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  1. Pauly

    [Guide] T6.1 Fitting new wing badges

    Since getting my new van and having the @BognorMotors gloss front end i couldnt help but feel the wing badges looked a little out of place These were the only bit of matt plastic around the front of the van so thought they needed to get gone so got myself a set of gloss black/chrome bulli...
  2. Pauly

    [Guide] T6.1 adding sunglasses holder or grab handle

    Now i have my new 6.1 I really miss the sunglasses holder that my T6 had (why did VW take it away !!) I know theres a couple threads about part numbers and options for adding one but the info is partial/scattered so heres my guide to adding OEM parts with metal mounting bracket etc Im not going...
  3. Pauly

    [Guide] T6.1 MFSW Steering Wheel Upgrade

    Upgraded the MFSW on my 2022 6.1 to a Golf MK8 haptic touch wheel and want to lay out how i did it, lots of these steps are not specific to this wheel so thought this would be a handy 'how to' guide These wheels are a straight swap but the electrical connections are a bit different so a few...
  4. p6raf

    "How to" fibre optic star look roof lining

    My son has severe cerabral palsy and as the van is primarily for his use. I wanted to make travelling a sensory experience for him. I remember seeing a rolls Royce on Top Gear that used fibre optics and decided that's what I wanted for him. After watching various YouTube videos I decided to...
  5. TheKeymeister

    Footwell / step light - LED conversion

    This may well have been done before, so apologies, but thought I'd show how I eventually fitted LEDs in my step lights...it's pretty simple but I tried to do it in a way that I'll be able to finally forget about it without any worries, so thought I'd share :D Originally I bought a full...
  6. Shaun Witts

    Oil change (TSI) step through

    So, the Oil Service reminder is pinging on my dash every time I start it up and, at nearly 4 years old, I thought I would do this myself this time. It’s useful having a carport to work under when its raining, but it tends to hoard windswept debris so a quick sweep up is always needed before...
  7. Sparkyis

    Custom fit colour coded leak- free awning rails to fit under roof bar feet- How I did it

    Sparky’s Guide to leak- free, concealed, colour- coded awning rails with Thule bars on top! So….we have had the van (2017 T32 LWB 204 DSG Kombi) for almost a year now and I have been obsessed with the idea of fitting a leak- free awning rail under the roof bars. I wanted a sunshade and...
  8. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to fit Van-X curtains to a T6 (barn doors, VGC flush-sliding windows)

    Just starting to contemplate this job and can't see a good thread on here about it so will try and capture the steps. The caveat is that I have barn doors and VGC flush-sliding windows on each side, with a single sliding door, originally a SWB panel van. The kit I bought is the Van-X premium...
  9. Dellmassive

    Brake Pad & Disc change - How I Done It -

    Brake Pad & Disc change - How I Done It - After a recent trip to the Dealer for Service and Cambelt job, ( we had the dealers do it as we are in a 2yrs extended warranty ) : Cambelt + Water Pump Replacement - Official guidance At the time, they advised that the rear pads were 90% worn...
  10. Dellmassive

    200Ah, 2000W, LifePo4 Leisure Battery Box -- How I Done It --

    200Ah, 2000W, LifePo4 Leisure Battery Box -- How I Done It -- Its Spring 2022 and time to look ahead at the summer camping season. having a look over the new products that have come to market over the last 12mnths, especially the Lithium based battery boxes i was liking what i was seeing...
  11. Ricardo T

    Power Cut? Ricardo T's --'How I done It'

    First of all, apologies @Dellmassive for hopping on your 'How I done It' threads but guessing you haven't copywrited just yet. By no means as comprehensive or well written as the 'master' himself but just my experience over the last few days with the disruption caused by storm Eunice. So last...
  12. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove, change and re-fit single seat VW covers

    I've waited a fair while to share this knowledge as I was doing a good trade in seat upgrades last year and, having refitted covers to 20-odd single seats, I'd learn some tricks of the trade. Unfortunately I now have a proper back problem so I am moving to more sedate business options and so I...
  13. J

    Window comfort close not functioning - fixed thank to T6 forum

    Wanted to say thank to you guys on this forum. Went out last night (windows iced up) Tried to drop window but frozen shut. Left it until this morning then discovered one-touch open and closed had stopped working . The long key fob press comfort function also stopped working. Tried sorting via...
  14. Raul a/3

    Victron (#TeamBlue) Advanced Systems + VRM - How We Done It -

    Victron (#TeamBlue) Advanced Systems + VRM - How We Done It - new thread started from - Seat Base Electric + EHU + Solar Install + Charger + DC-DC -- How We Done it -- previous content - Dellmassive’s "How I Done It" blogs. additional content - Solar Sheds & Other Non-t6 Solar Projects -...
  15. Dellmassive

    Roamer LiFePO4 Gen2 230Ah Seatbase battery -- "How I Done It" --

    Roamer LiFePO4 Gen2 230Ah Seatbase battery -- "How I Done It" -- Its a Lithium LifePo4, its got massive capacity @ 230Ah, its got massive discharge performance 250A/500A, its Bluetooth, its a Roamer !!, its exciting . . . . . its coming soon - the full test . . . . ...
  16. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to fit a swivel base and handbrake lowering kit to a T6

    Quick guide to fitting a swivel to the driver's seat, in this case it's a RIB driver's swivel and I used the handbrake lowering kit instead of the raising shims. First remove the driver's seat off the base, and remove the handbrake as described here: Thread '[GUIDE] How to remove the driver's...
  17. T6Jay

    T6.1 Lock button for sleeping / leaving dogs inside / windows open How-To Guide

    I need a button in the rear of the van to lock the doors, without arming the alarm, as many seem to have fitted on the T6. Credit to @Willoughby for figuring this out on the T6 here; https://www.t6forum.com/threads/locking-doors-from-the-back-of-the-van-stop-me-before-i-do-something-silly.3939/...
  18. S

    Changing the steering wheel without airbag warning light [Guide]

    I've got a bit confused having read a few posts on this. How do I change the steering wheel without getting an airbag warning light? Disconnect battery before disconnecting the air bag? If so should that be done with the ignition on or off? Thanks
  19. R

    Installing a reverse camera in a T5 campervan - how-to guide.

    Hi, this is my first post when I have put a wireless reverse camera on a T5.1 campervan. I could have put it over the numberplate where the view point would be poor and the camera may pick up water/ dirt from the road OR at the top next to the brake light out of the way, but close to the bike...
  20. Ricardo T

    [GUIDE] Removing armrest covers for cleaning

    Afternoon lads and lasses...does anyone know if its possible to remove the armrest covers for washing/cleaning (or part thereof). One in particular is filthy from the previous owner and I think its time for a clean. Thankyou in advance.
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