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VW MKV-A5 Golf/Jettas Discussions area for A5/MkV Jetta/Golf (2005/2006 PD and 2009 CR).

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Old November 7th, 2008, 08:43   #1
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Default '05.5-'06.5 Jetta FAQ/DIY

DO NOT PM me for updates. I no longer have this car. IF someone else is interested in managing this list, please let me know and request the moderator to make yours a sticky, and delete mine. Again, I will not be updating or managing this post.


How to search the forums -
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=133579

FAQ:
Timing Belt Change Interval? - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=171926
Break-in Period by Drivbiwire - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?p=464223
2009 specific FAQ - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=231417
All Bulbs - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showpost.p...57&postcount=2
Rear Air Bags for a 2005.5-2009 A5, with part numbers - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=254295
Bluetooth FAQ - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=260897


DIY Service:
Timing belt replacement - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=264283
Service the DSG - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=169356
BRM Rear Main Seal Replacement Info - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=247903
Fuel Filter Replacement - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=175046
Oil Change - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=169124

Pollen Filter Replacement - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=145852
Wiper Blade Replacement - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=143882
Adjustment procedure to correct Jetta high beam aiming problem - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=169800

How to Replace Key Fob Batteries - http://www.riskin.org/vwkey/
Change your service reminder from 5,000 miles to 10,000 miles - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=200463
Rough idle problem - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=176834

How to timing advance: TDI Cam Timing Adjustment (for rough idle) How-to (with pics) - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=215202
Easy emergency brake adjuster access - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=223592
How to inspect PD cam and lifters - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...58#post2313958

BRM cam failure - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=225918
Brake Flush - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3184085 + http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread...brake+bleeding
How to put your High Beam Holder back in easier - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=233865

Rear mk5 brake pad and rotor replacement - http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4234178

HowTo: Defuel the '09/'10 Jetta (and probably Golf) TDI after a misfuel - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=288971

DIY Mods:
Auxilliary Input using PIE VW02 and SAT Passthrough - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=175146
Under Seat Drawer Install - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=169765
Remote Windows - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=109405

VAG-COM Tweaks - http://www.ross-tech.com/vag-com/cars/Golf5.html
Speedo Calibration - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=158652
MPG adjustment - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=111362

Dash Cubby - link dead - can someone post the PDF?


'10 Jetta / JSW / Golf Specific Information
Enable Remote Windows with VCDS - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=265101

VWVortex A5 FAQ/DIY:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2374154

BRM Camshaft Wear related threads:

A number of owners of cars equipped with the BRM PD TDI engine have reported premature wear of the camshaft and related top-end components. Not every car equipped with this engine has these issues, but the number of owners experiencing this issue is not insignificant. In the North American market, the '05.5, '06, and '06.5 Jetta TDI were equipped with this engine. Other markets may feature this engine in different cars and different model years. Other engines featuring PD technology may or may not experience this issue. Below are a few links to threads with discussions on the issue.:

BRM Cam Wear Thread:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=225918

Eddif Cam Related Wear Thread:
http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=241279

As with most Internet forums, the people with the most problems speak the loudest. Rarely do people come on to sing the praises of something that's working well on a regular basis. If you have questions, please search for an answer and ask questions. Your experience may differ greatly from those posted on this forum.
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Old February 26th, 2011, 09:19   #2
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on 2/18/2011 MkV TDi has a tech bullatin to upgrade a ECU setting for O2 sensor setting that may cause check engiine light to come on
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Old December 30th, 2011, 17:52   #3
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Any threads about 06 Jetta or similar not getting AM, but getting FM stations? Does this car have the shark fin antenna for the satellite radio(mine has this)and AM? I called VW dealer and they have no idea why I get FM, no AM.
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Old March 6th, 2012, 11:38   #4
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Can we update to include a thread about changing the DMF in a DSG??
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Old January 28th, 2013, 06:07   #5
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Default 2009+ CR Timing Belt Service- DIY ?

Anyone post or provide info for doing the TB on 2009 + CR engine? Tools required, etc.
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Old June 10th, 2013, 08:58   #6
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Awesome thread! Thank you!
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Old September 4th, 2013, 16:00   #7
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Front Brake Pads and Rotors MKV

Found this in a different thread on here and think it should be here.

