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Talk about and share with others your Volkswagen Jetta tips and tricks, Do it yourself mods, and How tos.

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  2. Lightbulb Sticky Thread Sticky: *OFFICIAL* List of VW Websites!!!

    All right. People keep asking for websites for things OEM/AFTERMARKET. Here are all of the ones I know and use, if you have any more then add them....

    Started by ENRGZR‎, 03-21-2008 12:07 AM
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  3. Sticky Thread Sticky: Master DIY List

    As the title states. PM me for add-ons. Engine/Mechanical General Swiss Cheese Mod Removing downpipe & replacing Cat on 12v VR6 Wooden Jack...

    Started by Vixen‎, 06-30-2009 02:32 PM
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  1. MK3 Jetta/Golf : How To Chip OBD2 ECM/ECU

    Here's a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) guide on how to install Performance Chip for MK3 Jetta/Golf OBD2 that I made for you. For more DIY information here...

    Started by JDM_GUY‎, 10-03-2010 06:54 PM
    • Replies: 19
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    03-19-2017, 05:51 AM Go to last post
  2. Moved: NEW to VW Jetta please help

    Started by VWJetta2012‎, 06-17-2015 02:47 AM
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    02-16-2017, 04:50 PM Go to last post
  3. Dual IBDII Ports

    Very simple and self explanatory! This is what you need: I used the fuse panel as the mount location. First, trace and cut the hole for one...

    Started by PowerslavePA‎, 09-13-2016 12:58 PM
    • Replies: 2
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    01-25-2017, 07:34 PM Go to last post
  4. Post DIY: Cabin Filter Replacement: MKIV

    Alright, Down to business: Tools required: 1 Phillips screwdriver Step 1: Open up the hood and on the passenger side you will notice a panel...

    Started by Derek589‎, 05-31-2010 02:42 PM
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    01-25-2017, 07:31 PM Go to last post
  5. Add MDF Controls to Steering Wheel

    This will apply to all applicable models, and platforms. Functionality varies. You have to already have the Phone and radio controls on the left...

    Started by PowerslavePA‎, 09-13-2016 12:57 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    01-23-2017, 03:37 PM Go to last post
  6. Changing bulb on outside rear view mirrow?

    Good day, newbie here, searched the Forum and didn't see anything, along with You tube and google. 2009 2.5, is this for the faint of heart or one...

    Started by Hank13‎, 09-06-2016 03:50 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    09-19-2016, 08:45 AM Go to last post
  7. Wiper won't shut off, or fails.

    When I would use my intermittent wiper function, the momentary press, or turn them off, the wipers would not shut off; Here is why: The seal...

    Started by PowerslavePA‎, 09-13-2016 01:01 PM
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    09-13-2016, 01:01 PM Go to last post
  8. Power Distribution Center / USB Supplies & 12V Aux

    I wired a 12V block, and a USB/AUX power center behind the dashboard. Power connector with in-line fuse holder at battery Loomed and taped:

    Started by PowerslavePA‎, 09-13-2016 01:00 PM
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    09-13-2016, 01:00 PM Go to last post
  9. Rust Question

    I've got a 2006 2.5 and it's starting to rust about the two front wheels. It's really the only spot, and its starting to get pretty bad, especially...

    Started by amjames‎, 08-23-2016 10:37 AM
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    08-23-2016, 02:32 PM Go to last post
  10. auto-locks self engaging

    EVERYtime I press the gas pedal from a stopped posittion, the auto-locks engage. It's becoming very annoying. Anyone experience this?

    Started by joeken72‎, 08-23-2016 08:12 AM
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    08-23-2016, 11:24 AM Go to last post
  11. Replace driver side mirror???

    Hey everyone, Someone just hit my mirror today and it ripped it off from the door. Now it s hanging by the power cord.I did put tape around and it...

    Started by nino924‎, 05-01-2016 12:33 AM
    broken mirror, diy, door panel, jetta 2014
    • Replies: 1
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    05-01-2016, 11:07 AM Go to last post
  12. DIY MkIV Replace Clutch/Flywheel/Pressure Plate

    This procedure is not for the rookie. A lot of patience is required. The following steps are the ones in which I do in order listed. The first few...

    Started by VeeDubJetta98‎, 02-16-2009 10:56 PM
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    03-02-2016, 07:50 PM Go to last post
  13. 2005 2.0 jetta,

    engine turns over but no spark and no start. have replaced the coil pack and still getting no spark nor no start. obo2 code reads p0834 and I am...

