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I need a cruise control module for '97 Cabrio

I am searching for a cruise control module for my '97 Cabrio. VW wants over $300 bucks...I can keep my foot on the gas pedal for a lot less than that! If you know of a good module, please let me know. Thanks
 

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Moljinar's "Starter relay for heatsoak problems" thread

You say you car won't crank after sitting a few minutes, if wait for 20 minutes or more, then it starts fine? Maybe this car has an automatic transmission? Might have a manual trans too.
Moljinar's "Starter relay for heatsoak problems" thread is likely just what you need!!
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Re: Official Cabrio/Cabriolet FAQ (Cabrio1.8T)

I checked the sensors and they all ohm out at 1k, My Master cylinder went out last weak and that was the onlt time my abs light was off in a long time. I checked my abs pump by putting power directly to the 2 big post on pump and pump did work. What else can I check? I have a 1995 Cabrio
 

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Re: Official Cabrio/Cabriolet FAQ (tsnud)

i too have a 95 cabrio but my abs problems are less severe ,my abs light comes on intermittantly after start up and stay on it is not dependant on time or temperature,sometimes it will be off for days then ,here we are,i have checked all the elec connections ,please what else can i check???
 

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Re: Official Cabrio/Cabriolet FAQ (Rabid Chihuahua)

Hey everyone. I called VW in Pole Tavern NJ to get new door cards from the dealer. They told me they had discontinued them recently. Does anyone know where I can find a decent set or know of anyone that refurbishes door cards or know if reupholstering the old ones is possible? My door cards are rotted on what looks like particle board behind the leather which is in decent shape. THANKS A TON GUYS! PM me if you can with info, I'd appreciate it! http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif
 

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Re: How to troubleshoot you Cruise Control (rs4-380)

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How hard is it to swap a 16v in an Cabriolet? What do I need in order to do it, etc.
couldn't have been that hard...my boyfriend and his friend did mine pretty fast. its more wiring than anything from what i can remember them doing. PM me if u have specific questions http://****************.com/smile/emthup.gif they pulled mine from an 89 scirrocco
 

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Convertible Top

Cheaper Rear Cable (cost effective)
Cheaper Rear Cable.

Convertible Top Frame Seals.
Convertible Top Frame Seals

Boot Cover Strap Upgrade.
Top Boot Strap upgrade. - Topless Rabbit Forums

Leading edge wind noise.
Leading Edge Wind noise and your top.

Rear Cable that I can endorse.
New Rear Cable I endorse. - Topless Rabbit Forums

Rear Cable Lubricant for Cloth tops.
Cloth Top Rear Cable Lubricant. - Topless Rabbit Forums

How I install convertible tops.
Cabriolet Convertible Top Installation

Horse Hair or Foam Padding?
Horse Hair or Foam Padding

Installing your top padding kit.
Cabriolet Top Pad Installation

Installing your head liner.
Installing your headliner - Topless Rabbit Forums

Replacing your rear window.
Cabriolet Rear Window Replacement.

How to make your own rain gutters.
Make your own Vert rain gutters

"A" pillar gap repair.
Cabriolet "A" pillar repair the Gap..

How to clean your "A" pillar seal.
Cabriolet How to clean your "A" pillar Seal

Cabriolet top pad measurements.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32194-Cabriolet-Top-Pad-Measurements

Ez-on top replacement instructions.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32193-EZ-on-Cabriolet-Top-Installation

"A" pillar door seal repair, stop the drip.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32192-Cabriolet-quot-A-quot-Pillar-Door-Seal

Where to oil your top frame.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32191-Cabriolet-Top-Frame-Oil-Points

Cheaper replacement top struts.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32190-Cabriolet-Cheaper-Top-Strut-Replacements

Top latch removal
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32189-Cabriolet-Top-Latch-removal

Make your own rear cable.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32181-Cabriolet-DIY-rear-cable

Improve and make your own side tension cables.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32180-Cabriolet-DIY-side-tension-cables


Electrical/Educational

Educational:


Bosch-relay-pin-out-designations:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...elay-pin-out-designations?p=715593#post715593


Inside of a fuse box:
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7041478-Ever-Look-inside-a-fuse-box

Definitive Radiator fan operation explained:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/54346-Radiator-Fan-operation-explained-

Basic Electrical Tools for most common Repairs/Diagnosis.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3211

Improving your grounds 93 digi.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...Improving-your-Cluster-Connections-and-ground.

