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    1. Member fouckhest's Avatar
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      02-07-2012 03:12 PM #281
      Quote Originally Posted by BOUDAH View Post
      Excuse my ignorance but wtf is a Clutch switch, lol
      tis the switch that tells the car that the clutch is depressed so the starter can do its thing....basically it is the interlock that stops you from starting the car while its still in gear

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      02-07-2012 05:15 PM #282
      Quote Originally Posted by speeedfrk View Post
      drives like a whole new car?? how so? just curious to know what other differences youve noticed.

      thanks!
      Throttle response was greatly increased. Not like it all of the sudden it runs like a it has a turbo but before the switch it was just sluggish/heavy to get up to speed in first and second. Now it runs, I guess, like it's supposed to. To me it felt like a whole new car and nice to have cruise control again.



      EDIT: Clutch switch is the the green plunger right behind the pedal of the clutch. Right next to the BLS which was a common failure in our cars when they were new. VW recall.
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      02-07-2012 07:49 PM #283
      Quote Originally Posted by CaptainQualude View Post
      Water in hatch again. I did replace the factory cluster f*ck set-up with clear vinyl tubing over a year ago. The tubing is still attached & there's a lot of water in the hose, so thinking clogged drain nipple.
      Did you open up the nipple holes to prevent any sticking? The sunroof tray has two open canals,
      that will overflow over the sides, if backed up...

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      Spyder GS-T and having the convert leak on a new car (then)

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      02-07-2012 08:25 PM #284
      Horn not working. Alarm still honks, anybody have any ideas?

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      02-07-2012 08:52 PM #285
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      Horn not working. Alarm still honks, anybody have any ideas?
      Sounds like that would be a defective switch in the steering wheel, then, right?

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      02-07-2012 09:00 PM #286
      Quote Originally Posted by hubris007 View Post
      Sounds like that would be a defective switch in the steering wheel, then, right?
      is it a micro switch? I was thinking fuse also.

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      02-07-2012 09:29 PM #287
      Quote Originally Posted by Basil Fawlty View Post
      is it a micro switch? I was thinking fuse also.
      I am thinking fuse too...

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      02-07-2012 09:41 PM #288
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      I am thinking fuse too...
      Not saying you're wrong, but why would there be a fuse between the wheel and the horn that doesn't effect the function of the horn itself?

      Oh, and SO excited because i'm getting the recall replacement on my ignition coils tomorrow. Hopefully it clears this damn O2 sensor glitch for once and for all. (And they have one of the new R's in stock, so i plan to test drive it while i wait. )

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      02-07-2012 09:49 PM #289
      There are 2 horns for dual tone, but I've removed one to fit an intercooler in my mk4. Check both wires on each as well as the switch or fuse like everyone else has said.
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      02-08-2012 09:33 AM #290
      Quote Originally Posted by ThatVdub View Post
      Did you open up the nipple holes to prevent any sticking? The sunroof tray has two open canals,
      that will overflow over the sides, if backed up...

      Will never own a car with a moonroof again. Nor convertible, since after owning a 1999 Mitsubishi
      Spyder GS-T and having the convert leak on a new car (then)
      I haven't touched anything since my initial look. I went back in last night & noticed the water level had receded & that there was sand & silt left behind. That's what's clogging it. I can either clear the sand & have it happen again, or open the nipple so rain makes the tubing self cleaning. I updated the old thread yesterday, & am going to take a picture in daylight. Last nights picture had flash bounce off the tubing obscuring the detail inside the tube.

      I know all about leaking tops. My other car is an M Roadster with a leak between the top & body where the butyl seal no longer works.
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      02-08-2012 12:31 PM #291
      Quote Originally Posted by WonderBucket View Post
      Throttle response was greatly increased. Not like it all of the sudden it runs like a it has a turbo but before the switch it was just sluggish/heavy to get up to speed in first and second. Now it runs, I guess, like it's supposed to. To me it felt like a whole new car and nice to have cruise control again.



      EDIT: Clutch switch is the the green plunger right behind the pedal of the clutch. Right next to the BLS which was a common failure in our cars when they were new. VW recall.
      that makes me think that the car had an invisible code thrown. one that you could only see with a reader and wouldnt throw the light on the dash. that will definitely make the car feel peppier and more responsive.

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      02-08-2012 03:51 PM #292
      Got the recall replacement of my ignition coils today. CEL has now been off for 3 whole hours and 100 miles.

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      02-08-2012 04:11 PM #293
      Battery was dead I guess its mad at me for not driving it
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      02-13-2012 07:43 PM #294
      I noticed the headliner in the mirror today. You should never notice the headliner in the mirror. The fabric is separating from the base at the back on the passenger side, but why wouldn't it? It's only doing what the pillar covers already did.
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    15. 02-13-2012 08:28 PM #295
      Snapped my VF-engineering pendulum dog bone mount.......
      thats what happens when traction meets power....

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      02-13-2012 08:36 PM #296
      replaced the ignition switch only to find out the lights, blinkers and heat still wont work I am open to suggestions. Oh and Fuse 5 was ok too.

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      02-13-2012 08:39 PM #297
      Quote Originally Posted by rdwong View Post
      Snapped my VF-engineering pendulum dog bone mount.......
      thats what happens when traction meets power....
      Were your bushings ok? Or they needed to be replaced?
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      02-20-2012 01:56 AM #298
      I have a really gnarly grinding noise coming from my rear passenger wheel
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      Quote Originally Posted by DCJodon View Post
      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      02-20-2012 12:31 PM #299
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      I have a really gnarly grinding noise coming from my rear passenger wheel
      Needs a new wheel bearing more than likely. Does it get louder when you turn in a certain direction?

