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    1. I would wait for a trip to the dealer for two...

      I would wait for a trip to the dealer for two weeks if you can.

      Reason being the new tires are still covered in the mold release agent from when they were manufactured.

      When I had new tires put...
    2. By looking at the profile, it doesn't appear...

      By looking at the profile, it doesn't appear Steve has logged in since January.

      You can still get them for a dollar more than the price listed here from one of the vendors who support Vortex like...
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      Are you using the same key everytime? All of...

      Are you using the same key everytime?

      All of the programming you have done through the MFD is specific to the key used during the programming so the car can remember your preferences vs your...
    4. Trim? No, no trim replacement is necessary. ...

      Trim? No, no trim replacement is necessary.

      Using VCDS, go into 09 - Central Electronics, go into Long Coding, go to Byte 6 and Check Bit 5 - Anti-Theft System Installed/Active.

      This will...
    5. Not in stock form.... The Passat does not come...

      Not in stock form....

      The Passat does not come with an intrusion alarm and is sold as an add on accessory. It adds a bit of wiring, a hood switch, and a dying duck noise maker.

      HOWEVER, with...
    6. There's only two reasons the backup method...

      There's only two reasons the backup method wouldn't work, that I can think of.

      The RFID chip in the key has sustained physical damage or the reader coil inside the steering column has (somehow)...
    7. LOL ...

      LOL

      http://www.thelolshop.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/20120717-210332.jpg
    8. Thread: Key Options

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      Ohh. Ok. I see what you are saying. You are...

      Ohh. Ok.

      I see what you are saying.

      You are looking for a "basic master key" like this:

      http://www.michaelhyde.com/assets/images/products/VW-HU66-OEM-T6-2.jpg

      Unfortunately there is no...
    9. Thread: Key Options

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      Your car, if bought brand new, should have come...

      Your car, if bought brand new, should have come with two flip keys and two plastic "anti-valet" keys.

      If you did not get these 4 keys, go back and ask the sales manager why not.
    10. Thread: HID advice

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      Jon, With all due respect, man, I was...

      Jon,

      With all due respect, man, I was genuinely trying to help.

      With regards to your comparison, the Acura, Lexus, and Lincoln's you mentioned have reflectors that were designed around Xenon...
    11. Thread: HID advice

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      Seeing as putting HID's inside a headlight...

      Seeing as putting HID's inside a headlight designed for halogen bulbs is ASTRONOMICALLY stupid, I will refuse to help with this.

      Putting HID's in a headlight not designed for it creates glare that...
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      The ground point you are searching for is under...

      The ground point you are searching for is under the headlight.

      But it is just a threaded post welded to the frame. You can use any ground that is attached to the frame.
    13. Absolutely nothing. You are correct. ...

      Absolutely nothing. You are correct.

      However...allow me to present the two outcomes.

      1) *worst case scenario* I leave the 401k invested, default on the car loan and credit cards leading to a...
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      http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/no-no-no-oh-god...

      http://sd.keepcalm-o-matic.co.uk/i/no-no-no-oh-god-no-no-no.png

      http://www.thegrindstone.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/the-office-14.gif

      Please. If you like your car... Do NOT buy anything...
    15. According to Fidelity, I would get just north of...

      According to Fidelity, I would get just north of $26k after the penalty and tax.

      I am 36 and it took me maybe 5 years to build that account. So I am certain I could build it back up in short time....
    16. So... I know cashing in a 401k early is a bad idea

      But are there scenarios where it is the lesser of two evils?

      I lost my job in February and have been unable to find a job thus far. My savings have gotten me this far and are now nearing...
    17. Still only an 18" opening.

      Still only an 18" opening.
    18. The biggest is going to be something like...

      The biggest is going to be something like this....

      I have a large cooler (which I can't seem to find right now) which fits perfectly in my trunk.

      For comparison sake, I found a 20 gallon tote...
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      I think you may have put the wire in position...

      I think you may have put the wire in position #40.

      Bear with me here and I will explain my train of thought.

      Looking at this picture
      ...
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      How in the world did you get a 67.1mm hub ring...

      How in the world did you get a 67.1mm hub ring inside a 66.6mm opening?
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