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      I have had this issue in the past...same...

      I have had this issue in the past...same symptoms. The cause was a fault with the ultrasonic interior sensor. That's the one that sets the alarm off when you leave your dog in the car and lock it...
    2. Anyone Familiar With This Phaeton? 2006 4 Seat Papillion Over Petrol

      I'm just curious to see if anyone here has any history on this Phaeton for sale in Florida. It's very unique: a 2006 V8 four-seater with Papillion Silver Heliochrome paint and Petrol leather. ...
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      I'll chime in on the GROM discussion. I have a...

      I'll chime in on the GROM discussion.

      I have a different adapter from the same company, the GROM AND-2, which provides a hardwired auxiliary input as well as a USB input for connecting flash...
    4. I'm curious...what was the solution to a noisy...

      I'm curious...what was the solution to a noisy alternator?
    5. Thread: Dash Lights

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      I haven't been keeping up with this thread in its...

      I haven't been keeping up with this thread in its entirety but have you tried refreshing the CAN gateway as per this thread:

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthread.php?5322130

      I believe that...
    6. Thread: Two 4-Seaters

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      It's really neat to see the old-style tail lights...

      It's really neat to see the old-style tail lights and the face-lift tail lights side by side on the same color Phaeton. Thanks for sharing the pictures.

      Steven
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      I replaced my crankcase vent valve (PCV) with a...

      I replaced my crankcase vent valve (PCV) with a no-name from Ebay about two years ago. I just replaced it again after it started honking like a goose with an OEM one. There was a noticeable...
    8. After looking at things closely, it seems like...

      After looking at things closely, it seems like the display & controller are the same ones that Sean used in his setup.

      Steven
    9. Would one of these displays work for this project...

      Would one of these displays work for this project if it would physically fit inside the J523? It says it will do PAL/NTSC

      https://www.adafruit.com/products/2395
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      I notice in your repair log that you had the...

      I notice in your repair log that you had the entire oil cooler replaced along with the gaskets. Was that an "engine-out" procedure? Just curious...

      Your Phaeton looks sharp!

      Steven
    11. Just curious...why do you need to remove it?

      Just curious...why do you need to remove it?
    12. An OBDII reader won't help you with the issues...

      An OBDII reader won't help you with the issues you're having. You need VCDS (aka VAG-COM) period. There is no substitute. If you plan to keep the car any length of time, you will more than make up...
    13. Step one when diagnosing almost any electrical...

      Step one when diagnosing almost any electrical problem on a Phaeton is to check the left-side battery. It is often the root cause of many seemingly unrelated problems. Step two is a diagnostic scan...
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      On the way home from work yesterday, the PCV...

      On the way home from work yesterday, the PCV valve started making a honking noise. Perhaps it was slowly dying and finally gave up the ghost. I've got a new one on order. Hopefully this will help...
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      Thanks for the info, Martin. I imagined that the...

      Thanks for the info, Martin. I imagined that the idle speed should be more stable than I'm experiencing. I'm beginning to suspect a small vacuum leak but haven't confirmed that.
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      Normal Variation in Idle Speed

      Let me preface this post by stating that I'm a car hypochondriac. Having gotten that out of the way:

      What would be considered normal variation in idle speed? VCDS shows my Phaeton idle speed...
    17. Some idiot contractor forgot that he left a big...

      Some idiot contractor forgot that he left a big miter saw or table saw blade on top of his truck tool box. It flew off the box when he passed me doing north of 80mph on I-66 heading toward DC, took...
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      Not the first time I've been wrong today... So...

      Not the first time I've been wrong today...

      So how did you do it?
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      I'm going to guess that you used the mounting...

      I'm going to guess that you used the mounting hardware for a short wheelbase Audi A8.
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      Our V8 Phaetons are all equipped with the ZF...

      Our V8 Phaetons are all equipped with the ZF 6HP19a transmission. The "a" designation indicates that it is the all wheel drive version of the 6-speed transmission. BMW used the non-all wheel drive...
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