Welcome to the MkV Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) and Do It Yourself (DIY) Thread!This thread has step-by-step process write-ups, links to helpful sites, and useful threads pertaining to many of the most commonly-asked questions here in the MkV Forum. This thread should be used in conjunction with the MkV Forum New Member Information Thread which deals with common questions about the forums and the forum software.
Don't forget our Technical Forums that are broken down into more specific sections like interior, car audio and electronics, specific engines, transmissions etc.
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To search within this thread, please press Control F or Apple F on your keyboard. Just because nothing is returned does not mean that it is not here as your search term may not be used in the description. Many items and issues may fit into all categories, so it is best to spend a couple minutes looking through the whole thread.
Each section is broken into two subsections (if applicable). FAQ subsections are headed in green and DIY subsections are headed in blue. Below is a list of each section. Clicking the section title will take you directly to that section. Once you are in that section, you should find both FAQ topics and DIY topics (if applicable).
General Information- General model information, pricing and options, and anything else that doesn't "fit" into another category.
Part Numbers- Listing of part numbers for OEM parts.
2.5L Inline5 Engine- For all things relating to the 2.5L engine found in the Jetta and Golf.
1.9L TDI Engine- For all things relating to the 1.9L TDI Engine found in the Jetta.
2.0T FSI Engine- For all things relating to the 2.0T FSI Engine found in the Jetta, GLI, and GTI.
Transmission- Five and six-speed manuals, six-speed automatic Tiptronic, six-speed DSG.
Suspension- Springs, shocks, cup kits, coilovers, assorted stabilizer bars.
Brakes- For all things brake-related.
Wheel and Tire- For all things concerning wheels and tires, both OEM and aftermarket.
Interior- Seats, trim kits, custom fabrication, etc.
Car Audio and Electronics- In-car entertainment, headunits, speakers, etc.
Lighting- Headlamps, taillamps, and any lighting in between.
Exterior- Color threads, body styling, paintwork, etc.
VagCom- For all things regarding the Ross-Tech VagCom device and its use within the MkV platform.
Disclaimer: These are simply a collections of links posted on the MkV forum. As quoted on the user agreement, "VWvortex does not vouch for or warrant the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any message, and is not responsible for the contents of any message." Only you are responsible for modifications performed to your vehicle.