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  2. Sticky Thread Sticky: ATTN! Complete Guide to Everything DIY

    ****UPDATE**** FEB. 9, 2010 Due to some problems with the upgrade to the software, some of the links are not working correctly. We're working on...

    Started by nitroscope8, 03-15-2009 09:45 AM
    attn, black, carbonio, clutch, complete, diy, don, exhaust, folks, good, guide, intake, ion, job, las, mkv, oem, pages, rabbit, radio, remember, removing, search, seat, sec, section, suspension, transmission
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  1. Problem with exhaust, maybe.

    Short story shorter: Started doing custom exhaust. Removed rear muffler. Now have a few questions to those that have done exhaust modification on...

    Started by G_RAZ, 03-08-2009 09:10 PM
    adjustment, aftermarket, buy, car, catback, der, exhaust, flex, hat, hit, lit, lot, lots, muffler, normal, pipe, problem, rabbit, removing, shop, snap, sys, tha, underneath, wheels
    • Replies: 4
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    04-04-2017 02:46 PM Go to last post
  2. DIY: 2.5L MKV Intake Manifold Removal - Cleaning

    So I went to scope around my intake to see if there were many carbon deposits and immediately dipped the lens in some oil. with oil: without...

    Started by le0n, 04-29-2013 08:33 PM
    8 Pages
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    carbon, center, cleaner, diy, engine, engine cover, front, fuel, insert, intake, lower, manifold, mkv, oem, oil, remove, removing, rims, small, spray, stalling, tire, tires, top, white
    • Replies: 147
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    02-26-2017 11:00 PM Go to last post
  3. 2008 Rabbit 2.5 Clutch Issues

    About a week ago I was driving and I lost ability to shift into other gears like it locked me out as if the clutch wasn't being engaged even though...

    Started by Hondarydr9, 01-18-2017 03:22 PM
    2008, add, air, attempt, bleed, clutch, cylinder, feed, fluid, forum, forums, high, issue, issues, line, make, master, properly, rabbit, reservoir, sounds, suck, temp, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 2
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    01-18-2017 06:43 PM Go to last post
  4. DIY: 2.5L MKV MAP Sensor Cleaning (P0106)

    Just a few quick shots to show a possible fix for the P0106 code. There's another thread I have that discusses the reasoning behind what I'm going...

    Started by le0n, 02-14-2016 04:13 PM
    access, air, aux, black, body, carbon, clear, diy, driver, error, good, harness, intake, manifold, mkv, oil, port, remove, res, rest, small, stick, time, tire, top
    • Replies: 11
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    01-04-2017 12:40 PM Go to last post
  5. DIY: 2.5L MKV - Slave Cylinder Replacement (Clutch; 5-Speed Manual Transmission)

    Vehicle in photographs: 2009 VW Rabbit Items needed: 10mm Socket 13mm Wrench 13mm Socket Flat-head screwdriver or pick to remove hydraulic...

    Started by le0n, 11-20-2015 08:09 PM
    2009, clutch, diy, floor, fluid, forum, gear, good, head, install, manual, mkv, oil, open, remove, replacement, speed, stall, stalling, standard, top, transmission, vlt, volkswagen, window
    • Replies: 3
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    12-28-2016 07:31 AM Go to last post
  6. DIY: 2.5L MKV Vacuum Pump Delete

    Items purchased: IE plate: $73.00 (shipped) 5/16" ID fuel line (2 foot): $3.00 (local) Universal Tee: $5.00 (local) Clamps: $4.00 (local) I...

    Started by le0n, 11-21-2016 06:08 PM
    auto, check, diy, end, engine, fit, foo, fuel, function, harness, hey, intake, kit, manifold, mkv, oil, parts, people, removing, running, small, swap, things, top, transmission
    • Replies: 2
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    12-05-2016 10:52 PM Go to last post
  7. CV Shaft Replacement DIY needed

    So I have a new CV Shaft -- current inner boot is torn and causing some rather discomforting wobble/shimmying under acceleration. Figured replacing...

    Started by WascallyWabbit, 08-14-2016 01:13 PM
    2008, auto, car, clutch, cv joint, cv shaft removal, damage, diy, flex, forum, half shaft, heat, hey, high, loose, rabbit, replacement, speed, standard, thing, thinking, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wheel
    • Replies: 3
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    09-05-2016 12:45 PM Go to last post
  8. DIY - Complete audio guide

    So, I installed all of my stuff this weekend. Here's a quick DIY for installing a head unit (AVIC D3), subwoofer, and amplifier. Hopefully this'll be...

