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    Thumbs up Howie-WP's TReg thread.

    So decided to create a separate TReg rides thread, all my posts in one place:

    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP View Post
    Just joined the club. I bought the ex Panic / Big Pappa v8. Panic loaded it on Shosholoza Meyl on Sunday morning and she was unloaded this morning. Hasty few calls to Panic (thanks for answering my questions) Love it, and it is now parked in my semi complete new garage. More to follow. Have some plans for my new van.
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    Will be asking many questions, though.

    ps: Big thanks to Panic and Nick for sorting it and making it all happen. I worry too much.....

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    Thanks. Yes lots of useful info and indeed knowledgeable guys on the TReg threads.
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    Pic at home now with CA plates
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP View Post
    Gave the TReg a wash and quick clean this morning, still have a way to go to get it to my liking. However it looks great for its age.
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    First mod: Blacked out some chrome on the grille:
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    Does she fit in the new garage? YES!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP
    Also, so far I have ordered and received replacement dash button sticker set (radio, aircon controls and so on) On the way, MFD replacement screen, current one sometimes fades when hot. Searching for wheel center cap as well.
    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP
    also forgot to add:
    a. Sourced a wheel cap from local China Town (dat reps!!)
    b. my replacement red MFD arrived today, need to fit (Ordered 28th on Amazon, delivered by AGS this morning)
    c. Located store who can supply key for Thule OEM racks.
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    Boxing Day update:
    a. Wheel cap fitted.
    b. Red MFD screen fitted today (see below)
    c. Got replacement key for the racks (OEM Thule) Bridge Cycles (R70ea)

    Red MFD screen replacement:
    - well known on Mk4 Golf/Jetta platform, also on Mk1 TRegs. Did a interweb search, found:
    - Tanin Auto Electronix: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
    - $80, free local shipping in the States to my AGS US address (Ordered 28th Nov, delivered 2nd Dec in US and then 10th Dec in Cape Town)!
    - video :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3iwc_K6l-ac
    - Binnacle removal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCi9XQcbJhk


    - The problem:
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    Remove binnacle:
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    Removed binnacle:
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    Remove rear cover, be careful to unplug buzzer in the rear of binnacle cover
    Remove metal cage arround LCD
    New LCD
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    Test that new unit works before bolting everything together again. Success!!
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    All back together and looking good. Job done, about 1hr.
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    Last edited by Howie-WP; 2018/12/27 at 09:40 AM. Reason: fixed pics
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    Default Re: Howie-WP's TReg thread.

    Nice, glad to see your getting it sorted, keep us updated
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    Nicely done sir and thank you for sharing.

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    Did some more cosmetic stuff....
    1. KTM'd the spot lights, using some perspex:
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    2. The Silver roof racks were looking a bit tatty, so gave them a quick PlastiDip..... Makes the world of difference.

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    Next is the pesky micro switches in the front doors that 1. does not work, and 2. intermittent (causing alarm to trigger, when it seems as if door is opened, but is not)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP View Post
    Did some more cosmetic stuff....
    1. KTM'd the spot lights, using some perspex:
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    2. The Silver roof racks were looking a bit tatty, so gave them a quick PlastiDip..... Makes the world of difference.

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    Next is the pesky micro switches in the front doors that 1. does not work, and 2. intermittent (causing alarm to trigger, when it seems as if door is opened, but is not)
    Did the doorlocks on my FIL's Touareg last year.
    There is a usefull thread on the forum regarding doorlock removal and repair.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karoo Klong View Post
    Did the doorlocks on my FIL's Touareg last year.
    There is a usefull thread on the forum regarding doorlock removal and repair.
    Thanks! Busy doing the R&D for this at the moment
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP View Post
    Thanks! Busy doing the R&D for this at the moment
    are you planning to replace the micro switches ?

    please post if you find when on can get these

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karol View Post
    are you planning to replace the micro switches ?

    please post if you find when on can get these
    Depends on what I find. One of mine seems to be intermittant, so hoping a clean will sort it. The other seems dead, so might have to see if I can source somewhere (if a clean and fiddle does not sort it)
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    I have never found a switch to fail in any of the VW models.
    They usually need a good cleaning with electrical cleaner. Even brake cleaner would do.
    The main problem is dry solder joints.
    Re-flow all solder points with actual solder and then reassemble.
    Plug the lock back in the harness and test all the functions before installing it again. Manuall close the locking jaw with a screwdriver. Then test all the settings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karoo Klong View Post
    I have never found a switch to fail in any of the VW models.
    The main problem is dry solder joints.
    Yip, this was quite common with the Mk4 Jetta's and Golfs when I had one.
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    If all else fails I'll send you a front door lock from the spare car.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan van Tonder View Post
    If all else fails I'll send you a front door lock from the spare car.
    That will be cool, thanks Stephan will let you know how it goes.
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    I actually took it out for that car. Then it worked fine for a long time and considering the amount of work to get the bastard out I simply left it. The instructions to strip a front door has more pages than to take an engine out.
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    Looks like you are making excellent progress!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan van Tonder View Post
    I actually took it out for that car. Then it worked fine for a long time and considering the amount of work to get the bastard out I simply left it. The instructions to strip a front door has more pages than to take an engine out.
    Do you have in electronic format? If so, please send to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP View Post
    Do you have in electronic format? If so, please send to me.
    Uhm. it's elsawin. Not that simple. Let me see if I can somehow print it and send with the lock.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stephan van Tonder View Post
    Uhm. it's elsawin. Not that simple. Let me see if I can somehow print it and send with the lock.
    Lol OK, thanks. I have seen some other threads on the DIY..... so just wanted more info (can never have enough)

    Gonna have to make a plan and get a copy as well......
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howie-WP View Post
    Do you have in electronic format? If so, please send to me.
    http://www.automanuals.biz/volkswage...door-lock.html

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    Some more information

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