What did you do to your car today?

Thomas83

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Location
Ontario, CA
TDI
'02 TDI Golf 5-spd
Finally did something besides drive it!! I removed my old rusty hood release pull and installed a new stainless steel version so I shouldn't have to worry about it rusting out again.

Really high tech :)







The rusty one is a piece of steel welding wire and the new one is a piece of stainless welding wire - nothing but the best for this machine :p.

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Nice!! Mine has a paperclip in place of the pin. Was thinking of stealing my wife's to make mine work & have hers rigged since I'm under my hood more often, but the conscience chimed in...and the bed is too comfortable.


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Shawnz

Veteran Member
Joined
Apr 14, 2008
Location
Peoria, AZ (Phoenix)
TDI
'02 Jetta GLS TDI, ex-O1M
Replaced my driver's door window switches and trim thanks to the lightning fast shipping from fixmyvw.com.

It is nice to be able to roll down all the windows and lock / unlock the doors again.
 

romad

Top Post Dawg
Joined
May 27, 2011
Location
Prescott, AZ
TDI
2005 Jetta GLS Wagon "Cranberry"
Started pulling bulbs to double check part numbers to start converting everything to LED. curious if I can find a super bright Red LED for the DRL.


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If you do, plan on being pulled over by the police: red lights on the front are illegal. Now if you were going to set up your taillights to come on with the ignition on, then that is a different matter.

V C Section 25400 Lighting Requirements


Lighting Requirements

25400. (a) Any vehicle may be equipped with a lamp or device on the exterior of the vehicle that emits a diffused nonglaring light of not more than 0.05 candela per square inch of area.
(b) Any diffused nonglaring light shall not display red to the front, but may display other colors.



V C Section 25950 Color of Lamps and Reflectors


Color of Lamps and Reflectors

25950. This section applies to the color of lamps and to any reflector exhibiting or reflecting perceptible light of 0.05 candela or more per foot-candle of incident illumination. Unless provided otherwise, the color of lamps and reflectors upon a vehicle shall be as follows:
(a) The emitted light from all lamps and the reflected light from all reflectors, visible from in front of a vehicle, shall be white or yellow, except as follows:
(1) Rear side marker lamps required by Section 25100 may show red to the front.
(2) The color of foglamps described in Section 24403 may be in the color spectrum from white to yellow.
(3) An illuminating device, as permitted under Section 24255, shall emit radiation predominantly in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Any incidental visible light projecting to the front of the vehicle shall be predominantly yellow to white. Any incidental visible light projecting to the rear of the vehicle shall be predominantly red. Any incidental visible light from an illuminating device, as permitted under Section 24255, shall not resemble any other required or permitted lighting device or official traffic control device.
(b) The emitted light from all lamps and the reflected light from all reflectors, visible from the rear of a vehicle, shall be red except as follows:
(1) Stoplamps on vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1979, may show yellow to the rear.
(2) Turn signal lamps may show yellow to the rear.
(3) Front side marker lamps required by Section 25100 may show yellow to the rear.
(4) Backup lamps shall show white to the rear.
(5) The rearward facing portion of a front-mounted double-faced turn signal lamp may show amber to the rear while the headlamps or parking lamps are lighted, if the intensity of the light emitted is not greater than the parking lamps and the turn signal function is not impaired.
(6) A reflector meeting the requirements of and installed in accordance with Section 24611 shall be red or white, or both.
(c) All lamps and reflectors visible from the front, sides, or rear of a vehicle, except headlamps, may have any unlighted color, provided the emitted light from all lamps or reflected light from all reflectors complies with the required color. Except for backup lamps, the entire effective projected luminous area of lamps visible from the rear or mounted on the sides near the rear of a vehicle shall be covered by an inner lens of the required color when the unlighted color differs from the required emitted light color. Taillamps, stoplamps, and turn signal lamps that are visible to the rear may be white when unlighted on vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1974.

Amended Sec. 38, Ch. 766, Stats. 1995. Effective January 1, 1996.
Amended Sec. 4, Ch. 198, Stats. 2004. Effective January 1, 2005.
 

Zedbra

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2006
Location
Squamish, BC
TDI
2005 Jetta TDI
Swapped the solenoids on my 09A yesterday. Did all 9 in under 4 hours, with no need to remove the front end like others have done. Was actually pretty easy job.

