Here you will find my 10 of my highest rated videos from YouTube which are based from users found throughout the world. Tutorials videos range from a variety of topics such as automotive repairs or modifications, electronics, small engines, recreational vehicles, knot tying, photo editing, product reviews, and much more.
Video tutorial on how to replace the battery and complete disassemble of a Volkswagen key fob. This applies to the switch blade style key fob and is fairly simple to split apart. Here you will find how to disassemble the whole remote for either battery replacement, case replacement or customization, repairing, or button replacement. The replacement battery is a Lithium style, model number CR2032. This keyless remote is found in the years of 2002 to 2009 and the models include Beetle, Golf, Jetta, Bora, and Passat. Part number HLO 1J0 959 753 DC & HLO 1J0 959 753 AM.
Tutorial video on how to diagnose a faulty water pump in your vehicle. This video consists of two different areas which include gaskets or the bearing. Now this does vary between make and models of vehicle of what type of water pump your vehicle is equipped with. Some do have mechanical clutch fans like what is shown in the video, others don't. Some water pumps can be driven by an accessories belts, other by a timing belt, they can also be hidden under a timing belt cover if your vehicle has is a timing belt engine. Any faults with the water pump could be just routine maintenance or causes by another issue under the hood which in turn causes premature failure of the pump.
Video tutorial on how to refinish your foggy/hazy plastic vehicle headlights cheap and easy. This tutorial was done on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf TDI. This is a tutorial on how to fix it, without breaking your budget and buying new headlights or lenses. This method is done by wet sanding the plastic lens and then moving onto a polishing paste.
Video tutorial on how to refinished hazy/foggy plastic headlights by applying clear coat. This is intended to be a long term method compared to the other two methods which I have done in the past that was the wet sanding/polishing method and the method using strictly toothpaste. The headlights do not need to be removed from the vehicle or disassembled as I have shown the in the vehicle. Removing the headlights from the vehicle does help to eliminate the chance of any over spray from the clear coat or adhesion promoter landing on the paint which would need to be cleaned afterwards. This particular video was done on a 1997 BMW 540i E39 body style.
Video slideshow that outlines how to repair sheet metal. This demonstration was done on a lawn tractor mower deck, but the same principles can be applied to auto body work on vehicles. Most auto body panels do use a thinner gauge steel, so when you welding, more care will have to be taken to reduce the amount of heat distortion.
Video tutorial on how to wash dirt, grease, or grim away from your engine bay. Make sure your engine is cool when you do this procedure. This method involves spraying the entire engine down with water, while also using a spray on degreaser. Depending on the severity of the dirt and grim, this method may need to be done multiple times. This particular video was done on a 2000 Subaru Outback wagon 2.5L 4 cylinder.
Video tutorial on how to remove any smells/odors in your vehicle's ventilation system. This is a special solution which is used by dealerships, garages, and car lots that is sprayed directly into your vehicle's heater/air conditioning system that kills any foul smells. This can be used to remove any odors from dust, smoke, manure, smoking, oil, etc. This particular video was done on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf TDI.
Video tutorial on how to remove the push lock style fuel line fittings on a vehicle. This style fitting does not incorporate a clip that needs to be remove or a tab that has to be depressed. This style fitting does need a special tool to retract the clips in the inside to take it off the line. The proper tools for this procedure are very inexpensive, but you can also make your own too. This particular video was done on a 1997 BMW 540i E39 body style.
Video tutorial on how to installed an aftermarket deck into your vehicle. Depending on your vehicle, you may need special tools to remove the stock stereo. You can either solder or use crimp connectors to attach the wires together. You may purchase an aftermarket installation harness or cut the stock harness plug off. If you choose to cut the stock harness plug off, you most likely will need a wiring diagram for your vehicle. This particular tutorial was done on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf TDI MKIV.
Video tutorial on how to shampoo/clean the carpet and fabric within your vehicle's interior. This video includes both the floor carpet and fabric seats. This method can also be applied to the fabric which is located on some door cards, depending on the vehicle. This video does not cover how to do a headliner. This particular video was done on a 2004 Volkswagen Golf TDI.