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      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.

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      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).

      Sections:

      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.


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      Part Number FAQ


      Door Electronics Info with part numbers for common door/side view mirror mods - rickerbr

      Bag Hook- Flip-down "bag hook" for Jetta: 6Y5 867 615 B41

      Bottle Opener- Aluminum VW-logo bottle opener: 1K0 858 230

      Bracket- OEM Europlate for front of Jetta: 1KO 807 285 B 9B9

      Brake Pads- GLI/ GTI- Front:3C0 698 151 A
      Brake Pads- GLI/ GTI- Rear: 1K0 698 451 F

      Brake Rotors- GLI/ GTI- Front: 1K0 615 301 AA
      Brake Rotors- GLI/ GTI- Rear: 1K0 615 601 M

      Cup Holder- European, Anthracite: 1K0 862 531 A 71N

      Dash Cubby- Bin for top and center of dash: 1K0 857 921 C 1QB
      Dash Cubby- Sensor for Climatronic cars: 1K0 858 167 9B9

      Dash Kit for Aftermarket Radio- OEM kit for installation of single-DIN aftermarket unit: 1K0 857 058 3X1

      Floor Mats- Monster, Replacement Clips (ALL): Assorted Numbers
      Floor Mats- Monster, GLI: 1K1 061 551 H 041
      Floor Mats- Monster, GTI: 1K1 061 550 H 041
      Floor Mats- Monster, Rabbit: 1K1 061 553 H 041

      Foglamp- Housing Projector Style, Left: 1T0 941 699B
      Foglamp- Housing Projector Style, Right: 1T0 941 700B
      Foglamp- Housing Reflector Style, Left: 1K0 941 699C
      Foglamp- Housing Reflector Style, Right: 1K0 941 700C

      Grille- GLI black "shield" w/ red stripe: 1K0 853 653 B VW8

      Headlamp Switch- European, Auto w/ rear fog: 1K0 941 431 REH
      Headlamp Switch- European, Auto w/ front & rear fog: 1K0 941 431A REH
      Headlamp Switch- European, w/ rear fog: 1K0 941 431B REH
      Headlamp Switch- European, w/ front & rear fog: 1K0 941 431C REH

      Headunit- Navigation, MFD2: 1K0 035 197 C

      Rubstrips- four-door, LF Satin Black: 1K4 853 515 B 9B9
      Rubstrips- four-door, RF Satin Black: 1K4 853 516 B 9B9
      Rubstrips- four-door, LF Primer: 1K4 853 515 C GRU
      Rubstrips- four-door, RF Primer: 1K4 853 516 C GRU
      Rubstrips- four-door, LR Satin Black: 1K4 853 753 9B9
      Rubstrips- four-door, RR Satin Black: 1K4 853 754 9B9
      Rubstrips- four-door, LR Primer: 1K4 853 753 A GRU
      Rubstrips- four-door, RR Primer: 1K4 853 754 A GRU

      Sideskirt- GLI LH: 1K5-853-859-A-9B9
      Sideskirt- GLI RH: 1K5-853-860-A-9B9
      Sideskirt Retainer- GLI LH: 1K0-853-543
      Sideskirt Retainer- GLI RH: 1K0-853-544

      Spoiler- GLI Lower Front: 1K0 805 903 B 9B9
      Spoiler- GLI Lower Rear: 1K5 807 521 B 9B9
      Spoiler- European GTI Lower Front, main: 1K0 805 903 D
      Spoiler- European GTI Lower front, "splitter": 1K0 801 110
      Spoiler Reflectors- GLI Lower Rear Left: 1K5 945 105 B
      Spoiler Reflectors- GLI Lower Rear Right: 1K5 945 106 B

      Springs- European GTI 2D Front: 1K0 411 105 GK
      Springs- European GTI 2D Rear: 1K0 511 115 EB
      Springs Bumpstops- European GTI 2D Front: 1K0 511 353 N
      Springs Bumpstops- European GTI 2D Rear: 1K0 412 303 F

      Trunk Lip- Jetta, unpainted: 1KM 071 640 U 9AX
      Trunk Lip- Jetta, painted: 1KM 071 640 DS

      Windshield Washer Solvent- VW Brand: ZVW 177 101

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      2.5L Inline5 Engine FAQ

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      The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Engine Transmission Mount Guide- KIDVersion1- 2.5 information in OP

      The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Intake Guide - KIDVersion 1- 2.5 information in OP

      The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Exhaust Guide - KIDVersion 1- 2.5 information in OP

      2.5L Inline5 Engine DIY

      2.5L Oil Change- w/ Pics- edisonr

      Removal of 2.5L Engine Cover- texallen



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      1.9L TDI Engine FAQ

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      1.9L TDI Engine DIY


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      Transmission FAQ

      How does DSG work and what is it really?

