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Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-13-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By doc280
I really need to update my "GTI on the cheap"...

I really need to update my "GTI on the cheap" post, so much has been going on.

I am no expert, but as far as I know the HID headlights are the same. Not sure the electric guts in version c are the...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-13-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By doc280
I see what your seeing and it still looks to me...

I see what your seeing and it still looks to me that it may work. There is one listed for $13.92, in the USA, so I am a gluten for punishment and I would give it a go.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 08-12-2019, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 275
Posted By doc280
Are there any c versions listed, on Ebay, ...

Are there any c versions listed, on Ebay, located in the USA ,which except returns? I would try that route, worse case scenario, if version C does not work, return it. And of course let us know...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 03-21-2019, 05:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By doc280
That bulb was always brighter than the other...

That bulb was always brighter than the other side. May have been the wrong bulb. Not sure the bulb was destroyed getting it out, so I could not read the number on it.

A salvaged part is a...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 03-21-2019, 09:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By doc280
The melted socket was so brittle if you looked at...

The melted socket was so brittle if you looked at it wrong it would break. I used a dremel, super glue, two part epoxy and thread to get it together. Ugly I know, but it is working.

The super glue...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 03-21-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By doc280
I take it some coding will have to be done also?

I take it some coding will have to be done also?
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 03-20-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By doc280
Thanks for the information. The holder broke into...

Thanks for the information. The holder broke into three pieces when I removed the bulb, working on repairs now.

Wish someone could come up with a HID to Hologen conversion, the aging HID's could...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 03-19-2019, 01:59 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,701
Posted By doc280
I just saw this thread. As far as the fan not...

I just saw this thread. As far as the fan not working, it very well could be the brushes have got stuck. If this has happened it will not show a code. I went through this last year and just replaced...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 03-19-2019, 10:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 620
Posted By doc280
Front turn signal holder

My front turn signal holder has seen better days. I have been unable to find the part or even a part number. Can anyone help?
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 03-13-2019, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By doc280
Wheel bearing, however you would hear it, if it...

Wheel bearing, however you would hear it, if it had gotten that bad.

Really low tyre pressures.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 03-11-2019, 08:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 410
Posted By doc280
After a drive, touch each of the wheels and see...

After a drive, touch each of the wheels and see if you have one warmer than the others. You might have a caliper sticking.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 01-02-2019, 08:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 719
Posted By doc280
Maybe internal failure, piston and or piston...

Maybe internal failure, piston and or piston rings. Check spark plugs and compression check it.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-19-2018, 09:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
Thanks for the compliment. I most likely am in a...

Thanks for the compliment. I most likely am in a very unique position to find strange things popping up, as my high mileage GTI, keeps putting on the miles. I hope to continue to find inexpensive...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-18-2018, 09:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 592
Posted By doc280
I can't say how the Rally Armour fitment is,...

I can't say how the Rally Armour fitment is, however I think the OEM mud flaps look great. I have been holding out getting a set because they are so darn expensive.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-17-2018, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
0.5 microns I polished the plunger by hand...

0.5 microns

I polished the plunger by hand and paper towel. It only took 3 or 4 minutes to remove the scoring.

Inside the solenoid there is a fiber material which the plunger rides in. I did...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-17-2018, 02:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
Shudder is doing its thing

I remove the headlight assembly from the GTI and disassembled it so I could operate the shudder by hand. The shudder of course would stick in the open position. I disassembled the shutter assembly...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-17-2018, 10:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
He called, four times the big blind, with a Q7 pre-flop ....wtf

My poker tournament dreams came to an end while betting pocket aces.

Disassemble and repair of my headlight is hopefully in order today.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-06-2018, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
Thanks for the information. Reason I was think...

Thanks for the information. Reason I was think wire snip is because I have the proper tools to repair that, I have nothing to de-pin.

I will look at it next week, off to Vegas to play some poker....
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-06-2018, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
I must have misread the Carista option it is to...

I must have misread the Carista option it is to activate the halogen lights with the bi-xenon.

So if I just snip the wire going to pin 11, do you think all hell is going to break loose?
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-06-2018, 09:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
Thanks for the information, sorry it took me so...

Thanks for the information, sorry it took me so long to respond to this, honey due list had been neglected.

Is it just me or do these wiring diagrams get more complex every year. I have been...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-04-2018, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,344
Posted By doc280
Dang, thought I was in the running for this one...

Dang, thought I was in the running for this one with only 208,064 miles.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-03-2018, 08:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
I am not as smart as some of you guys, I have to...

I am not as smart as some of you guys, I have to cheat using Carista.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-03-2018, 07:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
Yea I got excided about coding the shutters not...

Yea I got excided about coding the shutters not to funtion, however when the coding is perfromed it disables the halogens from coming on.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-03-2018, 05:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 796
Posted By doc280
Sticking HID Shutter

Does anyone know if it is possible to deactivate the shutters in the headlights to prevent them from going into high beam mode. The reason I ask is because I have one which gets stuck in the high...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-03-2018, 05:25 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 24,620
Posted By doc280
Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind if...

Thanks for the info, I will keep that in mind if i have to go back in there. I do think is odd they placed foam in there with it`s ability to act like a sponge.
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-02-2018, 07:45 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 24,620
Posted By doc280
No.....last year VW replaced the left and right...

No.....last year VW replaced the left and right front fenders (wings) and repaired the rocker panel. I was the one that repaired this section and the repair was no good, my fault. I really do not...
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 12-02-2018, 03:06 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 24,620
Posted By doc280
Rain Rain Everyday Rain 🌧

I have not looked at how much rainfall we have endured since August, but it has been a lot. Since August I have washed the GTI once and it rain the very next day, with no rain in the forecast. I have...
Forum: Engine / Drivetrain / Exhaust 11-18-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By doc280
Just for info back in June, I purchased and...

Just for info back in June, I purchased and installed an Engine Variable Timing Solenoid (N205 Valve) part number 06F109257C. I purchased it from EBay for $17.00 and it looked just like OEM and so...
Forum: Photo / Video / Media Gallery 11-17-2018, 11:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,860
Posted By doc280
Wow, I really love the GT front-end vs the GTI....

Wow, I really love the GT front-end vs the GTI. However maybe that is because there are no GT's here. Do you want to ship those used parts to me?
Forum: GTI / Rabbit / Golf MkV General Discussions 10-26-2018, 07:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 701
Posted By doc280
I only had to do the tie rod ends and ball...

I only had to do the tie rod ends and ball joints, everything else was ok.

I got rid of the aftermarket axles, which were on my car, for used OEM axles. I still had to replace the outer boots, as...
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