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      Maybe Audi uses better quality rubber on the...

      Maybe Audi uses better quality rubber on the boots? My wife's 07 passat had its driver side inner and passenger side outer cv boot replaced a few months ago at 48k miles. both were leaking grease...
    2. Timing belt replacement interval (mileage vs time) ?

      Hi All,

      We're debating whether to keep the wife's 2007 passat 2.0 or to sell it. One of the main things affecting the decision is up coming maintenance/repair costs.

      So far it's been...
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      Don't know how much help this is. This happened...

      Don't know how much help this is. This happened on my 2008 VR6 a years ago. It was just under 50k miles so VW covered it. The bill was for approximately $200 parts & labor included and took the...
    4. Had the same issue on the wife's car about a year...

      Had the same issue on the wife's car about a year ago. Had to take it into the dealer to have the computer reprogrammed to recognize the key.

      It won't unlock/lock the car but can still start the...
    5. Thread: VR6 vs 335i

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      I had a '99 E46 328i and a 07 and 08 Passat 3.6...

      I had a '99 E46 328i and a 07 and 08 Passat 3.6 4motion wagon. Both are great cars.

      My E46 served me well for 175k trouble free miles before I had to sell her for the passat due to having a baby...
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      Thanks. The car does not have a sun roof, and...

      Thanks. The car does not have a sun roof, and all the carpets are dry.

      Still a mystery.
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      I ran the AC on full with the heater full blast...

      I ran the AC on full with the heater full blast for about an hour. didn't make any difference.

      The scent doesn't seem to be coming from the air vents.

      I checked the spare area, it's dry.
      ...
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      Moldy/Musty smell in 2007 passat

      Howdy all,

      My wife's 2007 passat has recently developed a moldy/musty smell. At first I thought it was the cabin filter, so I replaced that. didn't change a thing.

      I checked the carpet,...
    9. So was the non-working key fob in the ignition...

      So was the non-working key fob in the ignition during all this or was it somewhere else? You said remove keyfob but didn't say remove it from where, or where it was supposed to have been when you...
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      when was the last time you had the brake fluid...

      when was the last time you had the brake fluid flushed?
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      The fins are clear of bugs, dirt and debris. I...

      The fins are clear of bugs, dirt and debris. I have considered it could be something else, but thought the cheapest thing to try first is to try to fill it will refrigerant and see if that fixes the...
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      I don't have Climatronic as it is a base 2.0 with...

      I don't have Climatronic as it is a base 2.0 with no options other than auto transmission.

      I do have a VAG-COM cable and have ran a full VCDS scan and no error codes were found.
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      Thanks for the input guys. I've checked with a...

      Thanks for the input guys. I've checked with a vag-com and there are no codes stored. AC still blows cold air, just not as cold as it used to, so if its been parked in 90 degree weather all day, it...
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      any DYI on how to refill A/C freon?

      My wife's nearly 8 year old passat isn't blowing out much cold air anymore. I'm thinking most of the freon probably has leaked over the 8 years we've owned it. Car has been 100% trouble free until...
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      Don't trust the MFD unless you've gone through...

      Don't trust the MFD unless you've gone through calibration using a VAG-COM.

      When I got my first VR6 4motion wagon in 2007, the MFD would show about 33 MPG highway when in reality it was around 22...
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      Both keys work fine at starting the car. One key...

      Both keys work fine at starting the car. One key can remotely lock/unlock the car. the 2nd key stopped remotely locking/unlocking car. I'm trying to re-adapt the ecu so that the 2nd key will work...
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      Tuesday,25,February,2014,19:20:00:42417 VCDS --...

      Tuesday,25,February,2014,19:20:00:42417
      VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator
      VCDS Version: 12.12.2.0 (x64)
      Data version: 20140212


      VIN: License Plate:
      Mileage: 68530km-42582mi Repair...
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      I have the same issue with one key. I have a...

      I have the same issue with one key. I have a question on this procedure.

      Since you need to have the ignition on, thus you would require to have one key in the ignition, how do you press unlock on...
    19. Yup first problem in 7 years on the wife's car. ...

      Yup first problem in 7 years on the wife's car. On my previous car (2008 VW Passat 3.6 4motion wagon) I had 0 problems in 5.5 years of ownership before she was totaled.
    20. Unfortunately it didn't work. :( Any other...

      Unfortunately it didn't work. :(

      Any other suggestions?
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