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  1. Speedometer cable lube recommendations

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I need to lube up the speedometer cable for my 81 rabbit pickup. I had to replace it when I first got the truck. The new one keeps showing the speed as more than what it actually is. For example, I'll be driving 35 mph according to my GPS, but the speedometer shows 55 mph. Someone suggested...
  2. Can't post for sale items.

    MODERATOR's Forum
    howdy. I have a new user that is asking me why she can't post her items in the classifieds. I know that on some forums there is a minimum post count, when I tried to search for that I came up with nada. Her id is:
  3. rear light ground

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I don't even want to describe my wiring situation but if somebody could tell me where all the rear lights are supposed to be grounded to I would appreciate it. My caddy 's was wired to be pulled behind an rv and not well.
  4. Undercoat

    My rabbits an 07 so the rust warranty is pretty much up and nothing major besides the wheel arches have started rusting. Would it be worth it to get it undercoated now? never had a car undercoated my previous car was a 93 accord so i just let it rust out since it was already 20 years old and got...
  5. Cant find right clutch cable

    MK1 Rabbit Transmission
    Hello. i have the pleasure of owning a 1979 Rabbit 1.5l Diesel and I am having some trouble finding the clutch cable. A simple search shows the Pioneer CA-953 cable and other variants to be the correct one. Upon ordering it the cable seems to fit in properly to the pedal and the firewall but is...
  6. Warm days stalls

    I have a 84 Rabbit Convertible Wolfsburg. On warm day (over 65F) the car stalls if I let it sit it will restart after 20 minutes. I thought it was a running hot. But I measured the coolant 176F at the tank seemed reasonable. The block by the spark plug was 195F. That seemed slightly high...
  7. New to VW Rabbits, going to tackle my leaks first.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    So, I just picked up my first Volkswagen. It is a 1981 4 door Rabbit Diesel with a 5 speed and a sunroof. I've just picked it up for 900 off of Craigslist. I've done some research on here and already done a few things which i plan to post at a later time. The car came with a sagging head liner...
  8. What are people doing about their ratty seat covers?

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    After an exhaustive search on the internet and vwvortex, I cant get a good consensus on what people are doing about replacing their old ratty torn seat covers. 87 cabriolet wolfsburg edition Any thoughts? Patrick
  9. Saving Rabbits from a crusher

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Quite suddenly im forced to abandon my collection of 70s-Rabbits parts cars. They were vandalized by smashing all the front windshields. (No damage to bodys.). Im being forced to move them immediately. 5 Westies (2 are 2 door) all sheet metal and remaining glass good shape except for some...
  10. They are breeding....

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    In the words of Mortal Kombat's Shang Tsung (in the original movie)...IT HAS BEGUN! Already have an 84 2-door with ??? knows how many more 100k beyond the 300k on the broken odo read. Only just today finally got the front end aligned on IT after 2 other times at the shop I had to turn around...
  11. New to Rabbit Convertible

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hi all, I am a newbie to Rabbits, recently purchasing a '81 convertible. The speedometer, gas gauge instrument cluster does not work. I was wondering if anyone can help with a fix, is it possible to purchase a new one somewhere? Thank you.:(
  12. Newbie Rabbit mods

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Okay guys. I'm new to this forum and VW's. I am mechanically inclined but new to Rabbits and VW in general. I have a 1982 rabbit 1.6L diesel and I want to start doing some modifications and repairs since it is my daily driver. I want to do lowering coil overs, new wheels and tires maybe some...
  13. Missing bolts on front of AC compressor making it squeal

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Looking for help to identify the part and where to find it. I've attached a pic of the part I need first and where it's missing on mine second
  14. vent window swaps

    MKV How-to's and DIY's
    i own 2 1983 rabbits, 1 is a GTI and the other is a convertible, the convertible has those front vent windows that open and the GTI doesn't, is there a DIY to swap these between each other and is it pretty simple, im planning on selling the convertible when the GTI is done so i wanna score the...
  15. Let The Spring Pick Begins...the Salvage Yards are In Bloom!

    GTI MK1 / 1983-1984
    Hey MK1 GTI and Rabbit Fans, Recycler yard visit in 60+degree Chicago weather today! Getting harder and harder to find only old bunnies up here but lucked out finding an 81 westy and cabbie to pick. Still locating arcane parts for my frankensteined GTI. Got the vacuum lines for the...
  16. Rack and pinion possible vibration

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have been chasing a vibration problem for yrs. I think it have finally found it. The r & c seems to be so close to the body that it is causing the vibration. I have ordered new rubber bushings but the old ones don't really look that bad. Have others had this problem, what did you do to...
  17. Need a replacement air box

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Help just signed up can anyone help me locate a replacement air box can't find one online or locally.
  18. Why your OBDII is not ready for smog

    This is for all cars with the OBD II There's so many glitches in the system it costing Californian's thousands of dollars to pass there smog!!! and most of them never pass!!! It all begins with your new car after a year your service engine light turns on you have to take it in...
  19. FS: Diesel Blowout::MK1 81 & 83 4d Rabbits & 83 Caddy/2012 Golf Tech pkage moded TDI

    Private Party 'For Sale' Classifieds
    FS: Diesel Blowout::MK1 81 & 83 4d Rabbits & 83 Caddy/2012 Golf Tech pkage moded TDI 1981 Diesel Rabbit L 1.6L NA Time machine 1 rip in seat... 1983 Diesel Rabbit LX 1.6L NA Sunroof Same year and blue interior as the truck Needs work to get back on street. Does Run. 1983 Diesel...
  20. Roof Lining hangs low and disconnected completely from both roof lights... help!

    VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    Is it common for these Rabbits to have issues with the roof liner? I picked up an 07 VW Rabbit with only 80k original miles, and the exterior interior looks FLAWLESS except for the roof liner. If you looked at my roof liner you'd think it was in some POS car that's been sitting at the dump in...