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      The K lines are the serial data network pair that...

      The K lines are the serial data network pair that the ECU and other controllers communicate on, part of the OBD-II interface.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-board_diagnostics
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      The CD changer pins aren't connected to the K...

      The CD changer pins aren't connected to the K lines on the stock radio's main connector. That's why the iPod adapter doesn't mess up the VCDS; it's some other issue. There's communication with the...
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      That's unlikely. Is the adapter plugged into...

      That's unlikely.

      Is the adapter plugged into the CD changer connector on the head unit?
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      The stock radio won't cause comm errors. You...

      The stock radio won't cause comm errors.

      You probably messed up something in the harness and thus messed up the ECU.
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      How are the O2 sensors and their cables?

      How are the O2 sensors and their cables?
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      At least check the voltage regulator. And the...

      At least check the voltage regulator. And the wiring + connections! A lot of VW alternators get replaced needlessly because of problems that are actually inexpensive to fix.

      Mechanics don't always...
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      :thumbup::thumbup:

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    8. My VCDS is the best ~$250 I've ever spent on...

      My VCDS is the best ~$250 I've ever spent on tools.
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      OP: This really isn't the forum for chassis...

      OP: This really isn't the forum for chassis electrics.

      Probably the closest would be the Car Audio and Electronics forum. (IMHO, there should be a separate forum for electrics.) Or you go to the...
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      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup: ...

      :thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup::thumbup:

      Exactly.

      Pinpoint what's heating up, where. Heat in an electrical circuit means power lost. The more heat, the more power is being wasted.
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      A capacitor won't help anything. If the amp is...

      A capacitor won't help anything.

      If the amp is running the battery down when the car's not running, it's installed wrong. Fix it or pull it.
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      The usual issue is a contaminated connection...

      The usual issue is a contaminated connection between the wire strands of the alternator lead and the ring terminal crimped onto the end. The increased resistance might be only a fraction of an ohm,...
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      I had similar symptoms sometime ago, and it...

      I had similar symptoms sometime ago, and it turned out that the PCV hose had a crack. After the hose was replaced, no more cold misfires occurred.
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      Great. Let the engine idle and turn on the...

      Great. Let the engine idle and turn on the headlights. What voltage do you measure across the battery? And what voltage do you measure between the alternator output and the engine block (or...
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      Looked fine? You don't check grounds by looking...

      Looked fine? You don't check grounds by looking at them.

      Do you have a decent multimeter?
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      Electronic Power Control refers to the...

      Electronic Power Control refers to the drive-by-wire accelerator (throttle) pedal, not the brake pedal switch.

      Within the pedal assembly, the pedal mechanism actuates a set of wipers that sweep...
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      EPC light came on last night while I was driving...

      EPC light came on last night while I was driving up to Burbank. The engine was in limp mode the whole rest of the way. Coming home, the EPC light came on again after about a mile or so and made the...
    18. I agree--it doesn't make sense. Sounds like...

      I agree--it doesn't make sense. Sounds like someone at the dealer doesn't know what he or she is talking about, or has a very poor command of language.
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      I'd be more concerned about what might've...

      I'd be more concerned about what might've happened when the engine didn't seem to have oil.
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      Check voltages: across the battery, across the...

      Check voltages: across the battery, across the alternator output and the engine block, etc.
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