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by flip2jetta
Tue Dec 01, 2009 3:34 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: Question about Battery Cables for MKV Jetta 2.5L
Replies: 0
Views: 1536

Question about Battery Cables for MKV Jetta 2.5L

I'm having corrosion problems with the positive battery cable. My question is are they fairly easy to replace? I can use any 4 gauge or 2 gauge wire right? The dealer actually found the problem when I was in getting my cat replaced under warranty. They quoted me ~$500 to change the cables! I just sa...
by flip2jetta
Thu Nov 12, 2009 2:17 pm
Forum: The Parking Lot
Topic: Cameron ( Sacwaters Windowlicker ) was in a serious car accident.
Replies: 8
Views: 1485

correct me if I'm wrong, don't mean to sound like a downer either but I thought some medical insurances won't cover you if you suffer injuries from a car accident and that's why a portion of your vehicle insurance premium is for medical coverage in case of an accident. I dunno though, maybe I'm mixe...
by flip2jetta
Tue Jul 14, 2009 10:35 am
Forum: The Parking Lot
Topic: What bluetooth are you using?
Replies: 1
Views: 746

got a cardio scala 500, got it long before the new laws came about and has worked well since. It's cheap so you get what you pay for, sound clarity is ok to poor depending on charge but I honestly didn't expect much for $30 bucks. It pairs pretty easily though.
by flip2jetta
Fri May 22, 2009 1:56 pm
Forum: The Parking Lot
Topic: How To: Eliminate Blind Spots...
Replies: 8
Views: 799

How To: Eliminate Blind Spots...

Sup guys, I know this might seem like common knowledge to some but I'm sure there are some who may not know how to do it. (This how-to was not created by me, I found reference to it on the tex, anything that happens to you due to using this mirror setup is your own bad :) ) Check the link to see a d...
by flip2jetta
Wed Apr 01, 2009 12:42 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: Dash not sensing my gas?
Replies: 2
Views: 917

bump...

I feel like I've been hogging the tech section so time to put someone else on top :p
by flip2jetta
Wed Apr 01, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: cel P0420, MKV Jetta 2.5L, please advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

Cleared the cel yesterday with the OBDII scanner after checking everything out and filled up with a fresh tank of gas, I'll just keep my fingers crossed at this point :eyes:
by flip2jetta
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:35 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: cel P0420, MKV Jetta 2.5L, please advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

here's the freeze frame data I picked up with the OBDII scanner Year: 2005 Manufacturer: Volkswagen de Mexico S.A. De C.V. Make: Volkswagen Model: Jetta Engine Type: L5, 2.5L Tranmission: Automatic Trim Level: 2.5 Mileage: 57000 === Stored Error Code(s) === Error Code: P0420 Possible Causes: === Pen...
by flip2jetta
Tue Mar 31, 2009 3:00 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: cel P0420, MKV Jetta 2.5L, please advise
Replies: 3
Views: 1773

cel P0420, MKV Jetta 2.5L, please advise

I'm just not having any luck with either dub. I'm in the process of getting my MKIV issues fixed and now my wifes MKV has a cel, P0420. the car is at 57000, just recently changed out the air filter and plugs, all factory parts, after getting the cel but after only a week the P0420 is back. I know it...
by flip2jetta
Tue Mar 31, 2009 2:32 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Sureguy wrote:there is a oring there you should get and a fuel filter too.


Will do, thanks again.
by flip2jetta
Tue Mar 31, 2009 12:43 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Definately going to check wires for both O2 sensors tonight. I should probably mention what I did to get the car to start, which may or may not have had anything to do with it starting. I've read in a number of threads that a bad fuel pump will get going if you bang the hell out of the access cover ...
by flip2jetta
Tue Mar 31, 2009 11:14 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

hey I just thought of this. Check your O2 sensor wiring on top of the cat. The 02 heaters are powered by the fuel pump relay and those wires like to get melted and short out. ECU damage is possible by backfeeding voltage from the fuel pump relay. Dude thanks for the heads up, I'll get it on a jack ...
by flip2jetta
Thu Mar 26, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Sureguy wrote:Cool! You did a good job of diagnosis. :thumb:


