[tcb] Re: Gremlins

*Wiring Works* is located in *San Pedro*, California 1(310)519-8147.

They make about the best OE style harnesses out there.  They'll even do
correct harnesses for vintage restorations.





On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 10:49 AM, Mike <mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Look in Hot VW for an ad for a company with Watson in the name.  They sell
> a modern wiring harness for VW's for a few hundred.  It is hard to find a
> complete stock harness for bay windows.  I'm gonna put one of these in my
> panel.
>
> Sent from the side of the road!
> Mike Hayes
> Mike@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Dallas, Texas
>
>
> On May 11, 2011, at 9:26 AM, Julie <julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> That sounds kinky!
>
>
>
> On May 11, 2011, at 9:20 AM, "Denis Dodson" < <coocoo@xxxxxxx>
> coocoo@xxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> it can be done with some nails and a big piece of plywood and a lot of time
>
>
>
>
>
> *From:* <tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:
> tcb-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] *On Behalf Of *kelly dosch
> *Sent:* Wednesday, May 11, 2011 5:06 AM
> *To:* <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: Gremlins
>
>
>
>   The owner of Bugoholics in Pasadena says there is a really good shop
> near his that will actually just make a new harness and install it for a
> fraction of the cost of ordering a new one. (imported labor ) He said
> they're cheap, fast, and they know what they're doing.
>   Actually, I think he said,"They do good work. They'll getcha in & out
> and you can probably pay 'em with a case of beer."
>
>
>
>
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> *From:* w.wood < <evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx>
> evil.scientist.boo@xxxxxxxxx>
> *To:* <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> <tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> *Sent:* Wed, May 11, 2011 1:21:51 AM
> *Subject:* [tcb] Re: Gremlins
>
> The Bays were the first VW bus with integrated all of the turn signal and
> hi/low beam functions.  It could be that the switch is just worn out.  My
> Step Dad's old bus used to have similar issues so
> we replaced the switch with one from a bone yard.  That cleared it up for
> awhile then finally we replaced the dimmer relay and it fixed everything.
> The bays were the first to actually get an honest relay in a bus.  As all of
> the other e-mails replying to this indicate, patience is your best friend
> along with a good multimeter.  Also, don't forget that the contacts, even
> though they'll conduct current, won't do it well.  Also, if your wiring has
> been severely hacked by DPOs or FPOs (are they like APOs?) just get a new
> harness; it'll save you tons of headaches and frustration.
>
>
>
>
> On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 3:20 PM, Julie < 
> <julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx><julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx>
> julie.hey.ho.lets.go@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:
>
> This is probably a Chuck question since my '68 zebra Bus doesn't have
> normal wiring and he is familiar with Denis' abnormal wiring. This Bus has
> glass fuses and everything looks different.
>
> At times on my driveway or at my mechanic's the horn, brake lights, brites
> and low beams and turn signals have worked correctly and then they work on
> quickie test drives but then on longer journeys (like to work) they get
> freaky.  Like the turn signals work but when I turn them off they go off but
> the green triangles stay lit.  Sometimes I can get these to turn off by
> putting my headlights on and clicking them to brite to turn the green
> triangles off.  Or then sometimes the turn signals just quit.
>
> Later (maybe hours or days later) after I make it to my destination, I
> start to fiddle.  I mess with the fuses up front, I mess with the wires in
> the back, I mess with the wiring in the turn signal housing (some of the
> wires in there are on their last leg, one is now unattached, I think it has
> to do with switching from low to high beams) and usually I get it back to
> some state of working.  And then I test drive, it works well enough. And
> then I drive to work and it goes goofy again and stops working.
>
> So here is my theory, can the turn signal relay work normal sometimes like
> after a period of rest but not work other times because it gets hot over a
> longer drive?
>
> Or do I need to call a priest and have an exorcism?
>
> When the turn signals, horn and brake lights stop working all at the same
> time I believe that has more to do with a fuse that gets loose.
>
> My alternator light sometimes goes on when I am stopped at a traffic light
> especially if I have my headlights on but when I start moving it does go
> off.  I thought perhaps a timing/idle problem but the mechanic worked on
> that today and the green light is coming on again when stopped at traffic
> lights even without the headlights on. I don't know if this has anything to
> do with the turn signal gremlins.
>
> Thanks for reading this babble, I can't believe you made it this far.  I
> like quirks but this Bus has a few too many.
>
> Julie
>
>
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