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      01-20-2006 12:59 AM #36
      Quote, originally posted by Armani »
      Well after searching and searching for a used power mirror knob, I decided to try and fix the knob myself. The problem I was having was that the PWR knob was hanging in place. Making it difficult to adjust the PWR mirrors with one hand. Like so:

      Here's what I did to fix this. First I started to remove the panel that holds the knob.

      Stick a small flat head screwdriver into the slit. Being awfully careful not to scratch the leather or the cloth interior. I used a precision head screwdriver for this job.

      Then using your hand or use the screwdriver to continue to take out the remaining clips of the door panel.

      Here's what it should look like:

      You should proceed to unplug the knob from the connector. After taking mine out that's when I noticed that the OE clips were missing from the slits on the knob. As I point out here.

      I used some old small metal conductors from a small flashlight. They are bendable and strong. (not too flimsy) You could use some left over metal scraps from a metal shop. But be sure it is not too strong; where it can't bend or is uncuttable.

      I cut them down to size so that they would fit in the slit and would still be high enough to make contact with the panel.

      And after this step just go back in reverse thru the steps to put the panel back on. Be careful not to pinch the power windows/ mirrors cable in the process. The knob should snap into place making it fit snuggly.

      Great job well done! Hope you can find this useful! Posted in the FAQ just in case someone needed it...


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      01-20-2006 01:00 AM #37
      Quote, originally posted by PaulSE »
      No charging at idle speed
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      Symptoms: dimmed headlights, starting problems, even dying engine during drive
      Possible cause: battery dosen't get charged regularly due to bad charge indicator in the instrument cluster

      Trobuleshooting actions:
      1. Measure voltage after start, and note when it rises to about 14 V:
      - at idle speed? everything is OK, drive and you will recharge the battery
      - when the engine reaches about 2000 rpm? something is wrong,
      but charging is probably OK when you drive at normal speed
      2. Stop the engine and turn on ignition without starting:
      - Does the charge indicator light? Aha-it doesn't but you didn't notice because the handbrake indicator next to it was on.

      The Alternator needs a small current to magnetize the rotor to get the charging working immediately after start.
      It draws this current via the charge indicator in the instrument cluster. If the indicator (a simple lamp or some circuitry) fails,
      the charging won't start until the alternator produces enough magnetization current by itself, which happens at about 2000 rpm.

      Quick fix until you decide to repair the cluster:
      connect a 70-150 ohms resistor (5 W) between a switched 12 V supply (not directly from the battery,as it will slowly discharge) and the D+ input on the alternator (remove and insulate the original connector)

      You can connect the resistor to any supply which is coupled via the ignition switch, e.g. city lights or marker lights.



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      01-24-2006 11:19 PM #38
      Action Jackson:

      Cool Blue: switching to blue dash lights and red switches/buttons

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=543257

      Quote, originally posted by Action Jackson »
      Well this mod has taken me about 6 months! But much of that was not doing anything.. I finnally just said to heck with it and jumped in. If you wanted a mechanic to do it, just make sure their soldering skills are decent, or else it will take more time and $$$. Heck do i your self! It isn't that hard, just needs a steady hand.

      The window switches are easy. Simple swapping of the LED, from green to red. The red ones I used are WAY brighter! I think the factory ones are 20 micro candles (mcd) and the red ones I used are 100 ! Damm, you'll never miss the window switch again! Oh!, they're also 1.5V 20mA LED's. Now to get the rear defogger and fog light switches it got tricky. I had to remove a 12V bulb and replace it with the LED's I bought. Since the LED's were 1.5V, I used a resistor to step down the power. I'll have to check, but I think it was 1500 ohms, maybe 1100.

      Now the blue lighting was also more complex, where I also needed to use resistors. The blue LED's were I think 4V, 20mA and the resistor was a 1k ohm, but you could go as low as 800 ohms. I used the dash bulb holders (removed the bulb) and simply soldered the resistor and LED into it. Makes for a nice install. I do have picutres of these, but I have to get them developed. Anyway, the Blue LED's were supper bright, some 3500 mcd I was told at the electronics store. The luminisity is also very focused, so I had to point them down at a 90 degree from the bulb holder. this way they shine directly onto the gauges.