    Started by mindingdong‎, 01-09-2016 09:04 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    01-11-2016, 10:06 AM Go to last post
  14. Diy: Mkiv door locks explained/ fixes..

    TAKEN FROM ANOTHER SITE: MKIV DOOR LOCKS EXPLAINED !!! ... Since so many people with '99.5-'01 MKIV cars seem to be having trouble with...

    Started by Gargamelmk2‎, 02-02-2009 04:48 PM
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    11-18-2015, 11:05 AM Go to last post
  15. Oil Labelling Explained & Information

    Here is what the oi labels mean + Other Info: PETROL SG - Introduced 1989 has much more active dispersant to combat black sludge SH -...

    Started by PowerslavePA‎, 11-05-2015 01:32 PM
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  16. Can you mount a roof rack to the outtermost pins?

    Hi I installed thule bars the other day on my 2007 jetta city for a snowboard rack that I want to put on. In the instructions from Thule they say...

    Started by Maximus‎, 10-18-2015 11:31 AM
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  17. Make those yellow healights clear again - CHEAP!!!

    I was talking to a customer of mine last week when he told me how to get the yellow film off of my headlights. Everyone knows about those totally...

    Started by rodbuilder‎, 10-01-2015 09:10 AM
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    10-01-2015, 08:52 PM Go to last post
  18. Installing a double din on the MKIV

    If you install any aftermarket Double Din for the MKIV you're going to need a switched 12v source or your stereo will stay on 100% of the time. ...

    Started by I4N‎, 06-09-2011 10:20 PM
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    09-23-2015, 04:44 PM Go to last post
  19. Looking to repair some rust

    The rust on my Jetta is getting pretty nasty, not to mention embarrassing. Anybody got some good info on repairing rust/repainting? A link to a...

    Started by ypx3‎, 06-07-2009 05:20 PM
    • Replies: 20
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    08-30-2015, 04:46 PM Go to last post
  20. MK6 2014 Jetta belt noise

    Hey so my Jetta 12k miles has been making a squeaky noise when I am going certain speeds. 4th gear and at 45 to 48 if I tap the gas a little and...

    Started by jlivecchi22‎, 08-26-2015 10:31 PM
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    08-26-2015, 10:31 PM Go to last post
  21. Replace rear vent window 2006

    I am wondering if anyone could tell me how to replace the rear fixed vent.glass of my 2006 Jetta 2.0T. The rubber seal is still in the door and I...

    Started by Me112379‎, 07-12-2015 11:21 AM
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  22. Remove Engine Cover ?

    OK, just got my 2012 VW Jetta 2.5 SE two months ago. Want to chane air filter, clean under engine cover and maybe clean map sensor and throttle body...

    Started by jake9364‎, 06-25-2015 07:56 AM
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    06-25-2015, 07:56 AM Go to last post
  23. Hard Start Lack Of Power Can't Pass 70mph

    So I have a 2004 Jetta Engine Code BBW. Fault code P0341 which is camshaft sensor code. Replace timing belt when I bought it and replaced cam and...

    Started by Ruelastech‎, 05-28-2015 07:48 PM
    • Replies: 3
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    06-12-2015, 07:32 PM Go to last post
  24. D.I.Y. MKIV 1.8T Crankcase Ventilation System Replacement

    I put this DIY together to help anyone out that is going to have to go through the painstaking process of replacing the crankcase vent system because...

    Started by Cglongino‎, 03-22-2011 06:52 PM
    • Replies: 17
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    06-06-2015, 01:44 PM Go to last post
  25. Official Seafoam DIY

    So here it is! I talk about Seafoam all the time, and how its a great tuneup item that everybody should get their hands on. This is the official DIY....

    Started by Boost Addicted‎, 08-26-2009 11:27 AM
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  26. knocking sound

    hi there I'm driving '88 jetta mk2 with polo 1.6 mp9 cylinder head problem started when map sensor failed and ever since i replaced it there noise as...

    Started by etmotaung‎, 05-08-2015 05:27 AM
    • Replies: 1
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    05-08-2015, 09:49 AM Go to last post
  27. Thumbs up DIY Videos

    Hey Junkies, I was working on my MKIV yesterday and thought it would be helpful to make a few videos tracking my work. It may be useful for my...

    Started by Swim4Zen‎, 04-14-2015 11:06 PM
    diy, dome light, hose, mkiv, temp controls
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 1,134
    05-07-2015, 11:20 PM Go to last post
  28. OBD Codes Decoded.

