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    1. Thread: Knob question

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      Good and bad (for some) news: The knob comes...

      Good and bad (for some) news:

      The knob comes off easily, needs to be pulled straight out. It is held by friction, not glued.

      The knob (or any of the other knobs on the infotainment unit) is not...
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      Having done a rear bearing myself, I 100% agree...

      Having done a rear bearing myself, I 100% agree with your assesment. Now, the reason for me visiting this thread is that I have two more bearings sitting on my garage table: both fronts should now be...
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      I did a retrofit of the heated wheel some time...

      I did a retrofit of the heated wheel some time ago and wrote a post with info

      It is a pretty straightforward retrofit but in addition to the new wheel, you will need a controller box plus wheel...
    4. Yep. The VW service manual says to replace the...

      Yep. The VW service manual says to replace the sensor with the Phaeton specific part, which comes with pretty long piping to the sensor and a hefty price tag. Yet the sensor itself is a very common...
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      This is the normal procedure. A bit costly if you...

      This is the normal procedure. A bit costly if you are to pay for the repairs with your own money. The glow plug flame monitoring is based (I believe - not documented anywhere) on the measurement of...
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      I had some issues with the left rear door after...

      I had some issues with the left rear door after all the doors were stripped down and repainted by the dealer on VW chassis warranty. This was cured by adjusting the position of the lock catch on the...
    7. Glad to hear you got it sorted out, Peter! I was...

      Glad to hear you got it sorted out, Peter! I was not spot-on this time as your corrosion seems to be quite severe and involved both buttons. My switch assy was otherwise intact, just needed one jump...
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      Interesting, a bit peculiar and even a bit...

      Interesting, a bit peculiar and even a bit alarming news! Yep, the Flying Spur looks nicer now. But, looking at the small bits that have been incommon with the Phaeton and reading the description of...
    9. Mike, do keep in mind that the service interval...

      Mike, do keep in mind that the service interval for a heater is somewhere around 5 years, tops. This means cleaning up the burner housing and replacing the glow plug, at minimum. Do not buy a 8-year...
    10. I had missed your post previously but I would be...

      I had missed your post previously but I would be a lot of money on this: your problem is with the door switch unit/assembly. I had exactly the same issue but it was with the child lock buttons.
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      I think this has a lot to do with the fact that...

      I think this has a lot to do with the fact that the guys floored a S4. The brakes on single rear wheel cant do much to fight the torque of the engine. It is another question why the ESP did not limit...
    12. It means that the component is using too much...

      It means that the component is using too much power. In "regular" car electronics it would simply blow the fuse, but not in modern cars... :-) The circuitry in charge of driving the blower motor has...
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      I did the rear right myself (in my garage,...

      I did the rear right myself (in my garage, without a lift and with hand tools only). And a few weeks later the rear left was done by the dealer... ;) It is certainly possible to DIY but really not...
    14. Good job! :thumbup: It was probably a good...

      Good job! :thumbup:

      It was probably a good idea to take out the left headlight, should make it easier to remove intercooler. I did not dare to take out my headlight as it seems I always get it...
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      There is a natural explanation to this behavior....

      There is a natural explanation to this behavior. You will see this kind of "starting problems" if you use the Webasto to heat up the engine (as you do now, since you have disabled the water valve)...
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      Right. The repair procedure explained in the...

      Right. The repair procedure explained in the workshop manuals instructs to replace the lower trim as well as the chrome trim pieces in the middle of the door. They are supposed to break at removal....
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      Was it a used headlight that was put in there?...

      Was it a used headlight that was put in there? The adjustment mechanism is pretty complex and it does get its share of road salt. The adjustments in my car (from 2005) were pretty much seized when I...
    18. Naah, not funny at all! I feel your pain. ...

      Naah, not funny at all! I feel your pain.



      Yep, I wonder how the factory manual can be that incomplete. The third bolt is on the other side of the heater (exactly behind the intercooler) and I...
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      Hahaha, brings back memories from 2009. I was...

      Hahaha, brings back memories from 2009. I was shopping for a ca. 3 years old V6 TDI. It had to be metallic gray with gray interior (to match our other VW bought earlier the same year, the EOS, with...
    20. Now that I think about this, I believe you are...

      Now that I think about this, I believe you are right! The metal bracket is pretty massive and wraps around the heater.



      What about the intercooler? The service manual does not say it needs to...
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