Battery issue

Longtime follower, first time poster.
Does anyone know how to fix this?
I’ve been to my dealer and they’ve run ‘the battery’ test and say there is nothing wrong. Primary/starter battery a little lower on voltage (12.5v), leisure battery 13.2v.
Within 10 secs of turning the ignition off but leaving the keys in everything shuts off. Radio, interior lights, power windows, in fact any power in the van.
They claim nothing is wrong. I claim there is because it never did it for the first 18 months of having it.
Cheers all.

T5/6 Mods Raffle

Evening all. As you may have seen on the forum the latest T5/6 mods raffle is up and running. You can find all the details here, along with how to buy tickets.

Below is a list of raffle prizes currently donated. If you would like to donate a prize please let us know by commenting below.

And finally to our donators, firstly MANY THANKS !!! Without you we could run these raffles. Secondly, if we have got anything wrong below please let us know on the forum post and we will adjust the prize accordingly.


Paul Taylor – T5/6 SWB/LWB Blind set in anthracite or smoke for tailgate or barn door

Jason Virgil Rix – £355 worth of T5/T6 stainless cat/dpf back Pptuning single exhaust system with staggered tail pipe – Lwb or Swb

Terry Harborne – TH Performance will donate a Pendle performance remap plus fit Jason’s exhaust system free of charge at our unit in the south

Gary Kneeshaw – Switch panel

James Wheldon – Set of mats worth £200 any custom colour or combo

Matt Thorpe – Bed system

Peter Preston – £229 Front and rear speaker kit

Michael Dunn – Used but perfect condition JustKampers windscreen & front side windows cover

T5-6Mods Tradepost

T5-6Mods is pleased to announce that we now operate a buying and selling group called T5-6mods Tradepost.  This group is operated under the main T5-6Mods Community and members are only allowed in if you are one of our valued members already.

To be added to the T5-6Mods Tradepost forum please follow the information here

Charity Raffle Winners

Raffle Winners !

Here is the list of number, winners and prizes from our charity raffle. Many thanks to all who took part and to all our trusted traders for supplying the great prizes.  

Just because the raffle is finished does not mean you can’t still donate to the T5-6mods supported charity –

Pink 17 – Colin Stables – T5 or T6 stainless steel single exhaust system with twin oval tail pipe for either short or long wheel base (Please contact Jason Virgil Rix)

Green 295 – John Jo Smith – T5/T5.1 Auto headlight package (Please contact James Wheldon)

Pink 99 – Matt Thorpe – Bentley custom key and a bag of LegoDustCaps goodies (Please contact Ian Alcorn)

Pink 409 – Anthony Ginge Owen – T5🔧6 MODS varsity Hoodies supplied in a Military theme of Green with Yellow accents (Please contact Blessing Taka)

Pink 26 – Trevor Rowe – T5🔧6 MODS varsity Hoodies supplied in a Military theme of Green with Yellow accents (Please contact Blessing Taka)

Green 373 –  Steven Hicks – T5🔧6 MODS varsity Hoodies supplied in a Military theme of Green with Yellow accents (Please contact Blessing Taka)

Green 464 – Alex Deany-deano Dean – T5.1 Battery cover dipped in a pattern of your choosing (Please contact Johnjoe Smith / Dan Lowe)

Pink 441 – Jack Aps – £250 Speaker Upgrade (Please contact Peter Preston)

Pink 277 – Gareth Smith – Van X Dark chrome VW skull diesel cap (Please contact Chris Watkinson)

Pink 312 – Malcolm Jones – Cetane Booster and Wurth seat cover (Please contact Michael Dunn)

Green 304 – Graham Folwes –Dubwax fineshine Paint Glaze / Deft quick detailer and Dubvision glass cleaner (Please contact James Russell)

Green 27 – Andy Barnard – £50 hydro dip of your choice (Please contact Dan Lowe)

Green 220 – Brad Davidson – T5🔧6 MODS T shirt in colour of your choice (Please contact Chris Watkinson)

Pink 353 – Graham Andrew – T5/T5.1/T6 16x16mm Door Seal (Please contact James Wheldon)

Green 225 – Ian Havenhand – T5/T5.1 DRL LED HB4 Fog Lights (Please contact James Wheldon)

Pink 283 – Andy Davies – Weekend Van Hire (Please contact Nik Morgan)

Pink 10 – Michael Dunn – T6 tailgate spoiler (Please contact Elliot Boddy)

Green 322 – Darren Paul Butler – T5.1 Badgeless Grill Blank (Please contact James Wheldon)

Pink 274 – Darren Paul Butler – Door Seal & Dash Seal (Please contact Elliot Boddy)

Green 274 – Alan Hopkins – 5 Sticker Designs up for grabs from our forum sticker Guru eBay selection (Andrew Davidson)

Pink 71 – Dino Walker – T5🔧6 MODS varsity Hoodies supplied in a Military theme of Green with Yellow accents (Please contact Blessing Taka)

