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#1 of 99 2007 Rabbit, 2.5L 5cyl maintenance schedule?
Jul 30, 2007 (8:28 am)
Hey everyone, I'm really confused on the maintenance schedule of my rabbit. My intial dealer told me once at 5K then every 10K. According to a dealer near my work it should be every 5K. It's in the shop right now so I don't have the manual near me but either way I don't understand the lack of consistency regarding this matter. Any advice or stories regarding this would be really appreciated.
#2 of 99 Re: 2007 Rabbit, 2.5L 5cyl maintenance schedule? [jmousseau44]
Jul 30, 2007 (9:11 am)
The manual has service at 5K, 10K, 20K, 30K,...
The manual also says maximum 12 mo. interval for service.
Brake fluid is every 24 months regardless of mileage.
#3 of 99 Re: 2007 Rabbit, 2.5L 5cyl maintenance schedule? [jmousseau44]
Aug 01, 2007 (9:46 am)
jeffy scot is right, and if you go into the dealer asking for a 'xk service' you'll be charged alot.
just ask for an oil change and tire rotation, you'll fare better.
#4 of 99 dashboard scratch
Aug 21, 2007 (7:25 pm)
Oh, I was transporting some rather long 2x4s that just fit into the car with the front seat down and I didn't think about putting any cloth on the dashboard just above the glove-box where the 2x4s rested against. The effect was that I have a scratched area a little larger than a quarter. Does anyone know of any product that could buff this scratched area out? I would appreciate any help. Thanks.
#5 of 99 Re: dashboard scratch [shirotori]
Aug 22, 2007 (6:30 am)
i would just get some armor all wipes.
#6 of 99 Check Engine Light ?
Nov 15, 2008 (7:15 pm)
I have a 98 VW Rabbit GLS. The temperature gauge reads normal temp. However the red temp idicator light has bee flashing. I just had the oil changed and the coolant was topped off and the flashing red light stopped. I had been driving for about an hour and the light started flashing once again. On top of that the check engine light is on. Any insight on this issue. Just wondering if the temp light could be affecting the check engine light. Maybe I need a new thermostat?
#7 of 99 30,000 Maintenance
Dec 15, 2008 (8:20 pm)
I'm getting very close to 30,000 miles with my 2007 Rabbit and am wondering if there any of you out there who have already surpassed that milestone. Did you have the 30,000 maintenance done? How much did it cost you? Did you not have some of the things not done in order to cut costs? Thanks in advance.
#8 of 99 Re: 30,000 Maintenance [shirotori]
Dec 16, 2008 (9:25 am)
I think the 30K maintenance is the same as 10K. The big one for VW is at 40K mi.
#9 of 99 replacement parts
Feb 24, 2009 (6:20 pm)
Just wondering where most of you buy replacement parts for your Rabbits. I need to replace the windshield wipers and am wondering if it I can get the correct wipers at a general auto parts store, or if it's better to buy online or from the dealership. Thanks
#10 of 99 Re: 30,000 Maintenance [shirotori]
Mar 01, 2009 (6:53 pm)
did you go in for your 30,000 mile service yet? i'm wondering what you ended up doing. i actually had the same question as you. i am due this week for the service and i am thinking of just getting the oil change, tire rotation and air filter. i have not replaced the air filter yet, that was recommended at 20,000.