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Old April 27th, 2018, 01:16   #91
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Removed the box and sprayed some contact cleaner on it. No dice. ordered this:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252016253787
I need to get this car started -_-
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Old May 9th, 2018, 03:23   #92
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She's ALIVE!!!
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Old May 9th, 2018, 04:28   #93
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Old May 9th, 2018, 08:05   #94
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What got her started?
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Old May 9th, 2018, 10:14   #95
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New starter switch.
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Old May 14th, 2018, 03:02   #96
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I am loving this restoration.

And I would love to have one of those European steering wheels, they're killer.

As to the trunk release, I use mine often in the sedan since the key switch is worn out and I never got around to replacing it. I've rebuilt quite a few mixing parts but never did that to my own car.

My own sedan will be going up for sale soon due to the motor issue, which I'm on the fence about rebuilding before selling. I'm keeping the wagon since it's so handy but we don't need 4 cars between the two of us.

Keep up the great work!
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Old May 14th, 2018, 04:59   #97
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What kind of steering wheels did you get? I thought the one I have was standard for an airbag B4?
Trunk release will be added next year, if I can find all the parts.
Update: She's back to the body shop for installing drive shafts and exhaust (I don't have a bridge)
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Old May 14th, 2018, 19:11   #98
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I may be able to find the parts necessary for the remote trunk release since my brother is parting a junk B4 and won't need it anymore.

We got this steering wheel:




And you got this one, which I like a lot better:

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Old May 15th, 2018, 05:47   #99
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The European one indeed looks a lot better! Yours looks more like B3.
If he's parting out, I might be interested. I need these things:
* mid console button
* mid console wiring harness connected to the button
* trunk lock actuator + all hardware
* trunk uncut wiring harness (disconnects where the central locking pump is located.
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Old May 15th, 2018, 13:52   #100
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Yes, for cars with supplemental restraint system the nicest steering wheel is the last one shown. The former ones were early B4 and Mk3 too. The later Mk3 used similar wheel but the bag insert was different, more like a pillow.

Would love to have a steering wheel like that but shipping that stuff is kind of a no no.

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Old July 10th, 2018, 07:32   #101
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Old July 10th, 2018, 07:52   #102
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Nope. Been swamped at work, and my car is still at the body shop to have the drive axels and exhaust fitted.
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Old July 10th, 2018, 07:53   #103
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@Abacus, any chance you could make me a parts kit to fit trunk release?
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Old July 11th, 2018, 18:48   #104
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It might be possible. The local junkyard closed when the owner passed away but I know a few people who may still have junk B4's from which I can grab the necessary parts.
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Old July 12th, 2018, 19:03   #105
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Abacus: I'm looking for a B4 tan sliding sunshade - the part on the inside of the sunroof that can be moved by hand, if any of your sources have a an undamaged one. I sourced one form VWVortex sller with intact edges but with bubbles in the surface. Would like to locate one with no damage.

I took my B4 to well-established local shop for a new headliner. The new headliner is near perfect but the installer managed to mangle the sliding sunshade.

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