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  1. No dashboard lights !

    Golf Owners Club
    Hi all, Had trouble releasing my steering lock a few weeks back and now all my lights ie speed , rev counter, fuel gauge, petrol gauge, indicator working but no sound are all at zero. It"s been suggested that my keys are not recognising and may need re booting. Got a distinct feeling that the...
  2. QUESTION 2012 PASSAT TDI Shudder/ Knocking ?

    Ask A Volkswagen TECH - Hosted by Nitroscope8
    Over the past 2 months I have noticed it more and more in the morning or when the car is cold. It will make a knocking/tapping noise while accelerating and prior to and following the shift it will shutter almost feeling like its missing... once the car is warm it does not do it at all. I am up...
  3. VW Polo Mk1

    Polo Owners Club
    Hello, My name is Myles and I'm working on a new car series, we're looking for a VW Polo Mk1 in red. The colour is crucial. We're still looking to confirm the exact year but I believe it to be 1980. Also still to confirm if this is an estate or a hatchback which we're looking for but I have...
  4. 08 Jetta leaking a clear slick feeling liquid - Right side/front

    Jetta Owners Club
    Ive had my jetta now for 5 years....and this is the first time Ive had anything go "wrong" with it. Just noticed (on sunday) its leaking a clear "slick" feeling liquid on the right side towards the front. Doesnt really have a smell to it, and I know enough about cars to make me dangerous, but...
  5. A bit of extra Zip

    Polo Owners Club
    Hi There I have a 2008 Polo 1.4. I love this car as it is my first, and is still in pretty great condition. However, it is feeling a bit long in the tooth and underpowered. Life priority wise I'm not really looking to drop serious cash on a new car, so I was considering some simple mods/tuning...
  6. Front Struts

    VW CC Technical Forum
    Also looking for feedback on who's having good experiences with what strut. My car is at 40,000 miles. Only certain waves/dips/bumps in the road ways give a feeling the front end bounce a bit too much. So just looking to learn some product knowledge. Is there an upgraded strut that folks...
  7. Slow throttle response

    Volkswagen Tiguan Forum
    I have just bought a Tiguan 2012 2.0 tdi 140hp manual gearbox. I thinks it feels a bit strange when pushing down the gaspedal. The feeling is that it takes a second before the engine reacts. Is this normal or is something wrong with the car?
  8. 1.6d valve to piston noise?

    Has anyone ever hear a real subtle pinging in their engine? My rabbit is running great perfect fuel mileage and nice feeling compression. No smoke or nothing. Just today when I was checking things out I hear a real subtle pining and was just wondering if it was my valve clearance, potentially...
  9. Sluggish

    Jetta Owners Club
    I recently took my '02 Jetta GLX, to a local mechanic because it had the 0420 error code which states there's an issue with the Catalyst, so the mechanic replaced the catalytic converter, now the car is feeling very sluggish and just not right in general. Could someone please let me know why...
  10. helicoil 2000 jetta 1.8

    Jetta / Bora MK4 / 1999-2004
    is a helicoil into the block(the head) ok for a nonperformance use?
  11. Great video for Kicker's Amplified Controller for iPods

    General VW Audio / Electonics Discussions
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  12. Busted Headlight

    So my left side low beam is out in my 08 Rabbit. go to try and remove it. simple twist and turn cam lock right? Well it dont want to come out. not feeling that click you should get when you lock or unlock it. feel like one of the wires is twisting with the bulb. Any helpfull hints as to how to...
  13. Converting to studs.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    As the title states, I am getting ready to convert to studs. Personally I don't really want to, but my new wheels have a mag/shank seat. And I have mag/shank style bolts. However, the sleeve washers that fit into the wheel fit nice and snug, but the shoulder/shank on the bolt which is supposed...
  14. Feeling guilty about not replacing timing belt

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I had head resurfaced after severe overheating, now runs great, have 450+ compression in all cylinders. I intended to replace timing belt, but couldn't figure out how to remove lower timing belt cover. So I said screw it because old timing belt looked fine, but now I'm having 2nd thoughts...
  15. Extreme cold

    Golf New To The Forum / Frequently Asked Questions
    I have a 05 golf (gas) and I got a coolant heater and a 0 weight synthetic oil in preparation for the cold here ( Fort McMurray). Today was the first real cold day -36 and it wouldn't start. I have the feeling the shop did something wrong with the coolant heater and they are going to have a look...
  16. Manual 6sp 2wd vs Automatic awd

    Volkswagen Tiguan Forum
    I live in Calgary, Canada (cold winters) and I'm looking at buying a '12 Tiguan. I absolutely love the 6 sp manual, and really don't want to move into an automatic. But, I can only get the 6 sp in 2WD. I've always driven an AWD so I'm a bit nervous moving to 2WD. I'll be getting good snow...
  17. Fresh clean car!!

    VW Rabbit MKV Forum 2006/2007/2008/2009
    Anyone else just love that feeling of knowing your car is at it's cleanest, and looking sharp? I finally got around to using the drill on my headlights to get rid of the fog, then i decided to steam clean and wax it.. looking sharp!!!
  18. Golf Rear parking sensors installation location needed

    MKV How-to's and DIY's
    Hi, I'm looking to install some (after-market) rear parking sensors in my 2006 Golf Plus and was wondering if someone who has them factory fitting could post a high resolution photo of their rear bumper, and if they're feeling really helpful, provide measurements of where each sensor is located...
  19. MkIV throttle body sensor

    Jetta / Bora MK4 / 1999-2004
    i recently had a new 05 engine with 25k miles drd or just dropped into my jetta. its about a week later and im trying to not take it to my buddies shop if the problem isnt that big. i have a feeling that the throttle body sensor either went bad or just needs to be taken out and put back in as...
  20. Rabbit VW rabbit

    MKV How-to's and DIY's
    I noticed around 1,000-1,500 rpm I hear a mild tap coming from the engine, I have a feeling I may need to replace the hydraulic valve lifters. Anyone have any similar problems, or have any suggestions. If lifters do need to be replaced, is there any good web sites i can go to,or is this a part I...