I just fixed a somewhat similar issue with my '01 today. The fix was....pushing my radio all the way in! It moved maybe 2mm back in. My symptoms were, no honk when locking the car, and twice in the last week the alarm has gone off once at 1am and again at 10am a couple days later. All door switches, and trunk/hood switches were operable so this was really bugging me. I finally searched a bit more, and came across a thread relating to the radio not being fully seated. Very happy this is working normal again!My 03 Wagon has started to act up in the past few weeks with my alarm randomly going off. Thinking it's my front door mechanisms like my girlfriends car...my car seems to be having an issue with the rear trunk locking mechanism as a few days ago my trunk wouldn't close at all (alarm wouldn't arm)
Today I took it out and looked at the connector. It's a 3 wire connector. Some slight corrosion on the male and female pins.
Took some die electric grease and dabbed some in there, hope it will fix my random alarm issues.
Excellent, they're a great bunch.His price on a vnt actuator (alh) that isn't a chinese knockoff is excellent, compared to other prices I've seen locally. Some people are selling used for his new price. I will support Roseland for sure.
All your Canadian neighbors are down visiting me in Florida right now... In the summer, we're practically neighbors. My wife and I have a "summer farm" that is less than 100km on the USA side of the I-95/CA-95 border crossing into NB. We keep meaning to road trip into Canada to check out your backyard. I hear NS, NB, and PEI are all beautiful. You can keep the snow though, it'll be ~83°F(28°C) in my driveway tomorrow.First post here. From NS, Canada. I see a few other folks are from here as well.
Can you see Mt. Katahdin from your summer farm? My wife and I have stayed in Millinocket a couples times when we hiked Mt. Katahdin and toured around Baxter State Park a bit. The view from the top on a clear day is absolutely amazing. Not sure my knees could handle the descent these days.My wife and I have a "summer farm" that is less than 100km on the USA side of the I-95/CA-95 border crossing into NB. We keep meaning to road trip into Canada to check out your backyard. I hear NS, NB, and PEI are all beautiful. You can keep the snow though, it'll be ~83°F(28°C) in my driveway tomorrow.
Coolant drain: did they have to hide it behind the side skirts without giving us an easy access opening?Plans: drain coolant, remove broken flange, remove tandem pump, replace tandem pump/head seal, install new green temp sensor in flange, install replacement flange, replace coolant, change the engine oil and filter, swap the cabin air filter, and then go try out the OEM lumbar upgrade seat swap seats I finished swapping last weekend.
Ha! I'm used to skeeters, had a collection of Asian Tiger Mosquitos in my driveway today. Need to fire up one of my Mosquito Magnets for a week or two and kill them off. This "dry season" (winter) in South Florida has been unusually warm and wet....Northeastern Maine, nothing to bother you but Mosquitos and Moose...
That vacuum line between the vac pump and booster very often cracks. The plastic upside down "V" tube...it cracks on either end, or in the middle, or both. On the two 03 TDI's I've purchased, this vacuum line was wrapped in black tape to hide the cracks.Is there a DIY for replacing that vacuum line to the brake booster and the brittle parts attached to it?
$27.99 here:Removing it is simple...remove the clamp on the rubber end on the vac pump nipple, or pull the other end out of the booster housing. This line is about $50 bucks new.