 

swanjp26

Veteran Member
Joined
Nov 8, 2013
Location
Escanaba, MI
TDI
2001 Jetta GLS TDI
Repaired my deer-bashed hood! I had about 4" of hood lip bent right down, and she also broke my grille :/
SO! Being as broke as I am, and not wanting to mess up the paint myself, I had an idea! I carefully bent the lip back ups as close as I could get it. Filled the remaining indent w/ bondo, and sanded her back to where it should be. Sanded surrounding area, and cleaned. Masked off a "hood protector/bra" by eye, as well as some eyelids on the headlights, and sprayed on a full can of black Plasti-Dip. It was cheap, it wont rust in the mean time, and when I have the money for a good paint job, the plasti-dip will peel right off :) and it actually doesn't look too bad!! This Plasti-Dip is very handy stuff! You could protect your wheel wells, rocker panels, hood and trunk lips from rust, and when you're ready to fix or don't want it on anymore, just peel it right off! :)
 

smopoim86

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 2, 2014
Location
Knoxville, TN
TDI
03 Jetta Wagon, 11 Sportwagen
I wired up my ham radio in the cd changer hole, installed a set of Zada-Tech gauges in the cluster, and connected power to my in dash USB chargers.
 

glitdi

Veteran Member
Joined
Dec 28, 2009
Location
West Coast Canada
TDI
Tdi asv motor in a mk3 golf, om642 in a wk jeep
I cheated on my car today and drove a Bmw 328d wagon loved it! All wheel drive, 2.8l diesel,Estate well equipped.. Sexy, functional, fuel efficient and fun... Great combination...
Only issue is the automatic only with a flappy paddle gear box. Handles great with all wheel drive and 50 50 weight distribution 180hp and about 260ft lbs will be interesting to see what a tune does to her. Seems to be about the same power/acceleration as what my Jetta has but definitely kicks the crap out of it in the handling dept.. Interesting might be switching brands in the next year or so.. Would love to compare it to a gtd.. Hopefully VW brings a 4 door to Canada, could keep me in the brand. (hint hint Vw I know I am not the only one...)
 

Joequin

Member
Joined
Apr 12, 2014
Location
Leominster,ma
TDI
2002 Jetta GLS Sedan 2.0
IM IN HELL HELP! I have no acceleration pedal and I changed the pedal and the throttle body and still no reponse ANY HELP! I have a 2003 Jetta GL 2.0 standard
 

donDavide

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Location
Severna Park, Maryland USA
TDI
2003 Jetta ;2006 Golf; 2015 Jetta S
I need a front plate bracket for B6, I wonder if MK5 fits. I wonder if CC fits, VW wants $76.10, Impex $1 less but tax included. Trying to find used but listed in catogories on used part sites.
 

oldpoopie

Vendor
Joined
May 14, 2001
Location
Portland Oregon
TDI
2001 golf gl, 2006 jetta, 1981 ALH swapped rabbit pickup, 1998 beetle
I need a front plate bracket for B6, I wonder if MK5 fits. I wonder if CC fits, VW wants $76.10, Impex $1 less but tax included. Trying to find used but listed in catogories on used part sites.
Call Zeb at 1stvwparts.com
 

WindsorFox

Veteran Member
Joined
Mar 6, 2012
Location
Louisiana
TDI
2012 Jetta
I need a front plate bracket for B6, I wonder if MK5 fits. I wonder if CC fits, VW wants $76.10, Impex $1 less but tax included. Trying to find used but listed in catogories on used part sites.
Will a an MKVI Jetta work? If I can find mine you can have it
 

Thomas83

Veteran Member
Joined
Jul 1, 2013
Location
Ontario, CA
TDI
'02 TDI Golf 5-spd
If you do, plan on being pulled over by the police: red lights on the front are illegal. Now if you were going to set up your taillights to come on with the ignition on, then that is a different matter.

V C Section 25400 Lighting Requirements


Lighting Requirements

25400. (a) Any vehicle may be equipped with a lamp or device on the exterior of the vehicle that emits a diffused nonglaring light of not more than 0.05 candela per square inch of area.
(b) Any diffused nonglaring light shall not display red to the front, but may display other colors.



