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  1. Dash Dilema - Finish Installation of the Cabbie Dash in my Mk1 GTI?

    Hey Folks, Need a sense check on the project on which I am about to embark... My 84 GTI had a cabbie dash installed. The speedo, tach, fuel...

    Started by BluGTI, 02-03-2017 09:45 PM
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  2. Should it be saved???

    Hi All-first post here. I'm considering buying a mothballed '84 GTI for restoration as a summer driver. I've been down this road before successfully...

    Started by heysailor, 08-08-2016 08:38 AM
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 359
    04-28-2017 09:19 AM Go to last post
  3. GTI/Late Westy Horn and Washer Fluid Pump Under Hood Wire Origination?

    83-84 GTI/ Late Westy Owners, Can anyone tell me - and ideally send pictures of - where the horn and washer fluid power wires emerge from the...

    Started by BluGTI, 03-10-2017 11:36 AM
    bot, colors, fluid, forum, forums, golf, gti, hey, hood, horn, horn power, mki, owners, pic, pictures, points, power, rabbit, reason, removed, volkswagen, washer, washer fluid pump power, wiring
    • Replies: 5
    • Views: 688
    03-11-2017 06:22 AM Go to last post
  4. Let The Spring Pick Begins...the Salvage Yards are In Bloom!

    Hey MK1 GTI and Rabbit Fans, Recycler yard visit in 60+degree Chicago weather today! Getting harder and harder to find only old bunnies up here...

    Started by BluGTI, 02-18-2017 09:28 PM
    additional, center, central, dash, door, forum, golf, good, gti, heater, hey, hood, interior, makes, mk1, mki, parts, rabbit, rabbits, things, time, truck, vent, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 4
    • Views: 406
    02-21-2017 09:39 PM Go to last post
  5. Mk1 Golf GTI wanted

    Hi, I am on the long and difficult search for a Mk1 golf GTi. Not really interested in a basket case but anything else considered. Any help will be...

    Started by filthy007, 09-27-2015 07:18 AM
    appreciated, case, considered, difficult, forum, forums, front, golf, golf gti, gti, interested, long, mk1, mki, rabbit, red, search, sell, turbo, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wanted
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,662
    02-07-2017 01:45 PM Go to last post
  6. 1.8 CIS - No Power / Hard Start / Car Dies / Low Idle

    1981 Caddy with an 1984 GTI motor swapped into it be the previous owner. Truck has run like a top all summer. Recently moved to PA and on my way...

    Started by JustinRRizzo, 07-29-2016 08:41 AM
    • Replies: 2
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    10-07-2016 09:57 AM Go to last post
  7. Side draft carb in Place of CIS system?

    Anyone replace the CIS system with a weber side draft carb in place of the throttle body ? I know an adapter would have to be made. Just wondering if...

    Started by dmerc, 07-12-2016 09:42 AM
    adapter, body, carb, cis, draft, golf, gti, intake, manifold, mki, net, performance, place, rabbit, removing, replace, side, sys, system, throttle, throttle body, tuning, weber, wi, wondering
    • Replies: 7
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    07-19-2016 10:20 AM Go to last post
  8. Rear Parcel Shelf / Cover

    Hey Folks, I'm missing the rear parcel shelf / cover from my '84 GTI. While in the junk yard last week I saw a Cabriolet (MK1) with what...

    Started by BluGTI, 06-30-2016 11:29 AM
    advise, appeared, cabby, cabriolet, compatible, cover, folks, forum, forums, golf, gti, hey, how to, las, lock, missing, mk1, mki, open, rabbit, rear, seat, trunk, volkswagen, week
    • Replies: 3
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    06-30-2016 10:36 PM Go to last post
  9. How to remove Instrument Cluster 1983 GTI

    After driving my 1983 GTI at night last week, I noticed that my instrument panel has some lights not working. I started to remove everything...

    Started by Craig C., 01-12-2014 02:25 PM
    • Replies: 7
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    06-14-2016 12:00 PM Go to last post
  10. New Member: 83GTI for AutoX.