Electrical Primer
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32254-Electric-Primer

Parasitic Drain Video
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32228-Parasitic-Drain-Video


Electrical:

Wiring Conversion chart.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3506&p=28803#p28803

How I splice in wires.

Alternator Tune-up
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3490

My Car Charger won't work, and my Cigarette Lighter doesn't stay clipped in.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=3015

Is it my Wiper switch or my Windshield washer motor acting up.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...-Wiper-switch-of-my-windshield-pump-acting-up

How to "plump" your instrument cluster connector.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...tter-contact-at-the-pins.?p=617897#post617897

Early Cabriolet Schematics 80-84
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7222274-Early-Cabriolet-schematics

Repairing your Fuel Sending unit.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...ng-your-Fuel-Sending-Unit?p=600458#post600458


Headlight/Marker light out with Key out.
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7130550-Head-Light-Marker-lights-off-with-Key-out-fix


Repairing Mylar runs to the 10V Stabilizer. (Or Backfeeding the Voltages to the gauges.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...epair-for-10v-stabilizer.?p=531266#post531266

Replacing the Ignition Switch in 90is Cabriolets.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...n-switch-90ish-Cabriolet.?p=588594#post588594

How to remove your automatic starter.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32183-Automatic-Starter-Removal-Install

My Wipers work, but the washer don't.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32220-My-wipers-work-but-the-Washers-don-t.

Relaying your headlights.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32215-Relaying-your-Head-Lights

Installing a a/c cut-out switch.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32214-Installing-a-AC-compressor-Cut-out-Switch

Repairing your flaky water temp gauge.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32211-Repairing-your-Flaky-Water-Temp-Gauge

Removing your non-york Alternator
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32210-Cabriolet-Alternator-Removal-Non-York-A-C

Cabriolet Bulb replacement numbers
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32209-Cabriolet-Bulb-Replacement-numbers

1985-1993 Radio Wiring pairs
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32206-1985-1993-Cabriolet-Radio-Wiring-Pairs.

1990-1993 Automatic no crank warm or cold
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32204-90-93-Automatic-No-Crank-Hot-or-Cold

1990-1993 Testing your Water temp gauge
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32195-Testing-Digifant-Water-Gauge

The smarter fuse:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32185-Smarter-Fuses...-Glows-when-blows.

Repair your rear window defroster lines:
http://toplessrabbit.com/forums/posting.php?mode=edit&f=7&p=17634


Engine/cooling:

Radiator return Upgrade.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/99010-Radiator-return-upgrade.?p=663858#post663858

Leaking heater valve and Beefing it up.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...lastic-Heater-Valves.....?p=644178#post644178

Radiator Fan Switch Replacement:
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=27663#p27663

How I hate plastic parts:
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthr...-thanks-Tolusina&highlight=hate+plastic+parts

How I converted from r12 with r134a:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/10057-How-I-converted-my-a-c-to-r134a

Definitive Radiator Fan Circuits explained:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...Fan-operation-explained-)?p=504978#post504978

How to flush your radiator:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/21399-How-to-flush-your-radiator

How to replace your Valve cover gasket 1990-1993
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...-Replace-your-Valve-Cover-Gasket.-90-93-Cabby.

How to change your water pump 1990-1993 Cabriolet
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/21830-How-I-change-out-my-Water-Pump

How to tighten a squealing a/c belt.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32219-Cabriolet-Tighten-Squeeling-a-c-Belt

Triming your Radiator Shroud easy on/off.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32213-Triming-your-Radiator-Shroud

How to change your in-tank fuel pump 1984.5-1993.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...1993-mk1-How-to-change-your-in-tank-fuel-pump

Additions to Ron's Digifant Single Fuel Pump Conversion.
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthr...-to-Tolusina&highlight=big+thank+you+Tolusina

How I change the plug wires.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32208-How-to-Change-your-Plugs-and-Wires-Digifant.

