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Old 08-27-2016, 02:00 AM
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Looks good, are you going to paint the new pod yellow; as well? I'm generally, not a fan; of the plastic texture/shiny surface; on the aftermarket plastics they sell. I would want, to keep the glare down; I wonder, if you converted it in a matte vinyl of some sort, maybe it would look good? A little bit of stitching; around the curves and it would look cool and 'factory' styling! The blue faces, on the gauges; sets it off nicely!
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Old 08-27-2016, 03:49 PM
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I'm torn between going back to black or redoing the yellow.
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My radio reception was very poor. I replaced the antenna base when I first bought the car. I incorrectly used an aftermarket non amplified base and the signal improved only marginally.
I learned that the oem VW base has a circuit board with a sgnal amplifier built into the base. I bought one from fixmyvw and installed it. The signal has improved dramatically!
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My trunk light has not worked for a long time. I replaced the trunk latch and it is working again.
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Had a Check Engine Light come on. Used my VCDS to scan and it was:

16764 / P0380 code (Glow plug/heater circuit electrical fault

I used my fluke multimeter to check resistance of each glow plug: 10.5Ω, 1.8Ω,1.8Ω,1.8Ω. Obviously the first glow plug was bad. It's nice that with a diesel you only replace the bad one, unlike spark plugs, because they are not a wear item.
I ordered a new Bosch 80028/0250202022 Duraterm Glow Plug. I sprayed Sili-Kroil on the old plug and drove for a day. Set my Armstrong click torque wrench to 24ft-lb and attempted to loosen plug. This was to ensure that it would come out easily without over torquing of breaking it off in the head. It loosened easily and I removed it the rest of the way by hand and not with the socket. I applied Loctite copper antisieze to the threads of the new plug and hand threaded it without any tools to ensure it was not cross threaded. I titled to 11ft-lbs. reattached the harness. Scanned and cleared codes with VCDS. Too it for a drive and CEL did not come back. Rescanned and no codes were present. Since I already had the VCDS and tools and antisieze, the total damage was $12.38 with free shipping with Amazon Prime.

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Another successful repair; good job! Just think, how much a VW dealership, would have charged for that repair? It is SO satisfying; doing your own repairs and getting oem parts, for cheap off the internet!
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Thanks Billy! Next up is the rear axle bushings. I have the tool. Can't decide on which bushings to use, normal or Cupra
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Had a Check Engine Light come on. Used my VCDS to scan and it was:



16764 / P0380 code (Glow plug/heater circuit electrical fault

Well the CEL for the glow plugs came back on. This time it was the #2 cylinder that was bad. Went ahead and ordered three new ones as above. All four glow plugs changed within last 1200 miles. Don't feel like chasing this all winter so I went ahead and did them all.
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207,630 miles.

Replaced both hatch struts and the hood strut. They were not supporting the weight during the winter. Brand New OEM units from fixmyvw.com. Also threw in a new orange silicon fob cover to commemorate Clemson winning the Natty!
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