V C Section 25950 Color of Lamps and Reflectors


Color of Lamps and Reflectors

25950. This section applies to the color of lamps and to any reflector exhibiting or reflecting perceptible light of 0.05 candela or more per foot-candle of incident illumination. Unless provided otherwise, the color of lamps and reflectors upon a vehicle shall be as follows:
(a) The emitted light from all lamps and the reflected light from all reflectors, visible from in front of a vehicle, shall be white or yellow, except as follows:
(1) Rear side marker lamps required by Section 25100 may show red to the front.
(2) The color of foglamps described in Section 24403 may be in the color spectrum from white to yellow.
(3) An illuminating device, as permitted under Section 24255, shall emit radiation predominantly in the infrared region of the electromagnetic spectrum. Any incidental visible light projecting to the front of the vehicle shall be predominantly yellow to white. Any incidental visible light projecting to the rear of the vehicle shall be predominantly red. Any incidental visible light from an illuminating device, as permitted under Section 24255, shall not resemble any other required or permitted lighting device or official traffic control device.
(b) The emitted light from all lamps and the reflected light from all reflectors, visible from the rear of a vehicle, shall be red except as follows:
(1) Stoplamps on vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1979, may show yellow to the rear.
(2) Turn signal lamps may show yellow to the rear.
(3) Front side marker lamps required by Section 25100 may show yellow to the rear.
(4) Backup lamps shall show white to the rear.
(5) The rearward facing portion of a front-mounted double-faced turn signal lamp may show amber to the rear while the headlamps or parking lamps are lighted, if the intensity of the light emitted is not greater than the parking lamps and the turn signal function is not impaired.
(6) A reflector meeting the requirements of and installed in accordance with Section 24611 shall be red or white, or both.
(c) All lamps and reflectors visible from the front, sides, or rear of a vehicle, except headlamps, may have any unlighted color, provided the emitted light from all lamps or reflected light from all reflectors complies with the required color. Except for backup lamps, the entire effective projected luminous area of lamps visible from the rear or mounted on the sides near the rear of a vehicle shall be covered by an inner lens of the required color when the unlighted color differs from the required emitted light color. Taillamps, stoplamps, and turn signal lamps that are visible to the rear may be white when unlighted on vehicles manufactured before January 1, 1974.

Amended Sec. 38, Ch. 766, Stats. 1995. Effective January 1, 1996.
Amended Sec. 4, Ch. 198, Stats. 2004. Effective January 1, 2005.

Thanks romad, I'm already familiar with the VC as it's part of my many hats.


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donDavide

Veteran Member
Joined
Oct 4, 2005
Location
Severna Park, Maryland USA
TDI
2003 Jetta ;2006 Golf; 2015 Jetta S
I will get for $28 form Parts Geek, OEM, I remember paying aboot $20 USD last year for B7 from Dealer and that is what they are on Eb"ay", I wonder why they are so much cheaper, probably not Machen en Duetchland.
 

Zedbra

Veteran Member
Joined
Feb 26, 2006
Location
Squamish, BC
TDI
2005 Jetta TDI
Just got in from working on my car all day. What started as a 2 hour job turned into a 6 hour job FFS. I initially replaced one of my sunroof drain tubes as the tubes on the older VWs are known to dry and leak; the factory simply butted the hose to the nipple and glued a connector over top. Anyways, I had done my back ones before and patched my front one in the past by running a smaller tube inside and siliconing a plug on the end, but I was still getting water.

So, I buy the hose I needed and expected a quick $10 fix. Got the headliner down (not fun), ran a new tube (had to get my wife to help - again not fun), and then buttoned it all up. Test some water - still puking out everywhere. **grumble**

Take the entire headline down (takes over an hour), take the entire sunroof out, and find that all four corners where are simply put together with butyl tape. FU VW! So, I pulled off the back corners, scraped the tape and siliconed them to be water proof. Had to lift and silicone the front corners, all while not getting the silicone all over the place. Let that dry, then all back in it had to go. Figured I would replace the one last remaining OE drain, but I had to do that one by myself and it actually went a lot smoother than the first one.

It's all back in, there's a few blood stains on the liner from all the skinned knuckles, but it is working well and it's now going to keep my interior dry. Finally. SO, again, FU VW. But I love my car. :)





 

nkgagne

Veteran Member
Joined
Sep 30, 2010
Location
Kitchener, Ontario Canada
TDI
2015 Sportwagen 6M, 2006 Golf GLS TDI (sold)
Today, R & R rear pads & rotors, added the handbrake return springs, and swapped to the summer shoes along with new lug bolts (old ones were very rusty and heads were starting to round off).

Anyone know if the stupid metal clips that come with the pads are crucial? I can never ever get them to stay in place while installing the new pads and eventually after an hour of struggling I give up and chuck them across the garage in anger... Third time replacing rear brakes on a mk4, third time I've done that!
 

Farfromovin

Torque Addict
Joined
Apr 9, 2005
Location
Ventura, CA
TDI
03 Golf 2dr- PD150 6m
Put a BEW timing belt and components on my ARL. Also heli coiled my mounts and installed a new OE plastic side skirt for the belly pan.
I inspected my Colt cam, looks great after 60k miles. Changed oil and finally my Amsoil BP filter for the first time. Changed air filter, cabin filter, and CAT fuel filter. It's been a good day for the 11 yr old Golf.
 
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