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Grumpy last won the day on December 19 2015

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    VW LUPO GTI

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  1. A long shot but does anyone have a brand new one of these which they are willing to part with. Its the cover for the grab handle on the drivers door. The stock is now obsolete at VW and the part is not stocked by Heritage or Classic parts.
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    Wanted - Boot bump stops

    The full retail price is £4.39 plus VAT. I bought one recently as strangely I too was missing the rubber end bit.
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    Brake Light Switch

    Morning all. I had the rear spoiler on my GTI resprayed this week due to the usual bubbling and at the same time I replaced the high level brake light and connector with a new OEM ones. Tested the new high level brake light worked before I put it into the spoiler and reassembled it on the car. All was good. I didn't drive the car until yesterday and on start up there were no brake lights and the EPC light came on after a short while. I have checked the fuse and thats fine. I have just removed the brake light switch as I am guessing that is the issue rather than me messing something up when reassembling the rear spoiler? The plunger on the switch is pretty still and doesn't spring back fully when depressed. Is this the norm for the switch before I replace it or am I barking up the wrong tree?
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    Vw Lupo Press Cars

    I find this thread fascinating. The amount of time and effort you put into this is fantastic.
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    Bought a New Lupo

    I believe the guy who was advertising it recently, who presumably the OP purchased it from, stated in his ad that he believed it to be a launch car in respect of the introduction of the 6 speed gearbox.
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    Stef's laser blue GTI

    Looks good. Any plans to return the heater controls, fan and headlight switch back to OEM?
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    GTI floor mats (non GTI considered)

    PM sent
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    GTI floor mats (non GTI considered)

    Did you sell these after? I am looking for a second hand non GTI set, preferably in black, which I can put into my car in order to save wear and tear on the originals whenever it needs to go in for an MOT, service etc.
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    Water in passenger footwell - stumped!

    Quick update. Speaker pop riveted back in with 4 rivets the correct length (thanks lupogtiboy) and a liberal amount of bathroom silicon (thanks Rich) and hey presto leak fixed. Happy days
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    Water in passenger footwell - stumped!

    That's a great help - thank you.
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    Water in passenger footwell - stumped!

    The car is low mileage and completely stock so I would prefer to use rivets. Does anyone know the size of the original rivets?
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    Water in passenger footwell - stumped!

    There are only 2 rivets holding my speakers in on both doors. I had the check straps replaced om both doors a couple of weeks back and I am therefore pretty sure you have solved the issue for me. I will use some bathroom sealant around the bottom half of the speakers as Rich has suggested and then reattach them with 4 rivets each side. Thanks guys.
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    Water in passenger footwell - stumped!

    Rich - when I remove the speaker is it likely to be apparent what is causing the leak. Also forgive my ignorance but what am I looking to seal with the bathroom sealant. Finally do I need to use rivets to reattach the speakers to the door or can I use screws. Appreciate your help.
  14. I have traced water in my passenger footwell to one of the usual culprits being a leak from the speaker. However, I am stumped as to the cause of it. The speakers look totally original and are held in place with 2 rivets (exactly the same of the drivers door). The membrane on the passenger door has 2 small tears around the area where the speaker cable needs to come through - these are however significantly bigger than the drivers door membrane which just has a small slit for the speaker cable. I have taped up the passenger door membrane however the leak hasn't gone away. If you pour water over the passenger door you can see a small trickle of water from the bottom of the speaker which then of course bridges the door seal and seeps into the cabin. The 4 drain holes in the bottom of the door are clear. By way of precaution I have also cleaned out the drain holes behind the scuttle panels. Any ideas please?
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