      DSG vs. Manual Six- Opinions of each.


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      Transmission DIY

      Neuspeed Short Shifter DIY install- 4string
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      Suspension FAQ

      OEM MKV Spring Color Codes Thread

      Technical Discussion of MkV Suspension Geometry and Handling Characteristics

      The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Lowering Spring/Coilover Guide -KIDVersion 1- A comprehensive list of the most common lowering springs and coilovers

      The Official MkV Golf/Jetta Aftermarket Anti-Sway Bar Guide - KIDVersion1- A comprehensive thread dedicated to sway bar information
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      Suspension DIY

      MkV Suspension Install- Scuba2001

      Koni Coilover Install DIY- x09rawker

      H&R Ultralow Coiliver Install- ShadowWabbit
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      01-04-2006 09:15 PM #11
      Interior FAQ

      What does the snowflake beside my temperature reading on my MFD mean?
      Can I adjust the Fuel Economy (MPG) Computer Display?
      What parts are necessary for installing the under-seat storage drawer as seen in the European Golf?
      List of all Available Interior Trim Finishes for MkV Cars
      Bolt Specification for Seat Rails
      What does each icon in the instrument cluster represent?
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      Interior DIY

      How to DIY carbon fiber to interior trim pieces - phxgli
      Single stalk cruise control retrofit DIY - maloosheck
      DIY: Touareg door handle lights on mk5 - basti-FSI
      Rabbit / GTI Seat Swap DIY - JonnyKuhns
      Underseat Storage Drawer Instalation DIY - Hillside Imports
      Multi-Function Steering Wheel Retrofit- the.ronin
      Euro Cup Holder Installation- the.ronin
      Door removal DIY (the interior door-cards)- AirmanPika
      DIY Cabin Pollen Filter Install- aychseven
      Installing European Cup Holder- Dan@HillsideImports
      Installing Homelink Sun Visor- kwstatino
      Installing Dash Cubby (under headlight switch)- scotaku
      Auto Dimming Rearview Mirror Install- quailallstar
      Replacing Stock Shift Knob (manual- OSIR Design knob used)- Fast Eddie GTI
      Removing Rear Seats in Jetta and Rabbit (semi-DIY)- FUZE
      Installing GLI monster mats - thread
      Removing Rear Seats- Jetta and Rabbit- JettaDude101
      Garage Door Opener Remote Control Switch D.I.Y.- FUZE
      Center console/armrest retrofit- dustytops
      Interior Trim Removal and Replacement- Green Hare
      DIY/FAQ: Trunk / Hatch Interior Trim [Partial] Removal - bhb399mm
      High-Line Instrument Cluster- maloosheck
      Audi A3 DSG Shift Knob Install for non-DSG Automatic Cars- akdakota
      Dome Light installation - Changing Dome Light bulbs - Earlskey
      Painting Door Grab Handles - sphak
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      Interior DIY: Rattle Abatement

      Overhead Console Rattle Fix DIY - 07MY- HoneyNutz
      Overhead Console Rattle Fix DIY - 06MY- freezermink
      Center Air Diffuser Rattle Fix DIY- jzero23
      Door Panel Rattle Fix DIY- RobNC
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      Car Audio and Electronics FAQ

      Schematics for all MkV headunits and antennas.

      Why does the phone button on my steering wheel not work? I thought I had Bluetooth!

      Could I buy some parts and get the phone button (Bluetooth) working in my car?

      How to the the phone button (Bluetooth) on MkVs to work with a Parrot CK3000

      What can the display of my "Premium Six" MkV headunit look like?

