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      I took the cap off the brake reservoir....

      I took the cap off the brake reservoir. Suspiciously, the level didn't rise when I successfully compressed the left caliper. Maybe the fluid has been pushed to the right side? With your comment, I'm...
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      Yeah, I used one of those thingies. I was able to...

      Yeah, I used one of those thingies. I was able to put the left side together, but the right one will not budge.



      So, you rebuilt your calipers? I'm trying to avoid that, but I'd be interested...
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      More info: I removed the emergency brake...

      More info:

      I removed the emergency brake cable. That allowed me to confirm that there was some play in the cable and that it wasn't stuck (good).
      I was also able to crank on the lever that...
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      Thanks for the reply, at least it gives me some...

      Thanks for the reply, at least it gives me some hope that I won't have to remove the caliper and take it somewhere or have it rebuilt (right? I'm hoping that if you'd had to do that you'd remember...
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      Rear brake caliper cylinder STUCK!

      Summary: I cannot compress the right rear brake caliper piston while changing pads/rotors (the piston will not rotate back in).

      I'm changing the rear pads/rotors. My son wanted to help so he...
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      Thanks guys!

      Thanks guys!
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      Rear brake wear sensor for Mk IV R-32?

      Iím replacing the rear brake pads and rotors on my Mk IV R32 for the first time. Iíve ordered the rotors and pads, but I wasnít sure whether I needed wear sensors; the pads didnít come with them. Do...
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      MkIV R32 rear brakes: wear sensors?

      Iím replacing the rear brake pads and rotors on my Mk IV R32 for the first time. Iíve ordered the rotors and pads, but I wasnít sure whether I needed wear sensors; the pads didnít come with them. Do...
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      Thanks all! I will take a look at the automotive...

      Thanks all! I will take a look at the automotive tape, but the gasket sealer sounds like a good idea. I assume that I should use a black adhesive to maximize reflectance since the class is a...
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      How do I glue a delaminated side mirror glass?

      Fortunately, I noticed the driver's side mirror vibrating and was able to peal the glass off before it were to fall off and shatter on the ground. So, what I have is a piece of glass. The black...
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      Re: What is this dummy light? (JumpalTurbo5)

      Quote, originally posted by JumpalTurbo5 »


      I asked, because I knew pretty much all R32 owners in Seattle area, never heard of you.



      Yeah... I don't get out much. ...
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      Re: What is this dummy light? (JumpalTurbo5)

      Quote, originally posted by JumpalTurbo5 »


      Are you original owner?



      I took ownership less than a year after it was originally bought. Why do you ask? Does VW maintain a record of...
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      Seattle area mechanics for 2004 R-32

      Thanks all... feel free to continue your comments. I finally found the link to https://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=1105354, but I am glad I got your comments; better than a "yellow page"...
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      Re: What is this dummy light? (JumpalTurbo5)

      ECU and keys?!! Man! So, of course it happens only a few months after my warranty is over!
      Well that was my initial hope.. that it was intermittent, but it's been consistent since Friday.
      Thanks...
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      Seattle area mechanics for 2004 R-32

      With my car less than 6 months out of warranty, I now need to find a good mechanic in the Seattle area. I tried searching but there were too many results and the ones I went through didn't list any...
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      What is this dummy light?

      This appeared on my console the other day and it doesn't appear in my manual. http://lh4.ggpht.com/_n7eEHMlHTO4/SSHSi1VntGI/AAAAAAAAKAI/uYM10vmAqGY/IMG_4867.JPG
      (Ugh! The flakey Picasa link may...
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      Replacing driver's side door's keylock?

      How do I replace the driver's side door keylock?
      Someone tried to break into my car by tearing the keylock apart. He wasnt successful at breaking in, but he ruined the keylock. I dont know if it...
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      FYI: R-32 Rear middle seat belts binding

      Just a note of caution, in case you didn't know this already...
      I recently had to take my R-32 in to fix the seat belt over the larger side rear seat back since the middle belt (which feeds into...
    19. Thread: R-32 Timing belt

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      R-32 Timing belt

      Okay, so maybe I'm just stupid and I should know this about my own car... I notice that the service manual does not mention when the timing belt should be changed. Should I know that the timing belt...
    20. FS: Scirocco & Cabriolet Service Manual incl 16v 1985-89

      I have a very used Robert Bentley "Scirocco & Cabriolet Service Manual incl 16v 1985-89" that someone can have (if they pay for shipping). It is grubby (lots of dirt, grease, and oil stains), but all...
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