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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old March 27th, 2017, 10:13   #18616
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If it's under the rain I tray it up is probably the glow plug relay
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Old March 27th, 2017, 13:48   #18617
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Maybe, but I can't find any relay pictures that look like it.

I found a picture that shows it...see below. It's in the far right of the picture, clipped to the side.
It's plastic, black, cylindrical, and is very light weight.
PS: This is a picture of a MKIV, but is not of my car.

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Old March 27th, 2017, 15:11   #18618
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Maybe, but I can't find any relay pictures that look like it.

I found a picture that shows it...see below. It's in the far right of the picture, clipped to the side.
It's plastic, black, cylindrical, and is very light weight.
PS: This is a picture of a MKIV, but is not of my car.

The only pictures I see are in your sig.
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Old March 27th, 2017, 19:05   #18619
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Ambient temp sensor maybe?
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Old March 28th, 2017, 09:00   #18620
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The only pictures I see are in your sig.
That's odd.

Here's the link: http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y21...902161059a.jpg
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Old March 28th, 2017, 09:02   #18621
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Ambient temp sensor maybe?

Yep, that's it!
I looked up pictures and it matches exactly.
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Old March 28th, 2017, 11:14   #18622
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I removed the door lock module on the Golf.
Unfortunately I read a how-to beforehand and took off the inner door panel, there's no need to do that, the inner door opener wire can be unhooked from the module...
Anyway, all the micro switches checked out OK and the solders looked fine so I drenched the motors in electrical cleaner spray and put it all back to test.
It works! So happy that I can unlock all doors with the remote again
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Old March 28th, 2017, 13:21   #18623
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Looks like photobucket refuses to play nice with Firefox; I was able to paste the link into Safari and see it.
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Old April 4th, 2017, 07:18   #18624
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Oil change
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Old April 4th, 2017, 14:35   #18625
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Change oil in Golf, Jetta is getting leak fixed ( rear main seal)and 5th gear swap.
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Old April 5th, 2017, 09:54   #18626
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Changed to summer tires, oh how silent they are!
Bad thing is that I now hear the cabin fan scraping and squealing...
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Old April 9th, 2017, 13:32   #18627
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Installed Innovative Wiring cables. Replaces existing main negative and positive cables from the battery. Cleaned and maintained all of the connections too
The car always started well, but now it feels like it starts before I even have the key turned all the way. Very fast.
I'm hoping the new cables resolve a long standing and hard to find grounding issue. Time will tell.
I cleared all codes with VCDS too. Had one ABS electrical one related to the previously mentioned ground problem, and one Airbag one related to when I had the seats out recently to reupholster them.

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Old April 20th, 2017, 20:39   #18628
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My new to me 2005 New Beetle got new Kentucky plate. UK front plate and chrome emblem on trunk. Requisite Peace Frogs magnet sticker. TDI emblem above VW emblem. New custom cell phone mount bracket. V1 and Blaupunkt camera mounted and wiring run to sunroof panel, awaiting power. Removed 6 disk CD changer from center console, just gotta find an insert to make it usable.

Yesterday, drove to Louisville and picked up a new spare tire, and a like new turn signal stalk to fix the cruise control inop issue.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 21:07   #18629
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Bought a replacement right euro tail light from ecstuning.com they sent me a left tail in a box with an RMA# on it.
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Old April 20th, 2017, 21:14   #18630
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Well went in looking for a maf to complete a cold air pipe I found Z few weeks ago and ran into an audi tt. Got the shifter and strut brace from it. Shifter installed in minutes and I'm in the process of piecing this cold air kit together(more looks than function imo) but lost the the daylight and its going to be finished up tomorrow. Just wondering about the strut brace... Anyone have any experience installing these? I'm guessing I have to trim some on the drivers side? Is it pretty straightforward from there on?
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