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      My 2006 had a coolant leak by the engine oil...

      My 2006 had a coolant leak by the engine oil filter housing (which is water-cooled) and required dropping the engine. Thank goodness I had extended warranty in effect at the time and the $2750 bill...
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      Rain closing function works on 2013 TDI SEL

      Confirm that rain-closing works on a 2013 TDI SEL. I had a real-world experience today leaving the sunroof open, then a thunder storm came. I was a little worried to be frank, until I walked out to...
    3. FS: 2006 V8 - 93,000 miles, $17,500 - Florida

      Available FS is my well-maintained 2006 VW Phaeton with 93,000 miles. Under Platinum warranty until 9/12 or 100k miles. It is Coucou gray with Sonnenbeige interior. It has the comfort, tech, DSP...
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      I would like to know the price for driver's door...

      I would like to know the price for driver's door scuff plate ( piece with stainless steel metal strip), driver's visor, covers for childseat anchors on the back shelf. Thanks.
    5. FS 2006 V8 Coucou Grey / Sonnenbeige / chestnut wood w/ warranty until 9/2012, 81K miles

      Hi, all,
      I am selling my 2006 Phaeton. It has all the factory options except for the four-seat option. Here's the details:

      Price: $27000, or best offer.

      81k miles, just completed 80k service...
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      Remote window op

      Hi, Cai,

      The ability to open and close the windows and moonroof with the remote, by pressing and holding down the "unlock" or "lock" button respectively. It is available on later versions of the...
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      Theoretically the CO2 emission from a 3-speed...

      Theoretically the CO2 emission from a 3-speed bike is higher because the rider maybe exerting more strength to compensate for the lack of gear ratios, hence more exhaled CO2. ;)
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      I think there are measured value blocks in the...

      I think there are measured value blocks in the central electronics module that can enable adjustment of the amount of footwell lighting. I got this while looking through the Bentley Manual. Can...
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      The 5-seater also has a fan speed control knob in...

      The 5-seater also has a fan speed control knob in the back control panel, and turning it affects the air volume coming out of all zones. Based on my understanding of the literature, in the automatic...
    10. The dealer agrees with remrem's assessment, and...

      The dealer agrees with remrem's assessment, and is having the warranty company rep come to verify that instrument cluster needs to be replaced. I'm sure glad I still have an extended warranty at this...
    11. Lost door open chime, and all warning chimes

      I don't know if anybody else has experienced this, but I lost the entire warning chime array for:
      1. lights on when door is open
      2. low fuel
      3. TPMS
      4. Direction blinker (lights still work, but...
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      I thought there was a service bulletin for the...

      I thought there was a service bulletin for the coils on the v8. My dealer replaced all eight of my coils for free, per the service bulletin.
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      I think it is well-known fact that VW needs...

      I think it is well-known fact that VW needs improvement in their manner of dealing with their Phaeton owner. In the U.S., because it is a discontinued model, there has been lagtime for the owners to...
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      My feelings exactly.:thumbup:

      My feelings exactly.:thumbup:
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      Makes me like my phaeton even more now. Sort of...

      Makes me like my phaeton even more now. Sort of like liking my pet more after someone disparages another for something minor.
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      Replace wood trim center console

      For the US market, the 2004 V8's come standard with the plastic trim piece (also the cup-holders have plastic trim), whereas the W12's have wood trim. For MY 2005 and 2006, all cars come with...
    17. That's good to know. It's just that the SA's...

      That's good to know. It's just that the SA's statement got me worried. Thanks.
    18. Thanks for all your help. Had another...

      Thanks for all your help.

      Had another conversation with the service advisor. Now the explanation is that there is a chance the wood panel may also be broken, and therefore the POSSIBLE need to...
    19. The tech at the dealership said both needed to be...

      The tech at the dealership said both needed to be replaced at the same time. Does anyone have the part number to the servo motor that opens and closes the panel?
    20. Center vent servo motor replacement requires decor panel too?!

      Hi, all,
      I recently encountered the center vent cover servo motor failure problem. The dealer says warranty company will cover the cost of replacing motor, but the wood panel will ALSO need to be...
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