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      I read a bit more on the Internet and it does...

      I read a bit more on the Internet and it does seem fairly common for heater cores to clog. Lifetime coolants my pitutie!!!! So I would definitely try having it cleaned with an "approved" or trusted...
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      Johnny: Since there are no diagnostic errors...

      Johnny:

      Since there are no diagnostic errors on the HVAC system, I would assume there are no faults with flap motors nor any electrical problems with the heater control valve. However, I think...
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      Johnny: Before you do something too invasive...

      Johnny:

      Before you do something too invasive make sure the electronic control mechanism for the heater operation is functioning properly with a good diagnostic scan. The heater is integrated not...
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      VCDS Interface Cable

      One Ross Tech Hex+ Can USB interface cable for VCDS. $175 for the cable including shipping. I also have an old Sony laptop with Windows XP that I used to run the diagnostic software. The internal...
    5. Thread: Goodbye

      by Jxander
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      Goodbye

      Hi All:

      I just wanted to say thanks for all the wonderful information and ownership support for the 6 plus years I had my Phaeton. There are too many people to personally thank, but we all know...
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      Congrats - well done. That's a good lesson for...

      Congrats - well done. That's a good lesson for all of us.

      Jim X
    7. Mick: After saving your log file did you clear...

      Mick:

      After saving your log file did you clear the codes? If not, I'd recommend doing that before doing anything more invasive. After clearing codes see if the compressor will start pumping. I...
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      Salah: It doesn't look like the engine nor the...

      Salah:

      It doesn't look like the engine nor the front clip need be removed. The following is from Bentley

      Removing:
      1. Extract refrigerant e.g. using A/C service station VAS 6007A, only then...
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      Salah: Before replacing an AC compressor on a...

      Salah:

      Before replacing an AC compressor on a Phaeton, make sure the dealer has done a scan on the HVAC system. On a Phaeton, there are many reasons explaining why a compressor may not "work"...
    10. Yes - I recall that the soft headliner and...

      Yes - I recall that the soft headliner and backing was easily deformed and I was happy when the task was over. It sounds like you were very close to getting it out.

      Jim
    11. Unbelievable - isn't technology wonderful? A bit...

      Unbelievable - isn't technology wonderful? A bit scary though when you realize anyone with the same technology could recode all your controllers from afar and render your Phaeton useless. :what:
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    12. Stefano: I used my Harbor Freight trim tools. ...

      Stefano:

      I used my Harbor Freight trim tools. If I recall there are 4 plastic tabs on the louver panel near each corner. It came out pretty easily and snapped back in place very easily.

      Jim X
    13. I had the same problem and it drove me crazy. ...

      I had the same problem and it drove me crazy. The solution I found was to remove the plastic louvers and turn it 180 degrees and reinstall. I'll take a look at mine and see which way the louvers...
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      Chris is probably right about "normal" leakage. ...

      Chris is probably right about "normal" leakage. It seems that there are many reports of Phaetons requiring additional R134 every 4 or 5 years. Mine will have required additional refrigerant twice...
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      Success

      A reset of HVAC fault codes is all it took to get AC compressor back on line and pumping again. Currently it is cooling nicely but I still plan on having an evacuation and proper refill. If you...
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      The saga continues

      I thought I would update my No AC problem. I did take the Phaeton to an independent mechanic that I trust as being competent and also honest. Shortly after leaving the P with him, I received a call...
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      I think we all are all on the same page on the...

      I think we all are all on the same page on the proper way to deal with the low level of refrigerant. I know I'm not planning on merely dumping a few cans of R134 into the system. However, the first...
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      Gabriel: Thanks for the input. Isn't VCDS...

      Gabriel:

      Thanks for the input. Isn't VCDS wonderful? Combine VCDS with the collective wisdom of this great forum and owners are able to diagnose if not repair their Phaetons quite successfully. ...
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      AC quit in 100 degree heat

      My AC quit while driving in some extreme heat yesterday. I jumped to the conclusion that it was likely due to a low pressure situation because of an intermittent refrigerant gas loss over a period...
    20. Josh, also thanks. That's a fascinating read. ...

      Josh, also thanks. That's a fascinating read.

      Jim X
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