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      02-20-2012 04:06 PM #300
      Woke up to find that somebody busted my hatch glass. Again

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      02-20-2012 08:50 PM #301


      My car starts acting up when I'm in a complete stop, my lights flicker and yesterday my car turned off on me when I came to a complete stop....here and there the radio and all electrical stuff will turn off and turn right back on....PO told me that the alternator is brand new...idk what can be causing this....
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      02-20-2012 08:57 PM #302
      My thermometer broke and my transmission mount is completely shot. Not a good day for my R

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      02-21-2012 09:28 AM #303
      Quote Originally Posted by Mean Green91 View Post
      Needs a new wheel bearing more than likely. Does it get louder when you turn in a certain direction?
      That's what I'm thinking. At first it wasn't all the time but now it's a constant metal to metal sound. And yeah it usually gets louder when turning..
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      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      02-21-2012 10:06 AM #304
      A ratlle coming from somewhere, sounds like the exhaust. Checked the cat heatshield, put the cable in there just in case it was, checked the flapper arm and clamped it out of the way just incase thats what the rattle was. Running out of ideas here! Maybe the cat itself :/ Anyone in SEPA wanna go for a ride and check it out!?

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      02-21-2012 04:19 PM #305
      Quote Originally Posted by yocoop View Post
      A ratlle coming from somewhere, sounds like the exhaust. Checked the cat heatshield, put the cable in there just in case it was, checked the flapper arm and clamped it out of the way just incase thats what the rattle was. Running out of ideas here! Maybe the cat itself :/ Anyone in SEPA wanna go for a ride and check it out!?
      Is it all the time or just on cold starts?
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      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      02-21-2012 05:22 PM #306
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      Is it all the time or just on cold starts?
      I didn't notice it until it started getting colder out. Seems to get a little less noticeable as the engine heats up but never totally goes away.

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      02-22-2012 02:57 AM #307
      Quote Originally Posted by yocoop View Post
      I didn't notice it until it started getting colder out. Seems to get a little less noticeable as the engine heats up but never totally goes away.
      I have the same issue with cold starts for about a minute but mine eventually goes away. It only happens with the flapper switch in the closed position though.

      But since my switch stopped working and my flapper is always in the open position it doesn't make noise anymore... Masking one problem with another haha

      Did you have the flapper mod before the problem started?
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      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      02-22-2012 10:08 AM #308
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      I have the same issue with cold starts for about a minute but mine eventually goes away. It only happens with the flapper switch in the closed position though.

      But since my switch stopped working and my flapper is always in the open position it doesn't make noise anymore... Masking one problem with another haha

      Did you have the flapper mod before the problem started?
      I did the flapper mod the day i bought it in the home depot parking lot. That was in the summer and I never noticed the rattle. Since it has gotten colder I hear the rattle and thought it was the flapper being wide open and rattling against the little metal stop. I clamped it so they wouldnt touch anymore. Sooo now I'm not sure what the rattle is. I'd rather not take it to vw since they would charge just to look at it, but I think I need to. Hoping it is internal cat damage so I can get it replaced under warranty.

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      02-22-2012 05:06 PM #309
      Quote Originally Posted by yocoop View Post
      I did the flapper mod the day i bought it in the home depot parking lot. That was in the summer and I never noticed the rattle. Since it has gotten colder I hear the rattle and thought it was the flapper being wide open and rattling against the little metal stop. I clamped it so they wouldnt touch anymore. Sooo now I'm not sure what the rattle is. I'd rather not take it to vw since they would charge just to look at it, but I think I need to. Hoping it is internal cat damage so I can get it replaced under warranty.
      I was also thinking it could be coming from somewhere in the hangers or a loose heat shield.. but that doesn't really explain why the sound gets quieter as it warms up

      But if you have a warrantee I'd definitely wanna take advantage of that
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      Quote Originally Posted by DCJodon View Post
      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      02-23-2012 01:02 PM #310


      ECU needs a re-flash.



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      02-23-2012 02:51 PM #311
      Quote Originally Posted by werdnakills View Post
      I was also thinking it could be coming from somewhere in the hangers or a loose heat shield.. but that doesn't really explain why the sound gets quieter as it warms up

      But if you have a warrantee I'd definitely wanna take advantage of that


      Today is warm and now it's not doing it....wtf is it!?!?! haha

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      02-23-2012 07:08 PM #312
      Yup sounds like we have the same issue... I'm planning on trying to figure out why my flapper switch isn't working this weekend I might have to re wire it then I'll see if I can figure out the rattling
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      My crayons smell like MK4s, please help.

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      02-29-2012 09:17 PM #313
      so my car has been running great ... until today. it would drive fin but when i slow down a bit the car just dies like its been stalled out. any opinions on this problem?

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      03-02-2012 12:16 AM #314
      Car had a faulty coolant temp sensor since I got it. Was bogging today and has always had trouble on cold starts so I quit procrastinating and changed it to the green top sensor for about $10. When clearing the code I found I had an o2 sensor code. That will be my 3rd o2 sensor since I bought the car need

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      03-02-2012 09:43 AM #315
      VW really has getting finishes to stay on plastics down.

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