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  1. Sticky Thread Sticky: Looking for Donor Cars for GenDUB DIY Guides

    DIY Donor Car Project Currently on Hold Alright everyone, here’s your chance to get some maintenance taken care of on your car, while saving some...

    Started by Raz, 10-13-2006 04:48 PM
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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: GenerationDub.com How-to's

    I think we need to list any of the how-to's we have done. and we can link them all here, and please if you are doing any work on your car that you...

    Started by Sawdust, 07-25-2003 09:44 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIYs

    Well as everyone will have seen, a few of our members have been putting their time and effort into doing up some DIY articles for everyone else to...

    Started by mosh, 11-15-2006 01:15 AM
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  4. Sticky Thread Sticky: Question and Answer Thread for DIY's

    as per rquest...this will not be locked. Please keep to the topic of DIY questions and answers.

    Started by spettaa, 12-28-2008 11:43 AM
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  5. Sticky Thread Sticky: DIY: Format for Submitting

    Please use this format to submit DIY's. It will keep the format standard for all DIY's ...

    Started by spettaa, 02-16-2007 03:01 PM
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  1. DIY: Antenna Base Replacement (MKIV)

    Many MKIV’s have a problem with AM radio reception. More often than not, the culprit is a corroded or entirely burnt antenna base. This guide is...

    Started by Raz, 11-13-2006 11:19 PM
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  2. DIY:Single to Double Din Conversion for Audi A3

    This is a DIY yourself for a Single to Double Din conversion for the 2006 Audi A3 CAUTION: This DIY does require you to change the cage that is...

    Started by Lava_A3, 01-18-2007 08:21 PM
    • Replies: 11
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  3. DIY: Serpentine Belt Replacement 2.0 / 1.8T (MKIV)

    This guide shows how to replace your old worn and cracked serpentine belt on your 2.0L or 1.8T motor. Note – This guide was done on a 2.0L Golf,...

    Started by Raz, 11-14-2006 10:08 AM
    • Replies: 17
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  4. DIY: Boost Gauge Install

    DIY of a boost gauge install (42DD Pod and Stewart Warner gauge Kit). It took around 2 hours to complete. With some patience, and the right tools...

    Started by Ricas, 09-30-2006 09:59 PM
    • Replies: 14
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    10-06-2016 08:27 PM Go to last post
  5. DIY: 1.8T Diverter Valve Replacement (MKIV)

    This guide shows how to replace the stock Diverter Valve on your 1.8T motor. This procedure is commonly done as an upgrade when software tuning your...

    Started by Raz, 01-07-2007 07:16 PM
    • Replies: 0
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  6. DIY: Replacing Oil Breather Hose (MKIV 1.8T)

    DIY: Replacing Oil Breather Hose (MKIV 1.8T) This guide shows how to replace breather hoses that deteriorates and gets brittle over time. It will...

    Started by TurboDub, 10-30-2007 01:21 PM
    • Replies: 21
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  7. DIY: Changing just the Shift Boot on MK4

    Ok, My shift boot was getting pretty crappy, and since my GTI didn't original come with leather, it actually had the crappier just fake ass leather...

    Started by footose, 10-25-2007 05:18 PM
    • Replies: 9
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  8. DIY: Foglight Wiring Harness Install (MKIV)

    This guide is for installing a headlight foglight wiring harness into a car that does not come with them stock. This procedure will only be necessary...

    Started by Raz, 11-13-2006 12:53 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  9. DIY: Red Tint or Smoke your Taillights and side Markers

    Here is a simple DIY that will metamorphose your headlights for real cheap what you'll need for: RED TINT: - a transparent Candy Red Spray...

    Started by kilimats, 10-28-2007 03:58 AM
    • Replies: 21
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  10. DIY: MK4 OEM Brake [Pix AND Video!]


    Started by footose, 12-12-2006 02:34 PM
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  11. DIY: Refinishing/Wheel Repair

    I found this on the 'Tex as I need to do these for the wheels I've just acquired... But I'll also show the results of my wheels once done! Great DIY!...

    Started by vdubvento, 06-21-2007 10:58 PM
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  12. DIY: Coolant Temperature Sensor Replacement 2.0L (MKIV)

    This guide shows how to replace your old or defective Coolant Temperature Sensor on your MKIV. If your temperature gauge floats all over the place,...

    Started by Raz, 01-28-2007 04:27 AM
    • Replies: 4
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  13. DIY: Fuel Filter Replacement 2.0 / 1.8T (MKIV)

    This guide shows how to replace the fuel filter on your car equipped with a 2.0L or 1.8T engine. Sediment and particles from the fuel build up over...

