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The folks at Sonic Tools and I worked hard to develop a custom tool rail for VW. This rail was designed by me, and assembled by Sonic Tools. We wanted to put together a simple set of tools to help VW techs, and enthusiasts have tools they need at the ready. This tool rail consists of 10 tools. You won’t be able to fix every issue with this kit, but it will get you through most jobs. You can check out the VW Tool Rail here. In the kit you will get:sonic 3

  • 1/4 Drive
    10mm socket
    13mm socket
    T20 Torx
    T25 Torx
    T30 Torx
  • 3/8 Drive
    5mm Allen
    6mm Allen
    M6 Triple Square
    M8 Triple Square
    M10 Triple Square

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VW connector tool
VW connector tool

Schwaben connector tool. Picture from ECSTuning.com

It’s Thursday, so it is time for another tool review. Today I am reviewing the Schwaben Connector release tool for VW and Audi Connectors. I picked this tool up from ECS Tuning for about $15. Initially I was concerned that it would damage the connector. I have used it a bunch of times, and it has performed great. I am still cautions about breaking the connector, but it seems to function well.

Show Notes:

  • Review of the Schwaben VW connector release tool
  • You can pick this up from ECS Tuning
  • Pros
    • Cheap
    • Well built
    • Gives a little extra reach for connectors
  • Cons
    • You don’t “need” this tool
    • I will always be concerned about breaking connectors with this tool
  • Use on many VW or Audi connectors including, door latches, coils, air flow meter, o2 sensors and more.
  • Tips on removing VW or Audi connectors with out this tool

Like I said in the video, I think this is a neat tool. As always, post your thoughts in the comments section. I love hearing from you guys.

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