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    1. The news is all over the press and internet now....

      The news is all over the press and internet now.

      While I expected this and have been predicting this for years, seeing the finality is sad.

      R.I.P. Phaeton. We will not see the likes of you...
    2. See post #9 of this thead. Link...

      See post #9 of this thead. Link
    3. Paldi, I tried your suggestion in 2011 and it...

      Paldi,

      I tried your suggestion in 2011 and it didn't work.

      dlouie,

      I tried variations on what you suggested but gave up when I worried about the gasoline dissolving washers. I did not try an...
    4. Yes, it is that simple. The most challanging part...

      Yes, it is that simple. The most challanging part is removing the CD changer but there are multiple posts on how to do this and I had no trouble. The Tunelink adapter I got fits into the cigarette...
    5. Resurrecting an old thread as I found a link to...

      Resurrecting an old thread as I found a link to it in a recent discussion here.

      I was never able to get this fixed and got tired of constantly clearing the faults with the VAG-COM, so I have been...
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      I have spent some time researching this matter...

      I have spent some time researching this matter and found a lot of valuable information in this thread. That thread does have wiring diagrams, and, perhaps most of interest to me, has a picture...
    7. Thread: What if?

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      Bobster, Those of us in the NAR region are...

      Bobster,

      Those of us in the NAR region are facing this dilemma already. Our cars are 2004-6 model years compared to yours as a MY 2011. I personally have two 2005 ones - both W!2's. (Nothing like...
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      Anybody use a unit that could connect via the...

      Anybody use a unit that could connect via the cigarette lighter jack next to the shifter like this one? Seems like that would be far easier to attach and remove.

      Victor
    9. GPS signal booster

      Jorgsphaeton,

      Sorry, been off-line for a while.

      I had actually looked into how to optimize GPS reception because I was having problems with this as well. I went as far to buy a GPS signal...
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      I'm shocked. Shocked! ;) Victor

      I'm shocked. Shocked!

      ;)

      Victor
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      http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l497/Twin_Phae...

      http://i1120.photobucket.com/albums/l497/Twin_Phaeton/memecrunch.com_meme_AE76_don_t_believe_everything_you_read_on_the_internet_image_zpsvzbxx442.png

      Victor
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      For those of you that have not seen this, some...

      For those of you that have not seen this, some years ago, Paneuropean, our (sadly, former) esteemed moderator posted a nice discussion on tinting windows on the Phaeton.

      It was not on VWVortex,...
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      My experience (with two of these yet) has been...

      My experience (with two of these yet) has been the opposite - reliable and steady as a rock. I've had one for six years, the other for five.

      I do believe that having proper maintenance and service...
    14. Everything on the phone screen is displayed on...

      Everything on the phone screen is displayed on the infotainment screen. But yes, if you need to change things, then you need the phone's touchscreen. The only way around that would be to install a...
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      Yes. Victor

      Yes.

      Victor
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      In the US, there are laws that speak to how much...

      In the US, there are laws that speak to how much window tinting is allowed. These vary by state. In PA, for example, 70% light transmission is mandatory.

      Different degrees of light tranmission in...
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      I lived in downtown Philadelphia for 9 years, and...

      I lived in downtown Philadelphia for 9 years, and downtown Baltimore for five more. I now go regularly into Manhattan with my Phaetons. I don't have any curb rash on my rims - and never have had any...
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      FYI - both of my 2005 W12's came factory equipped...

      FYI - both of my 2005 W12's came factory equipped with the Challeng wheels. I do not believe the rims on this one here are"old style". That said, the curb rash looked pretty bad. This does say...
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      Why go badgeless? I, for one, am proud to...

      Why go badgeless?

      I, for one, am proud to display the giant VW logo.

      I take perverse pleasure in the "in your face" statement that this makes to luxo-mark snobs. :P

      Victor
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      I just got my first W12 Phaeton...

      I just got my first W12 Phaeton back from the dealer after her 141,621 mile service. Total cost for thorough once over, cleaning out of sunroof drains, repair of brake pad warning light due to...
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