    Started by djwhiplash2001, 04-26-2008 04:51 PM
    5 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5
    audio, big, car, cha, changed, complete, connect, dash, dealer, diy, ect, guide, heard, internal, king, mind, original, people, plug, radio, required, scan, thinking, uni, units, usb, visit
    • Replies: 94
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    07-18-2016 02:54 PM Go to last post
  9. DIY: MKV HVAC Resistor Pack Repair (Missing Blower Fan Speeds)

    I know there are a few DIYs for this online, but it doesn't hurt to add one more with photos. This one doesn't involve any de-soldering/soldering...

    Started by le0n, 06-08-2016 02:20 PM
    add, auto, check, diy, fan, filter, forum, harness, hit, mkv, motor, oil, parts, plug, problem, remove, repair, results, test, things, vagcom, volkswagen, warning, wear, work
    • Replies: 0
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    06-08-2016 02:20 PM Go to last post
  10. 07 differential replacement

    Sorry, noob questions. Can you replace the differential? Mines pooched. Thanks!

    Started by blackrabbitslim, 06-06-2016 09:08 PM
    07, differential, replacement
    • Replies: 1
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    06-07-2016 07:37 PM Go to last post
  11. Question Rabbit HELP 1981 rabbit pick up (park brake-parts)

    So i ordered new park brake cables for a my rabbit pick up. but im missing the hard wear were the cable goes in to the backing place and holds it...

    Started by bluesurfer3, 04-13-2016 05:56 PM
    1981, awesome, brake, cable, cables, fine, forum, forums, hard, haredwaer, holds, line, missing, online, ordered, park, parts, pick, place, rabbit, rabbitpickup, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wear, wha
    • Replies: 0
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    04-13-2016 05:56 PM Go to last post
  12. Tail light covering

    I have a small chip in my tail light almost as if the clear coat or whatever is peeling off. Are there places that can fix this or so I need a new...

    Started by Toxication14, 03-22-2016 02:59 PM
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    03-22-2016 02:59 PM Go to last post
  13. Rabbit Front Oxygen Sensor Replacement - MKV Rabbit

    My front O2 sensor decided to go out at ~65k miles. I believe they are scheduled to be changed at 100k miles on our vehicles; so that would have come...

    Started by le0n, 07-17-2011 08:10 PM
    driving, end, engine, engine cover, exhaust, firewall, forum, front, harness, heat, hey, install, kit, maintenance, mkv, mkv rabbit, rabbit, replacement, small, test, things, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, warranty
    • Replies: 15
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    03-19-2016 08:09 PM Go to last post
  14. Changing the 5 speed transmisison gear oil

    So i'm sure some of you have wondered why Volkswagen has no information on transmission gear oil replacement in the 5 speed manuals. Well, it's said...

    Started by nitroscope8, 01-22-2010 04:31 PM
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    02-08-2016 05:39 PM Go to last post
  15. MK5 to MK6 Steering Wheel Swap

    Hey everyone, this is a DIY on fixing an airbag light when you switch from A 2 stage airbag to a 1 stage version like they did in later year rabbits...

    Started by Chad Oner, 08-24-2011 11:07 AM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    control, dealership, forum, forums, hey, mk5, mk6, modifications, module, nitroscope, ouch, pre, pretty, read, reasons, recommend, steering, steering wheel, swap, touch, vag, volkswagen, vw, whee, wheel
    • Replies: 29
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    02-03-2016 03:07 PM Go to last post
  16. DIY: spark plug change

    Note: They're may be things under my hood that do not resemble yours. First disconnect the battery. Locate coil packs. push tab slide...

    Started by kiserhd, 06-22-2008 08:56 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    cha, change, coil, der, diy, good, great, hang, hey, hood, kiserhd, mki, note, plug, plugs, soo, spark, spec, tech, technology, things, torque, turkey, wiring
    • Replies: 42
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    12-05-2015 07:04 PM Go to last post
  17. Rabbit Auto to manual? Worth it?

    I've looked around a bit but all of the links I've found were old and missing pieces or had advice that was relevant at the time of the rabbit's...

    Started by Octavarium, 09-18-2015 02:45 PM
    advice, auto, bit, car, completely, finished, forum, forums, ins, links, manual, missing, newer, nitro, pics, post, prefer, rabbit, release, stay, time, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wondering, work
    • Replies: 2
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    11-28-2015 08:45 PM Go to last post
  18. Rabbit BoBo's Procedure for 2007 Rabbit Alternator Replacement

    How to replace the alternator on 07 Rabbit: I heard of a few ways to do the install, but this is how I did it by myself. That's right, it's only a...

