Round Headlights on a Scirocco, is like returning what was taken away with them 4×6 headlights. Annoyed at the cost of euro lights and its wide distribution, I decided to move back into time and change the missing link on my Scirocco. to give it back its purebred look that VW took away in 82.
Here is a color picture of my Fuse panel – In my 1984 Scirocco with A/C and Power windows. List Should be the similar for any German made car after 83 until 93 (CE1 and CE2)
Timbo here, I’ve relocated the technotes to my personal website, timbox.net.
Half of the site is based in a WordPress installation to make content management easier. The other half is much older, mostly Frontpage based conversions of the old ATS Technotes.
Eric has been running the server at vintagewatercooleds for years, hosting a forum and these technotes. Extra special thanks to Eric and his skills for these great years!
Window tint is REALLY annoying to remove. Best bet? Wait for a very hot, sunny day. This heats up the tint, and makes the adhesive softer.
The ease of tint removal really depends on what brand the tint is, and in what condition it is in. I got lucky, and this window tint peeled right off without much difficulty.
I will also detail another method that will work much more effectively on a rear window with defroster lines.
This post describes how to wire your engine with the 20awg wire for Megasquirt’s wiring harness!
Here’s a DB-37 connector with crimp connector pins. Most megasquirt kits come with solder cup connectors WHICH ARE BAD because soldered wires = stiff corroding wires.
I ordered this connector from Newark – an electronic parts supplier. Here’s a link to part number 79K4779 – The manufacturer’s part number is SPC15175
Leaking slow hard to crank sunroof? This technote will show you how to replace the seal and remove, adjust, and lubricate the sunroof to get it working again.
This technote covers fixing broken wires in the seatback to make the seat feel like new again!
If you sit down and feel the pop of a breaking support wire – this technote is for you.
So, for some reason, there’s not much documentation on what this actually means!! Well- we discovered that this problem can create all kinds of hell if you don’t know much about it. Click this pic to enlarge for a full explanation… I’ll add more to this VERY soon.
This quick technote details the CIS-E wiring harness, as found in a 1987 VW Scirocco. This should be similar for any 1.8L 16v.
This is how to swap a lock cylinder from one lock housing to another. Mine had a couple of stripped screws, making the car honk when the highbeams were turned on. This technote also shows how to remove the steering wheel, turn signal, and wiper switches.