I’m a year into finally getting to what I hope is the root of all my constant check engine lights and MAF errors. Bought my money pit 2003 VW vert 2.0 GLS baby and someone had glued all over a part I now know as 1c0129684AN otherwise told to me by the dealership as literally “PIPE”. This part is now discontinued and to be found nowhere on the internet at all. I’ve looked everywhere so now I have to find an alternative. Looked up the code hoping to get more specifics and it just says it came with the cold climate package and is an Engine Air Intake Connector Pipe. My car now shakes, hesitates, and overall (after already getting new coil, brakes,spark plugs, new battery, MAF sensors, air filter, and exhaust tubing replacement, and more I can’t even remember) I’m afraid of going without this part any longer now that it’s getting colder. My car takes forever to warm up and basically hates this season. I asked another mechanic who suggested that I buy one not for colder climate ( he said colder climate one is thicker) and have my mechanic wrap thermal mechanic tape around it. So I found 1C0-129-609-B for 1998-2007 that I think will work. I’m not sure it’s a solution —like as in I’m not sure this is the alternative someone who knows more about mechanics would actually use. I did hear that 2003-2005 convertible 2.0 is a special case. Of course it would be (deep sigh). Anyone have any experience with replacing these?