    Started by BoBo, 11-25-2015 09:46 PM
    07 rabbit, 2007, air, bumper, car, cover, end, engine, engine cover, forum, front, front bumper, fuel, guide, install, intake, manifold, pulley, rabbit, replacement, small, top, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wheel
    • Replies: 2
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    11-26-2015 08:40 PM Go to last post
  19. Newbie Fuel issues

    Bought a 1982 Rabbit and drove it 3 days and tonight it crapped out on me and I have narrowed it down to its not getting fuel to the motor. What all...

    Started by RabidRabbit82, 11-16-2015 10:47 PM
    1982, 1982 rabbit, 82, 82 rabbit, 98, bought, ca, days, drove, forum, forums, fuel, fuel issues, help!, issue, issues, list, motor, newbie, please help, rabbit, tonight, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wha
    • Replies: 0
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    11-16-2015 10:47 PM Go to last post
  20. Electrical issue help!!!!

    So this is my first time posting here. I hope it is well received lol. I have a rabbit '07, 2-door. My wipers stopped working a while ago and after a...

    Started by Diezco, 09-05-2015 02:39 PM
    battery, disconnect, ect, electrical, help!, issue, make, told
    • Replies: 3
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    09-20-2015 12:42 PM Go to last post
  21. Rabbit DIY Hatch Cover Cord Replacement

    This will be my first post on the rabbit owners club, I hope it is well received. The following images are how I managed to fix the cord and ball...

    Started by whitethumpermk5, 08-25-2015 10:21 PM
    aged, club, cord, cover, diy, figured, fix, forum, forums, hatch, hope, images, man, owners, pos, post, rabbit, received, replacement, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 2
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    08-25-2015 11:27 PM Go to last post
  22. Rabbit MkV AC not working

    2009 Rabbit MkV 2 door, 121,000 kms, 2.5 l The AC has stopped working. On the early warm days this spring, I discovered the AC was not blowing...

    Started by novi rabbit, 07-02-2015 05:37 AM
    2009, 2009 rabbit, ac, air conditioning, blue, bluetooth, clutch, cold, compressor clutch, dash, dealer, door, early, engine, error, forum, fuse box, lights, loose, mkv, rabbit, tensioner, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wiring
    • Replies: 5
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    07-27-2015 07:54 AM Go to last post
  23. DIY MKV Rabbit Rear Brakes - GTI Brake swap.

    Why swap? The GTI utilizes 286mm rear rotors (solid), just 2mm smaller than the rabbit front rotors (288mm vented). Everyone has heard about the...

    Started by kiserhd, 05-28-2010 08:09 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    abs, brakes, diy, forum, forums, gti, install, mkv, mkv rabbit, pads, process, rabbit, rear, removing, reset, stock, swap, tomorrow, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wheels, winter
    • Replies: 52
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    07-18-2015 02:39 PM Go to last post
  24. Resetting Service Interval Light

    I just found Flopsys instructions on resetting the Light. I found out how to reset the service light at the dealership today. With the doors...

    Started by H20loo, 01-29-2008 02:08 PM
    2 Pages
    1 2
    500, 5000, cha, changed, common, foo, interval, las, life, light, long, mile, mobil, mobile, oil, reset, resetting, ride, sense, sensor, service, stupid, time, warning
    • Replies: 22
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    06-02-2015 07:15 PM Go to last post
  25. Rabbit How to replace alternator 2007 Rabbit 2.5

    New a little help of how to replace a bad alternator on my 2007 VW Rabbit 2.5 Engine. Don't know what tools I need and what all needs to be removed...

    Started by bowlinsr, 04-29-2015 10:34 PM
    07, 07 rabbit, 2.5, 2007, 2007 rabbit, advance, alternator, bad, diy, don, engine, forum, forums, how to, lit, order, rabbit, removed, replace, tools, volkswagen, vw, vw rabbit, wha
    • Replies: 3
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    05-04-2015 03:52 PM Go to last post
  26. DIY How to re-upholster your Rabbit.

    Ok, Finally had a chance to upload the pics and write a DIY. Here we go. First remove the pillar covers. These are the easiest. First use a knife...

    Started by russdawg24, 11-13-2008 07:30 PM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    bad, color, cover, covering, diy, don, fabric, feel, headliner, holds, ice, job, kind, kinda, lighter, liner, lot, mind, mint, mk2, nice, plaid, rabbit, rare, reupholster, trunk
    • Replies: 55
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    03-02-2015 05:31 PM Go to last post
  27. DIY: OEM GTI Bi-xenon Lights

    DIY OEM GTI Xenon/Bi-Xenon Install, including bumper removal and vag com setup. Disclaimer: Im not accountable for any destruction of your car, do...

