20 Most Recent 1986 Volkswagen Wagon Camper Questions & Answers


Hi Paul,

This should help,

Plug Types/Application

7 Way - RV Trailers, Horse and Utility Trailers
6 Way - Horse, Stock and Utility
4 Way - Utility Trailers

Columns are Color, Function, Mark on the plug.

Seven wire Trailer plugs
:

Horse, stock or utility trailers:
White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Yellow = Left turn/Brake - 5
Green = Right turn Brake - 6
Orange or Purple (not both) = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7

Recreational Vehicle:
White = Ground - 1
Blue = Electric Brakes - 2
Green = Tail and clearance lights - 3
Black = Battery, aux power - 4
Red = Left turn/Brake - 5
Brown = Right turn Brake - 6
Yellow = Auxilliary or Reverse - 7


Six wire trailer plugs:

Horse, stock or utility trailers:
White = Ground - GD
Yellow = Left turn/Brake -LT
Green = Right turn Brake -RT
Brown = Tail and clearance lights - TM
Red or Black (not both) = Battery, aux power - A
Blue = Electric Brakes - S

Recreational Vehicle: (color, use, plug mark)
White = Ground - GD
Brown = Right turn Brake - RT
Green = Tail and clearance lights -TM
Black = Battery, aux power - A
Red = Left turn/Brake - LT
Blue = Electric Brakes - S


Four wire plugs:
White = Ground
Yellow = Left turn/Brake
Green = Right turn Brake
Brown = Tail and clearance lights


Ground should be 10ga.
Others 14 ga

Best regards
Mike

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 23, 2019


Interesting, what was done to the transmission... complete rebuild or just clutch?
"Striped" recently or 3000 mi ago?
It sounds like the clutch has failed but without more diagnostic information an exact answer is impossible

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 22, 2017


how to wire a tachometer to a 86 vw golf diesel?

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Oct 20, 2015


It depends on what options your camper has, i.e. pop-up top, refrigerator, sink and general overall condition and mileage. I've seen alot around $2000.00 to $10,000 for a Westfalia with a pop-up top, and 40,000 miles.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 24, 2015


Short answer...not too tough.
Longer more useful answer...
Get quality urethane replacement.
Put car in 1st with gear lever.
Block wheels and climb under with (I think10mm and 13mm) wrenches.
Undo grub screw on coupler (to linkage).
Undo through bolt on coupler.
Push linkage forward and remove bits.
Replace bits with new ones and replace through bolt.
Have friend carefully put shift lever in about 1st gear position and guide coupler onto other shaft.
Tighten grub screw.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


It depends on the bolt type.
6pt bolt head (m11) - 1st 35 ft-lb, 2nd 50 then 3rd 65. warm engine and re-check at 65. After 1000 miles turn 90-degrees.
12pt (m12) 1st 29 lb-ft, 2nd 43, 3rd turn 90-degrees, 4th turn 90-degrees, warm engine and turn another 90-degrees. After 1000 miles turn ANOTHER 90-degrees.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


If it is really a 1986 the spec is 5 degrees before top dead center at idle.
Much better (and easier) to set at 35 degrees BTDC at 3000 rpm.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


this is caused by a fluid leak in the braking system, either the master brake cylinder, brake lines/hoses, or wheel cylinders/calipers. Inspect or have a professional inspect it for you and replace as needed. brakes are nothing to be stingey about. Hope this helps.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


You will need to re-post with better symptoms. ON a cold day the exhaust will steam as much of it is water vapor.
However, if the exhaust smells of coolant (sickly sweet) then you have a dying engine in need of a rebuild/replacement.
No heater? In what way is there no heater?
What is a "working bolt?"

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


it might be breathers i have the same

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


First check fuses. Then check wires. Then test switch.
After all these are exhausted you can think about replacing the fan. It ain't easy.
Get a Bently Workshop Manual as it is quite involved. Also get a fan replacement clip set for reassembly.
In a nutshell, the fan is encased in the air distribution box (clever, eh?) and that is buried behind the dash... which must come out!
Then you have to split the box by cutting it open at the seams, replace the motor/fan, and reassemble with the nifty clips and then reassemble your dash.
If it sounds like too much fun, you are right. I lived without a fan for years for this very reason.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


The battery should be under the front passenger seat. Move the seat forward as far as it will go, and you'll see a metal plate (may be under the carpet), which comes off with four Phillips screws. To actually get the battery out, you will need to remove the seat.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


Please re-post your question as it sounds like you are talking about the later vanagon and not the bay-window type 2 since the bay-window units did not have fancy idle control and stabilizer units.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


I looked it up in the manual, but it says that your car is not equipped with a MAF sensor. You car is before OBD and computers were put in to run the car. It uses old fashon tech.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


Dropping the fuel tank is rather involved. Beyond this sort of Q&A format.

I suggest you get a Bently Workshop Manual and a seal kit from gowesty.com or similar.

Also plan on replacing fuel hoses and a new filter would be a good idea.

One word of caution. The plastic overflow tanks in each wheel well have nipples for the fuel lines that become quite fragile so BE CAREFUL! The tanks are not available new.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


carb jets dirty,or carb needs an overhaul,roady

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


More than likely it needs the "cup" part on the transmission as they are prone to failure. The part is available and the job is not too awful.
The Bently Manual is a much better reference and will walk you through it.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


i would need to hear the noise ,could be anything from the engine to a drive shaft loose ,they are renown for them allen headed bolts coming loose on the inner drive shafts

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


I don't know about a caddy engine but a very successful transplant is the 2c toyota turbo engine.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015


The fill location shold be right under the dash board. there will be a black rubber boot over the bottle.

1986 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 12, 2015

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