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    In the news also recently RIGHT TO REPAIR ACT!

    https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/11/massachusetts-votes-to-extend-right-to-repair-law-to-connected-cars/
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    EV Thread

    https://arstechnica.com/cars/2020/10/chevrolet-readies-an-electric-crate-motor-for-homebuilt-ev-hotrods/
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    audio owners survey thingie - dscout

    this is one of those opt-in survey things where they pay you for your opinion or feedback I'm sure you will have to create an account if you are interested. But its free money if you are, and you can tell audi how you really feel. feel free to ignore or even remove, this was sent to me but I...
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    2007 jetta wolfs 5mt us/nar - slow/delayed rpm drop when shifting or coasting

    This is for now just a general question, my sister bought this car new, so it has been in the family since then. As far as I remember, the car has always done this, so I simply accepted as normal behavior. It is not really a problem, it's just always been more a curiosity and less a minor...
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    Maps 2017 gti autobahn US/NAR with dcc maps

    don't remember if anyone ever talked about block maps, but here they are too ;SW:5G0-906-259-L HW:06K-907-425-B --- Engine ;Component:2.0l R4 TFSI H13 0001, Coding:091D00124464002F1000 ;EV_ECM20TFS0205G0906259L,001003,EV_ECM20TFS0205G0906259L.rod ;Wednesday,12,September,2018,18:58:49:03587...
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    Maps 2017 gti autobahn US/NAR with dcc maps

    debug 2 admaps note: smaller ones may be combined ;SW:5G0-906-259-L HW:06K-907-425-B --- Engine ;Component:2.0l R4 TFSI H13 0001, Coding:091D00124464002F1000 ;EV_ECM20TFS0205G0906259L,001003,EV_ECM20TFS0205G0906259L.rod ;Wednesday,12,September,2018,19:00:01:03587 ;VCDS Version: Release...
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    Maps 2017 gti autobahn US/NAR with dcc maps

    2017 gti autobahn US/NAR with dcc and dsg sisters car, stock, untweaked, enjoy Wednesday,12,September,2018,19:12:04:03587 VCDS -- Windows Based VAG/VAS Emulator Running on Windows 10 x86 VCDS Version: 18.2.1.2 HEX-NET CB: 0.4411.4 Data version: 20180518 DS287.1 www.Ross-Tech.com VIN...
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    Solo - non spoiler

    Fun and worth seeing, not the best star wars movie ever, but better than most of the other newer stuff. My unsurprising personal order; rogue1, ep4,5,6,solo,7,8,1,2,3
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    Windows 10 tablet for vcds - rca cambio 10.1

    Hello, I recently picked up a cheap windows 10 tablet+keyboard at walmart on sale for ~$110. https://www.walmart.com/ip/RCA-Cambio-2-in-1-notebook-tablet/377119556 I have had a few days with it now and while it is nothing spectacular, it might very well be a perfect VCDS companion. The...
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    tv shows and movies recommendation thread

    Here is a few recent tvs shows and movies I have seen and can highly recommend; in no particular order - ozark --- mob accountant heads to the ozarks in an attempt to save his and his families lives; similar vibe as breaking bad, but a different kind of story - billions --- district attorneys...
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    general coil pack questions

    I was reading some of Jack's coil packs posts, and was wondering how cross compatible coil packs are across vw engines. I have 2003 1.8t jetta, and 2007 2.5 (non-turbo, 5 cyl) jetta. the connectors looks similar but slightly different. Is it possible to put the same set of coil packs in...
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    android auto - waze available now

    http://www.androidpolice.com/2017/07/26/waze-android-auto-private-beta-available-today/ I think it has been mentioned in passing in various threads here, regarding android auto and maps etc. if you have a vehicle with android auto, you can now use the waze navigation app. I don't have AA, but...
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    mazda infotainment hacking/tweaks

    while the article is about mazda, the concept applies to all auto infotainment systems (and I imagine many other vehicle systems). https://jalopnik.com/code-to-hack-mazdas-with-a-usb-drive-is-now-available-t-1796273570 Wish someone would hack the vw infotainment system to make it easier for...
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    2001 passat - b5 or b5.5 vin confirmation

    I have a 2001 v6 4mo passat, I am pretty sure it is a b5.5 due to the tail lights with the split red/clear sections, but is there any way to confirm conclusively via VIN? WVWTH63B21P275917 I tried checking on line vin web sites but couldn't find anything conclusive, at least without buying...
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    To W8, or not to W8 - or WWJD?

    So I have an old 2001 Passat, V6 with 4motion that I bought for super cheep last year. The engine still seems to run strong, however there are major (auto) transmissions issues (moving and shifting gears) that I need to get fixed/replaced, it has 190k+ miles, it also needs a water pump and/or...
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