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  1. 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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  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: 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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  4. 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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  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: 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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  2. 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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  3. DIY: MK4 OEM Brake [Pix AND Video!]


    Started by footose, 12-12-2006 02:34 PM
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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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  5. Mk1 cabriolet power windows stopped working.???

    the back windows are manual but the two front are power.. and all of a sudden the power windows stoppped working.. its not a fuse ive had a mechanic...

    Started by PinkCabbyBaby, 09-20-2011 10:22 PM
    • Replies: 3
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  6. neuspeed superchager

    ok can anyone tell me the specs on having the passanger rear support on the mk3 obd1 kit made. and plz dont tell me neuspeed ive called 100 times and...

    Started by gazzelle, 06-28-2013 10:12 PM
    • Replies: 5
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  7. 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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  8. Wink Need help

    Hi guys, was just wondering if anyone could help me out here, i've left my mk3 golf 2.0l 16v GTi in my garage over the winter, starting it every...

    Started by KingMill, 01-05-2013 05:54 PM
    • Replies: 8
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  9. Need Help Removing Door Panels on 2013 Jetta GLI

    Hello All, I could really use some help if anyone knows how to remove the door panels on a 2013 GLI. Thanks!

    Started by Spoolme, 05-02-2013 12:35 PM
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  10. belt diagram needed

    I need a diagram on how the belts go on a 1992 gti golf

    Started by patty tipton, 04-17-2014 02:12 PM
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  11. 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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  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
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  13. 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
    • Replies: 13
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  14. 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
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  15. 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
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  16. 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
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  17. Wet heated seat relay

    First post here. I have a 1992 vw cabriolet Wb. There is a known problem with electrical system. Airbag unhooked at some point and light comes on....

    Started by Erinpl2131, 07-31-2014 01:44 PM
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  18. Basic tools needed????

    Hey guys, would just like to make a thread on tools that you would find in a garage at home! I just bought a car last year an ive been doing alot of...

    Started by DansDub, 05-09-2014 04:49 PM
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  19. Heater Motor on 06 Jetta sqealing

    Did a search and could not find anything on this. I believe that I'm forced to replace the motor, as it's sqealing like crazy. Going to pick up a new...

    Started by DAG3, 12-07-2013 12:33 AM
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  20. Seafoam........

    I attempted to seafoam my 2.0 Jetta the other day and couldnt figure out where to add the stuff. Im fairly new to v dubs so would like some advice.

    Started by saweetlou, 07-27-2013 06:04 AM
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  21. Exclamation Mk 1 1.8 GTI Starting Issues.

    Hiya my names Charli and I have a 1983 1.8 gti mk.1 golf. I am having a few issues with it and i was wondering if anyone can help me please. So at...

    Started by charlixroxy, 05-18-2013 10:11 AM
    1.8, golf gti, mk1
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  22. 2.5 jetta secondary air

    My daughters jetta has the secondary air pump/valve failure code.i know where the pump is located but cant find the vales.can someone head me in the...

    Started by spotshot, 05-22-2013 11:07 AM
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  23. Tiptronic fluid change

    Hello, I have an 03 Jetta with the 5 speed tiptronic made by Jatco. After a bit of research I have fund out I need the fluid along the lines of ATF G...

    Started by Gasdrinker, 01-20-2013 08:25 PM
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  24. Factory Rrecommended

    What do I need to know when shopping around for the best price on Spark plugs, wires, ignition coil, cam position sensor and both oxygen sensors?...

    Started by bgard1234, 01-04-2013 03:11 PM
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  25. 2001 Jetta Sedan Headlight Replacement (Passenger)

    Hi All! I am a newbie to this thread and I was hoping you could help me out. I am trying to change the headlight bulb on our 2001 Jetta, but...

    Started by BrianM, 11-06-2012 05:19 PM
    headlight, jetta
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  26. Moved: 2004 VW Jetta Rear Powered Antenna

    Started by Bill Zoller, 08-27-2012 01:18 PM
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  27. Crank no Start Situation after Battery Died!

    Hope somebody can help me! I have recently had 2 problems with my car that are totally unrelated but have somehow led to my car failing to start. I...

    Started by Coyote251, 07-11-2012 09:10 PM
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  28. 99 vw golf 2.0l 5 speed---no spark

    Hi there, very new too the site, I just picked up a 1999 VW Golf 2.0L 5 speed last week. The car ran fine for abouth 4 days and then last Thursday I...

    Started by yortko, 04-04-2012 10:24 PM
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  29. 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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  30. MK3 tanny fuild top up

    Im new to the the vw world and i need to top up my tranny dip stick on my 99 2.0l golf. I dont think there is. If there is please help me out ...

    Started by JonMK3, 07-03-2011 08:00 PM
    • Replies: 4
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    07-07-2011 02:47 PM Go to last post

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