2005 Volkswagen Touareg V8

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This was purchased from Dwight Harrison VW, our sales consultant Tom Board has sold us four cars including this one, great buying experience AND after the sale assistance. If you are in the market for a car or need parts/service in the metro Atlanta area, the guys at Dwight Harrison are great...

This was a 2005 model that was in great shape, we decided to trade my wife's GLi and Touareg in on this one. The only things requiring attention were 3 worn soft-touch pieces. Some pics the week after we brought it home, some mods moved from 2004 Touareg, others pending:

First new mod required was...... TIRES. The tires on this Treg were done and the deal was negotiated not to include new ones. I used Kauffman Tire on McGinnis Ferry Road in Suwanee (770-614-5650), my friend Brian Pechin manages this store and I know all the techs, they did a great job mounting the new tires and performing the alignment- Toyo Proxes S/T, size 275/45R19 108Y:

Same as in the 2004 Treg, I modified the center visor for mounting the radar detector and scanner.
Passport 8500 X50 (manual here) hard wired using standard telephone cord extension. Uniden Beartracker BCT-12 scanner (manual here) also hard wired and mounted, alerts for transponder signals within 3-mile radius . The first thing I elected to do was tap the power wires for both units into the Homelink ignition wire using StuartMI's instructions HERE. The one thing I did do differently this time was to tap into the ignition wire on the car side of the harness, the wire color on that side is black with a blue stripe. I then wrapped the connection with cloth electrical tape for an OEM appearance. On to the mounting, I started by marking with pencil and cutting slots in the center visor with a dremel tool and drill bit (using it like a Rotozip), cut two strips of velcro to go through the slots. Next, a strip of velcro was placed on the bottom of both units. Finally, both units were plugged in and secured using the velcro. They can be easily removed and are very secure. Units are not quite as attractive to thieves looking for suction cup mounts for a smash and grab. I ordered a new center visor just in case I ever need to replace it, $16.


Touareg was sold and replaced with a BMW 335i Coupe, but we may have another some day



Oil Analysis performed by Blackstone Laboratories

Oil Analysis at 40200 miles- OEM VW 5w40  


Touareg Brochure





Touareg Reviews:

2004 Motor Trend Sport/Utility of the Year: VW Touareg (October 2003)

2004 VW Touareg reviewed by Four Wheeler

2004 VW Touareg reviewed by Car and Driver (September 2002)

2004 VW Touareg reviewed by Forbes

2004 VW Touareg reviewed by 4x4Review.com

2004 VW Touareg reviewed by Canadian Driver (August 2003)

2004 VW Touareg reviewed by Canadian Driver (September 2003)

Motor Trend German SUV Comparison: 2004 BMW X5 4.8is vs. 2005 Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI vs. 2005 Mercedes-Benz G55 AMG vs. 2005 Porsche Cayenne Turbo (April 2005)

2003 VW Touareg reviewed by Truck Trend (February 2003)

2008 VW Touareg reviewed by Autos Insider  

Touareg Video: *High Speed Connection Recommended*  

Top Gear- VW Touareg V10 (7.34MB)

5th Gear- VW Touareg V10 (129MB)

5th Gear- Touareg V10 Tows a 747 (10.6MB)

The Car Show (carpoint.com.au)- 2004 Porsche Cayenne Turbo vs VW Touareg V10 (39.3MB)

thegarage.com.au - Touareg R5TDI.avi (125MB)

Auto Motor Und Sport - 2004 - VW Touareg W12 (20.4MB)

Auto Motor Und Sport - BMW X5 3.0D vs. MB ML 320CDI vs VW Touareg V6 TDI (49.2MB)

VW Touareg Production in Bratislava (11.3MB)

VW Touareg Factory: GO! (German) (1.5MB)

Fabspeed Muffler Video courtesy of VW Vortex's LLB (2.8MB)

VW Touareg German Commercial-"For Each Form of Road" (4.4MB)

VW 2007 Touareg German Commercial-"Buffalo" (1.32MB)

VW 2007 Touareg German Commercial-"Danke" (1.32MB)

VW Touareg South Africa Commercial-"Roadtrip" (12.2MB)

VW Touareg UK Commercial-"Snow=Empty School (unless you have a Treg)" (734KB)

VW 2007 Touareg UK Commercial-"Clean" (1.32MB)

VW 2005 Touareg Folding Mirror Commercial (1.2MB)

VW Touareg Commercial-"See the Light" (1.9MB)

VW Touareg Turkish Commercial-"River Jump" (4.5MB)

VW Touareg German Commercial-"King Kong" (4.5MB)

VW Touareg Commercial-"Bourne Ultimatum-Safety Happens" (1.3MB)

VW Touareg Driving Video featuring Dakar Rally driver, Jutta Klenschmidt:

-VW Touareg: Chassis, Suspension, Transmission, and Brakes (21.8MB)

-VW Touareg: Off-Road Introduction (13.3MB)

-VW Touareg: Performance and Safety (24.7MB)

-VW Touareg: Water Crossing (27.7MB)

-VW Touareg: Driving Across Inclines (5.53MB)

-VW Touareg: Driving on Riverbeds (10.9MB)  

Touareg DIY Guides/Documents/Files/Links:

Online VW Parts Catalog (ETKA)

Touareg Alignment Specs (.jpg)

VW Touareg Pocket Guide (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Models and Options (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Performance (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Off-Road Benefits (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Safety (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Comfort (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Navigation (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Navigation Quick Start Guide(.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Telematics by OnStar (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Navigation (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Colors and Trim (.pdf)

2004 VW Touareg Competitive Comparison (.pdf)  

VW Self Study Program 297:Touareg Overview (.pdf)

VW Self Study Program 298:Touareg Electrical System- Design and Function (.pdf)

VW Self Study Program 300:Touareg 6-speed Automatic Transmission 09D- Design and Function (.pdf)

VW Self Study Program 302:Touareg Chassis and Four-Wheel Drive Concept- Design and Function (.pdf)

TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring Sensor) Installation and Removal (.pdf)

Touareg Factory Hitch Installation Instructions (.pdf)

Touareg Hitch Plate Template (.jpg) (.pdf)

Treg Central Curt Mfg. Hitch and Hoppy Wiring DIY (.pdf)

Treg Central Dash Bin R&R (.pdf)

Treg Central Front Grill R&R (.pdf)

Spockcat's Keyless Start Installation Instructions (.pdf)

Touareg Cabin / Pollen Filter Replacement DIY Guide

Wheel Paint and Light Scratch Repair by AudiWorld.com's NASAracer

VW Slovakia Plant:

Download Google Earth and open the interactive VW Slovakia Plant map file: VWSlovakia.kmz  

Touareg Technical Service Bulletins (TSBs):

Click here to see a list of all Touareg TSBs  

Touareg Links:

Dakar Offroad- Touareg Offroad Products

All-Phase Offroad- Touareg Offroad Products  

VW Maintenance Schedule:

Download 2005 Maintenance Schedule (.pdf)

Online Schedule  

VW Related Documents/Files:

Your VW and Aftermarket Parts- From VWOA (.pdf)

VWOA Approved Engine Oil 502.00 (.jpg)

2004 Fluid Capacity Chart (.pdf)  

King Kong and the Touareg (2005):