    Started by DonJuan1Jr, 03-18-2009 10:06 AM
    3 Pages
    1 2 3
    added, ail, bixenon, boost, cheap, diy, fine, gauge, good, gti, hat, heard, higher, ice, light, lights, list, moments, nice, oem, rack, remember, roof, shell, stock, tha, wire
    • Replies: 40
    • Views: 41,872
    01-10-2015 04:59 PM Go to last post
  28. DIY automatic trans fluid

    I was wondering if someone could help me out with the automatic transmission fluid change in an 07' Rabbit. It has the 6speed tiptronic automatic....

    Started by iRobert1989, 09-28-2009 07:13 PM
    automatic, basic, certified, completely, dealer, diy, dsg, fail, fluid, gti, hat, item, leave, locations, manual, parts, problem, rabbit, sealed, shop, similar, spd, special, tha, tools, trans
    • Replies: 10
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    12-07-2014 02:26 PM Go to last post
  29. new to forum..

    hey guys, new to forum and in need of tips or info on replacing head gaskets for a 82 rabbit diesel any info is greatly appreciated

    Started by thatE21, 11-23-2014 02:26 PM
    82, air, appreciated, diesel, forum, forums, gaskets, greatly, guys, head, hey, info, manual, rabbit, rabbit 82, replacing, road, start, test, tips, volkswagen, vw rabbit, watch
    • Replies: 1
    • Views: 716
    11-23-2014 04:56 PM Go to last post
  30. Rabbit Wheel Fitment Help Please!!!!

    So im trying to get some alzor wheels off ecs tuning but im worried of the size and me rubbing. I wanna get the bbs style (alzor 010) in a 18x8.5 and...

    Started by Eddie_MKV_Rabbit, 10-20-2014 09:11 PM
    2dr, car, driving, ecs, eibach sportline, experience, fitment, forum, love, mkv, mkv rabbit, offset, rabbit, rabbit '09, rim, rims, roll, springs, tire, tires, tuning, volkswagen, vw rabbit, wheel, wheels
    • Replies: 10
    • Views: 2,476
    10-22-2014 07:34 PM Go to last post
  31. THE ALMIGHTY "rabbit emblem" DIY

    All right guy and gals, here is the much requested Rabbit Emblem DIY. Really, there is not much to it and there are two ways of doing it. Since...

    Started by ENRGZR, 10-10-2007 01:36 PM
    2007, almighty, bucks, creative, differences, diy, door, euro, exterior, good, hey, info, mod, parts, parts4euro, parts4euro.com, post, price, products, rabbit, rabbit emblem, rim, tps, trim, view, volkswagen
    • Replies: 17
    • Views: 11,840
    10-07-2014 08:40 AM Go to last post
  32. Rear Brakes and Rotors.... Thinking of doing it DIY

    Couple questions and thanks in advance.... 1) Non Oem or Oem Pads and Rotors? -is there any real difference? -Any try the Callahan rotor and...

    Started by LoanSharkie, 05-16-2013 02:30 PM
    advance, brakes, couple, difference, diy, fancy, funky, good, king, mkv, oem, order, pads, price, ques, questions, rabbit, real, rear, rear brakes, rotors, special, thinking, tools
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 4,304
    10-06-2014 04:56 PM Go to last post
  33. Engine bay cleaning!

    Hi guys I'm new to the VWOC and I was wondering on how to remove my engine cover so I can clean it and the engine bay. I have an 08 rabbit by the...

    Started by Dirk_08Rabbit, 06-10-2014 04:00 PM
    alot, bay, clean, cleaning, cover, dirt, engine, engine cover, forum, forums, good, gunk, guys, hose, how to, ins, pressure, pretty, rabbit, remove, volkswagen, vw rabbit, washer, wha, wondering
    • Replies: 13
    • Views: 3,207
    10-06-2014 04:20 PM Go to last post
  34. DIY: Making use of your 3.5mm aux. port

    Well, I didn't feel like paying the dealer an extra couple hundred for the iPod hookup and well knowning there was a 3.5mm audio jack in the...

    Started by akakidaquarius, 10-30-2007 06:41 PM
    6 Pages
    1 2 3 4 5 6
    35mm, armrest, aux, bet, big, cable, couple, diy, door, finally, firm, hands, included, ipod, making, man, miss, money, nitroscope, nitroscope8, oem, people, percent, port, rear
    • Replies: 109
    • Views: 50,487
    09-07-2014 03:24 PM Go to last post
  35. Front plate delete?

    Anyone know how to get rid of the front plate holder on a 08 rabbit, I'm I going to need to take the whole front bumper off? Thanks a lot

    Started by Dirk_08Rabbit, 09-01-2014 06:21 PM
    08, 08 rabbit, bumper, delete, forum, forums, front, front bumper, holder, how to, lot, plate, rabbit, rid, volkswagen, vw rabbit
    • Replies: 0
    • Views: 1,263
    09-01-2014 06:21 PM Go to last post

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