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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by NG05 » Sun Feb 09, 2020 1:09 pm

Congrats! That's a very nice Van. Love the seats!

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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Modelno » Sun Feb 16, 2020 7:15 pm

look very good

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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by oliverbown » Sat Feb 29, 2020 12:16 pm

Lovely van mate, was it all straight forward?

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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:56 pm

Hi @oliverbown
Wish I could say that, but in a way it was :D ?
Been into VW's for years, but used to be a full blown Vauxhall Astra man myself, then one day, they decided to stop making them, and the only other Van on the road with any Kudos at all was the Caddy, especially some of the real Rad modded ones. :lol:
My son's a sparky working in France, and his Vauxhall combi was dead on it's legs, so we decided to go for a Caddy (2012 1.6), and that's where It started. Couple of weeks after we got it, we lost an injector !! :mad: , and you know where this goes :D so we did a few little mods, Alloys/Tyres, Rear camera, new Head unit etc. etc, and then drove it down to France. On the way, yep, another injector, had this done at main dealer, and touch wood, Van has run sweet as a nut ever since.

Even this did not deter me, and I had started being on here because of the other Van learning stuff, and started going through a few of the build threads, and came across one (Mark1a's Blackberry Life), and I thought WOW :D I need something like that. I started trawling the country for a Caddy Maxi Life at the VW main dealers, looking for a 17/18 Highline, low miles, but all of them were boggo standard, and very dear, and I knew I was going to need £5k or £6k on top of that price to even get near what I wanted, so then tried all the other usual suspects, Auto trader, eBlag etc, and came across Wolfsburg Vans, and finally found my Toffee up in Scunthorpe at Martin Atkinson Specialist vehicles, this Van had nearly all that I wanted, including seats, so we did a deal, and as they say, the rest is history. I collected the Van on the 10th Jan, and already have had 2 x tyres, a Vanstyle stone guard, Colour Instrument Cluster, Rear Camera fitted, Apple Car Play loaded, W8 and Provan Led interior lights, New R Line MFSW (Not fitted yet, waiting for Red backlit module from Germany) and still the list is sure to grow. Van booked in, and having a possible remap Monday after next, as my MPG is pretty poor to be honest.

Things still to do include, Having Geometry of the car checked, as 2 x existing tyres were pretty badly scrubbed on the inner, hence the 2 new budget ones

And I'd really like to have folding electric mirrors, with LED repeaters, and possibly puddle lights ? :D :D

After that, not sure, I just know, that I think the Caddy is a very very versatile, very sexy looking vehicle, whether it's in SWB, Kombi, or Life form, and personalising options are pretty much endless :D :D
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Iain88 » Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:53 pm

Nice van, I bought mine from Martin pleasure
To deal with

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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Wed Mar 11, 2020 11:24 pm

I'm a bit disappointed !! :( and feel a bit cheated
I bought a new Engine cover from VW Van Centre a couple of weeks back. Brand spanker in it's box, and carries all the logos on the box Skoda/VW/Audi/Seat etc. cost over £80.00p
I had ordered what i believe to be correct, as the Part numbers for Caddy Maxi Life MK4 150PS:
1x 04L 103 925 Q (engine cover)
2x 04L 103 164 (ball joints)
1x 04L 133 287 (oil filler O ring)

I've been on Nights for 6 weeks now, and I'm off this weekend, so wanted to get a few little jobs underway, especially as the weather is getting a bit better ? Anyway, opened the box today, and feel quite cheated, as there is NO manufacturer logo at all on the unit itself !!, I've seen other threads whereby they always have a Manufacturer logo on, in this instance mine has NOTHING !! :shock: I'll upload a photo tomorrow
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by mark1a » Thu Mar 12, 2020 9:57 am

That's the part numbers I used for a 2017 150 TDI. Mine's a manual not DSG, and my engine code is DFSB. That said though, it sounds like the part itself is different, rather than the engine. If you bought it from VW, what did the picture of the part look like on their ordering system?
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Stedlocks » Thu Mar 12, 2020 10:20 am

Is it just blank? Or a hole/depression?
I've seen people on here buying 2nd hand skoda ones and removing the skoda logo to reveal the vw one u derneath.....wondering if its in the box somewhere or a separate part?

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New Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:33 pm

Hi Mark1a/Stedlocks
I never saw or looked the screen when I bought it, I’m sure it’s the right part (I’m a 2018 150TDi), and there are no depression holes, part number has a made sticker stuck on of 04/12/19, so is a pretty new part. I’m guessing this will save them a few bob ? I don’t know, just feel a bit cheated that’s all, especially as it was £98.18p.
Should have used eBlag........ I know :cry: :roll:
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Lister79 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:40 pm

I’d actually prefer it if mine was like that as you could make it nice mate. Painted and with a proper badge on (like a bonnet badge) instead of the basic mounded plastic one.


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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by mark1a » Thu Mar 12, 2020 2:47 pm

Looks like VAG have "improved" the part by consolidating it across the brands. @Lister79 makes a good point, you could go to town on a proper badge providing it could be bonded in such a way that would handle the temperature. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Thu Mar 12, 2020 4:27 pm

Thanks chaps, and actually, I think you’re right, and I’ll look at options :D
Wondering if one of the backlit 11cm LED VW badges stuck on top would survive the heat even :lol: 8)
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:37 pm

I’ve got a question about the Dashboard tray, maybe someone could tell me what the small grey wire is that goes to the 12v socket outlet ? Comes up to plug from car, just Red and a Brown, and then from the other side of the plug to the outlet there is a Red a Brown and a smaller CSA grey wire ?
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Doc » Wed Mar 18, 2020 4:54 pm

Grey with a bike trace is dash illumination.
Does the dash top socket light up when the headlights are on?
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Re: New Chestnut Brown

Post by Ripley55 » Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:54 pm

Ah ;) yes, indeed it does light up when in use :oops:
Thanks Doc
That socket, is the old style traditional cigarette lighter. I only have one 'true' USB port, and that is used pretty much permanently for my iPhone to run App Connect/Apple car play. So I'm thinking of doing a small mod to allow for extra USB's to charge her iPhone/iPad whilst in the tray.
I've got one of these multi plug systems, that have on/off switch/USB socket/Voltmeter/Cigarette lighter combined, and have got a second hand tray from a 17 plate, that didn't have the 12v socket out let. This unit (Amazon) is all Red Backlit, and will mesh with my existing lights, and compliment the W8 interior light conversion as well ?
I would keep an eye on any overload, and thought it was a nice looking little mod ? I'm pretty sure this won't bring up any errors ?, and at least doing it this way, I can always revert back, as I won't have drilled any holes in my OEM tray ?
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