Yellow 25 – George Brailey – Kombi Click Bed (Please contact Matt Thorpe)

Green 487 – Jack Aps – Sportline lower spoiler (Please contact Elliot Boddy)

Pink 123 – Dave Tidmarsh – T5🔧6 MODS varsity Hoodies supplied in a Military theme of Green with Yellow accents (Please contact Blessing Taka)

Pink 378 – Wayne Powell – T5 bonnet deflector (Please contact Elliot Boddy)

Green 372 – Steven Hicks – Badgeless grille & insert (Please contact Elliot Boddy)

Pink 376 – Wayne Powell – T5.1 DRLs (Please contact James Wheldon)

Website tutorial No 4 : Mod tutorials

Tutorial No 4 : Mod tutorial writing

To write your own tutorial on any mods you carry out please follow these simple instructions.

  • Follow this link to enter your ‘Dashboard‘.  Please login if requested to do so.
  • From there click on ‘Pages’ in the left hand menu.
  • Then click on ‘Add new’ at the top of the page.
  • Fill in a title for your tutorial and then enter pictures/videos and instructions along with any relevant information.
  • Remember to include the tools required and time taken to complete.
  • Finally rate your Mod in terms of difficulty (realistically please)
                             Easy – Anyone can do.
                        Moderate – A degree of skill/mechanical understanding required.
                   Difficult – Serious DIY/mechanical skill needed.
              Advanced – Only attempt if your prepared to burn your van if it goes wrong!
         Expert – Phone a friend and get the professionals in to do this one.
  • Once this is all done click on ‘Submit for Review’ on the right hand side. Your tutorial will be sent to us for approval before being added to the tutorial list.

Then all you need to do is sit back and look smug for helping out your fellow modders 🙂

Website tutorial No 3 : Members Map

Tutorial No 3: Members Map

Before you do here is a little something to help keep you and your van safe.  When you go to complete step no.7 below do not enter your exact location (i.e. postcode or street name) as this could open you up to the possibility of damage and/or theft of your beloved van.  Please keep your location in the general area where you live so you can’t be targeted.
With this is mind cannot accept any responsability for you or your van in the event that something happens.  If you are not completely 100% happy to be on this map do not follow the instructions below !!!

  1. You must be logged in, if you do not have an account with us you can register here
  2. Once you have registered and/or logged in you will be taken to your dashboard or, if not, hover over the ‘‘ top left and click on ‘Dashboard’
  3. From here click on ‘Placemarks’ in the menu on the left hand side.
  4. Then click on ‘Add new’ at the top of the page.
  5. Enter a title along the top, this can be anything really as it will not be on show.
  6. In the main box please enter your username, or if you feel comfortable enough, enter your name.  (We recommend first names only).  You can also click on the ‘Add Media‘ button just above the main box where you will be able to enter a photo of your van so fellow modders will be able to lookout for you on the roads.  Don’t forget to wave !
  7. Once thats done you can enter your location in the ‘Address bar’. Remember to keep it vague !
  8. Finally click on the blue ‘Publish’ button on the left hand side menu.

You can edit/delete your location on our map whenever you like by logging in and going into the ‘Placemarks’ menu on the left hand side.  You can get there by clicking on the link in the top left of your browser window.

Website tutorial No 2 : How to post

Tutorial No 2 : Posting

These posts are the ones that show up on the main page of the website, just like on Facebook !

To write a post:

  1. Log in here or Register here if you haven’t already ! Then hover over the in the top left corner and click on ‘Dashboard’.
  2. Then click the ‘Posts’ tab on the left hand menu.
  3. Then click the ‘Add New’ sub-tab.
  4. Start filling in the blanks : enter your post title in the upper field, and enter your post body content in the main post editing box below it.
  5. If you require, select a category, add tags, and make other selections from the sections below the post. 
  6. When you are ready, click ‘Publish’ and your post will be published on the main page of the website.  You can also edit / remove your posts if needed.

Fantastic site

Only just registered and logged in. In the space of 5 minutes most of my questions have been answered. Keep up the brilliance

Website tutorial No 1 : How to register

Tutorial No 1 : Registering

Really simple one to start off with, how to register on the website.

  1. Click on the link and follow the instructions to register on the website – Register Here
  2. When you have filled in the information required and pressed ‘Next’ you will receive an email which will contain a link, all you need to do is click on the link to complete registration.
  3. Once step 2 is completed you will then receive another email, this time it will contain a password for you to login with.
  4. You can then login on the following page with your username and password – Login Here

Our Website

Right you lovely people, I have been tasked with getting you lot to start using our website !
It is there to help you all with modding your vans but………………….. the website will only work with your input into it too !

Its really easy and straight forward and if every one of our members done just a little bit on the website it will grow into something even more helpful and informative for us all !!!

I will be prodding you into submission here on in and will be posting up helpful tutorials on how to use all the features of the website.  If you have any questions just give me a shout and I will help you out.

Many thanks and get using the website !