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      Don't Panic

      Looks like the antenna's threaded base is still in the root of the shark fin.

      Get the silicone out and get a new factory or aftermarket antenna. After you get a new antenna you'll better...
    2. Gaaser Mit Tiptronic

      There are a few folks with the 2.5 gas JSWs here on the forums who swear by their (non-DSG, but still Tiptronic) automatics. Like the sedan you drove, those JSWs have 6-speed ATs, which I think...
    3. Think About a Gasser Before You Commit

      Over the past four years, I've driven all three JSW variants (TDI, 2.0T, & 2.5) pretty regularly. Each has their advantages.

      For the MK VII, there's a 1.8T gasser and a 2.0 TDI. Both engines are...
    4. Hope I Don't Have to Pull the Door Skin

      If the B6 is just the overgrown MK V that I think it is, the door skin may have to come off to get to the crash sensor. I wish I had more reliable information as to the location of that sensor. IIRC...
    5. Another Idea

      Another long shot is the shark fin roof antenna. If it's loose, it will pass water into the cabin.

      I'm assuming there's no obvious wind noise. Anything that lets air in can let water in.

      Is...
    6. Leaks

      Definitely check the void that's under the front wiper cover. If the drainage there gets blocked, the channel becomes a bathtub that drains into the cabin through the cabin air filter housing.
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    7. 2007 B6 Passat Airbag Warning Light On - 01221 Crash sensor side airbag drivers side (G179)

      Scanning the wife's B6 always brings me something to think about.

      She has an airbag warning light, which I've got to clear to get a safety inspection.

      I'd like to know what part to change and...
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      Why Not Give it a Try?

      I've got a 2013 5MT S trim JSW. It's got about $18K on it. If it had been an automatic, the wife probably would have staked a claim to it.

      The inline 5 is an extremely reliable engine as long as...
    9. Thread: pano or no?

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      A Hole in the Roof You Pour Money In?

      We've had three JSWs. The first two have sunroofs, the last does not.

      The sunscreen is semi-translucent. It blocks a lot, but not everything. I've got a cover installed to keep the summer heat...
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      Something Seems Off

      "The dealer" makes me wonder if this is a VW dealer. G12 has been standard in VWs for over a decade. Do they even have green anti-freeze at VW anymore? The G12 I've seen is either pink or...
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      CDN

      Giveaways for a Canadian model...

      Foglights and the Golf badge on the trunk.

      Cool car.
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      Great Choice

      The 2.5S isn't a GTI, but it is a lot of other very desirable things.

      The engine isn't really worth spending money on. It isn't that it can't be made more powerful. It clearly can be, but not so...
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      First Mods

      Consider doing things best done to a new car. Paintshield and mudflaps come to mind.

      If you don't have VCDS, consider getting it.
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      Paint Shield

      Haven't seen the sill guards stocked here, but you might try NGP Racing to see if they would bring some in with their next order from the UK.

      I put paint shield film on my door sills. Works well...
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      The Question We Were Asked to Answer

      So Jetta sedans don't matter, nor do Passats of any kind.

      For the MK VI JSW, BT is under the passenger seat if it's a separate module. My 2011 JSW TDI came equipped with an RNS-315 and had a BT...
    16. Eating Crow...

      The automatic for the 2.5 is a 6 speed as KC Jazz noted. It's been this way from 2009 onward; it's not 5 speed Tiptronic as I posted. (Just checked SportWagen brochures from '09, '11, and '13.) ...
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      RNS-510 in a 2014 JSW

      If you have and RNS-510, I assume you're adding this to replace something else.

      If you're replacing an RNS-315, you may not have a factory BT module, since the RNS-315 has an internal BT module.
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    18. Transmission is a Big Part of the Equation, Too

      If you go for the gasser, give the transmission some thought.

      The 5 MT in recent models is wide ratio, with the fifth gear being an overdrive. It's probably best thought of as a four speed with a...
    19. Short Commute, Take the Gasser

      I love my TDI JSW, but it's not at its best for short commutes. Honestly, no car "loves" short commutes, but a non-turbo gasser is probably the least harmed by that use pattern. TDIs have DPFs to...
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      Sounds Good & Also Not Too Good to be True

      $65 for oil is OK, but even the dealer will run specials at $50 or below.

      $210 is great for DSG service. The fluid (really only needs 4.5 liters, but you have to buy 5 liters) gaskets, and filter...
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