Hey guys, new member here from WI. I recently purchased a 2004 Passat fwd with an awm 1.8t and a zf5hp19fl transmission. I believe the VW/Audi code is 01V. Please correct me if I'm wrong. I purchased the car as is with an unknown trans issue, an unknown electrical issue, (ecu power issue, still to be completely resolved) and multiple vacuum leaks. The car had sat outside for at least six months and was started twice in that time. I paid vw an exorbitant amount to trace down the ecu power issue after I had exhausted my then available wiring schematics, only to have it come back within a couple days. The trans has a couple leaks and was therefore low on fluid when I bought it. The previous owner had mentioned a transmission issue in very vague terms, and it seemed to me that it was a slipping issue. That seemed even more evident when I finally managed to drive it a few miles. I wanted to go through the engine anyway, so it was a great excuse to pull the engine and trans. (I have forged rods, mahle pistons, head studs, XS Power ko4-based turbo, and plan on doing both timing chain and belt along with the normal gaskets, bearings and no doubt some machine work.) I'm currently in the process of pulling the engine and trans together, but I ran into a small but somewhat frustrating problem. How do you remove the round electrical plug going into the front of the trans? I goofed around with it a little, but I have no desire to replace it and therefore have no desire to break it. I've looked around online but am not having any success at finding an explanation.