Crazy electrical problems on a 2003 Jetta

Published on December 9, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
Crazy electrical problems on a 2003 Jetta
Your browser does not support the video tag This is a little video of the Jetta that I was working on today. I got the car around 11:00.  The customers complaint was that the windshield wipers would stay on ALL the time.  I spent the better part of the afternoon trying to figure out what…
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Follow up: Getting you butt kicked

Published on November 27, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
On Tuesday 11/22, I wrote a post with a story about me getting my butt kicked by a Jetta. I hope that it didn't bum everyone out.  I will be honest, that really put me in a bad mood that night.  I was going to go out with some friends after work.  I decided to…
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Sad VW Touareg follow up

Published on November 18, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
I wrote a post last week about what happens when an aftermarket breathalyzer is installed poorly. It is HERE if you missed it. Well, as promised, Here is the follow up to what happened. When I published that post, the repair was in a limbo state. The customer didn't want to pay the bill, and…
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Hidden DUI costs: DUI + Water Leak = Sad VW Touareg

Published on November 10, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
Hidden DUI costs: DUI + Water Leak = Sad VW Touareg
We all know that drinking and driving is bad.  More important than anything, its dangerous.  The number of anti drinking and driving ads should tell the story. Your probably wondering why a mechanic would be writing a blog post about drinking and driving.  I do not work in a body shop. I am not a…
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Mechanic Training, lessons in confedance

Published on October 9, 2011 under Humble Mechanic
So, last week I was in Maryland at VW training. I have been going up there for the better part of 7 years for training courses that are lead by VW instructors. These type of classes required at least once every year to maintain Factory Trained status.  That means every year I go through some pretty intense training.…
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