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Gear knob i want to change the gear gaiter on my 2004 passat as it is looking a bit tired but i cannot get the gear knob off to do so.can you help?thanks luke

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The manual knobs are on there really tight but they're just twisted on. You need to turn like crazy on it to get it loose. You can wrap a towel around it and use channelock pliers or a big wrench if need be.

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My climatronic has started playing up,when i adjust the temp up and down it just stays at the same temp,luke warm

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  • alistair ferguson Oct 06, 2008

    my passat 1.9 tdi has done 185,000 miles,it has developed a vibration when idleing and is harder to put into gear when accelarating,when ive got the lights on at night and it is idleing you can see the lights pulsating



Hello, I want to change my Passat 2001 gear gaiter, could any explain it in step wise manner. Thanks in Advance

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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