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  1. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hey guys, I'll keep both the introduction and question short (kinda). My names Steve, currently working on an 84 Rabbit Convertible that I've had sitting around for a good 7 years. It was my first car, bought with MY own money, title in MY name, all that jazz.. She was 'rigged' by some guys in...
  2. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Good evening! I have a 1980 Volkswagon Rabbit (Diesel). ISSUE: Battery dies within a day or two after a full charge. BACKGROUND: For a few weeks now, I noticed the battery light come on but illuminate like a dancing strobe light. Seemed to be intermittent when it came on. Sometimes it'd be...
  3. MK1 Rabbit Electrical
    Can't remember if I posted this question before and I'm not able to find any threads. Sorry if this a repeat. My ammeter (dash light) on my 1982 VW Rabbit pickup stays on constantly..no flickering or change in brightness with engine revving. Volt meter showed a charging voltage of 14 volts...
  4. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I when to put all new brakes on my 1981 Rabbit pickup. Having trouble finding the right rear wheel cylinders. I have ordered twice now. The old ones I took off have a smoot end cap and the other ones I have got have a metal end with a groove. Theses are a bit to long and I can't get the drum on...
  5. VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    I just went over 101K and my car is running flawlessly. Always has been a stellar performer, and it has been a a perfect 10 in the maintenance dept. (although I do keep up on it and take really good care of it) However, once you break the six digit threshold, there is more serious preventative...
  6. RABBIT OWNERS CLUB
    Barn stored for last 20 or so years. Ran fine when put into storage but bolt from flywheel bolt got loose and has not be repaired. Body is in good shape and little rust. Was going to restore for daughter but never got to it. I found an old pic of it before going into storage. CLOSING...
  7. Golf MK2 / 1983-1992
    I am the original owner of a 1986 Golf Diesel and it is my daily driver. The key to my ignition became difficult to start the engine. I had to bear down hard on the key to start the starter. Battery went dead so I replaced it and jumped the starter wires and the starter turned freely. Small...
  8. MKV Mods and Installs
    Can someone tell me if the stock GLI Jetta rims will fit a Rabbit. Tire size 225/45/18. I know 235/45/17 will fit for sure. I think they are 1” overall from stock and .5” over the 235/45/17. Anyone ? Thanks
  9. MKV Rabbit FAQs & Newbies
    I am perplexed in trying to trouble shoot the clutch on my 2008 MKV Rabbit. :o The pedal recently lost a lot of its resistance. It now it engages pretty far out. Initially, I thought it may be the master cylinder. I checked both the master cylinder and slave cylinder and No leaking. The...
  10. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    hey guys trying to get some ideas what do you think Chrome or black bumpers? for my Caddy
  11. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    need help with Caddy 1981 fuse diagram I posted picture need to know were's the turn signal flasher relay thanks CF
  12. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1988 Caddy diesel pickup that was built in Germany for the German Red Cross. Has 10,000 orig. km but my mechanic says the injector pump is bad. Any idea where I may find one, what differences are, or if anyone rebuilds them? they are having no luck finding one, but it has a german vin...
  13. Private Party 'For Sale' Classifieds
    Selling my nearly perfect condition Bentley service manual. Covers clean and straight. Pages clean and straight. This book basically sat on a shelf for 4 years :) $55 plus shipping see www[dot]ebay[dot]com/itm/113782418377
  14. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have a 1981 VW Rabbit Pick (1.6) up that needed a battery so I let it sit for a season. When I installed a new battery and cranked it, it smokes really bad, is skipping, and wont idle. The smoke out of the tailpipe is a dusty type black. I thought that it may be an injector so I took them out...
  15. VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    Can someone check and let me know if the license plate lights are part of the wiring harness that feeds the headliner lamps? Had my headliner replaced and now I have a "Bulb Out" warning light. Looks like the license plate bulbs are not working but bulbs are good. Suspect they forgot to plug...
  16. GTI MK1 / 1983-1984
    I have spent some time now reading the amazingly valuable discussions on this and other VW forums. Incredible how much I have learned about my 35-year-old Convertible purchased new in Germany. Appreciate the info -- ALL of it. Here is my specific problem (challenge): I want to use a new GPS...
  17. 1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Looking for a good recommendation for a glue to reattach pealing dashboard vinyl under the gauges and the glovebox cover where it’s peaked away. Hoping to get to it soon before it starts to split/crack.
  18. RABBIT OWNERS CLUB
    2007 Rabbit starting to show electrical gremlins? With headlight switch on car running and with headlight switch on car not running: No license plate lights but bulbs are OK. No lower door sill lights (not sure they are even lights maybe just reflectors? Little red "L" shaped cover?) Been over...
  19. MKV How-to's and DIY's
    Anywhere that shows how to repair a ribbon cable? Doing my headliner on my mkv rabbit, and one is torn. I see others have rewired and some have soldered but I don’t see any diy. Anyone?!
  20. MKV Rabbit FAQs & Newbies
    Doing the mkv headliner 2008 rabbit. Tore one of the ribbon cables going to the passenger side visor light. Any suggestions on repair? I see others have soldered or rewired but no diy on how to make the repair! Anybody want to chime in?! Thanks in advance!
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