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Volkswagen Golf, Performance Mods, Hatchback
#79 of 107 Re: How to downshift -- 1.8T coil problem [bpeebles]
May 03, 2005 (7:01 am)
I had that same coil cracking problem on my 1997 Jetta (which I promptly replaced last year for $140 and 20 minutes of R&R - the hardest part was actually finding the special Torx sockets at the auto parts store). So this coil issue probably dates back to the 1992/1993 VW design changeover - when Bosch changed from the traditional cylindrical-shaped 12v ignition coil to a more compact plastic-covered coil. The ironic thing about this was those traditional coils were rock-solid reliable (The Bosch ignition coil on my deceased 1987 VW Golf GT was the original one - 624K miles and still going strong at the time of my collision with Bambi).
One mechanic that I know uses the water bottle test on the coil. If the engine dies when water is sprayed on the coil - its time for a replacement....
#80 of 107 Radio Reception
May 07, 2005 (10:47 am)
My radio reception in my 1999 Beetle is horrible. The problem has existed since I purchased the car. AM is terrible and FM is not much better. Does anyone have any idea on what I can do. I do not want a new radio, just better reception.
#81 of 107 Re: Radio Reception [bill1201]
May 07, 2005 (1:01 pm)
If you have the "amplified antenna", then suspect that as the issue.
Basically, the "amplified antenna" has an RF amplifier built into the base of it. The radio sends power to it thru the antenna wire. Some folks have had luck in "fixing" you type of problem by cleaning the contacts on the plug at the base of the antenna where the wire plugs in. I beleive that is accessed by pulling down the headliner inside the car.
#82 of 107 Re: [KarenS]
May 08, 2005 (9:59 am)
Can anyone suggest a deep throaty exhaust system or muffler for a 2001 VR6 Jetta?? The stock system is so quiet it's hard on the clutch...do not want the spitting cat back system!!..Also why a pre-muffler after catalytic converter...has anyone removed this??...thanks
#83 of 107 84 VW Rabbit dashlights!
May 16, 2005 (1:46 pm)
Hey i got a 84 rabbit and the dashlight under the battery is always lit, not the one directly under but the one under that... what does that one say is happening? Also the car started great until the last time today then it wouldn't start, says theres plenty in the battery... Any help? Thanks
#85 of 107 Phaeton stuff?
May 21, 2005 (8:06 pm)
Looking for floor mats, trunk mats, leather dye, umbrella, coffee mugs, seat protectors, aftermarket 19 or 20" wheels, grills, 4Motion emblem, V8 emblem, wood steering wheel, English (RHD) arm rest - passenger side front in gray, solar sunroof panel. euro front bumper trim, PHAETON letters, W12 mufflers and rear valence. That's all for now.
#86 of 107 Re: CD Changer vs. In-Dash player [joshwritr]
May 27, 2005 (10:56 pm)
If your still interested... You can buy an adaptor from soundgate that plugs into the factory cd-chager plug in the trunk and purchase a compatable aftermarket changer (alpine, pioneer, sony).
#87 of 107 Re: Radio Reception [bill1201]
May 27, 2005 (11:04 pm)
Re: My radio reception in my 1999 Beetle is horrible. The problem has existed since I purchased the car. AM is terrible and FM is not much better. Does anyone have any idea on what I can do. I do not want a new radio, just better reception.
When I purchased my jetta, I had found that the antenna base (where the antenna meets the roof line) was somewhat loose. When I cleaned the small amount of gunk underneath, I found that my reception on AM and FM became crystal clear.
#88 of 107 Re: Radio Reception [extremeproaudi]
May 29, 2005 (4:42 pm)
The most common "fix" for that problem is to clean the connection at the wire plug beneath the antenna. It is accessed from the INSIDE of the vehicle. The headliner is pulled down and the connector is right there.