Recent content by Joe_Meehan

  1. Joe_Meehan

    OEM Battery Maintenance

    Just check it from time to time. Check the voltage and make sure all the cables are properly attached.
  2. Joe_Meehan

    No BS additive

    Why do you think you need an additive? After all there are additives in the gas you put in your car.
  3. Joe_Meehan

    Headlamp switch FREE

    I have had to sell my car due to Alzheimer's disease. I now have an OEM light switch that came with my 2002 TDI NB. If anyone needs one I would be happy to mail it to you (or you can pick it up if you are in the Hilliard Ohio area.) No charge. :)
  4. Joe_Meehan

    Headlight Upgrade????

    Once you venture into the land of after market parts, you can't be certain that what you are buying is the same design or quality of the OEMs. Some after market parts are fine, some may be better than OEM, but you need to do your own testing or find someone with experience with the exact same...
  5. Joe_Meehan

    shifting issues until it warms up??

    Have you replaced the transmission fluid? Did you use OEM or VW approved fluid?
  6. Joe_Meehan

    Apologies - another fuel additive question

    tdiarlasrt is correct and any reader should consider his comments. I should have pointed that out.
  7. Joe_Meehan

    Anyone buy an extended warranty?

    Some way or anther they are going to get more money out of you. If not why would they bother even telling you about it? Do you believe in the tooth fairy? :D
  8. Joe_Meehan

    Dash lights out!

    Remember that a bad ground is just as bad as a bad fuse .
  9. Joe_Meehan

    Apologies - another fuel additive question

    Many of us seldom if ever use any additive, while others never pass up a chance to use some. If you like to use additives, they are not likely to cause you any problems. If you never use an additive, chances are your car will never notice. Note, there are a few exceptions where an...
  10. Joe_Meehan

    Low Beam bulb out

    Also make sure you have a good ground.
  11. Joe_Meehan

    40k maintenance

    … You will usually do much better (both in cost and quality of work) by going to an independent shop that specializes in VWs. The TDUClub has a "Trusted Mechanics List" and there is one entry in Philly. You might want to call: I agree with Don. There are also several trusted mechanics in NJ...
  12. Joe_Meehan

    Parking straight

    You may do better if you back into that spot. It seems otherwise, but have quite a bit of experiencing parking cars back when I was a lot younger. It really is easier to back into a spot than to pull in. Good luck.
  13. Joe_Meehan

    Accuracy of trip computer?

    Any smart manufacturer will intentionally adjust it to indicate an optimistic number. They wisely know that there will be some cars that are too high and some too low. They don't want to be sued because you thought you were only going the speed limit but you were mislead and had an accident...
  14. Joe_Meehan

    glow plug wiring harness

    I haven't quite finished diagnosing the error code I keep getting (it's throwing a check engine light) but from what I have gathered thus far it's either the glow plugs themselves or the wiring harness. Is there any reason I shouldn't buy a replacement harness from Volkswagen? Before...
  15. Joe_Meehan

    glow plug wiring harness

    I haven't quite finished diagnosing the error code I keep getting (it's throwing a check engine light) but from what I have gathered thus far it's either the glow plugs themselves or the wiring harness. Is there any reason I shouldn't buy a replacement harness from Volkswagen? Maybe the...
Top