I checked my car, the harness for that heater enters the boot / connector just to the north east in your photo. Slide the boot off that connector and you should find the other end of that cut harness.
About your intake, how thick was the buildup ?
A couple things I would check are:
Have you replaced the cabin air filter lately?
Is there a collection of rotting leaf debris or mice under the plastic cover at the windshield base?
mctdi, thanks for posting the photos here.
my symptom was MIL on and code 18996 - boost control position sensor circuit P2564 signal too low . after clearing, the MIL and same code returned with the next ignition on .
a 18628 lambda sensor P2196 signal too high (rich) intermittent fault for...
It all turned out fine so far.
Well it was mild yesterday afternoon so I washed and waxed then took a look under the hood.
Pulled the harness, cleaned the connector tops of the glow plugs with some emery cloth. Wiped clean and applied deoxit. Scrubbed the harness connector contacts with a rat...
Its e test and licence sticker time
My check engine light is on, VAG com says its the glow plug fault.
Its a bad glow plug harness as far as I know, it was on all through last winter and the engine starts easily
Do I need a glow plug harness repair to put out the light before the garage will...
I had a appt for the recall today. So when I showed up VW Waterloo told me VW has put the recall on hold, new plugs are burning up, ECU load problems, fried ECUs, and fault codes popping. I thougt I would wait til they got the bugs out and shure enough there are still bugs. Glad I didnt get it...