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VW MKIII-A3/B4 TDIs This is a discussion about MKIII-A3/MkIII Jetta/Golf (<99.5) and B4 Passats (96,97) TDI's. Non TDI related postings will be moved or removed.

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Old Yesterday, 16:06   #6706
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I posted that thread several times. They work perfectly, and if one gets damaged, make another in about 15 minutes.

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anyone local to me happen to have vag-com available. i need to clear my codes. my pc is down for now. i have my cable.
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Old Yesterday, 19:06   #6708
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Added 2 LEDs to the Rotbox’s defrost switch. I would have stopped at just the illumination LED, but I guess I overheated the common ground with the soldering iron and blew the status bulb.

All I had was a white 5050... way brighter than stock, but I kinda like it.

Range got way better with the white box antenna draped across the windshield.. I went from a range of about 2’ to maybe 20-25’.

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Old Yesterday, 21:01   #6709
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Added 2 LEDs to the Rotbox’s defrost switch. I would have stopped at just the illumination LED, but I guess I overheated the common ground with the soldering iron and blew the status bulb.

All I had was a white 5050... way brighter than stock, but I kinda like it.

Range got way better with the white box antenna draped across the windshield.. I went from a range of about 2’ to maybe 20-25’.

-Todd
That's good to hear, I've thought about adding antenna wire to my mk3

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Old Yesterday, 21:17   #6710
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If you plan on keeping the white box, I’d do it.

I’m not sure what your range is, but the 2’ (or less) I was experiencing, was useless. The multiple times I’d be pressing the unlock button, while standing at the car, I could have just unlocked the car with the key. I’m not sure what VW was thinking...

Btw, I just noticed a typo... should have been “stretched across the dash”, although the range wasn’t improved when I first pulled it across. I’m going to go up and across again, as a test.

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Old Yesterday, 21:37   #6711
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If you plan on keeping the white box, I’d do it.

I’m not sure what your range is, but the 2’ (or less) I was experiencing, was useless. The multiple times I’d be pressing the unlock button, while standing at the car, I could have just unlocked the car with the key. I’m not sure what VW was thinking...

Btw, I just noticed a typo... should have been “stretched across the dash”, although the range wasn’t improved when I first pulled it across. I’m going to go up and across again, as a test.

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Mine was never that bad, IIRC my fob would activate it in a radius of about 10' from the car. It wasn't great but it was acceptable.

My B3V obviously doesn't have a convenience module so I can't add the white box to it. I remember someone saying that you could buy an aftermarket system that worked. Now I can't find any mention of it...

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Old Today, 00:54   #6712
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Is this it?

http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed.../alarmtext.htm


I’ve had it bookmarked, from here...

http://faculty.ccp.edu/faculty/dreed...alarmhelp2.htm


Not sure of what you mean by “convenience module”.

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