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I`m surprised this didn`t come from the factory with a block heater already installed. if so look for an electrical plug like would be for a house hold lamp, somewhere in the area of the battery. if it didn`t come with one when you buy a block heater the instruction tell you were it is to be installed on the engine and position of element.
Block heaters are installed in place of one of your freeze plugs on the engine. Drain the coolant and knock out a freeze plug to install. Directions are included with the block heater, including usually which freeze plug to put the heater in, and the orientation of the heater in the freeze plug hole.
In most cases the block heater would have been a dealer installed item. If your car has one installed, you can find it by looking at the engine for the wiring or plug/ in cord. If one was installed and the cord is missing look at the engine block for a round connector mounted right into the block of the engine, look for the two connectors that the cord will plug into.
they look like this ---
the answer is yes, it can be installed into the block by removing one of the side core/freeze plugs, this is a dirty messy job, if u can afford it have a shop intall it. see picture of block heater below
Keep in mind Auto transmissions don't like to be run dry.
Also keep in mind that the 01M Automatic you most likely have retails for like $4000 just for the unit, not installation.
The corner trans guy can't rebuild the trans. This is a special unit
Just to check the fluid-
Hook up a Laptop with Vag.Com software installed.
Start the car and go into the transmissions data blocks and go to block 005, this will display fluid temp.
-ATF temperature not above approx. 30C (86F) -Vehicle level -Selector lever in "P" -If ATF is below 30C (86F) bring the ATF up to test temperature. Test temperature: 35C to 45 (95 to 113F) -Remove ATF level plug from oil pan.
CHECKING PHYSICAL QUANTITY
If ATF drips out of hole: ATF need not be topped up. -Install new seal on plug and tighten to 15 Nm11 ft lb). ATF check is completed.
If ATF does not drip out -Remove plug from filler line. -Fill with VW ATF (G 052 162 A2) until ATF runs out of level hole -Install new seal on plug and tighten to 15 Nm (11 ft lb). ATF check is completed.
CAUTION! Too little or too much ATF will adversely affect transmission function.
On Cabriolet with an air bag, disconnect the negative battery cable
and wait at least 20 minutes for the back-up power supply to discharge.
Make sure no one is in the vehicle when connecting the battery.
Unintended deployment of the air bag can cause serious or fatal injury.
Disconnect the negative battery cable.
Remove the gear shift knob and boot and remove the center console.
Remove the steering wheel.
Remove the knee bar from below the dashboard.
Remove the steering column support bracket and lower the column.
Pull the knobs off the heater controls and remove the control assembly and the radio.
the headlight switch and switch blanks to gain access to the screws.
Remove the instrument cluster and trim panel around the cluster.
Remove the glove compartment.
At the firewall, remove the plastic tray and remove the 2 nuts holding the top of the dashboard.
.Remove the main fuse panel and disconnect the plugs at the back. Disconnect the ground wires.
any remaining wiring from the dashboard and remove the 4 last screws; 1
at each end and 1 at each end of the instrument cluster area. Remove
Fit the dashboard into place and start all 4 screws, then tighten them.
Install the fuse panel and connect the wiring.
Secure the steering column into place.
Install the switches and instrument cluster.
Install the heater controls and radio.
Install the console and connect all wiring.
Connect the battery to test the electrical system.
Install the steering wheel, knee bar and all remaining components.