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stantheman

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Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 11, 2006 1:46 PM
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I just bought a 1984 vw rabbit convertable. I guess I should have checked it out better. The wiring is all messed up. Several of the plug ins around the motor are un plugged, the turn signals, windshield wipers, and horn don't work. I found water in the fuse panel and relays so I bought a used fuse panel and some relays at a wrecking yard but they still don't work. I bought a bentley manual but it shows a different style fuse panel. does anyone have a diagram of a fuse panel for the 1984 rabbit that they can E-mail me at mandm@pacifier.com. Also I need a wiring harness diagram that shows the connections for the hookups.
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stantheman
82_Jetta_Diesel

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Re: Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 12, 2006 6:25 AM   in response to: stantheman in response to: stantheman
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Hi. You should get a Bentley for the diagrams. It will help a lot. Also, if the panel is wet you need to check the windshield gasket. A wet fuse panel is going to give you nasty problems and lots of corroded wires.
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Re: Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 12, 2006 12:46 PM   in response to: 82_Jetta_Diesel in response to: 82_Jetta_Diesel
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I bought a bentley but it doesn't show the same fuse panel as the one in my vw. I have corrected the leaking windshield. What I need is some diagram that will show me how to check the relay panel(and relays)for the windshield wipers, Turn signals, and horn.
Thank you for your reply.
82_Jetta_Diesel

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Re: Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 12, 2006 1:12 PM   in response to: stantheman in response to: stantheman
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There are some links on the Bentley site although I am not sure if this is what you need.

I don't see a turn signal relay. Not sure if there is one. When I had problems with my turn signals it was because the hazard flasher switch was bad. The turn signal functions are wired through it.

I hope this helps

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/tech/vw/bentley.vw.fuse.panel.rear.1984-1993.htm

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/tech/vw/bentley.vw.fuse.panel.rear.1989-1997.htm

http://www.bentleypublishers.com/tech/vw/vw.a1.scirocco.jetta.1984.ele.fuse.panel.htm
stantheman

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Re: Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 12, 2006 10:44 PM   in response to: 82_Jetta_Diesel in response to: 82_Jetta_Diesel
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Thanks for the info, the first link matches my relay, if I had the view from the other side to show what relays went where and the pin numbers to check what relay pins are crossed to test them to see if the relays are good or not I think I could figure it out. The main problem right now is the wipers, I'm in Oregon and it seems to rain a lot.
Thank you for your reply.
tcovenant2000

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Re: Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 12:40 PM   in response to: stantheman in response to: stantheman
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Stan,

If you look in the trunk, at the spare tire, you will find that you have a "donut" or emergency spare instead of the full-size spare.
This means you have a late year '84.
Many things in your car will not match the Bentley that ends in the year 1984, but will match the Bentley that begins in 1985.
For some reason VW made a bunch of mid-year changes on the '84 'vert including the fuse panel, engine, in-tank fuel pump, new location and style for O2 thermo switch and others.
You may find you have to ask for brake pads for an '85 when you go to change them.
Thomas
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Re: Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 13, 2006 1:25 PM   in response to: tcovenant2000 in response to: tcovenant2000
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I guess I have a late 84 and will look for a newer bentley mauual.
Thank you for this info.
Stan
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Re: Wipers won't work, 84 vw rabbit conv.
Posted: Apr 14, 2006 6:43 PM   in response to: stantheman in response to: stantheman
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I'm still having electrical problems with my 84 VW Convertible.
The Fuse box got wet so I bought one from a wrecking yard but am still having problems. The problems are with my windshield wipers, turn signals, and horn.

The fuse relay box I took out had 2 numbers on it (171 941 813D) and (171 941 821D)
The one I replaced it with is number (171 941 818D)
Does anyone know if they are the same??? I don't think I'm getting continuity to the right place in the relays.
I bought a Bentley manual for 1980 through 1984 but it shows a different fuse box and the test it shows on how to check the wipers has different terminals then mine.
Thank you
Stan


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