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My 04 Jetta TDI PG w/ MODS (Pic heavy)

While looking for a MK1 diesel Rabbit, I came across this MK4 on Craigslist.

A 2004 Jetta GLS TDI
Platinum Gray
Gray leather
1.9 Diesel









Bought it!:)
 

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Bad camshaft....


Ordered one from Metalman...
New camshaft, and 8 followers of new design.


Cleaned EGR, then soaked metal part in cleaner...
 

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Antenna amplifier bypass mod.....

(I soldered on the grey wire to bypass the corroded electronics)




Reception is better, but still not that great.
 

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While working on the antenna, I ended up taking out the headliner.

I tried the trick I did on my 99 BMW 740iL where I glued the factory material back unto the board after scraping the glue off.







 

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Broken plastic



Reglued back on...





Came out worse than I expected, especially around the holes and edges where the material did not stretch back correctly....

I'll have to work on that later. It goes back in like that for now.
 

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Driver's door would not lock.
Micro switch to detect if it was open was not working.

Took lock module apart looking for bad solder connections, turned out to be dirty microswitch that I could have fixed without taking door apart.







I find that there is too much bad information on forums, and it's hard to weed through it all to find the gems.
Driver door on MK4 not unlocking?, alarm re-arms with the driver door open? First spray the heck out of the latch with electronic parts cleaner....That would have solved my problem...
 

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Posted an ad searching for GLI parts...

got a full set of color matched Platinum Gray (PG) skirts all around within 1.5 hour drive of where I am.

Took bumper off and saw this...



The duct that sits over the intercooler rubbed a few holes in the cooler.
 

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Started to install the front GLI lip, valance, skirt, whatever it is called...

My bumper was a little torn up.
I used factory fasteners to attach the lip to the bumper from above....





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