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Replaced the ABS control module on my 5spd wagon. It had a laundry list of error codes and some of them even mentioned the ABS system. I had a spare sitting around but had to code it to manual since it must have come on an automatic from the bone yard.

Now I just need to fix the driver door lock mechanism and there will be no more gremlins on that car. It still needs a suspension refresh but I don't know if I'm going to keep it long enough to make that worth the effort. And I still get an 'open circuit' code on the radio antenna even though the radio works fine. I think I'll just ignore that one.....
 

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The software can downloaded for free. The way I see it, they are now charging $99 for the LITE version to be activated.
I can't say exactly how this works as I don't use it.

The HEX-V2 has (2) options:
$199 for 3 VIN numbers (only allows use on up to 3 vehicles)
$299 for 10 VIN numbers (only allows use on up to 10 vehicles)
Works on all VAG vehicles from 1995 up to current production.
The part that plugs into the OBDII port acts as the dongle to limit or allow the features in the software.

The HEX-NET has (1) option:
$449 for 10 VIN numbers (only allows use on up to 10 vehicles)
Works on all VAG vehicles from 1995 up to current production.
The part that plugs into the OBDII port acts as the dongle to limit or allow the features in the software.
Has Wi-Fi and is compatible with tablets, Android and Apple products.



This is the one I own.

The HEX-NET PRO has (1) option:
$599 - unlimited VIN numbers and vehicles
Works on all VAG vehicles from 1995 up to current production.
The part that plugs into the OBDII port acts as the dongle to limit or allow the features in the software.
Has Wi-Fi and is compatible with tablets, Android and Apple products.

There are other options but I'm guessing nobody here is forking out that much cash.
I ended up getting one of these more budget friendly tools from Amazon and gave it a shot.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WDJL8JN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It was able to tell me that the right front ABS sensor is faulty, at least. But I had replaced all ABS sensors earlier this year.
I'll crack it back open and see if it's excessively dirty or something. Look for ways to test the cables, too.
 

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I ended up getting one of these more budget friendly tools from Amazon and gave it a shot.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07WDJL8JN/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1
It was able to tell me that the right front ABS sensor is faulty, at least. But I had replaced all ABS sensors earlier this year.
I'll crack it back open and see if it's excessively dirty or something. Look for ways to test the cables, too.
Yeah - I got the Ancel VD700 that doesn’t seem to be too bad
 
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Damned dashboard cracked on me today. Jacking up the pass. side to check suspension must have been too much stress on the old girl!
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I guess now I get to find out how much of a pita it will be to remove. Bad timing - it's finally getting cold out.
 

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Damned dashboard cracked on me today. Jacking up the pass. side to check suspension must have been too much stress on the old girl! View attachment 104929 View attachment 104930
I guess now I get to find out how much of a pita it will be to remove. Bad timing - it's finally getting cold out.
Same crack on one of our Passats. It just happened one day, no apparent reason.
 

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That's a bummer.
I did my wife's car a couple of years ago, swapped out the heater core. Pulled it out on a Saturday put it back in on Sunday. Had to have it done as it was her only car at the time. You just have to work methodically. Depending on which route you go (there's the express removal process and the other way by picking off all the parts one by one).
I did the express way. I also have all the pictures needed for an instructional to pull the dash.
 

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I pulled the dash the 'what is this piece' by 'what is that piece' method with additional 'why did they break that thing?? now I gotta fix/replace that too' steps along the way
 

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Same crack on one of our Passats. It just happened one day, no apparent reason.
That's a bummer.
I did my wife's car a couple of years ago, swapped out the heater core. Pulled it out on a Saturday put it back in on Sunday. Had to have it done as it was her only car at the time. You just have to work methodically. Depending on which route you go (there's the express removal process and the other way by picking off all the parts one by one).
I did the express way. I also have all the pictures needed for an instructional to pull the dash.
After taking another look at that dashboard removal process, I think I'll try to use some plastic epoxy with a piece of metal behind the crack to fix it.

....pulled the glove box to find that, when the heater core was replaced by the PO, most of the mounting tabs were broken off. Plus I found a broken off heater flap actuator arm, and the light fixture is missing. Damned service dept. charged her $1640 back in 2013 to break all this stuff!
 

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After 7 years, I finally got rid of the donor car! My wife is thrilled, even better that no rodents were found during removal. Same person who bought my wagon and my son's wagon in January. Now you can see all of the parts stacked on the shelves.
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I sense a clearance sale coming :whistle:
 

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What's that BC Racing box all about? All wrapped up never been opened.

Is that the car we swiped the rear twist beam from?
 

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The BC Racing box is the coilovers for the Tiguan. I meet with another specialist Thursday to see if they can fry the nerves causing all of the pain. Until then, I can barely cleanup the mess left behing.
 

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The BC Racing box is the coilovers for the Tiguan.
Bummer. I was hoping for a fire sale and score on some coil-overs for the daily commuter. :p
 

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well, I took out a few bolts and this thing fell out…

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i had to remove a lot of tubing to get that out - but now it’ll be easier to replace - just right theren the board

I also replaced the fan pulley & base - the pulley was failing… oh, and the power steering lines and cooler..
 

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You know, taking out the two Torx head screws would've been much easier.

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Nope - I had no tools that could reach into that confined space. Perhaps I could get it out, but I’d never be able to tighten those torx bolts properly when putting the new one in. I am also limited by a small set of tools. Besides, this was just easier - now I can properly replace it and make sure everything is set up right with the new seal set
 

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Small set of tools working on a Passat? You must really like inflicting pain on yourself.
 
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