    Started by Raz, 01-23-2007 05:23 PM
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  14. DIY - polishing

    Started to polish the lips on the new wheels so I figured I'd take some pics... Tools required: Power Drill Buffing pads, compounds Sandpaper -...

    Started by Neb, 01-02-2009 07:03 PM
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  15. DIY: Replacing Micro DE Foglight Bulbs (MKIV)

    Although not too many people have Micro DE foglights on their MKIV’s, I recently put together some pics and instructions for a fellow Passat owner...

    Started by Raz, 10-18-2006 01:14 PM
    • Replies: 2
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  16. DIY: AWE Vent Boost Guage Install ( AUDI A3 )

    This is a step by step guide for installing an AWE vent mount Boost Guage on a 2006+ AUDI A3. A similar kit is available for the Fifth Generation GTI...

    Started by EMSbyDay, 12-30-2006 05:12 PM
    • Replies: 6
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  17. DIY: Replacing Rear Window Rusty Wedges (MKIV)

    Out of all the pieces that put together our cars, the three things that rust the most are the cylinder that holds up the hood, the cylinders on the...

    Started by Raz, 09-16-2006 07:59 PM
    • Replies: 4
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  18. DIY: Exchanging Floor Mat Clips (MKIV)

    Throughout the time the MKIV generation of cars were (and still are to an extent) available on the market, the mounting posts for floor mats went...

    Started by Raz, 02-28-2007 11:09 PM
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  19. Cool 2008 golf city oil

    hey guys. anyone change their own oil? i'm looking at using castrol 5w40 full synthetic. heres my questions: do i use full synthetic? i know...

    Started by jmhdub, 05-26-2012 08:24 AM
    city golf, golf iv, oil filter
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  20. DIY: Phatnoise Install - MK4 GTI

    I've had this Phatnoise in my car since last waterfest (thanks to nelson!) and i usually just "stuffed" it into the side compartment, but I found...

    Started by footose, 06-24-2006 03:11 PM
    • Replies: 25
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  21. DIY: joey modded headlights

    Seeing as how a lot of the links don't work i'm going to post my DIY in here instead. DIY- smoked headlight I don’t have pics for this so...

    Started by Neb, 11-22-2006 11:16 AM
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  22. DIY: mk1-mk2 AC Delete

    Since there's always AC removal or AC Delete questions, I thought I would post my experience with the Toywagen AC removal alternator pulley. So...

    Started by BellCityDubber, 12-02-2007 12:00 AM
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  23. DIY: Mk4 shift boot and knob into mk1,2,3

    I know it's easy, and it aint moderator approved (yet) but I took the time to do it for you guys. This DIY Article covers the mk4 Shift Boot &...

    Started by BellCityDubber, 12-05-2006 09:47 PM
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  24. DIY: Stubby Antenna Install (MKIV)

    DIY: Stubby Antenna Install (MKIV) This guide shows how to install a stubby antenna to replace the stock antenna. Disclaimer: As with any Do It...

    Started by CommradePolski, 05-25-2007 12:23 PM
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  25. DIY: How to Build Your Own Wiring Repair Kit / CD Changer Harness

    DIY: Build Your Own Wiring Repair Kit / CD Changer Harness Volkswagen dealerships sell wires (VW Part# 000-979-132) for over $5 for one wire with...

    Started by TurboDub, 04-18-2009 08:23 PM
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  26. DIY: Red needles on immo 3 (2003+) MK4 clusters

    If You could nuke your cluster, we take no responsibility for your inability to follow directions Tools Needed: VAG-TACHO:...

    Started by soundwave, 06-21-2011 08:33 AM
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  27. DIY: Changing Bumper Side Markers (MKIV)

    DIY: Changing Bumper Side Markers (MKIV 1.8T) I finally decided to freshen up my exterior a little bit and ordered a set of clear bumper side...

    Started by TurboDub, 06-18-2008 01:36 AM
    bumper, clear, diy, marker, side
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  28. DIY : MKiv Starter Motor Squeel

    Its s a link from the vortex................ http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=2269482 but its fairly easy to do!!

    Started by spettaa, 10-23-2008 08:33 PM
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  29. DIY: MK6 vag com tweaks

    Lighting All modifications are found in Found in Coding, Long Coding Helper unless otherwise noted. Daytime Running Lights - The lamp systems...

    Started by soundwave, 06-21-2011 08:12 AM
    mk6, vag com, vagcom
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  30. Mk4 Jetta Wagon Rear Wiper

    Hi, I have a 2003 Jetta wagon and I am having issues since mid winter with my rear wiper motor and the rear wiper cleaner sprayer as they suddenly...

    Started by Gasdrinker, 03-18-2013 03:07 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    02-23-2016 10:28 AM Go to last post

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