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  1. I can only state my own personal experience with Hawk HPS pads. When i installed them properly and followed the bed-in procedures they have remained as quiet as the originals that came on the vehicle. The dust situation has improved greatly as I was expecting. The 'feel' of the brakes is as good or better than the originals in my experience.
  2. Tried Hawk HPS and I am very happy with the results. Excellent performance and much less dust.
  3. For what it's worth I put on the Hawk HPS and love them. No issues with sensor placement etc... a perfect fit and great performance.
  4. Pull the strap up and forward just a bit. The front of the lower back seats will pop up, don't be afraid to use a bit of force. Once the rear seat bottom is raised you can reach under the back and pivot them forward to their 'standing position', the rest will be obvious.
  5. To the left of the hitch receiver and up a bit you should see a blank plate a few inches square held in by a few screws. If the hitch is factory installed then that harness should be there, it just needs the connector attached. If your hitch is after-market then that's another story.
  6. Do you have DVD Navigation? The drive for that system goes there and that is likely the plugs for that system. Yes I have the PCM in my 2005. The DVD player for the Nav is in the front of the seat and it works with out these? If the drive is there and working then I really don't know what else those connectors could be for, hopefully someone else can help.
  7. Do you have DVD Navigation? The drive for that system goes there and that is likely the plugs for that system.
  8. Same thing happened to me on a 2006. Both horns were dead and had to be replaced.
  9. Recently I posted about two failed coil packs just before the warranty ran out. It was suggested that I change out the others and since the plugs were due I went ahead and did so. Sunset was the source for the coil packs and they are great to work with, Jeff is very responsive to inquiries. Below are a few shots of the engine with cover removed and placement of the pick tool in the spot needed to pop the connectors off the coil packs. The process is pretty straight-forward once you get the hang of popping those connectors. Also a shot of the plugs as a FYI for the forums. Thanks to all
  10. Got the quote from Sunset, Jeff is great. Parts ordered and on the way, perfect timing given that the plugs are due now anyway.
  11. Just made it under the 4 year warranty window. Cylinders 1 and 5 replaced today.
  12. I did order the tow package from the factory so all I was missing was the plug adapter that converted the 7-pin to a 4-pin 'flat plug' as that's what my utility trailer came with. Without that being factory installed I would have had to add the entire setup as mentioned in the previous post.
  13. If you mean the blade insert it really is just a grab and pull removal, no tools needed. At the center of the black plastic cover there is a clip that holds the middle of the wiper blade. To install the replacement wiper blade just snap the new one back into that same clip. Use consistent pressure on both the removal and the replacement and you will be fine.
  14. I had concerns about mine and pulled it to check it out. All I did was clean it and it worked. Anyway, it could not be any easier to remove. Just pop it out of the dashboard. If you do need to replace it I think any VW par will work. If you look at it compared to the same part in the Tourag it looks identical. Not sure if it's less expensive at a VW shop. Another alternative is Sunset Porsche, I have used them with good results for other parts.
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