    Howdy all, I just bought a 1983 GTI for $1300. I bought it off the original owner. The car has 158,000 miles and has all documentation from all...

    Started by Pants!, 11-10-2011 01:46 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    06-05-2016 07:01 PM Go to last post
  11. What's Missing From This Picture?

    Missing the windshield washer reservoir from m 84 GTI. Attached is the photo of the hole under my hood that I am trying to fill... Am I correct...

    Started by BluGTI, 05-07-2016 03:37 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    05-17-2016 10:47 PM Go to last post
  12. Did My GTI Have Air??

    Bought an 84 GTI which had the heater removed as well as anything to lighten it for auto cross. I want to reinstall the heater but want to know...

    Started by BluGTI, 04-15-2016 12:58 PM
    air, albums, briano, dash, engine, fan, firewall, forum, forums, gti, motor, passenger, photobucket, quick, rain, run, running, speed, style, switch, time, tray, user, vent, volkswagen
    • Replies: 7
    • Views: 1,189
    04-21-2016 08:14 PM Go to last post
  13. Broken Sway bar Strap (cabriolets-gti's)

    While changing my lower control arm today, I got a nasty surprise. The Sway bar strap that holds it to the Control arm was broken, allowing the...

    Started by briano1234, 01-13-2016 07:21 AM
    bad, bolt, broken, car, center, cheap, commission, control, cost, forum, forums, golf, gti, hit, learned, long, lower, mki, ordered, photobucket, rabbit, sway bar, today, volkswagen, washer
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 986
    03-23-2016 08:45 AM Go to last post
  14. Creaking sound from front end

    Sound seems to be coming from the front strut. Struts are boge and relatively new. Anything else cause this noise as suspension goes up and down?...

    Started by dmerc, 03-03-2016 04:52 PM
    bushings, car, coming, correct, creaking, end, front, golf, gti, hey, long, lower, make, mki, noise, rabbit, shocks, sound, start, strut, struts, suspension
    • Replies: 2
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    03-03-2016 10:53 PM Go to last post
  15. Where can I fine a mk1

    I live in anahiem ca, been looking for a vw 1984 mk1 but can't fine one.. Anybody have any idea where I can fine one ?

    Started by EMNTN, 12-10-2015 04:05 PM
    1984, 84, 98, anahiem, auto, autotrader, buy, ca, craigslist, ebay, fine, forum, forums, golf, gti, idea, live, mk1, mki, rabbit, volkswagen, vw, wtb
    • Replies: 3
    • Views: 978
    12-26-2015 03:42 PM Go to last post
  16. Has anyone put a diesel turbo on a gas engine?

    Just wondering? I live at 5000 ft above sea level and would like to make up for lost power. Is the diesel head the same dimensions as the gas engine...

    Started by dmerc, 12-22-2015 07:18 AM
    500, 5000, compression, diesel, dimensions, engine, gas, golf, gti, head, high, level, line, live, los, lost, make, mki, power, rabbit, ratio, turbo, volkswagen, wondering, work
    • Replies: 2
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    12-25-2015 12:30 PM Go to last post
  17. Why does a 2000 lb car need a brake booster?

    I like to simplify things so was wondering if anyone is running a manual brake set up. Are all rabbits power assist?

    Started by dmerc, 12-16-2015 08:07 AM
    2000, assist, booster, brake, car, diesel, fluid, front, golf, gti, manual, mki, mount, power, rabbit, rabbits, run, running, se, set, steering, things, volkswagen, wanted, wondering
    • Replies: 3
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    12-17-2015 02:47 PM Go to last post
  18. Engine cuts out on hard right turns

    My 84 GTI is dying on hard right turns. Runs great in a straight line and on left turns. Seems like an electrical gremlin but the car did sit for...

    Started by dmerc, 11-24-2015 10:11 AM
    back seat, car, dying, electrical, engine, failure, forum, forums, golf, great, gti, hard, ignition, kind, left, line, mki, rabbit, runs, straight, switch, turn, turns, volkswagen, years
    • Replies: 12
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    12-15-2015 03:19 PM Go to last post
  19. 84 GTI shifter problems

    Just got a 84 GTI with a short shift kit. Having a hard time finding first gear. End up in reverse or third gear instead of first. What should I look...

