender, and a mangled front bumper. It was allegedly driven into the yard under it's own power. The story was that someone traded it in at a local Kia dealer who kept it on their lot briefly then sold it to the junkyard. I had it towed home yesterday.
In the 15 minutes before I saw the car someone had taken all of the relays out of it, I bought a new ECU relay for it today, I had a spare fuel pump relay and plugged it in but still wasn't getting any power to the fuel pump. Jumped the relay and it fired right up and drove it around the yard.
Does anyone know what other relays this thing came with and may still be missing? Or a pic of then relay panel with the relay numbers?
It still has the immobilizer hooked up and I'm thinking that maybe that isn't sending the control signal to the fuel pump relay. I've built type 181s, type 2s, and early beetles, this is my first F/I , so I'm sure I'll have a lot of questions for you experts. The plan is to respray, new interior (it's pink and white right now), some wheels, tires, and maybe lowering spindles, then put it up here on the Samba for a new home. Thanks in advance for the help.
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just an idea, if that's a rattle can job, there might be good paint under there. Wouldn't hurt to find out!

Great find!
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PostPosted: Mon May 16, 2011 8:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're not gonna get rid of that paint are ya?
j/k, hey nice find you got there!
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 3:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got any pictures of the interior?

I have a pinkish theme going on with my beetle. I may be interested if you are just going to toss it anyway. Pink is the new black you know.
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Got any pictures of the interior?

I have a pinkish theme going on with my beetle. I may be interested if you are just going to toss it anyway. Pink is the new black you know.


I'll take more, but here is one, you are welcome to it. I'll get you an estimated weight, shipping will be from 33478. The interior is in great shape, no rips or tears.

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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 6:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

OMG, my daughter must not be allowed to see this....

Haha, imagine driving that thing home and having to pass through a gang of bikers somewhere on the way Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2011 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW!

Thank you thankyou thankyou. You are So full of AWESOME.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Need a little help here, as I said earlier I jumped the fuel pump relay to get her running, had a little time tonight to trace things out a bit and here is what I found;
#30 on the fuel pump relay is the 12 volt feed from the battery (12 volts, no issue).
#86 is the signal from pin 22 on the ECU(getting appx 5 volts)
#87 is 12 volt feed for the Fuel pump, injectors, and lambda probe
#85 is ground (?) from the immobilizer?
When i jumper # 85 to a ground she performs as it should, fuel pump charges, engine fires right up. My immobilizer has been removed, I traced the wire (red/yellow) from #85 it goes to where the immobilizer was previously located and is spliced to the same color wire then goes to pin 03 (Fuel pump and alarm relay) on the ECU. I did a continuity test between
pin #03 and ground with the key on and no continuity.
So, if I am thinking this out right pin #03 provides the ground for the fuel pump relay and was connected through the immobilizer, with the immobilizer removed and the wires spliced together, I should get a ground to the relay as the key is turned on .
Any thoughts on why I'm not getting a ground on pin 3 from the ECU?
Also, when running I get a loud whistling from the ECU near the vacuum tube connection, thought it might have been the short piece of connector hose and replaced it but I'm still getting the loud whistle, any thoughts?
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would so be rocking the pink. Shoot some rattlecan clear coat on it and call it good!
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 7:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have a 68 beetle painted the same color pink. Im in the process of making it a roadster and trying to decide if I should keep it pink or not.
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2011 9:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I keep coming back to look at these pics when my eyes burn. It's like Pepto for the eyes!
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would buy it as is for my wife. She would love it.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Okay... its Pink and painted with a Hello Kitty theme, I should have titled this post, Mexican Beetle Resto-Mod to get some of the techys to look at it. Since everyone likes it so much it makes me think I should reconsider the build plan, screw that, she'll not be pink for long.

Does anyone have any comments or ideas on the below?
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Need a little help here, as I said earlier I jumped the fuel pump relay to get her running, had a little time tonight to trace things out a bit and here is what I found;
#30 on the fuel pump relay is the 12 volt feed from the battery (12 volts, no issue).
#86 is the signal from pin 22 on the ECU(getting appx 5 volts)
#87 is 12 volt feed for the Fuel pump, injectors, and lambda probe
#85 is ground (?) from the immobilizer?
When i jumper # 85 to a ground she performs as it should, fuel pump charges, engine fires right up. My immobilizer has been removed, I traced the wire (red/yellow) from #85 it goes to where the immobilizer was previously located and is spliced to the same color wire then goes to pin 03 (Fuel pump and alarm relay) on the ECU. I did a continuity test between
pin #03 and ground with the key on and no continuity.
So, if I am thinking this out right pin #03 provides the ground for the fuel pump relay and was connected through the immobilizer, with the immobilizer removed and the wires spliced together, I should get a ground to the relay as the key is turned on .
Any thoughts on why I'm not getting a ground on pin 3 from the ECU?
Also, when running I get a loud whistling from the ECU near the vacuum tube connection, thought it might have been the short piece of connector hose and replaced it but I'm still getting the loud whistle, any thoughts?

Thanks in advance for your advice.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 5:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think starting a seperate thread with a differant title for the tech questions is a good idea. I have noticed people get better replies to new questions when there is a new thead about the specific issue. Once someone opens this thread once they are not going to return if it didnt interest them in the first place.

new questions, new thread, new eyes looking at it, better replies.
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PostPosted: Fri May 20, 2011 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

wow good find lol. i tried to buy a bug that had the fenders takin off but looked like everything else was still there from a pick a part and they said there was no way in hell i could buy the hole car.
at the time i had no knowledge of beetles it could have been 62 or a 75 lol
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SOLD!!!

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 3:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

don.ville wrote:
SOLD!!!

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I'm jealous! It is essentially brand new, and plus it's HELLO KITTY!!!
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Where did the hood go?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beetlebaum wrote:
Where did the hood go?

It looks like it's in the truckbed?
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

cookrw wrote:
Beetlebaum wrote:
Where did the hood go?

It looks like it's in the truckbed?

d'oh! Embarassed I see that now. Laughing
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