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      When I wrote I meant that I certainly...

      When I wrote



      I meant that I certainly wouldn't install HIDs in them.

      I've seen photos of the resulting beam pattern, and -- while not quite as bad as if you drop HIDs into reflector...
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      Good headlights. We've got a set on my wife's...

      Good headlights. We've got a set on my wife's 2.5 Jetta.

      They're not designed for HIDs either, though.
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      Well, Bytes 09-13 in your current Long Code are...

      Well, Bytes 09-13 in your current Long Code are 1A 00 00 0F 00.

      They're supposed to be 0A 00 00 0F 00 (see Tim Birney's Post #7 in this thread).

      So your Byte 09 is incorrect.

      Did you also...
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      Tim-- I know you were directing that at...

      Tim--

      I know you were directing that at HVRCRFT, not me. :beer:

      But this thread is 564 (now 565) posts long. It's really tough for someone brand-new to wade through all the info. (Hell it...
    5. Sorry I can't help you with what exactly might be...

      Sorry I can't help you with what exactly might be wrong, except that you're definitely zeroing-in on the problem.

      The kilometer values in the Faults, I believe, indicate when each particular fault...
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      OK, here we go again. :) The LED tail lights...

      OK, here we go again. :)

      The LED tail lights are not plug-and-play. You need to do some re-wiring at the tail light connectors, and you need to re-code Bytes 9 through 13 of your CECM Long Code....
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      That's OK. No need to apologize. Oh, wait......

      That's OK. No need to apologize.

      Oh, wait...

      :)
    8. Yes, I just checked, and the steering warning...

      Yes, I just checked, and the steering warning icon (lower-left part of the tachometer dial) does come on briefly when you turn the key to ACC. )It's like the first icon to go out after that.)
      ...
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      No, BsickPassat is correct in his post just...

      No, BsickPassat is correct in his post just above. Prior to 2009 (that is, 2008 and earlier), the only VW-recommended difference was the very first oil change. It was 5,000 miles for the first oil...
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      Timing chain should be good until 100,000 or...

      Timing chain should be good until 100,000 or 120,000 miles. I understand you can hear it start to slap as it (the tensioner) gets loose.

      I'd guess the DSG doesn't downshift into first gear until...
    11. Yes, the steering warning icon should show up if...

      Yes, the steering warning icon should show up if the power steering malfunctions. In fact, it normally lights up if you disconnect and then re-connect the battery, until the steering system...
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      If you're looking in the maintenance/service book...

      If you're looking in the maintenance/service book that came with your car documents (as you should be), it has oil change listed as part of the services to be done every 10,000 miles or 12 months,...
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      What do you mean exactly, "shining above the...

      What do you mean exactly, "shining above the cutoff line"? The cut-off is the horizontal boundary between the bright beam pattern below, and the part above that's blocked off (preventing glare).
      ...
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      Please don't call it a "hack." :) The LED tail...

      Please don't call it a "hack." :) The LED tail lights are what all European-market Mk5's (in fact, I think the entire rest-of-the-world market, outside the Americas) came with. I strongly believe...
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      That's my bet, too. The VW-recommended interval,...

      That's my bet, too. The VW-recommended interval, of course, is 10,000 miles, or one year. I believe you need a VAG-COM/VCDS to change the interval at which the service reminder comes on.
      ...
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      You can do the under-dash re-wiring without using...

      You can do the under-dash re-wiring without using a lift. It's just a pain in the ass, or rather a pain in the back as you contort. And be aware of the need to have a heavy-duty staple bent to the...
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      OK... There are four bits in Central Electronics...

      OK... There are four bits in Central Electronics Control Module 9 that control how the rear fog light(s) behave:

      Byte 3/Bit 1 just tells the computer how many rear fog lights your car has -- it's...
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      That's very plausible. I assume you don't have...

      That's very plausible.

      I assume you don't have a VAG-COM -- do you know for sure the rear fog light (singular) coding has been enabled? I mean, it makes sense, but it could also be that the...
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      That .pdf DIY you found is the correct (that is,...

      That .pdf DIY you found is the correct (that is, best) one. If the car had been re-wired and re-coded for the rear fog light, you'd now have to reverse the steps to un-do all that.

      But I suspect...
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      OK, where are you getting your information? It's...

      OK, where are you getting your information? It's more than switching just two wires.

      1. Look at the thread that Ikey3125 in Post #4 above. It's a very long, complex, confusing thread; but it's...
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