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Old 12-10-2014, 09:00 PM   #31
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I see the first two pictures look different. One has the plastic square adhesive closer to the grommet hole than the other.

Is the location the same for 01 wagon? (Late 2000 manuf.)
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Old 12-11-2014, 02:43 AM   #32
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Different cars. Yes location the same. It changes on some later model ones as tank hole relocated.
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Old 12-11-2014, 08:31 AM   #33
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How about the 2005 sedan? Can I measure from the same points as the OP and cut the door in the right spot? Car was manufactured in October 2004.

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Old 12-11-2014, 06:35 PM   #34
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Holy crap I just unplugged my fuel pump through the grommet below seat with two flathead screwdrivers and fuse still blew!

Unplugged FPDM and it's ok!
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Old 12-12-2014, 03:32 AM   #35
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How about the 2005 sedan? Can I measure from the same points as the OP and cut the door in the right spot? Car was manufactured in October 2004.

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on my 2005,the fuel pump is more in the center of the car,not where it is in these pics for the earlier models.
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Old 12-12-2014, 04:36 AM   #36
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That is probably an indicator of the move. Someone else here posted a while back about cutting the marked hole and his stuff didn't line up with pics, the tank pump hole had moved.
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Old 12-12-2014, 07:06 AM   #37
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Darn. If I ever drop the tank I'll measure it up. Thanks, guys.

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Old 01-15-2015, 11:22 PM   #38
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great job, i guess is my turn...
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:06 PM   #39
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It was my turn now - 162k on the clock. Silly me, got me by surprise (though I figured out the cause right away), had no fuses with me (2 miles from walmart, f...), got towed home (well, I was not going to pay shop prices and got myself mk7 golf little before for when the old "friend" was sick). I took my chances few more times (had to rescue myself once, fuses came in handy;) and today got the pump swapped (it sucks that it seems that all replacements are built for the new fuel module, had to tweak bottom rubber seat and reuse the strainer, module was covered with dirt). Anyway, somehow I looked at the wrong picture and almost cut the wire line going out to the back of vehicle (luckily it was covered in plastic sheeting and I only cut into the plastic). Next weekend I'll be in the junkyard cutting out matching piece (and maybe looking for the new model fuel pump module).
I love this old car and wish I could buy a brand new one just like it (no power anything, stick, 3 door, yolk). Golf (also 3 door, mt) is fast and such but in zx3 one can feel the road so much better.
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Old 03-15-2015, 10:35 PM   #40
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If you used a new pump in the old module as the mods you describe seem to say, the pump top is longer too, if put in old module it almost closes off the pump outlet by being jammed against the top of the manifold there to block the exit port. The manifold is not lined up like before either and tilts the pump to possibly slide out sideways if you didn't mod the bottom rubber to also hold pump bottom very securely too. The top rubber is not correct either, too loose for the smaller OD of the late pump. That too allows pump to slide out sideways with use.
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