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Local auto electrician. Cornwall

Hi. Can anyone recommend an auto electrician in Cornwall?? I'm near liskeard so going towards Plymouth wouldn't be a problem. I've recently bought a 1991 clipper that has a few electrical  issues. I've addressed some of them but still need a professionals help

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Welcome to the forum, I'm sure someone on here will be able to help.

Mike.

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List the issues, someone might be able to suggest whats wrong and possible fixes.

1983 Mars Red 1.8 Golf GTI
1987 Alpine White 1.8 Clipper Cabriolet

The trouble with doing nothing is that you never know when you are finished.

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Hiya mate,

I'm in Cornwall and have re-wired a couple now plus done fault finding on numerous others.

What seems to be the issues?

Ian

Cornish Host.
1980 VW Derby
Clive the Cabby
Ujum the Invisible
Mynx the  Tintop

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Hi thanks for the reply.
The only electrics I've got are lights and  indicators although when put on high beam the drivers side headlamp goes out.
Checked all fuses and earth wires in the engine bay. All good. I changed the load reduction relay and got the heater working and rear window demister working.
Still no rev counter, fuel gauge, dash lights. I've read it may be the voltage stabilizer needs replacing on the back of the clock pod. Where can I get one??
If this doesn't work any ideas would be appreciated
I'd like someone to come over and go through the wiring and take out what's not needed as there seem to be  alot of spare wires I'd like it all tidying.
Forgot to mention the wipers aren't working but going to check the motor over the weekend
Any help with any of the above would be  appreciated

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go to electrics shop supplier

fa7810 aet about 2 bucks or less . get 2

the ground on pin 2 needs updating as wll as verify that pin 14 black has 12v+

see my how-tos in the archive.

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For all the dash electrics it's usually the earth that courses the issues. There should be an earth strap to the corner of rocker cover (back right) if this is missing it's most probably the cause.

It's a relatively easy fix and Brian has a good how to Briano1234

Being a cabbie it probably leaks, or has done at some point and the fuse box can become corroded along with the earths. Pull back the carpet a bit under the passenger side of the dash and see if all the earth crowns are rusty. This may be the biggest issue to everything else.

I don't know any auto electricians but as soon as my garage is finished (couple of three months probably) I'll be happy to take a look and tidy up any wiring needed.

Ian

Cornish Host.
1980 VW Derby
Clive the Cabby
Ujum the Invisible
Mynx the  Tintop

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Hi Ian thanks for the tips I'll be working on the car in the week so I'll post how I'm getting on.
Once you're garage is sorted I'd really appreciate you taking a look. Keep me posted
Nick

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All my how-0to's are linked in my signature, and at the vwvortex.com cabriolet forum/faq's as well as volkswagenownersclub mk1 or golf 1 forum.

View topic: My DIY list of things for a 90ish Cabriolet (digifant2) part 1 - The Mk1 Golf Owners Club


What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

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So bit of an update.
Finally got everything back together on the dash and all working. Turns out the wiper mechanism just needed stripping and cleaning.
Still got random wires that I'm guessing are for a radio maybe and speakers and wires spliced in but not attached to anything
 Next job is to get the hood to work. I've read on other threads what may be the problem but I've checked the obvious and all seems ok so far. I'll be looking at it again over the weekend. Hopefully a simple fix.

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Good work  :thumbs:

Cornish Host.
1980 VW Derby
Clive the Cabby
Ujum the Invisible
Mynx the  Tintop

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Well back to square one. I'd changed the voltage stabilizer and had the fuel gauge water temp gauge and rev counter working. After reassembling the dash completely they stopped again!! Also no joy with the electric roof.  Time for a  re think. Got to love a Sunday morning tinker😂🤣

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 :'(

Cornish Host.
1980 VW Derby
Clive the Cabby
Ujum the Invisible
Mynx the  Tintop

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One step forward two back.
It's fighting me but got to be on the road for the end of March. Looking like a  visit to the local garage is inevitable.

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Well she's on the road. Still have the issue with no rev counter fuel gauge or notification lights on the instrument panel despite trying all the recommendations to fix the problem.
However strangely when I went  back to the car after work I turned on the ignition and hey presto everything sprang into life. I'm guessing loose connection somewhere as once I was home and tried the car later everything had died again and the wipers packed up.
Help

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Melvin 65 said

Well she's on the road. Still have the issue with no rev counter fuel gauge or notification lights on the instrument panel despite trying all the recommendations to fix the problem.
However strangely when I went  back to the car after work I turned on the ignition and hey presto everything sprang into life. I'm guessing loose connection somewhere as once I was home and tried the car later everything had died again and the wipers packed up.
Help

Fist thing is to replace the Major Grounds, that is from the battery to the Frame and the frame to the engine.  If it is still OEM, replace it.

Second for the Dash, you have to "Plump" the connector, I have a how-do-I-do-that in the archive….

Which will relink to here:
https://www.volkswagenownersclub.com/threads/improving-your-cluster-connections-and-ground.24949/

Then I would be looking in to the Ignition switch and or the Load reduction relay/wiper stalk…..

On the 90ish Cabbies they are a pain in the Keister to remove… why?  You have to relocate the center console, that is move it aside, and lower the Knee-bar to get to the 2 screws that hold the steering shaft covers on.

Mark the Steering shaft center to the Wheel.
Gimmie Do not totally remove the nut off the shaft prior to taking the wheel off.  Other wise when you go to yank on the wheel to remove it, you will get a rather big Goose Egg on your Forehead…."Lesson learned in my youth on a 67 MG Midget" . leave it on by 2 or 3 threads.

Do not over tighten the Stalk screws going back as you can strip them easily.

why?  just to get to the silly screw that holds the ignition switch in the bearing carrier.

Last Gimmie…. When going back, place a screw driver into the lower u-joint of the steering shaft. Use a 2x4 as a fulcrum so you can use your foot to hold the shaft in place when putting the spring collar and clip back on, Oh and be sure that you have pulled the inner shaft fully out towards you as they tend to move down or collapse as designed, and if you don't have it fully extended, you can't place the clip back on.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Wipers back up and running. Replaced the motor with a new mk3 golf one.
All gauges working although petrol gauge permanently on full so guessing sender needs replacing.
I still need a roof switch if anyone has one???
Few little niggles to sort but on the road well when we can all get out and about. Looking for some genuine snowflake alloy wheels x 4  the ats cups I have will be for sale if anyone interested

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If you turn the car off does the sender go to empty?

Might want to test and clean it.
https://www.volkswagenownersclub.com/threads/repairing-your-fuel-sending-unit.78890/#post-600458


 

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?

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Hi. Yes as soon as I turn off the ignition the needle goes to empty. Looked at the link you posted. Lifting the sender out does the tank need to be empty of fuel. ??

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3/4 to 1/2 of a tank only and remove the Battery Cable (ground) and open the Gas Cap.

Read the how to remove the sender link posted in the thread.

What do Divorces, Great Coffee, and Car Electrics all have in common?

They all start with GOOD Grounds.

Where are my DIY Links?
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