      The last part was the clock light. Same blue LED and resistor as before, but this time I just soldered it right onto the dash circuit board. ONe thing, the LED I used is not exactly right for this app as it is so bright and focused, you see a blue dot in hte clock, and it doen't all luminate as well as I wanted. Oh well. All for about $30 in parts! (Blue Diodes/LED's are $4.00 a peice, the rest was like $5 or $6 and then the 8% for Mike and 7% for Jean ...)

      I'm gonna try to get the rest of my camera used up tomorrow so I can take the pics in Tues.

      Quote, originally posted by Action Jackson »
      OK so I finally have pics to show after 3 years. Maybe I'm a but of a procrastinator... what can I say.

      Its still blue, and red, and I'm loving it


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      01-25-2006 12:01 AM #39
      Hidden MFA Functions

      Quote, originally posted by alkeli »
      Not sure if anyone else knows about these, but for those who don't, the MFA has some hidden functions.

      Here's how you do it:

      1.Switch your MFA switch to position 1
      2.Switch your car to "ON" (Don't start it!)
      3.Press and hold the mode button
      4.Turn the key to "Off", then back on.
      5.Release the mode button.

      Now when you cycle through the modes, you get this info:

      -Engine MAP code
      -Country code (1=Canada, 4=US)
      -speedometer drive ratio
      -upper RPM limit
      -lower RPM limit
      -deceleration fuel shutoff pressure (mbars)
      -LCD Test

      And, if you do this:
      1.Switch your MFA switch to position 2
      2.Switch your car to "ON" (Don't start it!)
      3.Press and hold the mode button
      4.Turn the key to "Off", then back on.
      5.Release the mode button.
      6.Start the car and drive

      You now get these values:
      -Test checksum of programmed bytes in memory
      -intake manifold vacuum (mbar)
      -engine rpm's
      -fuel consumption
      -signal from speed sensor
      -oil temperture
      -Outside temperature


      So I'm not sure if anyone knew about these things but I thought they were interesting and thought I'd share with those who didn't know

      Try it, maybe some people will get different readings or something, I'd like to know if the newer cars get more function readouts.

      Apparently B3's that are 93-94 might have to do this using the odometer reset button instead of the MFA mode button.


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      01-31-2006 11:47 AM #40
      Quote, originally posted by izzo »
      Explanation of VINs

      http://passat.is.dreaming.org/manuals

      I got that embedded so just type the VIn and it will spit the info......


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      03-09-2006 10:32 AM #41
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      http://www.neuspeed.com (obviously they have neuspeed stuff like plugs, swaybars, etc….)
      http://www.autolamps-online.com (HID upgrades)
      http://www.abdracing.com/ (products made by ABD, bonrath, wings west, zender, etc…)
      http://www.der-abt.de (a german site that offers the sweetest styling things)
      http://www.amimotorsports.com/ (very good site with reiger, caractere, dietrech, mattig, etc…)
      http://www.autostyle.co.za/index800.htm (the cheapest prices known to man, but they are in South Africa and don’t ship to US, good place to check out fellow Dubbers worldwide)
      http://www.autotech.com/ (products like zender, quaife and euro products)
      http://www.awe-tuning.com/ (have GIAC, H&R, brembo, etc….)
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      http://www.colour-tuning.de/ (have all sorts of products, are in Germany though)
      http://www.audituning.com/english/main.asp (a European site and carry products like JE Design)
      http://www.drschrick.de/ (German site, home for Schrick manifolds)
      http://www.dubtechnik.com/ (have nice products for suspension, wheels, and body styling)
      http://www.eiptuning.com/ (have turbo systems, transmissions, intakes and more)
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      http://www.europartsinc.com/ (six speed transmissions, 1.8t engine parts)
      http://www.eurosportacc.com/ (have a lot of products but a bit pricey)
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      https://www.techtonicstuning.com (exhaust systems and more)
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      http://www.vf-engineering.com/ (supercharger kits and more)
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      http://www.bbrsportsline.com/ (all sorts of classy styling products, ABT, Caractere, AC snitzer (for BMW)
      http://www.europeanspeedsport.com/ (Eibach, Neuspeed, PIAA, Borla, JOM, etc….)
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      http://www.gmpperformance.com/ (have various VW parts, mostly Mercedes though)
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      http://www.pes-tuning.com (all sorts of products, like exhaust, shifter, etc…)
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      http://www.wrdusa.com/ (VW racing, rally and road racing products)
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      http://www.evoms.com/ (brakes, intakes, superchargers, and more)
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      http://www.bonrath.de/ (Bonrath styling site, good pictures)
      http://www.dietrich-tuning.de (Awesome VW styling part, German site)
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      http://www.futrellautowerks.com/ (they have many OEM products)
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      http://www.eurocullen.com/ (has euro parts and more, but I am not sure how to order, good pics though)
      http://www.vwparts.com/ (a good place to find OEM parts)
      http://www.1autobodyparts.com/ (has the best prices for some OEM parts)
      http://www.partscomponents.com/ (also has the best OEM part prices, cheap shipping too)
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      http://www.volksparts.com (OEM parts, a selection but not too big)

