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  1. Andysmee

    Ambient lighting - adding to door cards and lower dash

    Again, not a fully fledged [GUIDE] as there are lots of ways to personalise this, but here's the steps. In the doors you can tap off the window switch backlighting (above) and in the lower dash you can tap off the dashboard backlight dimming switch or the headlight switch (below) and any...
  2. Andysmee

    Utility puddle lighting guide - how to add to mirrors and doors

    This is less a [GUIDE] and more a walk through of how you might do it. I've called it utility lighting as this is more about illuminating the area round the van than for looks. For projector puddle lights there's other threads and kits that use the door lock latch sensor wiring, and that doesn't...
  3. K

    Fitting a flat bottom steering wheel (How to)

    I’ve been thinking about the flat bottom mod for a while so thought I’d write a how to for anyone else that is interested. The reasons I like it are: Vanity (Flat bottom steering wheels are cool) DSG paddles Fuel Economy (we’ll get to that later) It’s easier to turn a flat bottom and it fits...
  4. marmite monster

    How to remove T6.1 DRL bulbs

    Rough guide to removing t6.1 drl bulbs This is an absolute b*****d of a job, rang vw dealer they had no idea how to do it yet either. This is the offending article! To remove the bulb turn the white part towards the engine. I think this is how it’s supposed to be done but it’s so tight you...
  5. Dellmassive

    [Guide] Battery Maintainer (for Starter battery) -- How I Done It --

    [Guide] Battery Maintainer (for Starter battery) -- How I Done It -- Right so its that time of year again . . . . . . . . Winter & (Lockdown 2020) The van might be layed up not being used, which will lead to a flat battery in around 3 weeks. The cold weather doesn't help the battery's...
  6. Bobbych

    T6.1 Tank Removal How-To video (ready for Heater installation)

    I recently installed a Chinese Diesel heater under the floor under the drivers seat. I'm not a professional video maker but I did record it and posted it to YouTube Here is a link to the Fuel tank removal to install the fuel pick up line. Video=s to follow for heater installation. T6.1 Tank removal
  7. Robert

    Reversing Camera - Lowline to Highline Upgrade/Retrofit

    I want to have moving guidelines while reversing so I think I am going to do it :whistle:.
  8. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove the top half of the bulkhead in a T6 panel van

    This is a partial guide - as removing the whole bulkhead is the subject of many a conversion thread elsewhere. But here's the nugget - there are bolts hidden in the cab headlining you need to release to remove the top half of the bulkhead: Slide this trim from one side of the van to the other...
  9. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove a sliding door on a T6

    I didn't set out to write so many guides but I did take photos when changing 4 out of 5 doors on my van this weekend o_O, so it would be rude not to post them up for others' benefit. I take photos so I know how to put it back together! The sliding doors are attached to the van on three...
  10. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove a front door from a T6

    I did this today to swap our old beaten up door with a nice clean one shipped from Poland. You will need to remove the door card, remove the carrier assembly and lock, including removing the loom if you are changing the door for another one. I guess you could remove the loom from the van side...
  11. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove the carrier assembly from the front door of a T6

    This is needed as part of a longer guide to removing and swapping doors, but I know this is a good subject for anyone who needs to sound deaden and insulate their van. A great deal of thanks to those on this thread which kickstarted my work today. First you'll need to remove the door card. You...
  12. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove the nearside rear barn door (wing door) on a T6

    Another little point guide as this was a task I had to do this weekend. You also might need to do it to retrofit a tailgate. There's a couple of options here depending on whether you want to retain the loom within the door, or move the loom to another barn door or tailgate. If you want to...
  13. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove nearside rear barn door (wing door) handle and lock trim

    This guide is for removing the trim bar which houses the exterior barn door handle and key lock barrel and number plate lighting. Here's the trim bar on the n/s/r door: There are a couple of different ways to approach this depending on whether you simply want to change the trim bar or whether...
  14. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove the offside rear barn door (wing door) on a T6

    I'm starting with this door as it's simpler than the nearside which has the locking mechanism. First, remove the plylining and door lining card on the barn door. Then remove the plylining with box on the offside wall. Then remove the offside rear quarter lining card (grey hardboard). The...
  15. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove plylining and door lining cards on a T6

    It may sound simple, but this is the first step in some other guides I'm going to post about removing barn doors, and there are a couple of nuggets of knowledge to share here. How to remove ply-lining The plylining is screwed onto the van using screws, so you just remove with a screwdriver...
  16. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to take apart and fix a T6 air vent

    Another fiddly thing to fix if the slats have gone out of sync or something is stuck in the vents, like a coin. Mine looked like this, the vertical slats were broken so I couldn't control the airflow to the driver: How to remove the air vent Pull the bottom of the vent away to start to pop the...
  17. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove the front door card on a T6

    Can't have too many "how to" threads with pics, so here goes... Quick steps to remove door card (EDIT: this is the driver's side, but the passenger side is exactly the same steps, just fewer connections) 1. Prise off trim on handle on door card (little slot to below rear to put a screwdriver...
  18. mommabear

    [Guide] New to 12V wiring/lights? Need a hand? Read This.!

    We recently helped our mate Andy on a basic 12v lighting circuit. Hes mega Dyslexic and wanted an easy to follow diagram because the Haynes style wiring diagrams were spinning him out. So we made one for him that he followed perfectly and it worked - it made a big difference to his confidence...
  19. huw169

    [Guide] Fitted my H&R/Koni 50-80mm kit yesterday

    Took me a good few hours on my own in the garage, but not difficult. Things you will need over and above the standard tool kit you already have if you are tempting this yourself. 7 MM Allen key to remove standard suspension top caps. T40 Torx bit for the drop link arm. 3 arm puller as no way...
  20. Tolaris

    [Guide] Installing a door lock/unlock switch near T6 sliding door

    With some help from Willoughby (thanks, Kevin!), I've installed a door lock/unlock switch near my 2017 T6's sliding door. This lets me more easily lock the van when I'm sleeping in it, without arming the alarm system. It makes it much easier for my kids sleeping on the roof bunk to reach down...
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