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Old 05-14-2016, 02:49 AM   #1
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Cabin filter change warning

As I was changing my cabin air filter yesterday couple of things went wrong.
First when opening the glovebox to gain access to the filter housing when you push up on the glovebox tabs that stops the door from opening all the way down you have to be careful not to loose the rubber feet that will go flying around if you are not careful, also that arm/guide thingy that goes into the glovebox light switch, you want to lower it carefully, my dropped down too fast and the gear inside of it came out, I'm not sure if I'm missing another part because I can now hear the little plastic gear every time I open/close the door, now I have no memory on how smooth the glovebox opens up or if I'm being paranoid lol anyways I'll go at it again on Sunday and check but rubber stops are very easy to misplace I found them on the floor.


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Old 05-14-2016, 12:57 PM   #2
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Thanks for the heads up. I'm getting close to having to change mine

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Old 05-14-2016, 03:02 PM   #3
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Same thing happened to me, lost that gear thing inside the body panel and now the glovebox is not damped when opened, it slams down. Hoping the dealer can fix it on my next visit. No idea where to find the part number for that thing!
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Old 05-14-2016, 03:07 PM   #4
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Sure, no problem, the whole thing is super easy but these two things can give you a turn of events :-)


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Old 05-14-2016, 04:21 PM   #5
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Either of you guys running HR lowering springs. I've put out some feelers but no response. Shop said the springs he ordered for me will drop approx 1.5 to 2 inches which is I'm assuming the sport springs. I'm running 18x8 wheels with a 35 offset. 225 40r18 tire. Just wondering if there will be any rubbing issues

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Old 05-14-2016, 04:56 PM   #6
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Either of you guys running HR lowering springs. I've put out some feelers but no response. Shop said the springs he ordered for me will drop approx 1.5 to 2 inches which is I'm assuming the sport springs. I'm running 18x8 wheels with a 35 offset. 225 40r18 tire. Just wondering if there will be any rubbing issues

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Wrong thread perhaps ?
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Old 05-14-2016, 05:05 PM   #7
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Wrong thread perhaps ?
Posted in the right thread and have been reading since yesterday. Seems like people are only having problems when running 235s. Just wondering if anyone has a similar set up

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Old 05-14-2016, 05:08 PM   #8
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Posted in the right thread and have been reading since yesterday. Seems like people are only having problems when running 235s. Just wondering if anyone has a similar set up

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Lol sorry I just figured that you meant to post on the wheel & tire section, I personally have WVR springs with ECS spacers no issues at all
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Old 05-14-2016, 06:51 PM   #9
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Lol sorry I just figured that you meant to post on the wheel & tire section, I personally have WVR springs with ECS spacers no issues at all
I went with HR to get a slight lower drop. Hopefully I have no clearance issues. There isnt a huge difference between the two {vwr} and {HR} but there's a bit

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Either of you guys running HR lowering springs. I've put out some feelers but no response. Shop said the springs he ordered for me will drop approx 1.5 to 2 inches which is I'm assuming the sport springs. I'm running 18x8 wheels with a 35 offset. 225 40r18 tire. Just wondering if there will be any rubbing issues

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Threadjacking troll, how do you figure this is the right thread?
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(Mostly) Posted by Josh/AWE. Flapper valves are open at idle, close after 1100 RPM during part throttle. Full throttle 1st-4th gear the valves open until throttle let off. 4th gear, 1500 RPM to full throttle closed, closed until 3500 RPM, then open until lift off throttle.
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Same thing happened to me, lost that gear thing inside the body panel and now the glovebox is not damped when opened, it slams down. Hoping the dealer can fix it on my next visit. No idea where to find the part number for that thing!
Exact same thing happened to me - was very close to ordering the part at my dealer but luckily found the gear under the floor mat in my back seat lol.

The part number for the damper is here: https://parts.vw.com/p/Volkswagen_20...5G1858309.html

Unfortunately need to buy the whole damper assembly rather than just the gear, etc.
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I lost one of the rubber things, actually forgot I lost it until I read this thread....
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Old 03-27-2017, 07:27 PM   #13
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I lost one of the rubber things, actually forgot I lost it until I read this thread....


Lol knowing that they were there and I still managed to lose one :-) right after taking those pictures


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Old 03-27-2017, 07:31 PM   #14
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First time you do it it always happens, that is because the little cog thingymajigger.....
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How often to change?
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Old 03-28-2017, 02:54 AM   #17
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How often to change?
When you first get into the car and the HVAC fan kicks in you'll smell a foul odor, like dirty socks. Could be 9 months, a year, or more. Impossible to tell. Depends on your climate and how much you drive.
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