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      Without knowing what's inside the wiring for the...

      Without knowing what's inside the wiring for the trainer hitch, how could one possibly know if it's necessary or not?

      I suspect the instructions don't actually mean a direct connection to the...
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      Sorry I couldn't be more help. VWVortex (IMHO)...

      Sorry I couldn't be more help. VWVortex (IMHO) tends toward a younger crowd that want to modify their cars. For repairs or troubleshooting, you'll probably do better at PassatWorld (I'm very active...
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      I've heard that as well, but I've also heard that...

      I've heard that as well, but I've also heard that it's a completely independent system. I tend to believe the latter.
    4. I'd recommend leaving it alone. The W8 is a...

      I'd recommend leaving it alone. The W8 is a maintenance nightmare that doesn't really belong or fit in the car. While I've read (but not confirmed) there are mounting kits to put a VR6 in a B5...
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      Fuse #14 protects the Comfort Control Module,...

      Fuse #14 protects the Comfort Control Module, which operates the door locks, alarm system, power windows, sunroof, and interior light. The car won't start with it blown.
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      Demonic possession it is, then.

      Demonic possession it is, then.
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      I'm not convinced either; just one thing I could...

      I'm not convinced either; just one thing I could think of to check. My last Diesel car was a Peugeot. If something is triggering a programmed limp mode, the ECU should darn well have stored codes...
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      Aye. The cruise control is almost completely...

      Aye. The cruise control is almost completely software; the only mechanical parts are the stalk switches, the brake switch, and the clutch or automatic transmission multi-function switch. If you have...
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      ??? Thinking about it, I never noticed - but I...

      ??? Thinking about it, I never noticed - but I checked the VW parts list and you're right. Sorry. If you really want black, I'd probably buy a guy who works at an interior trim shop a beer and see...
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      The switch is physically located behind the...

      The switch is physically located behind the pedal. It's a two element switch; one for the brake lights and one (I assumed) for the cruise control. They can fail independently, and I don't know which...
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      If you want to do it right, you'd need different...

      If you want to do it right, you'd need different materials and different prep for the columns (hard plastic) visors (soft plastic) and headliner (cloth). On the hard surfaces it'll tend to scratch,...
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      Don't know the TDI all that well, but in general...

      Don't know the TDI all that well, but in general I understand a fuel temperature sensor will not cause operational problems, and is an easy replacement.

      Regarding the throttle issue, I'm not 100%...
    13. 137,000 miles isn't considered high mileage for...

      137,000 miles isn't considered high mileage for these cars. My 2000 had twice that with no major problems. Yes, parts are every bit as expensive as for any other German car; some of that has to do...
    14. After the water leak is fixed, lift the carpet...

      After the water leak is fixed, lift the carpet and dry it out completely. Open the case of the TCM to dry it out, and examine it for corrosion. Unwrap each splice in the wiring harness. If any are...
    15. HERE...

      HERE is a thread on that. That said, disconnecting the battery will not generally require a reset or reprogram of the transmission. Water on the floor, however, CAN cause problems. Most water in the...
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      It doesn't take collision damage for these cars...

      It doesn't take collision damage for these cars to leak water; they do it just fine all on their own. The most common vectors are clogged water plenum drains, clogged sunroof drains, and a defective...
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      You're going to need a larger turbocharger,...

      You're going to need a larger turbocharger, different software, exhaust manifold, fuel injectors, exhaust, and ancillary accessories. Take a look that the APR Stage III kit for an idea. That's closer...
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      You're never going to get that horsepower with...

      You're never going to get that horsepower with that stuff. As a matter of fact, the "Super Mega Flow" hot air intake will probably cost you some power. For above 200 HP you're going to need a larger...
    19. This should be simple. 90% of the time this is a...

      This should be simple. 90% of the time this is a bad sensor, another 9% is defective wiring. The other 1% is hypothetical weirdness like the coolant temperature sensor or ECU. Assuming you've...
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      Yeah, but that's just the usual VW "inline...

      Yeah, but that's just the usual VW "inline update" weirdness. Unlike American cars, the Germans like to tinker with them on an ongoing basis. THEN you get the weirdness at the beginning or end or a...
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