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Offline Madone_si

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #50 on: 20 January 2021, 00:58 »
Gear stick cover installed


and gave the VW a clean!


Also noticed this heater lever came off way to easily, is this part actually broken (white plastic part) or is this is how its meant to be?
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #51 on: 31 March 2021, 12:46 »
Looking awesome Si. Hope you are keeping well.

I made this : ->

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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #52 on: 05 April 2021, 04:03 »
Looking awesome Si. Hope you are keeping well.

Thanks a alot slick. Yeah all is well mate, just working on the home and when parts turn up, can get more work done on cab.
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #53 on: 29 April 2021, 19:09 »
VW heater fix

So with top heater lever not working properly, dismantled the dashboard and found the issue, which is there is plastic part that has broken (Heater control pivot broke) Reading up and being informed from others on another forum, this is a common issue.

The white part in pic should have lever on top and a black plastic holds it in place and that is what has broken off


I followed this process to learn the fix and process (big thanks to Briano)
https://www.volkswagenownersclub.com/threads/my-heater-control-pivot-broke-cabriolet.46441

So here is what I did to fix it.

Once I got the unit out (not the easiest thing to do!) I inspected everything and gave everything a good clean.



In the above picture I drilled through black plastic part that holds the pivot parts in place and placed a bolt, washer and nut on the end. This will help fix the problem.

Added the white plastic back on, added white grease to pivot and moving parts


added the broken black pivot plastic part, now with drilled out hole through it to put the bolt, washers and nut through it to hold in place


Bolt installed from top with washers


Underside showing washers and threadlock (blue)


Nut installed and tightened up enough to lock but allow the pivot setup to work for both levers


Then installed the A/C lever and added grease. I placed a washer underneath ready for install as this is known fix for common issue of a-c-slider-pops-out-of-place. nice easy fix!


Next update, unit install in dashboard and time to do flush, clean and fresh coolant install (including Radiator inspection, replace thermostat and check all coolant pipes!!




« Last Edit: 29 April 2021, 19:17 by Madone_si »
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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #54 on: 30 April 2021, 11:36 »
Nice repair job !
I hope this gets it all operational again  :smiley:


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Re: US VW Cabriolet 85
« Reply #55 on: 30 April 2021, 17:58 »
the cab is always working, just trying to do things to keep it in great health and fix things as I find them. Hopefully will have heating and cooling done this weekend!
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