How to install a external oil cooler.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32200-Installing-an-External-Oil-Cooler

Digifant Intake tube repair.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32188-Digifant-Air-Intake-Tube-Repair

Create your own dual down pipe:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32179-Create-your-own-dual-down-pipe-1.8

How to Geld your Bunny's Balls.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=2833

Exterior:

Leaky Car Syndrome fixes:

Another Leaky Knee Fix.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2737

Swimming Pool in Front Seats.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2853

Where is my top leaking.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=2655

Where is my trunk leaking.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32207-Cabriolet-mk1-Where-is-my-Trunk-Leaking

Door check repair.
http://vwgolfmk1.org.uk/forum/index.php?page=topicview&id=projects/your-mk1-golfs_2/-83-gti-set-to-get-full&start=540#post_1354305

Door Check Repair 2 (briano's)
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...or-Check-repair-version-2?p=694554#post694554

Hood Debris Guard, Let's keep those rain drain clean.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=27&t=1509&p=27750#p27750

How to repair your trunk latch button seal.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...eal-is-leaking-or-broken.?p=708098#post708098

How to install your new Cabriolet outer Scraper kit.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...ur-new-outer-Scrapers-Kit?p=696857#post696857

How to un-bolt pivot windows hardware.
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7199576-Vent-window-latch-swap&p=87874731#post87874731

Where Do I Place Jack Stands
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthr...tands-under-Cabriolet&p=87189221#post87189221

How I clean my Cabriolet.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/10022-How-I-clean-my-Mk1

Removing your Flag Mirror Glass
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthr...t-of-your-flag-mirror&p=86622489#post86622489

Repair your broken Grill Tabs
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?6981782-Broken-Grill-Tabs

Installing Front windshield videos
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32710-Installing-MK1-Windshield-Videos

Saggy door fix.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32222-Saggy-Door-Fix

Factory Paint in a rattle can
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32221-Factory-paint-in-a-Rattle-Can.

Repair a broken grille mount.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32223-How-to-repair-a-broken-Grille-mount.

Using a non-powered door in a 1990-1993 Cabriolet
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...-non-Powered-window-door-in-a-later-Cabriolet

How to make a debris guard for the hood.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32217-How-to-make-a-Hood-Debris-Guard

How to remove and regrease your door latches.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...How-to-remove-and-re-grease-your-Door-Latches

How to gold leaf your badges.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32198-Gold-Leafing-your-Badges

How to remove your inner lights on a quad grille:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32186-Cabriolet-or-Quad-Grille-Hi-Beam-Removal


Interior:

Every Vent fix I have ever thought of.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/9898-Cold-Hands\-Whistleing-Vents


Cold hand whistleing vents.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/9898-Cold-Hands\-Whistleing-Vents

Removing your Head rest to remove or replace the cover.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...e-Seat-back-to-recover-it?p=662274#post662274

Repairing your Seat Bottom Bolster foam.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...Seat-bottom-bolster-foam.?p=662258#post662258

Removing the Seat Back Cover to repair the Bolster.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...ver-to-fix-your-bolsters.?p=662282#post662282

Rear seat back pull replacement.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32227-Seat-Back-Release-Pull-Replacement.

My B-Pillars are dull.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/98794-My-quot-B-quot-pillars-look-dull-and-dingy

How to remove your rear hatch lock to rekey it on a Cabby.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=3301


Making a Parcel Shelf.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/33293-Remaking-your-Cabriolet-Parcel-Shelf.

Cabriolet Trunk Lid Key Lock cover.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=29&t=3198&p=27535#p27535

How to remove a door card and adjust the window and stop.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...ow-to-remove-door-card-and-adjust-window-stop

How to repair broken trunk card board.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32225-Cabriolet-Repair-Trunk-Cardboard.

