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    Service campaign 34J7: replace gear shifter trim

    after getting a pretty nasty cut a few years ago, i just covered mine with a piece of black electrical tape. i'd totally forgotten about it until i got that letter last week. But with diesel being $5.15/gallon, i'm not in any hurry to take it in for the recall.
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    Unofficial MK7 Oil Change Guide

    507 oil is getting harder and harder to find, and getting very expensive, too. My supplier for filters put an order in in October and just the other day got a call to tell them "it's processing now." No indication as to when they will be delivered. I got an extra oil change kit from ID parts...
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    Anyone clean the throttle body?

    I've been trying to find a video on how to do this on the 2015 and it doesn't seem to be available. Anyone done this and can provide a "how to?"
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    MAF electrical connector

    found a video... i think i'm good now. thanks for your help!
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    MAF electrical connector

    follow up... I have the terminal remover tool, and I slid out the blue retaining clip, but those terminals don't seem to want to release. Is there something else I need to do before they'll pop out?
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    MAF electrical connector

    Ah! excellent! thank you!!!
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    MAF electrical connector

    https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/109915357_10158901621203258_63991793120321487_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=qUzngY7nwvIAX-LCWnm&_nc_oc=AQnyoMwrknQmjhrlTdsa9H8fiswj_-zmvBKPcNoeEJlLSBaqVp_va_Iu14IjhkhQHrw&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=2950821b8d19e988dd5e3e26df4fb261&oe=5F43...
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    MAF electrical connector

    https://scontent-lga3-2.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/116224617_10158901621123258_897661046180376679_n.jpg?_nc_cat=102&_nc_sid=110474&_nc_ohc=Fg0rCw5CqlwAX87Uw0Q&_nc_ht=scontent-lga3-2.xx&oh=1fe9e9f0b24ea2106c81399271a17113&oe=5F438A10 this is the mushroom shaped end I'm talking about
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    MAF electrical connector

    I can't figure out how to post a picture here. keeps asking for a URL and I have it on my phone.... Let me try explaining this again. I broke the D connector while I was trying to get it separated from the MAF. So I have the replacement part. I can separate it from the MAF no problem. The...
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    MAF electrical connector

    no. the other side. I'm going to see if I can post a picture...
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    MAF electrical connector

    the "D" connector has a mushroom shaped end. It plugs into the wire harness. I can't figure out how to get the two apart. If there is a special tool, or how to make one, I guess I gotta keep digging to find it... Thanks for the direction.
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    MAF electrical connector

    actually, my issue is with the other side. There is an oval, mushroom shaped end that is plugged into something. I can't seem to get that part out.
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    MAF electrical connector

    I'm stuck. I need to replace the MAF electrical connector (on the other side of the MAF). Any videos on how to do it? I guess it's one of those "D" clips. TIA.
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    towing a '65 beetle with my 03 TDI question

    dwiesel... that is one sexy little beetle! love it!
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    towing a '65 beetle with my 03 TDI question

    thanks oil hammer. picked up some carabiners today.
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    towing a '65 beetle with my 03 TDI question

    I recently picked up a 1965 beetle, and need to tow it about 14 miles (mostly level). I have a tow bar, but there's no hooks on the tow bar to attach the safety chains. wondering if I should just loop the chain around the tow bar, or if I need to attach the chains to the beetle somewhere. I...
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    MAF issue... P0103 code

    used some of the QD Electronic Cleaner on the connection. Two applications and the light went off and it seems to be running much better. Thanks for the suggestion!
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    MAF issue... P0103 code

    Had Auto Zone plug it in to get the code... TDIjarhead, it is a brand new Bosch. I will check and clean the connection. Will see if that works. Apparently, after some additional research, that does seem to be the biggest problem with that. Thanks STDoubt. will check that out.
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    MAF issue... P0103 code

    Having an issue with this. I replaced the MAF sensor with a brand new one, and it's still throwing that code. Any advice? TIA...
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