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    1. 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: ...

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      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...
    11. 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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    15. Sometimes the cause behind a big wash of codes...

      Sometimes the cause behind a big wash of codes like yours is a bad ground system. It takes a lot of current to start the engine, charge the battery, run the engine and accessories, etc. A good ground...
    16. The fact that the car runs is a somewhat...

      The fact that the car runs is a somewhat encouraging sign.

      Do you have a multimeter available?
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      Strut bearings are pretty inexpensive. Unless...

      Strut bearings are pretty inexpensive. Unless they were really new, I'd have a couple new ones on hand to install if I were going through the trouble of taking it all apart.
    18. Only if your driver side door has bad (cracked)...

      Only if your driver side door has bad (cracked) solder joints.
    19. Can you read any codes on VCDS?

      Can you read any codes on VCDS?
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      Well, you asked a pretty elementary question and...

      Well, you asked a pretty elementary question and didn't indicate that you had any clue where to go with it.
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