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      What brand of bulbs are you using? To a great...

      What brand of bulbs are you using? To a great extent, you get what you pay for. Cheap HID bulbs are. Cheap.

      As you know, intermittent outages obviously point to a poor connection somewhere. ...
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      I agree. There are some tweaks you could do for...

      I agree. There are some tweaks you could do for minor improvements, like replace the lenses with perfectly-clear ones -- the stock lenses are actually dimpled like a golf ball and have a horizontal...
    3. Thanks for the info and the link to HYDE16's...

      Thanks for the info and the link to HYDE16's excellent post.

      That post quotes Technical Bulletin 2038161 from Sep 22, 2014, which mentions yet another "Improved intake manifold design" with yet...
    4. Carbon build-up on the intake valves seems to be...

      Carbon build-up on the intake valves seems to be a problem with every manufacturer's direct-injection engines. There are advantages to direct-injection, but keeping valves clean isn't one of them......
    5. TSI Intake Manifold Replacement and Valve Cleaning

      As I hope everyone who owns a Mk5 (or Mk6) with a TSI engine, VW several years ago extended the warranty coverage for the failing intake manifold flaps to 120,000 miles.

      A couple days ago, I got a...
    6. Worth a try. An older generic OBD-II reader may...

      Worth a try. An older generic OBD-II reader may not identify the fault in the light-leveling system; but erasing all faults should get rid of the ones there too.
    7. You know, there may be another possibility... ...

      You know, there may be another possibility...

      Yesterday evening, I disconnected the driver's side headlight connector to post in another thread what the bulb-out warning icon looks like on the...
    8. Here's a video clip of how the auto-leveling...

      Here's a video clip of how the auto-leveling self-test is supposed to work -- in this case with the bi-xenons already on:

      http://i633.photobucket.com/albums/uu59/mkoziarski/th_20160201_205322.mp4...
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      Um, no. :) On a Mk5, the yellow bulb-out...

      Um, no. :) On a Mk5, the yellow bulb-out warning icon is on the tachometer dial, just below the 50K RPM mark. It does have an exclamation mark as part of it, but inside an upside-down bulb shape...
    10. ^ ^ What bmurray716 said, more-or-less. The...

      ^ ^ What bmurray716 said, more-or-less.

      The start-up self-leveling test is done by the bi-xenon headlights within about three seconds of start-up, whether the headlights are on or not. If your...
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      Yeah, but with Mk3's the limit for the digits on...

      Yeah, but with Mk3's the limit for the digits on the odometer is 300,000 (mi or km). On your car, It wouldn't have reset prior to that point, so at 200,000 km you were still on your first "go...
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      Just a guess... but... On Mk3 VWs (from the...

      Just a guess... but...

      On Mk3 VWs (from the 1990s), the odometer only goes from 0 to 300,000 miles (or 300,000 km in those kinds of countries :) ). During the first 300,000, the word TOTAL...
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      You mean do you have to have a fault regarding...

      You mean do you have to have a fault regarding this (and therefore a Check Engine Light) before VW will cover the replacement of the manifold?

      I imagine so. If the actuator has failed, you'll get...
    14. Do you have any more photos of the blend doors,...

      Do you have any more photos of the blend doors, before and after the duct-foil repair?

      Our daughter now has our 1997 Jetta that we've had since it was new, and now that she's graduated from...
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      Sounds like you're talking about a sedan (Jetta...

      Sounds like you're talking about a sedan (Jetta or GLI). Phade has a GTI.

      Phade -- I really don't know what those Ziza wiring harnesses will do, but I suspect -- at best -- they'll only keep you...
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      Disclaimer: We own two Mk5 sedans (Jetta and...

      Disclaimer: We own two Mk5 sedans (Jetta and GLI), both with European LED tail lights. The wiring is different between the sedans and the hatchbacks, but I think the coding should be the same.
      ...
    17. Regarding the fuel filter, you're right, VW...

      Regarding the fuel filter, you're right, VW doesn't specify a replacement interval for some reason.

      40,000 miles seems a good interval, from my experience and that of some others. Other people...
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      Well, I know that when a new cluster (0 mi) is...

      Well, I know that when a new cluster (0 mi) is installed by a dealer, the dealer is supposed to re-set the odometer to the correct current reading and certify it. Dealer would certainly have the...
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      Wow, nice offer. How much besides the shipping? ...

      Wow, nice offer. How much besides the shipping? :)

      I'd sure like the odometer to be accurate. Who's authorized to reset those things? Just the dealer? Or even the dealer?
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      Intermittent Airbag Warning Icon

      Several months ago, our daughter who was away at college said that the red airbag warning icon on her 1997 Jetta started coming on intermittently. An independent repair shop said they couldn't do...
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