Where is my trunk leaking:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32207-Cabriolet-mk1-Where-is-my-Trunk-Leaking

2-door/Cabriolet seat back release cable repair.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32205-2-Door\Cabriolet-Seat-Back-Cable-Replacement

Floppy vent fix.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32203-How-to-repair-floppy-vents

Repair your Heater control pivot.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/46441-My-heater-control-pivot-broke-(Cabriolet)

A/C thermoswitch Slider pops out of the Arm.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...slider-pops-out-of-place.?p=584825#post584825

Repair a broken heater control mount.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...pair-a-broken-heater-control-mount.-Cabriolet

Replace your chewed roll bar foam
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...olet-How-to-Replace-your-Chewed-Roll-Bar-Foam

Seat rocks and is hard to slide.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...Cabriolet-Rabbit-Seat-rocks-and-hard-to-slide

Cabriolet Fascia mounts broke?
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32187-Cabriolet-Fascia-Mount-hole-repair

How to safely remove your center and side vents.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32184-Cabriolet-Caddy-Center-Vent-Removal

How to replace your slow seat belt retractors.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32178-Replacing-Slow-Seat-Belts-in-Cabriolet

Suspension/Steering:

Broken Sway Bar Strap Fix.
https://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7551537-Broken-Sway-bar-Strap-(cabriolets)-fix

How to replace your rear struts:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32174-How-to-replace-your-Rear-Struts

How to replace bushings with no press.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...Press-in-Control-Arm-Bushings-without-a-Press.

Beefing up your Strut Mounts.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/93529-Beefing-up-the-Strut-mount.

How to replace your front struts, and mounts.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32171-Replacing-Front-Struts-and-Mounts

How to keep the rear lower shock bolt from seizing.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...ow-to-Keep-Rear-Lower-Strut-Bolt-from-Seizing.

How to remove a power steering pump.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32173-How-to-remove-a-Mk1-Power-Steering-Pump


Transmission:

Striped Flex plate and Starter diagnosis.
http://www.toplessrabbit.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=6&p=27656#p27656

Automatic speedometer Speedometer Cable repair.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...Speedometer-Cable-repair.?p=607722#post607722

How to remove and replace a torque convertor seal.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/...eplace-Torque-Convertor-Seal-010-transmission.

How to change a differential seal:
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32196-Changing-a-Differential-Seal

How to make a cheap weighted shift rod.
http://volkswagenownersclub.com/vw/showthread.php/32201-Cheap-Weighted-Shifter-Rod

Automatic Transmisison Service guide.
http://reflectionsandshadows.com/a1-tech/BIGATSG.pdf
 

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Refrigerant & Lubricant Specs
All oil specifications assume that A/C system has been properly cleaned, and new accumulator / filter drier has been installed. Specs are for total system
capacities. Always refer to under hood decal as the primary source for refrigerant and lubricant information.
Refrig System Oil Capacity
Year/Model/Type Oz./Type Oz./Premium Standard
BEETLE
03-01 All Eng. .............................................................................................. R-134a 26.00 PAG-46 4.50 409503 409888
00-98 All Eng. .............................................................................................. R-134a 24.00 PAG-46 4.50 409503 409888
CABRIO
02-01 All Eng. .............................................................................................. R-134a 27.00 PAG-46 4.50 409503 409888
00-95 All Eng. .............................................................................................. R-134a 28.00 PAG-46 4.00 409503 409888
CABRIOLET
93-86 All Eng. .............................................................................................. R-12 32.00 Mineral 4.75 209500 --
 

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Re: How to install a camshaft into your 8V engine (kamzcab86)

I finally have one!
Cheaper replacement struts for your top,
http://www.mcmastercarr.com
strut - 9416K337 110lb force required
eyelet - 9416K84
You will need 2 struts @ $12.30 each and 4 eyelets @ $1.41 each for a total of around $38 shipped! Compared to the $40 each charged for the oem replacements.
Hint, keep the rubber booties that go over the top of your stock ones, they take up the extra space on the stud. I just put these in and the do the job at hand beautifully, popping the top up enough to stay off the snaps.
 

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Re: How to install a camshaft into your 8V engine (sgren737)

Quote, originally posted by sgren737 »
I finally have one!
Cheaper replacement struts for your top,
http://www.mcmastercarr.com
strut - 9416K337 110lb force required
eyelet - 9416K84
You will need 2 struts @ $12.30 each and 4 eyelets @ $1.41 each for a total of around $38 shipped! Compared to the $40 each charged for the oem replacements.
Hint, keep the rubber booties that go over the top of your stock ones, they take up the extra space on the stud. I just put these in and the do the job at hand beautifully, popping the top up enough to stay off the snaps.

here is a pic of them
 
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