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Old November 27th, 2007, 18:15   #31
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Default Deciphering VW security lug bolts

Lost your lug nut security key? Wanna know how to remove it? Pick one up at your dealer for $20 or less.

Two types of grooves available in the lugs. Star grooves and Square grooves.

Use the part number listed and add the code to the end of it.

Star Groove

8D0 601 139F

Code Grooves
000 10
001 11
002 13
003 14
004 15
005 16
006 17
007 19
008 20
009 21

Square Groove
8D0 601 139E

Code Groove
051 6
052 7
053 8
054 9
055 10
056 11
057 12
058 13
059 14
060 15
061 16
062 17
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Old December 1st, 2007, 10:10   #32
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Default Battery Replacement

A4 Battery replacement write-up: Battery Replacement: howto, battery options

This question comes up all the time (especially when it gets cold!). It might help listing it on the first post. Thanks WN.

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Old January 9th, 2008, 03:34   #34
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Talking Foglight Wiring by Tongsli

When you upgrade your headlights with headlights that include fogs when you did not have fogs before this is the page to look at.

http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=37585

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Old January 10th, 2008, 10:06   #35
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Default 5 brake light mod

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5 light mod on the Jetta Wagon link disappeared...anyone else have it that can post it up?
Here's one: http://georgejacob.50megs.com/fab.htm
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Old February 18th, 2008, 07:04   #36
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Here are links for the serpentine belt replacement and coolant temperature sensor replacement done on 04 PD so the engine is a BEW. I took lots of pictures as my communication skills are poor.
Belt - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=200104
Sensor - http://forums.tdiclub.com/showthread.php?t=201212
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Old April 1st, 2008, 18:18   #37
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Default PD upper boost pipe Repair

On my 2004.5 Golf, the rubber boost pipe attaching the intake manifold to the plastic bit coming from the intercooler is held in by a metal clip that locks the pipe in with a set of tabs on the flange.
Over time this Spring steel clip can wear the aluminum tabs off, which will allow the pipe to pop out.
Yesterday My pipe blew off because both of the tabs on my pipe looked like this



Vw wanted $125 for a replacement, which I though to be unreasonable, especially since it seems that this part was designed to fail... (steel clip holding back aluminum tabs in a high vibration environment)
So I came up with the idea of using some self tapping screws to replace the tabs.
I used some short screws with a 1/4" head, which then had to be filed down to fit, since they are just a little bit bigger than the original tabs.

It took a lot of patience and a bit of trial and error to get the fit just right.
You'll know you've got it right when you hear the metal clip snap into place and you won't be able to pull the pipe out without taking the clip off first.


I probably don't need to mention this, but make sure to clean all the little bits of metal out that are made by the screws drilling theough the flange.

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Old April 1st, 2008, 18:28   #38
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Quote:
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On my 2004.5 Golf, the rubber boost pipe attaching the intake manifold to the plastic bit coming from the intercooler is held in by a metal clip that locks the pipe in with a set of tabs on the flange.
Over time this Spring steel clip can wear the aluminum tabs off, which will allow the pipe to pop out.
Yesterday My pipe blew off because both of the tabs on my pipe looked like this



Vw wanted $125 for a replacement, which I though to be unreasonable, especially since it seems that this part was designed to fail... (steel clip holding back aluminum tabs in a high vibration environment)
So I came up with the idea of using some self tapping screws to replace the tabs.
I used some short screws with a 1/4" head, which then had to be filed down to fit, since they are just a little bit bigger than the original tabs.

It took a lot of patience and a bit of trial and error to get the fit just right.
You'll know you've got it right when you hear the metal clip snap into place and you won't be able to pull the pipe out without taking the clip off first.
There are other, more permanent options. See signature for more information about doggie collars.
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Old May 23rd, 2008, 13:52   #39
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Default Manual Tran Shift Cable Carrier

A few of us have had the plastic "Carrier" (at the tranny end of the upper shift cable) break.
Here's part photo and parts blowup.
Also shown is small pipe wrench that makes it easy to lift that locking tab, just fit it on the protrusion and lever it up.

Not a write-up, but pretty straightforward to figure out. Need to unbolt the lower cable to
slide the Carrier (#50) out and back in the metal bracket (#49). The bracket is loose without the Carrier, make sure you align the slider part (of bracket) with slidee part (#45).



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Old June 14th, 2008, 14:58   #40
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Default Mk4 Rear Axle Bushes.

Here is another rear axle bush How-to, done by me and my mate Rubberdubber on www.scottishvag.net/phpbb3 here in Scotland, maybe one of your mods could add it to the other one in the relevant section. It is an 'on car' procedure for replacing original bushes with Powerflex polyurethene bushes, weather here is a lot damper/colder and cars not in quite so good nick underneath (it is an everyday driver car though) as you will see from the pics; http://www.scottishvag.net/phpBB3/vi...?f=101&t=24344
We have just started up the How-to section in the last month or so and already there are some interesting things on there, so have a look.
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Old June 22nd, 2008, 06:46   #41
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Default Door lock switch/dome light fix (link stolen from original TDI Club thread).

Door lock switch/dome light fix (link stolen from original TDI Club thread).
http://www.taligentx.com/passat/main...lockmechanism/

I like this one much better because it has pictures and is organized in one place.
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Old July 2nd, 2008, 15:03   #42
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Old August 5th, 2008, 17:38   #43
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Apologies if posted before - a forum for vw's that you can ask bentley manual publisher technical questions

http://tech.bentleypublishers.com/ca...a?categoryID=6
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Old August 28th, 2008, 09:18   #44
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Quote:
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the 5 brake light mod for jetta wagons is out - anyone know where else it can be found (with pics and info specific to the wagon?) - or if any wagon owners have done this, can they provide the pin info details?
I found this:

http://s90139951.onlinehome.us/vw/rearmod.htm

Hope it helps.
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Old October 4th, 2008, 22:48   #45
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Default Simple Puller to help remove ECU

Good Write up here on pulling out the ECU http://www.goapr.com/VW/support/ecu_..._gti_jetta.pdf

I used a couple variations (from other members) that helped me:



stick one can in:



Then another:



Now I can access the connectors and the front of the ECU. Once I disconnect both connectors, I use my coat hanger. 1x2 puller to easily pull our the ECU.



I hook each one of the loops in each of the pins on the ECU and it pulls out easier. Straight pull. Tired of scraping my knuckles. Have fun!

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