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      Because, just maybe? they just recently found...

      Because, just maybe? they just recently found out themselves?
      The Takata airbag debacle... probably nowhere near done finding out just how far-reaching it will end up being.
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      The '15a' terminal is used for a lot more than...

      The '15a' terminal is used for a lot more than "ballast resistor bypass on a points-ignition car."
      CIS cars use it to power the cold start valve.
      CIS-E3 taps that line to also provide a 'start'...
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      Not so fast there, speedy. Entirely new...

      Not so fast there, speedy.
      Entirely new campaign. Completely different set(s) of inflators than the last few rounds of Takata recalls - and, yes, there have been multiple recall campaigns for...
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      I used the Kl50 cable from a BMW N52 engine. ...

      I used the Kl50 cable from a BMW N52 engine.
      Part# 12-51-7-537-365. MSRP: A whole $14.

      It's about 10" long, and has the correct weatherproof and locking connector on it.
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      That's what was said, yes. And, what I did, when...

      That's what was said, yes. And, what I did, when I installed that very same MkIV 2.0 A/T starter on my SII 16v.
      Just connect all of the '50' (start, from ignition switch) and '15a' ('ignition...
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      Yeah, there is - and worse. Load a baby, in a...

      Yeah, there is - and worse. Load a baby, in a bucket, into a Scirocco! :laugh:
      It (and he) fit. But, I can't carry anyone else if Isaac's in the car - can't lock the RF seatback into place, need...
    7. Here you go. (http://lmgtfy.com/?q=blinker+fluid)

      Here you go.
    8. :oops: Forgot to "*2" the sidewall height when...

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      Forgot to "*2" the sidewall height when I ran the math. :laugh:
      (section_width * aspect_ratio *2 / 25.4) + wheel_diameter = tire diameter. I forgot the bolded part. You can thank...
    9. Your math is backwards, sir. Rule of thumb is...

      Your math is backwards, sir.
      Rule of thumb is "5 points of sidewall per 10mm width difference," yes. But.... Narrower tire = need taller sidewall. a 185/55-15 would be downright puny compared to...
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      It should have one. From the instructions (...

      It should have one.
      From the instructions ( http://pdf.crutchfieldonline.com/ImageBank/v20141214204600/Manuals/120/1209003NAV.PDF ):
      "Connect the Red wire to the ignition wire of the aftermarket...
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      Repaired? Not replaced the plugs? (or, have...

      Repaired? Not replaced the plugs? (or, have your replacement plugs burned, too?)
      Once I replaced the plugs (and the bulbs at the same time - learned that lesson after the first "bulb failure"),...
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      Pontiac G6 (its platform mate) is just as bad. ...

      Pontiac G6 (its platform mate) is just as bad. More maddening due to the bean counters spec'ing 'Christmas tree' clips (rather than sheetmetal screws / J-nuts) to hold the fender liners to the front...
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      Interesting find. And, looking for a QSW to...

      Interesting find.

      And, looking for a QSW to strip, are you? I have a pair (still) up for sale......
      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?7240182-Pair-of-QSWs-for-sale

      :)
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      Jack, did you get a chance to run that scan on...

      Jack, did you get a chance to run that scan on your car yet? :)
    15. That's how mine are set up (vertical side...

      That's how mine are set up (vertical side spring.) And, exactly why I:
      1- installed safety cables in the springs, and
      2- anchored the safety cables directly to the door frame (instead of leaving...
    16. Absolutely. I've had a spring break - more...

      Absolutely.
      I've had a spring break - more than once. Thankfully, my car was not in the garage the first couple of times that happened.
      I did install safety cables at failure #3 (which,...
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      Yeah, that's disgusting looking..... :eek: ...

      Yeah, that's disgusting looking..... :eek:

      Writing a DIY on the Tiptronic mod:
      I did think about that. Unfortunately, I didn't take pictures as I went. Sometimes (and, this was one of those...
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      :oops: Missed that part. Read 'timing belt',...

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      Missed that part. Read 'timing belt', completely missed 'head gasket.'
      But, GAP has the tools to do the head bolts, too. Most of the time, they're a 12-point socket head (and, IIRC,...
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      You got it. That's the power supply for the...

      You got it. That's the power supply for the antenna amplifier (integrated into the antenna base.)
      Connect it to the ANT (power antenna) or REM (remote turn-on) terminal on your head unit.
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      Mostly just basic metric hand tools. 1/4" drive...

      Mostly just basic metric hand tools. 1/4" drive sockets, a 5mm Allen (hex) bit (for the upper timing cover's lower nut.) 6mm Allen for the P/S and W/P pulleys. A MkII 8v is pretty simple.

      A...
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