Vanagon – what part is this?

I was rummaging through the boxes of Vanagon stuff in what I charitably call the workshop. I was making an attempt at a clean up and I came across this thing. I don’t know where or when I picked it up, but I don’t think it was on any of my vans.


Answer is in the comments section.

  1. #1 by albell on July 4, 2013 - 8:38 pm

    Part number 251 857 572, “cover for interior light cut out”


    • #2 by Marius Strom on July 4, 2013 - 8:41 pm

      why would you cover it?

      • #3 by albell on July 4, 2013 - 8:50 pm

        so it is covered (rim shot)

        I guess they wouldn’t just cover the hole with the headliner, someone would poke their finger through it.

        Ok Marius, did you take more than 5 seconds to try to identify it or just click through to comments right away?




      • #4 by Marius Strom on July 5, 2013 - 12:44 pm

        I tried to figure out what it was. πŸ™‚ Is the plug underneath the headliner, or is the plug filling the hole in the headliner?

      • #5 by albell on July 5, 2013 - 3:09 pm

        I have no idea Marius.



  2. #6 by ZsZ on July 4, 2013 - 8:57 pm

    That is the plug for the interior lights hole above the front left seat

    • #7 by albell on July 4, 2013 - 9:11 pm

      You got it, but it could also be used on the front right side. I think there are holes in the body on both sides, no?



      PS nice blog ( I’ll use Chrome to look at it, I like the built in translation feature. One thing right away – I envy the phone dial wheels.

  3. #8 by famillysyncro on July 5, 2013 - 3:44 am

    I have one like that too (if I can find it…), same as you, I don’t know from where I got it especially since it doesn’t match the color of the van…..

    • #9 by albell on July 5, 2013 - 7:02 am

      why do we keep these things? Maybe a garage sale is the solution.



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