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    1. If this is still a problem, get your VIN and call...

      If this is still a problem, get your VIN and call the dealer - definitely not saying you should buy from them, but you could certainly get some information from them.

      Ian
    2. Thread: Accessory belt

      by skowsa
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      Accessory belt

      Wow, thought I had a simple belt change, but when I got in there I saw the belt tensioner pulley was shot to pieces. The pulley was literally half melted and in pieces. Of course, the belt is the one...
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      Just had the exact same problem, switch gave the...

      Just had the exact same problem, switch gave the click, but nothing moved. I cleaned everything, checked wiring (I'd previously had it broken on the drivers side) gave the motor a few taps - nothing....
    4. On a very much related note. For those of you...

      On a very much related note. For those of you having a hard time finding VW spec. oils and you desperately want to stick to the 5w-40, try your local lawn mower, or small engine repair shop. In my...
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      that sounds exactly like my car and mine has...

      that sounds exactly like my car and mine has always sounded like that - well, since I've owned it (got it at about 30kmiles and it's now up to 90kmiles). In fact, about 20k miles ago someone asked if...
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      Folks - thanks for the responses, I've been away...

      Folks - thanks for the responses, I've been away for a few days and relatively offline, hence the silence on my end.
      I'm 100% positive the handbrake wasn't even a mm up. I will have to go back and...
    7. Run away from any dealer that claims to have...

      Run away from any dealer that claims to have never heard of this before, it is well known. So much so that I took my car in to my local independent mechanic and he told me about the problem and said...
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      Brake warning light

      My wife drives the van (03 GLS) and told me the brake warning light was on, it's since gone off though.
      I took a look at all the pads and they all have some life in them yet, so my question isl; Is...
    9. The window issue could be frayed wiring. I had...

      The window issue could be frayed wiring. I had intermittent window problems, I moved the switches from one side to the other, still happened occasionally, took it to my mechanic and he found the...
    10. I'd assume you swapped back the relays that you...

      I'd assume you swapped back the relays that you mentioned?
      First thing is to get the codes read, or you could be throwing money at replacing unrelated parts.
      At least with the codes you might be...
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      Just to add my 2 cents, I'm also able to get...

      Just to add my 2 cents, I'm also able to get about 75 - 100ft from mine.
      Replace the battery maybe?

      Regards,
      Ian
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      Someone just posted recently about getting a...

      Someone just posted recently about getting a replacement off ebay.

      This should get you started, but I don't know how you would get it matched to your vehicle.
      ...
    13. Additionally, I believe the center unit from a...

      Additionally, I believe the center unit from a Honda Odyssey will also work. Can't remember what year Odyssey but if you do a search you might be able to find out. Pretty sure I read about it on this...
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      I'm certainly no mechanic and definitely not...

      I'm certainly no mechanic and definitely not experienced troubleshooting but if it only occurs on turning I'd draw my attention to objects that are moving during turning over any other maneuver, CV...
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      Outside temperature warning light

      Does anyone know how I can turn the chime off when the outside temp. hits 39 degrees F?

      I've searched all forums under VW and I can't find any mention of anyone turning this off. Surely it can be...
    16. Thread: Inner tie rods

      by skowsa
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      Inner tie rods

      My mechanic told me there was too much play in the drivers side tie rod to do an alignment, so I bought a new tie rod but just replaced the outer end hoping that was where the problem was (I couldn't...
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      Replace the plugs and then if issues continue...

      Replace the plugs and then if issues continue replace the coils.
      The plugs are expensive enough!
      You really don't want to replace a component just for fun, it's not exactly a lot of work and if...
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      Well put, it's a nice 'feature' but I still find...

      Well put, it's a nice 'feature' but I still find myself checking the tire pressure the old fashioned way every few weeks. After all, VW's track record on these sort of components is not exactly great...
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      I was in a fender bender earlier in the year and...

      I was in a fender bender earlier in the year and this item is half the price of a new grille from the dealership and sounds like it's what you're looking for.

      Ian
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      I believe that's been available for some time now...

      I believe that's been available for some time now and they do have black also

      http://www.ecstuning.com/Volkswagen-Passat_B6-FWD-2.0T/Exterior/Body/Grille/

      Ian
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