Thanks James! Coming from you that means a lot :thumb:
by flip2jetta
Thu Mar 26, 2009 7:57 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

Ignition switch? Nah ended up being the relay, hooked lead 30 up to a power supply and the magnet wouldn't activate to close the switch so no power readings from lead 87. The only lead I could read power from on the relay was the TK lead which is for the door switch, which explains why interior lig...
by flip2jetta
Sat Mar 21, 2009 2:24 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

ALRIGHT! She fired up! I made a tester like the bently said and tried to run the pump by removing fuse 28 and putting a jumper wire connected directly to the battery to see if the pump would run...in short she ran, took a ride around the block and down the street with no cels or stuttering. I've rep...
by flip2jetta
Sat Mar 21, 2009 11:06 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

god damn it! I hate electrical! Alright, so I guess my next question is would having a bad battery prevent the car from cranking or affect any of the electronics (lights, radio, interior lights, dash) from working. Everything seems to have full power. I think I'm gonna spend all day on this thing......
by flip2jetta
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:09 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

thanks for chiming in man. I don't have a cel, scanned it with my OBD2 scanner and nothing, no cel before or after I started having the problem. Tonight I used a multimeter to check the battery voltage and it's putting out a healthy 12V, checked some of the fuses in the fuse box and some are reading...
by flip2jetta
Fri Mar 20, 2009 10:30 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

as rich said, would sound like immobolizer to me too.... now that you mention the fuel pump not priming though, that's would not be part of the immobo function. So what should I be looking at??? I've never had to check anything to do with the immobilizer so not sure where to start...mechanically en...
by flip2jetta
Fri Mar 20, 2009 9:43 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

what kinda part did you get? i think your car has feelings. the part that you r got maybe your car doesnt want it. its saying to itself "if you put that in me, im gonaa give you a hard time.. im gona put myself in imobilizer mode" WTF?! :rofl: I was actually buying parts for my wifes Jetta because ...
by flip2jetta
Fri Mar 20, 2009 7:25 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

i woulda just left it there an said fix it :rofl: I woulda...if I was under warranty...and if I had money last night all I checked so far were the fuses 28(fuel pump) and 32(injectors) they look fine, no visible breaks. I'm hoping it's the relay because that would be the next least expensive thing ...
by flip2jetta
Thu Mar 19, 2009 7:43 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

pics for clicks...

I'm not even that low and he still needed to use two by fours! :whoa:
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by flip2jetta
Thu Mar 19, 2009 6:07 pm
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: HELP! Car won't start...kind of...
Replies: 19
Views: 3541

HELP! Car won't start...kind of...

I normally wouldn't make a post this urgent but ironically enough I'm stuck in sunnyvale volkswagens parking lot, came here for some parts went to my car to leave. Started the car then it died, slowly, like it was fuel starvation or something. It didn't just crank on then die right away it sputtered...
by flip2jetta
Tue Mar 03, 2009 8:21 am
Forum: Profiles
Topic: my 01 GTI 1.8t -- Seaside, CA
Replies: 7
Views: 1254

Damn it! I was expecting pics of cars and tatas :eyes: Oh well...welcome to the site





:p
by flip2jetta
Thu Feb 26, 2009 10:19 am
Forum: VW Technical & Repair
Topic: CEL, need a scan
Replies: 3
Views: 1531

diz_gti wrote:of all that time.. just a simple twist?


I think he meant that he unknowingly continued to use the bad coilpack after swapping in the new ones...
by flip2jetta
Wed Feb 25, 2009 9:24 am
Forum: Photo Gallery
Topic: Test shoot with Sony A900
Replies: 6
Views: 1442

I hardly ever reply to picture threads but DAMN! I've seen your work before Sean, good stuff, but that camera is insane :thumb:
by flip2jetta
Fri Feb 20, 2009 4:18 pm
Forum: Classifieds
Topic: MK4 GTI/MK2 Jetta, other random bits for sale
Replies: 29
Views: 2457

Yup that's the one. One of the holes on mine was stripped so just looking for a new one. Thanks anyway for the reponse man.

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