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      Best bet, if you have a laptop, is a copy of VCDS...

      Best bet, if you have a laptop, is a copy of VCDS. The free version, with a $13 eBay cable will do more than most scanners. The paid version will do more than the VW diagnostic computer.
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      The highlight behind all gears indicates the...

      The highlight behind all gears indicates the transmission is in limp mode, and is limiting operation to save further damage. This can be minor, or catastrophic. Get to someone with a VAG compatible...
    3. Thread: Buying Advice

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      1. In automatic mode, just set the temperature...

      1. In automatic mode, just set the temperature below ambient.
      2. No, that's it.
      3. For a 2003, the easiest way is to give the dealer $250.
      4. No.
      5. Not legitimate. If there are codes stored, get...
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      A Monsoon system will usually say Monsoon on the...

      A Monsoon system will usually say Monsoon on the head unit, and will have an external amplifier in the trunk.
    5. Thread: Buying Advice

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      Forget about inspecting the timing belt. At...

      Forget about inspecting the timing belt. At 115,000 miles, you either have a receipt proving the belt was changed, or you have to change it immediately after purchase. That's a thousand-dollar job,...
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      Unless the existing diverter valve is worn out,...

      Unless the existing diverter valve is worn out, removing the aftermarket intake would probably be more of an improvement. But if you want to tinker, it's not an expensive part, and you'll probably...
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      Then you're looking primarily #1, 2 and 3. Do...

      Then you're looking primarily #1, 2 and 3. Do take it seriously; in addition to the CCM (Comfort Control Module) the TCM (Transmission Control Module) for the automatic transmission is in the other...
    8. (Sigh) Despite the age of these cars, they have...

      (Sigh) Despite the age of these cars, they have an early version of CAN-BUS - sort of a local area network. The same wires carry various signals for various purposes. I doubt very much there IS a...
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      If it ran out of fuel, you'd certainly get a...

      If it ran out of fuel, you'd certainly get a "refuel" message and a failure to start. Continuing to try would likely burn up the fuel pump. The engine would crank normally. A broken timing belt...
    10. You'd probably have to cut one of the...

      You'd probably have to cut one of the printed-circuit traces on the door lock module board. In other words, no. Really, taking the door apart isn't all that hard.
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      Also, get rid of the "10/60" oil. Where do you...

      Also, get rid of the "10/60" oil. Where do you even find that?
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      Yes, but other causes are much more likely: 1....

      Yes, but other causes are much more likely:

      1. Drain tubes for the sunroof go through the "A" pillars. They commonly become clogged or disconnected.
      2. Plugged drains in the water scuttle, under...
    13. Being a good customer may get you a great...

      Being a good customer may get you a great discount, but not a $400+ part for $100. Bet you an internet cookie you're getting aftermarket.
    14. Where are you getting new VW axles for $100?...

      Where are you getting new VW axles for $100? Should cost several times that.
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      Eight or nine amps is a LOT of power - something...

      Eight or nine amps is a LOT of power - something in the car should be pretty warm to the touch from that. Did your car have the Monsoon premium sound system, with an external amp in the trunk? It may...
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      No version with glass lenses is available. ECS...

      No version with glass lenses is available. ECS Tuning was selling OEM Euro HID's for a while... for $1,800 a set.
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      I had a 1971 Fiat Spider convertible, towed by an...

      I had a 1971 Fiat Spider convertible, towed by an independent truck at AAA's request. Hooked the tow line to the bumper, and tore it right off the car in front of me. The driver said AAA should have...
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      Oil vapor and moisture, yes. Should be a milky...

      Oil vapor and moisture, yes. Should be a milky light-brown goop. Normal.
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      Welcome to VW. Multiple part vendors, in-line...

      Welcome to VW. Multiple part vendors, in-line part changes, etc. For example, an otherwise identical car might be fitted with one of four not-directly-compatible alternators.
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      There's not going to be any major change past...

      There's not going to be any major change past 2001.5. If you have an AWM engine, virtually identical.
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