    Started by dmerc, 11-20-2015 11:12 AM
    bushings, ding, end, forum, forums, gear, golf, gti, hard, ins, kit, mki, owner, previous, problem, problems, rabbit, replaced, reverse, shift, shifter, short, time, transmission, volkswagen
    • Replies: 3
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    11-25-2015 10:57 AM Go to last post
  20. Cool Wiring Harness Compatible?

    Will this harness function on a MK1 GTI motor? ...

    Started by JustinRRizzo, 09-30-2015 06:54 PM
    case, compatible, complete, forum, forums, function, golf, gti, harness, ion, mk1, mk1 gti, mki, motor, needed, pick, pick up, rabbit, rewire, spare, stock, volkswagen, wanted, wiring, wiring harness
    • Replies: 3
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    10-02-2015 12:28 PM Go to last post
  21. Alternator Not Charging

    Last week I picked up a beautiful GTI swapped rust-free caddy. I was so enamored with how clean it was, and being new to MK1s I did notice how bad...

    Started by JustinRRizzo, 09-26-2015 11:33 AM
    909, adapter, bad, battery, blue, car, change, final, forum, garage, golf, gti, headlights, issues, led, mki, picked, port, rabbit, running, rust, test, volkswagen, wiring
    • Replies: 0
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    09-26-2015 11:33 AM Go to last post
  22. Unhappy Please Help! Blower Motor won't work on any speeds?! (A/C Equipped)

    Okay, My Gti's blower used to only work on high (4th click), but one day it decided to quit working on me. I'm really wanting my blower to work...

    Started by Blind0122, 06-23-2015 08:08 PM
    black, blower motor, buy, car, coilovers, forum, golf, gti, guide, heater, hey, high, mk1, mki, rabbit, relay, remove, road, speeds, start, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, white, winter
    • Replies: 3
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    07-22-2015 11:27 AM Go to last post
  23. Came across this Schematic link

    Started by briano1234, 07-22-2015 11:20 AM
    1982, 1983, 1984, 82, 84, 98, chris, diagram, forum, forums, golf, gti, link, mki, pdf, rabbit, schematic, volkswagen, vw, wiring
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 525
    07-22-2015 11:20 AM Go to last post
  24. Cabby Locking/Unlocking Problem

    Hi I have a 1991 GTi Sportline Cabriolet that will not lock/unlock by using the key in the driver's door handle. I have copied a link below to...

    Started by GTi_Fan, 05-01-2015 10:29 AM
    cabby, cabriolet, door, driver, fit, forum, forums, golf, gti, handle, hope, key, line, link, lock, locking, mki, page, photos, problem, rabbit, tech, technical, volkswagen, window
    • Replies: 12
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    05-10-2015 03:00 PM Go to last post
  25. Really need a rain tray/deflector for ac equipped 1984 vw gti

    I"ve been searching online and pretty much everywhere for a rain tray/deflector for a couple months now for my 84 Gti Im rebuilding. If anyone has...

    Started by Blind0122, 03-22-2015 07:47 PM
    • Replies: 8
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    04-29-2015 09:11 PM Go to last post
  26. 84 GTI Intake Manifold/throttle body question

    I have an odd sitution... I puchased a 1982 westfalia diesel with a 84 GTI motor installed. The motor was later swapped out for a a 91 Jetta but...

    Started by ryancr500, 02-06-2015 12:58 AM
    • Replies: 13
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    02-20-2015 10:39 AM Go to last post
  27. Can't Get Speedo Cable To Install

    I removed my speedo cable from the transmission so I could pull my instrument cluster away from the dash. I went to re-install the cable into the...

    Started by Craig C., 08-27-2014 06:00 AM
    align, cable, cup, dash, flush, gears, golf, gti, hole, ins, install, lock, mki, order, patience, plate, rabbit, removed, round, seat, stall, thinking, times, transmission, wheels
    • Replies: 0
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    08-27-2014 06:00 AM Go to last post
  28. NEW guy here....need an interior part...