MkV Front Brakes DIY - Part 1 of 3
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/516/Fro...art_1_of_3.pdf

MkV Front Brakes DIY - Part 2 of 3
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/516/Fro...art_2_of_3.pdf

MkV Front Brakes DIY - Part 3 of 3
http://pics.tdiclub.com/data/516/Fro...art_3_of_3.pdf

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Old December 13th, 2013, 12:29   #8
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Front Wheel Bearing MKV
(This is a lot easier than it appears, I'm in no way mechanically inclined. The hardest part is trying to get off a wheel bearing and rotor that are nearly seized after its unbolted. 10 min with a sledgehammer solves this )

Video on Youtube by EPIC Auto
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sXhlZ9N0LTQ

You don't necessarily have to remove the ball joint, if your spline is loose, you can just push it back slightly to pull the wheel bearing bolts out and do the same to put the new bolts in. If you can't move your spline back, then I believe you have to lower the ball joint to get it out...


Tools needed:
Make sure you get 4 brand new wheel bearing bolts and a brand new axle bolt.

-Smaller sledge hammer and a prybar for smashing a stubborn wheel bearing that is stuck on.
-24mm twelve point socket for new axle bolt (27mm 6 point to remove existing if you have a 6 point bolt on currently, which mine had)
-21mm 6 point socket
-12mm triple square extended socket bit 3-4" extension
-7mm hex socket bit
-Extended Flex Ratchet for extra torque
-T30 Torx For rotor screw
-Torque Wrench
-Small flat screw driver for sensor
-Anti-Seize for all bolts


Be sure to torque 21mm bolts, 12mm triple square bolts, 24mm twelve point before the wheels get installed, so while its still in the air.

*Depending which axle bolt you have, torque specs vary greatly
The 12 point non-serrated inside flange axle bolt is torqued to 148 ft/lbs plus 180 turn
The 12 point serrated inside flange axle bolt is torqued to 52 ft/lbs plus 90 degree turn
The 21mm caliper bolts are tightened to 140ft/lbs

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Old May 17th, 2017, 06:32   #9
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i am new to the sight so i apologize in advance if this is wrong.
i have a 2006 Jetta that is in a no start condition the battery is charged and it cranks. i believe it could be the injectors however i do not want to take them out if i am not sure. i have changed the fuel filter and it made no difference. i don't know where i should start to diagnose this issuei have two codes a p2101 for the throttle actuator and a code for the cylinder 1 circuit open.
please help
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Old May 17th, 2017, 08:09   #10
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When my 2005.5 Jetta TDI is parked uphill for a week or longer, sometimes it cranks but won't start. When this happens I get the engine to start by cranking the engine for about 15 seconds, usually with the accelerator floored (but I am not sure if doing that with the accelerator pedal really helps any).

Figure out why those codes are set and get those issues, if real, resolved.
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I have tried to crank with the pedal down for longer than 15 seconds however this did not work. I have some oil leakage towards the back of the engine near the turbo there is a tiny bit of oil in the connector to the throttle actuator do you think this could have any affect
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Old May 23rd, 2017, 19:06   #12
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I have this same uphill situation with my 2006 Jetta. If I keep the engine lower than the fuel tank I have not had this problem. Just wondering if DieselDavid knows why this happens and is there a fix for it? I am suspect of the tandem pump seal letting fuel drain back in return lines. It appears to leak slightly because of the oil and dirt collecting around it and on the left side of the head. Would like to have this fixed. Thanks.

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Old May 23rd, 2017, 21:01   #13
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My guess is the same as yours, Gdub. That the fuel in the lines might be slowly draining back into the tank. After this no-crank/extended-crank situation happened a few times I began parking in my driveway by backing in with the engine lower than the tank. This workaround worked and still works.

And whatever might be leaking under the hood should get figured out and fixed!
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Old May 24th, 2017, 07:33   #14
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That's exactly what I have been doing. If I back in it isn't a problem and once it starts it is good for the day and no issues. I believe I will replace my tandem pump due to the visual leaking I am seeing. With 134K on the car it won't hurt it and may save me some grief down the road. Thanks for the response DieselDavid.
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No more leaks, quick starts, smoother acceleration, smoother running at cruise and I can park uphill. It appeared I was getting fuel over to the vaccum side slightly. Got the part at Autohaus for $244. Good money spent.
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