    Recently i have seen alot of posts with questions about engine codes. If your car is OBDII and you get a code, you can check what it means here. ...

    Started by palehawaiian‎, 02-15-2010 02:47 AM
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  29. Exclamation DIY rear shock removal mk2

    REAR SHOCKS INSTALLING REAR SHOCKS Hardware likely to be replaced: Top spring seat/plates (They rust out real easy). Bumpstops (also...

    Started by Gargamelmk2‎, 02-08-2009 05:33 PM
    • Replies: 1
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    04-22-2015, 04:55 PM Go to last post
  30. Replacing brake pads on a 2001 Jetta

    Hey all, my 2001 Jetta 2.0 5-spd needs its front brake pads replaced. I've done some work on the vehicle in the past with help from the good people...

    Started by jasonb‎, 03-27-2015 03:10 PM
    2001 jetta, brakes, car repair, diy
    • Replies: 1
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    03-27-2015, 07:03 PM Go to last post
  31. [DIY] 2.0T MK5 - Replacing a valve cover gasket.

    This is going to be more of a diary DIY. I have to do my work outdoors after a pretty long shift and it gets dark pretty quick. And I'll be honest...

    Started by dude846‎, 03-19-2015 09:05 AM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-24-2015, 03:05 PM Go to last post
  32. Broken Glove Box handle?

    My 16 y/o grandson got his first car, a 01 Jetta. The glove box lock is missing and I can not get it open, I want to make sure there is not a...

    Started by Radco‎, 03-23-2015 06:34 PM
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    03-24-2015, 01:57 PM Go to last post
  33. Dome light will not come on when driver door is opened

    Hello all, I have a 2004 Jetta, and I noticed that the dome lights will not come on, when the driver door is opened. Bulbs are fine, but I have...

    Started by jscrogg98‎, 02-02-2015 03:12 PM
    2004 jetta, dome light
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    03-20-2015, 03:23 PM Go to last post
  34. Exclamation Diy: Manual adj./remouval clutch cable w/ pics

    Things you will need 1. Phillips screw driver (looks like this on the tip + ) 2. A jack, or a stick or 1x1 board, anything that will be able to...

    Started by Gargamelmk2‎, 02-03-2009 11:12 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-18-2015, 04:48 PM Go to last post
  35. Remote Start 2004 jetta w/ manual transmission

    Hello everyone! As I just purchased my Jetta used, it has the Viper 7153 remote start installed. I know the proper start sequence, for when I...

    Started by jscrogg98‎, 02-02-2015 03:08 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    03-06-2015, 11:12 PM Go to last post
  36. Xtool VAG401 VAG Professional Tool/Scan Tool

    Features: Controller Info, Fault Codes, Clear Codes, Measure Blocks, Output Tests Basic Settings, Adaptation, Coding, Security Access, Readiness,...

    Started by PowerslavePA‎, 03-03-2015 04:57 PM
    • Replies: 5
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    03-06-2015, 06:24 PM Go to last post
  37. DIY: MKIV GTI/GLI 1.8T PCV Delete/Catch Can Install & Brake Booster Mod

    Tools Needed: 1x Flat Head Screw Driver 1x Ratchet And Socket Set 1x 5mm Allen Wrench Or Allen Socket 1x 10mm Socket 1x Pair Of Pliers Or...

    Started by Teh Chr!s‎, 07-10-2011 08:23 PM
    • Replies: 9
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    02-25-2015, 08:49 PM Go to last post
  38. headlight assembly

    I bought my 2nd mk4 got a Wolfsburg jetta bone stock for 1800 great shape but the idiot painted the headlights.I bought a pair of smoked built in fog...

    Started by dhollon1028‎, 02-18-2015 11:21 AM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 1,483
    02-23-2015, 01:38 PM Go to last post
  39. valve cover gasket?

    Hi all. Noticed last night some smoke coming out from under the hood so I open to see oil had leaked onto my exhaust manifold heat shield. After a...

    Started by eurolow‎, 05-23-2012 06:50 PM
    • Replies: 16
    • Views: 8,027
    02-09-2015, 10:46 PM Go to last post
  40. Post Temp controls light???

    Does anybody know if the temp controls are supposed to be backlit on a MKIV? I would assume so, but I've never seen it light up. I usually just...

    Started by Swim4Zen‎, 02-05-2015 03:58 AM
    a/c, backlight, control panel, heat, temp controls
    • Replies: 6
    • Views: 1,220
    02-09-2015, 10:20 PM Go to last post

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