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VS vaccum solenoid?

jamex101

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hi all,
i've been having this problenm for a while now that my head vents on my vs calais arent working.... they seem to have a mind of their own and switch on and off, sometimes (i've noticed?) coenciding with bumps in the road.
after searching forums for a bit i've been told that i need a new "vaccum solenoid"
does this sound correct? and if so where would be the best place to get one from in sa?

cheers in advance,
james.
 

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yeh it's sits behind the stereo and will have all vacumme hoses coming out, starts to leak when it's old and starts changing vents by itself, usually vents to feet and feet to vents.
 

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hey THE1 do you know were it is on a vt berlina? my vents open when i exalerate
yeh it's sits behind the stereo and will have all vacumme hoses coming out, starts to leak when it's old and starts changing vents by itself, usually vents to feet and feet to vents.
 

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far as i know it's in the same spot.
 

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hey again THE1
far as i know it's in the same spot.
would you think thats the part thats causing my issue? it dont happen all the time,cruising along with the heater on and sometimes when i go arround corners or put the foot down the vents close? do you think it may be the same issue with the vt as the vs above.....thanks for the reply mate i owe ya 1................chowfa nowfa
 

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that'd be it, vacuum changing with engine speed so yeh get a new one.
 

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thanks mate now i owe ya two lol.......i dont think its somthing ill get from the wreckers as thayed all be stuffed so thanks mate ill get one from gmh on monday......now im going to have to take out the stereo on the berlina to get to it omg lol...alll will be good,,,,thanks again
that'd be it, vacuum changing with engine speed so yeh get a new one.
 

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ive done some without pulling the headunit out, just pull out the tray underneath, but more fiddly though
 

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heres some pics for you mate, from my thread. this was causing the same problem - although i doubt your vacuum tank will be as screwed as mine LOL



notice how some bits of the foam are darker than others? this indicates a leak as its pulling air (and thus more dirt/dust) through than the others
 
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