    Ok....took my interior apart for some detailing and realized both of my door panel speaker pods have broken speaker retainer studs....does anybody...

    Started by 84gtivert, 06-30-2014 07:25 PM
    black, broke, broken, color, cracked, detailing, door, golf, good, gti, guy, guys, hey, interior, mki, panel, plastic, pocket, rabbit, screw, sec, sections, shape, speaker, tach
    • Replies: 0
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    06-30-2014 07:25 PM Go to last post
  29. 1984 caberlet rabit convertible for sale 1.8 L witth ac. automatic. needs a good hom

    I have a 1984 caberlet rabbit convertable 1.8 L with ac for sale. I got it from a friend who parked it for several years and i just installed a new...

    Started by slittle, 06-09-2014 10:50 AM
    automatic, car, convertible, custom, for sale, forum, fuel, fuel pump, golf, good, gti, guys, head, make, mki, parts, rabbit, rabbits, radio, running, sale, top, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 983
    06-09-2014 11:02 AM Go to last post
  30. VW GTI 1984 Good deal?

    hey guys, first post. im looking to get my first car and i want a clasic that doesnt get 10 mpg. so im getting a gti. just want opinions. craigslist...

    Started by jhumm98, 01-28-2014 06:33 PM
    194, 1984, 700, 84, car, craigslist, deal, forum, forums, golf, good, gti, guys, hey, mki, mpg, opinions, pos, post, posting, rabbit, sell, volkswagen, vw, vw gti
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 2,118
    06-09-2014 10:41 AM Go to last post
  31. Engine running very rough and won't idle

    Bought this beautiful black classic but she isn't running good:-(( she won't idle . It's like it's missing or it's a timing problem or???? I have to...

    Started by roxydaisyblue, 04-05-2014 12:12 AM
    's, beautiful, black, bought, classic, conti, don, engine, golf, good, great, gti, ideas, idle, make, missing, mki, problem, rabbit, rough, run, running, throttle, timing, won
    • Replies: 1
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    05-18-2014 02:35 PM Go to last post
  32. NOS Struts

    I have NOS Boge struts that have been sitting in my shop for 10 years or so. I purchased these struts along with Neuspeed springs with intentions to...

    Started by Craig C., 02-27-2013 06:27 AM
    bad, car, fast, forum, forums, forward, golf, gti, ins, install, job, mki, neuspeed, number, rabbit, ready, road, shop, size, springs, stall, struts, times, volkswagen
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,161
    04-18-2014 01:08 PM Go to last post
  33. Original GTI parts-FREE

    I bought a new rabbit GTi in 1983. I installed some aftermarket parts. Consequently, I have an original throttle body and original exhaust muffler...

    Started by mstack4749, 12-16-2013 09:27 AM
    aftermarket, att, body, bought, condition, email, exhaust, forum, forums, free, golf, good, gti, ins, installed, mki, muffler, net, parts, pay, rabbit, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,596
    02-02-2014 09:25 PM Go to last post
  34. Looking for 84 GTI Rabbit parts

    Hey everybody, I was just wondering if anyone knows a place in Vancouver, B.C. that specializes in 1984 GTI Rabbit parts? My car has 191,000km on...

    Started by 84GTIRabbit, 01-15-2013 09:26 PM
    1984, big, car, damn, fan, fender, forum, forums, front, golf, gti, hey, input, left, local, mki, parts, place, rabbit, seat, vancouver, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wondering
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 1,909
    12-11-2013 08:36 PM Go to last post
  35. Need a Mk 1 gti!

    I am looking for a somewhat clean Mk1 gti, any idea where i can find one or if anyone has one that they are selling? I am looking to be spending...

    Started by Slaawww, 02-04-2012 10:21 PM
    1983 mk1 gti, 1984 mk1 gti, ca, clean, ding, exhaust, for sale, forum, forums, golf, gti, hey, idea, island, live, long, manifold, mk1, mk1 gti, mki, rabbit, rabbit gti, selling, volkswagen
    • Replies: 2
    • Views: 2,703
    09-13-2013 04:56 PM Go to last post

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