      Things to Accessorize your VDUB with
      http://www.autotoys.com (amazing prices on everything like alarms, cd players, dvd players, sweet place to hook up your ride with tvs and such)
      http://www.americastire.com (good place to get tires and wheels from)
      http://www.avolkswagenpart.com/ (cool merchandise and stuff)
      http://www.autosportvolkswagenparts.com/ (kind of like the other OEM sites)
      http://www.edgeracing.com/ (have lots of wheels to pick from)
      http://www.europeanplates.com (have some pretty sweet euro license plates)
      http://www.tires-n-parts.com (obviously tires and wheels)
      http://drivergear.vw.com/ (suit yourself up in some gear from VW)
      http://www.eurowerks.net/ (euro license plates)
      http://www.shgraphics.com/ (euro license plates)
      http://www.germanplates.com (euro license plates)


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      05-25-2006 05:13 PM #42
      HOW TO: Replacing the VR6 Power Steering Pump

      thanks to mithril!

      Quote, originally posted by mithril »

      I wrote this HOWTO for the Corrado Club of Canada but figured I might as well post it here as well since I did do it on my Passat. Hope it helps someone out. Original thread: http://www.corrado-club.ca/for...00000
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      Power steering pumps tend to be relatively bomb proof and therefore don't fail very often, however it does occassionally happen. The good news is that the power steering pump is the easiest pump to replace and can be easily accessed from underneath the car. The bad news is that they are quite expensive running from $200ish reman'ed to $330ish and up new. Because they don't break very often a used pump from a wrecker is often your cheapest option. The assuming no bolts strip or break entire replacement shouldn't take you much more than a couple hours. This job is also a great time to replace the v-belt if it looks a little worn as well as to drain and replace the power steering fluid. The pics in this thread are from my '93 Passat so they may be slightly different than your Corrado.

      What you'll need:

      - new power steering pump (Part #: 6N0 145 157)
      - VW G 002 000, aka CHF11s, power steering oil (2L if you plan to flush or 1L if you plan to reuse and top up)
      - new ribbed v-belt if you plan to replace (Part # 021 145 933H w/ AC or 021 145 933C w/o AC)
      - 1 M8x1.25x60mm bolt
      - a metric socket set
      - metric allen key or socket set
      - drain pan
      - jack and jack stands
      - flathead and Phillips screwdrivers as required

      Procedure:

      First we need to make some room to be able to access the v-belt from the top. This means that the air box has to come out.

      - remove the air duct that's normally on the passenger side upper rad support (indicated by the circle)
      - unplug the MAF sensor wiring harness (#1 in pic)
      - loosen the wormscrew clamp on the intake side of the MAF (#2)
      - unclip the clamps that lock the MAF to the airbox (#3 and #4)
      - wiggle the MAF out and place it somewhere safe... it costs $600 to replace remember
      - using a 10mm socket remove the upper bolt which secures the AC high pressure line (#5, may be Passat specific). there's a nut underneath which you must catch with your fingers
      - use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the screw (#6, probably also Passat specific) attaching the AC line to the upper rad support
      - gently lift the line out of the way

      Now you should be left with an engine bay looking like this, note the hole where the MAF used to be.

