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  1. 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...
  2. 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;
  3. 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
  4. 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.
  5. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove seat-skin cover from a T6 double passenger seat

    Quick guide to removing the seat cover on a double passenger seat. For the seat back: If you're lucky enough to have a folding bracket on the seat you can remove the cover in situ, otherwise you'll need to remove the seat back from the base unless you can open the bottom of the cover blind. See...
  6. J

    Westfalia detachable tow-bar self-fit [Guide]

    So I decided to purchase the Westfalia detachable tow bar this week and set about fitting it. I bought the towbar and dedicated electrics from PF Jones. I've fitted it to a 2017 T6 and taken a few photos which may help someone. Not a bad job, but I'm fortunate to have ramps at our garage. It's a...
  7. B

    Resetting an "Inspection now!" message - other than after a service?

    An "Inspection now!" message has appeared, at about 55500 miles. According to the service history, a Service 3 was carried out, by the main dealer, on 24 August 2020 at 53911 miles. Is it possible that the service warning was reset - but not the inspection warning? I can reset the inspection...
  8. 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...
  9. 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...
  10. Petro

    [GUIDE] How to retrofit A-pillar grab handles on T6 and T6.1

    My T6.1 came without a-pillar grab handles. Having those in my old T6 I really wanted to retrofit them. Took some photos and decided to do a how to- guide for anyone thinking about doing this. Step 1, removing a pillar covers. Before I pulled out the a-pillar cover, I took the dashboard side...
  11. 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...
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  14. 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
  15. 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:.
  16. 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...
  17. 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...
  18. Andysmee

    [GUIDE] How to remove a front door lock barrel and handle from a T6

    Little guide as this is well covered online, but hopefully you'll find this when you need it. Peel off the rubber cover on the edge of the door. Inside is a torx bolt. Whilst gently pulling the lock barrel outwards, unscrew the bolt until the barrel comes away. Don't completely unscrew the bolt...
  19. 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...
  20. 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...