Attaby Curt. Ready to drive to the chowdahQ. We may have a enough  TDI's
for a separate  row.
On Aug 19, 2015 7:56 PM, "Curt Raymond via Mercedes" <mercedes@okiebenz.com>
wrote:

> I think I mentioned the other day that the speedo didn't work in my new
> 2005 Golf TDI. Today I managed to get the car registered so I took a minute
> to dig into the issue. Theres a vehicle speed sensor (VSS) that lives on
> the differential which can cause my problem which is no speedo and a
> randomly bouncy fuel gauge so I went looking for it. I'd spent a little
> time before but its tucked on the rear of the transmission which is right
> in front of the driver's seat (transverse engine remember) and behind the
> air filter. Theres not much space in there so I pulled the airbox (2 bolts
> and a nut although one bolt is missing) to get a better look.
> I finally found the wiring for the VSS but no VSS. I did find a thing that
> looks a little like a transmission fluid dipstick. I *think* its actually
> the bottom half of the VSS. The sensor is $25 so I just ordered one.
> IDParts (my favorite VW supplier) is in MA so I usually get my orders from
> them double quick. While I was at it I got a hinge repair kit for the
> armrest, a known weak point some enthusiast has designed an updated part
> which is supposed to be way stronger.
> On a positive note the state says my car is worth $5500 vs the KBB value
> of around $3500. That makes me feel good since I've already put double what
> I paid for it into repairs and I haven't dealt with the front fenders or
> bumper cover yet. Once I do the car will be pretty much perfect though.
> Ready for many motoring miles...
>
> -Curt
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