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      I re-wrote the tailgate logic. :D It...

      I re-wrote the tailgate logic. :D

      It 'unlocks' when all of the doors are unlocked - just like a ROW B5.5 wagon! ...
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      OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG It CAN be changed!!!!! ...

      OMGOMGOMGOMGOMGOMG
      It CAN be changed!!!!! :biggrinsanta:

      Tools needed:
      VDS-PRO
      MS-DOS bootable flash drive (I used Rufus to create it)
      Laptop with serial port
      serial-OBD cable
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      Picked up an older (but not too old) laptop -...

      Picked up an older (but not too old) laptop - with a serial port - on fleabay, so I can start playing around with CCM coding (with EasyCCM, and/or VDS-Pro.)

      Made a working bootable USB drive...
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      Could someone call Florida, and tell it to come...

      Could someone call Florida, and tell it to come take its weather back home? Please?
      It's 90-freaking-four degrees outside, with near 50% humidity. It was already 85*F (with 61% humidity!) at 10am...
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      Leaving Mass a couple of weeks ago: a two-fer! ...

      Leaving Mass a couple of weeks ago: a two-fer!

      http://i112.photobucket.com/albums/n176/cup_03/random%20crap/ParkingFail/WP_20160710_18_30_39_Pro.jpg
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      Oh, don't I know it. Been working in this area...

      Oh, don't I know it. Been working in this area for over 20 years......
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      long-ish story - but, you just can't make this...

      long-ish story - but, you just can't make this isht up.

      So, I'm out on a drive. Southbound Telegraph, around Lone Pine.

      Ahead: One squid, mid-twenties (I think), streaked blond hair, riding...
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      +1 for just getting a new, modern head unit. ...

      +1 for just getting a new, modern head unit.
      <$200 will get you a damned nice piece of hardware. I'm partial to Kenwood these days - absolutely love the KDC-X996 that I have installed in both of...
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      Car's two years old - time (and, yes, brake fluid...

      Car's two years old - time (and, yes, brake fluid changes are time-based, not mileage-based) to do a fluid change anyways.

      Shop doing the work on the brakes? Shop probably has a pressure...
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      Take the center console out - it's under the...

      Take the center console out - it's under the dashboard, under the center stack.
      Not sure what (if any) trim bits on the dash need to come off on a B5 (I've done the job on a B5.5)
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      Or a MkIV 2.0 (ABA) auto trans starter. I have...

      Or a MkIV 2.0 (ABA) auto trans starter. I have one on my Scirocco.
      Bolts right on, needs no bushing.

      Bonus points:
      It's smaller, lighter, and more powerful than the original. :)
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      ^ ^ ^ ^ This x1000. Do yourself (and...

      ^ ^ ^ ^ This x1000.

      Do yourself (and everyone here) a quick favor: Put your car info in your profile. Then we don't need to ask (or you need to remember to add that) every time. ;)

      ...
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      It can't "jump teeth" once it's on, unless it's...

      It can't "jump teeth" once it's on, unless it's way, way under-tensioned.

      Like Boosted said a couple posts back:
      It's quite normal to have the belt lay onto the engine just like you said...
    14. Okay, so we found out that you bought it used. ...

      Okay, so we found out that you bought it used. Who sold you the car "as a PZEV vehicle": A VW dealer, private party, B-lot?

      Was the car originally sold (as new) in a CARB emissions state? (I...
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      E: You're connected to the meter wrong. ...

      E:
      You're connected to the meter wrong. COM(mon) is the (-) connection for all meter modes, yes; 10A is the (+) connection for measuring current. The right-hand connection is for "everything...
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      Two in the shop this week (sorry, no pics -...

      Two in the shop this week (sorry, no pics - because, well, would have raised questions, taking plate pics in the shop....)


      MYBMWI3 (was being attached to the back of an X1...... :screwy: )
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      Car hauler travelling south on US-24 (Telegraph...

      Car hauler travelling south on US-24 (Telegraph Road) clips the I-696 bridge. Among the carnage: A Mini on the top deck of the hauler, that was flipped upside down on top of the truck. :laugh:...
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      $23.40 from Auburn VW ( www.1stVWParts.com ) ...

      $23.40 from Auburn VW ( www.1stVWParts.com )
      Part# 3B0853675A739

      I can get you a picture of it installed on the car later; otherwise, you can just plug that # into ECS's site to see the badge...
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      Not sure if you actually meant it exactly how you typed that, or if you mis-spoke. But....


      Using BMW as the example:
      There's a nice, prominent P button on the top of the shifter. It, you...
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      Over the weekend, just a few little things: -...

      Over the weekend, just a few little things:
      - Installed new airbox trim cover (was missing when I bought the car.)
      - Installed a "1.8 T" badge on the back.
      - Replaced the anchors in my carpet...
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