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When we found the headlight wiring issue on my Passat, I was not surprised. VW has had the reputation for wiring issues and electrical problems for many years. In this video I show you have to remove a Passat headlight, and replace the wiring harness for the bulbs. You can also use this video as a guide if you want to repair the headlight harness. In my case ALL the wires were damaged, and replacement made for a better overall repair. Remember that step one of this job is to remove the bumper cover. Here is “How to Remove and Install Passat Bumper Cover” video I did.

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Up next in the How To series with Deutsche Auto Parts is, replacing a VW Intake manifold and fuel injector. This is a great video that will teach you everything you need to know about replacing a bad intake manifold, or fuel injector. Also if you plan on inspecting your Volkswagen for carbon build up, this video shows you what to look for.

If you are not replacing either a intake or injector, skip to about 20 minutes to see what carbon build up on the intake valves looks like. You can also skip to about 27 minutes and see what a clogged fuel injector looks like.

Thanks again to the boys at Deutsche Auto Parts for having me out. Be sure to subscribe to their YouTube channel and follow them on Facebook. Be on the lookout for more VW how to videos from Humble Mechanic and Deutsche Auto Parts

Hey folk, it is FINALLY Friday!

Today’s update on Luv a Dub is the video I promised a while ago. I had the chance to test drive removing the factory sound dampener by using dry ice. The other methods that I tried were, chiseling, and using a heat gun and scraper. The chisel didn’t work at all. The heat gun worked awesome. You can see the video of the heat gun method at Removing VW Sound dampener with a heat gun.

The theroy behind using dry ice is that it will “freeze” the dampener and make it really easy to remove. That would mean much less clean up. The issue with heat is, it leaves the tar residue behind. Lets find out if dry ice is the solution.

As you can see in the video, dry ice didn’t work at all. I left it on for almost 30 minutes and it was no easier to remove than with the chisel. It looks like the heat gun was the way to go.

Here is the floor after removing the sound dampener. I still have to do a final cleaning.

This took me about 10 minutes of work. The dry ice took about a hour when you factor in going to get it. To me, dry ice was a waste of time. 🙂

I am actually off work until Wednesday of next week. That means I should have plenty of time to work on the Cabby. MY rust treatment came yesterday, so I will have a video up for that soon. While I am out of the shop, hit me up on Twitter or Facebook OR instagram!

What does everyone have planned for the weekend? If you got a cool project happening, share what you are doing..

Hi folk

Today you get to see my first attempt at bringing the interior of the Cabriolet back to life. This video demonstrates 2 different products.

The goo gone worked okay for the price. The Un Do, didn’t really work but I don’t think that is the right application. I would say that neither of these 2 products worked great. Just remember that this is EXTREME! Just because a product doesn’t work here, doesn’t mean it is a bad product.

If you know of any super cool techniques to remove stickers, post them in the comments. I will be more that happy to try them. There is no shortage of places that need work. This video confirmed the work that I have ahead of me.

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Happy Friday guys!

Today I give you some tips on changing a tire. I also show you how the heck to use that jack for your Volkswagen. The usage of the jack is VW specific, but the tips and tricks will apply any time you have to change a tire.


I am still working out the kinks of shooting videos, but I think this came out pretty good.  No editing at all..  That is my goal, shoot and post!

Here are some close up pics of the jack, the tool kit and the proper place to put the jack!


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