      What all the fuses go to

      What is necessary to get the alarm arming "chirp" rather thank the "honk"? (ongoing findings)

      DIY/FAQ: Adding Additional 12v Power (Cigarette Lighter) Plug in Rear Hatch / Trunk

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      Car Audio and Electronics DIY

      Vokl-L Bluetooth Module DIY - lamune

      Alarm module swap (from honk to chirp) - veedubtek

      DIY: hi-line cluster retrofit - maloosheck

      OEM Bluetooth DIY - mdonis

      Quick DEI 508D Motion Sensor DYI - M3Tech

      Highline CECM Swap - the.ronin

      How to make your phone button work: Parrot CK3100 + SW100C install with video! - avixe

      How to remove the Satellite radio box out of the Jetta trunk (non mounting bracket) - Mad_Max

      Climatronic Speed Reading (complete list of codes on page 2)- SpoolinFSI

      Amp and Subwoofer Install- blackvento36

      Satellite Radio Module Swap DIY (Jetta)- BillTheCat

      VW iPod adapter install instructions.- PAH062567

      VW iPod Adapter Install- 4string

      Parrot CK3100 Bluetooth Install DIY- pbrlic

      Installing iPod Armrest Console in Vechile w/ Standard Console- quailallstar

      Adding the rain sensor- bigbot45

      Hardwiring a radar detector- randomtask

      AUX adapter install on 6-indash / SAT radio- overheadcam

      Another single DIN install DIY- PDong

      Phat Noise Install DIY

      Service Indicator Reset DIY

      GTI Sub Amp and LOC Installation, Parts 1, 2 and 3 - 2litrebully

      Pioneer AVIC-Z2 install DIY - matt23

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      Lighting FAQ

      MkV Euroswitch FAQ Thread

      What use does the halogen inner headlamp on MkV HID units have?

      What is the L/R Parking Light Feature?

      What taillamps are available for the Golf V?

      Why you should not put HIDs into a reflector housing not designed for them.

      When my car is off and I hit the turn signal indicator why do half of my parking lights come on?

      What bulbs are in the fogs and city lights?

      Bulb inventory for MkV (inlcudes HIDs)

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      Lighting DIY

      DIY: DynaBeams Workaround- the.ronin

      Foglights Retrofit (CECM Method)- the.ronin

      European Jetta LED Taillamp Install- US Passat (all red) Style- thread

      European Jetta LED Taillamp Install- European (amber signals) Style- thread

      GTI/R32 LED taillight install- jimb

      European .:R32 Taillamp Install- Amber Signal Style- 4string

      Enabling Rear Fog on Jettas- thread

      Enabling European Parking Lamp Feature on Rabbit/ Golf GTI- quailallstar

      Enabling Auxiliary Halogen Headlamps w/ Highbeam Headlamps on HID-equipped MkV Cars- rickerbr

      OEM Bi-Xenon Headlight Install- DimiK

      Bumper Sidemarker Install- IchBinDarren

      Changing MkV Foglight Bulbs- John A

      Another Bumper Sidemarker Install DIY- John A

      OEM Foglamp Wiring Install- mobiledaveb

      Adding Footwell Lighting to a Vehicle w/o Footwell Lighting- malooscheck

      Installing LED bulbs for license plate lights- blackvento36

      Fix for Squirrel Hunting High Beams -- Thanks to a TDIclub member- TDI-4-RD

      City Light Bulb Install- SnowboarderX216

      Amber Foglamp Modification- Team Freddy

      Replacing Front and Rear Dome Lights- dubbunny

      Diagram Description of Wiring Changes to Add HID to Halogen-OEM Cars- maloosheck

      Installation/ Replacement of Mirror Turn Signals- domscarff

      .:: DIY : MK5 Joey Mod ::. - dlo5

      Aiming Halogen Reflector Headlamps- Hi and Low Indepenently - TDIClub forum member

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      Exterior FAQ

      Window Tint Registry (All A5 cars)
      Photos of Jettas with chrome trim removed.
      Pictorial representation of differences between stock Rabbit and GTI rear lower skirts.