      Next you need to clip the top of the airbox clamshell, there are 4 clamps the corners. Remove the top of the airbox and the air filter element.

      Now slide the vac line grommet circled in this pic off the air box and remove the lower half of the airbox.

      Now you're rewarded with this sight, lots of room to work. Here's a good time to start threading your M8x1.25x60mm bolt into the belt tensioner (circled in pic). Just get it started, don't tighten it down. We'll need the belt tension later on to break the power steering pump pulley bolts.

      Time to go underneath. Jack up the car, put it on jackstands, and remove the passenger side front wheel (you remembered those wheel bolts first right?). We need to remove the undercover to gain full and easy access to the power steering pump. On the Passat the cover is attached by the circled bolts and a pressure fit tab into the front crossmember.

      Now that we've got access to everything, it's down to the real business. The power steering pump is attached to it's bracket by 5 13mm bolts, 3 of them can only be accessed by removing the pump's pulley. Since you need to swap the pulley onto your new pump, removal has to happen anyways.

      The pulley is attached to the impeller shaft by these 3 6mm hex bolts (part # N 014 706 2). They're not torqued very tight (18 ft/lbs), but the pulley needs to be held still to break them. If you've left your belt tensioned that should be enough, otherwise you can use a strap wrench or stick a long handled screw driver through the holes to hold it in place. Once you've broken the bolts it's time to screw the tensioner release bolt in as far as it will go then fully remove the pulley.

      To drop the pump you need to remove the 5 circled 13mm bolts (part # N 102 400 01, 18 ft/lbs torque). It's relatively tight in the bracket so you'll need to jiggle it to get it out. Just let it hang by the high pressure and return lines for the time being. To drain the power steering oil you need to unclamp and pull off the soft rubber return line. If the oil is relatively new and you plan to reuse it, make sure you drain it into a clean container. If in question just dispose of it and fill with fresh oil, power steering fluid should be changed every 2 years or 48,000km anyways. Once the fluid is drained you need to break and remove the 22m banjo bolt (part # 1H0 422 269, 22ft/lbs torqued, indicated by arrow) that attaches the high pressure line. There are 2 crush washers (part # N 013 848 1)with this bolt, don't lose them or you'll find you're leaking fluid. Replacing them is a good idea as well.

      Now you basically need to reattach everything in the reverse order. Getting the high pressure line in the right position to allow you to insert the pump into it's bracket and line the bolts up takes a bit of finicking so expect to have to torque and loosen that bolt a couple times at least. The best method for reattaching the new pump is:

      1. Pour a small amount of steering oil into feed hole.
      2. Attach the soft rubber return line.
      3. Attach the high pressure line.
      4. Bolt it to it's bracket.
      5. Attach the power steering pulley.
      6. Fill the reserviour with steering oil, but leave the cap off.

      If the spout for the return line isn't pointing 180 degrees from the pulley you'll need to rotate it until it is. It can be moved w/o harm, but it shouldn't be rotated anymore than is necessary. Use a rubber mallet to tap it around to the proper position before attaching the rubber line.

      Now that you have everything reconnected and steering oil in the system you need to prime the system by hand rotating the power steering pump several times (by several I mean alot) to circulate the oil. The pump is lubricated by the oil so running it dry will damage it severely. This also serves to bleed the system and you will almost certainly need to top up the reserviour. The power system system takes just under 2L of oil. Finally, with the car still on jack stands, turn the key to the accessory position and go lock to lock several times. Now top up the reserviour for the final time and close the cap.

      With the priming and bleeding of the power steering complete, all that's left to do it reinstall and/or retension the v-belt (see above for routing if you're unsure), reattach the under shield and wheel, drop the car, reinstall the airbox and reinstall/reconnect the MAF. You've just replaced your power steering pump and are ready to drive off.



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