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I was wondering where you guys were buying your warning triangles. Are you getting them from the dealer or from some other place?
If you are getting them from the dealer, has anyone done it lately?
If so what are the part numbers?
I know some of this info has been posted before, but I am concerned that it might be dated.

You guys are awesome and I am sure you can help me out here.

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What about the triangle that goes on the lid of your trunk, do you have to change the whole lining and get the triangle to :???: . Good post Binaryflow, but i am as clueless as you are on this one :p :oops:
 

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Drew Parts online also sell the kit that includes the foldable triangle, just look under Passat parts a little more. The kit includes the triangle, the bracke, two nuts and two screws for securing the triangle to the rear trunk lid. With the CB5 discount, the total is $41.74 plus shipping. This is supposed to work on both B5s and B5.5s.
 

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Slider said:
Drew Parts online also sell the kit that includes the foldable triangle, just look under Passat parts a little more. The kit includes the triangle, the bracke, two nuts and two screws for securing the triangle to the rear trunk lid. With the CB5 discount, the total is $41.74 plus shipping. This is supposed to work on both B5s and B5.5s.
http://www.drewparts.com/Product.asp?ProductID=414758

I think this is what I am looking for, but I would like a final word. I have seen posts about screws or nuts, being the wrong size. I want the OEM VW triangle that srews in to the lid of the trunk, a la Ronin and my friend's Audi.

I knew you guys could help, Thanks so much :bow: :bow: :bow:
 

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My dealer threw one in for free when I picked up the car. I didn't want the one that goes in the lid because of possible rattle issues. I got the small red case version that hides easily in the trunk.
 

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OK, got everything today.

the srew downs go in with the peaks down, and you need to cut a whole for the top bracket. Screws are Torx, so have your drivers handy.

You will probably want to hand vac the trunk when you are finished.

Fairly simple, looks awesome.

definately worth it.
 

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binaryflow,

You wrote that: "...you need to cut a hole in the liner for the top braket." I did this installation in a B5.5 a two or three weeks ago and I only made holes for the two screws. To what are you referring when you say that a hole has to be cut in the liner for the top braket?

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A couple of things here. The drewparts kit has everything you need and it includes the correct length screws but I put a rubber washer just in case.

There was a post about rattling - it stays on SOO tight that you can barely pull it off so rattling is far from an issue.

You need to pull the liner to put the speed nuts in the pre-existing holes in the metal frame under the liner and you also need to cut a small hole or slit is more like it for the mounting bracket to slide into. This way, the bracket is held in place by the liner and the screws rather than just the screws which gives it an excessive moment thus possibly pulling out.

The hardest part is screwing thru the liner in the proper place to match the speed nuts, cutting was easy, just locate it with the bracket on.
 

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Slider said:
binaryflow,

You wrote that: "...you need to cut a hole in the liner for the top braket." I did this installation in a B5.5 a two or three weeks ago and I only made holes for the two screws. To what are you referring when you say that a hole has to be cut in the liner for the top braket?

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The bracket slides into the hole you make in the liner. That way, the bracket is held at 3 points - liner and 2 screws rather than just the screws which can cause pulling.
 

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binaryflow,

You wrote that: "...you need to cut a hole in the liner for the top braket." I did this installation in a B5.5 a two or three weeks ago and I only made holes for the two screws. To what are you referring when you say that a hole has to be cut in the liner for the top braket?

Slider.
The bracket slides into the hole you make in the liner. That way, the bracket is held at 3 points - liner and 2 screws rather than just the screws which can cause pulling.
exactly :thumbup:
 

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Now I think I know what you guys are referring to. The point at the top of the bracket where it it touches the liner but sticks out a bit. So you just made a small slit in the liner at that point for the bracket to fit in so that it is flush?

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