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      Exterior DIY

      B-Pillar Trim Removal - koosh-m
      Window Trim Swap - maloosheck
      Front Bumper Removal DIY - OleH
      Rear Jetta Bumper Removal DIY = aero_eng16
      DIY Badgless Honeycomb Grille - steffenme1
      Removing GTI/ GLI Front Grille Emblem- VrstewartW
      Aspherical Mirror Install
      How to Detail your Exterior- Thread
      How to Repair Chips and Scratches
      How to Two Tone Paint your Front Emblem- gee tea eye V
      DIY - Passenger Side Door Skin Removal- edisonr
      Golf GT Grille Install DIY- bit_boy
      Painting Lower Valences, with smooth texture DIY- IKE20VA4
      R-line Foglight Grill DIY- kv12
      DIY: Detailed R32 rear bumper cover installation on to a GTI- 83Caddy16v
      Windshield Wiper Linkage Repair- poynter
      Wiper Insert Replacement- $$Rich$$
      Wiper Arm Shutter Fix KIDVersion 1
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      Color Registries

      Format: Color Name [Color Code] (Years color is/was used)

      GOLF GTI

      Black Magic Golf GTI [LC9Z] (MY06-MY09)
      Candy White Golf GTI [LB9A] (MY06-MY08)
      Reflex Silver Golf GTI [LA7W] (MY06-MY09)
      Tornado Red Golf GTI [LY3D] (MY06-MY09)
      United Gray Golf GTI [LA7T] (MY06-MY09)

      GOLF .:R32

      Candy White Golf .:R32 [LB9A] (MY08)
      Deep Blue Pearl Golf .:R32 [LB5R] (MY08)
      Tornado Red Golf .:R32 [LY3D] (MY08)
      United Gray Golf .:R32 [LA7T] (MY08)

      RABBIT

      Black Uni Rabbit [L041] (MY06-MY09)
      Candy White Rabbit [LB9A] (MY07-MY09)
      Reflex Silver Rabbit [LA7W] (MY06-MY09)
      Sage Green Rabbit [LA6Q] (MY06-MY08)
      Shadow Blue Rabbit [LD5Q] (MY06-MY08)
      Tornado Red Rabbit [LY3D] (MY07-MY09)
      United Gray Rabbit [LA7T] (MY07-MY09)

      JETTA GLI

      Campanella White Jetta GLI [LR9A] (MY07-MY08)
      Candy White Jetta GLI [LB9A] (MY09)
      Deep Black Jetta GLI [LC9X] (MY06-MY09)
      Laser Blue Jetta GLI [LC5J] (MY08-MY09)
      Platinum Gray Jetta GLI [LD7X] (MY06-MY09)
      Reflex Silver Jetta GLI [LA7W] (MY06-MY08)
      Salsa Red Jetta GLI [LA3H] (MY06-MY09)
      Shadow Blue Jetta GLI [LD5Q] (MY06)

      JETTA

      Arctic Blue Jetta [xxxx] (MY05)
      Black Uni Jetta [L041] (MY05-MY09)
      Blue Graphite Jetta [LC5F] (MY05-MY09)
      Campanella White Jetta [LR9A] (MY05-MY08)
      Candy White Jetta [LB9A] (MY09)
      Laser Blue Jetta [LC5J] (MY08-MY09)
      North Sea Green Jetta [LA6R] (MY06-MY07)
      Platinum Gray Jetta [LD7X] (MY05-MY09)
      Reflex Silver Jetta [LA7W] (MY05-MY09)
      Salsa Red Jetta [LA3H] (MY07-MY09)
      Shadow Blue Jetta [LD5Q] (MY06-MY07)
      Spice Red Jetta [LA3W] (MY06)
      Wheat Beige Jetta [LD1W] (MY05-MY07)

      JETTA SPORTWAGEN

      Black Uni Jetta SportWagen [L041] (MY09)
      Blue Graphite Jetta SportWagen [LC5F] (MY09)
      Candy White Jetta SportWagen [LB9A] (MY09)
      Laser Blue Jetta SportWagen [LC5J] (MY09)
      Platinum Gray Jetta SportWagen [LD7X] (MY09)
      Reflex Silver Jetta SportWagen[LA7W] (MY09)
      Salsa Red Jetta SportWagen [LA3H] (MY09)

      SPECIAL EDITIONS

      Imola Yellow Fahrenheit GLI [LY1C] (MY07)
      Magma Orange Fahrenheit GTI [LD2C] (MY07)
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