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Will I have to reprogram the TB and associated sensors? If so, what scan tool do I need, how much are they, and where can I find one?
 

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When you put the throttle body back in and have it hooked up. Turn the key on but do not start the car. You will hear a high pitched sound and a motor sound that is the throttle body adapting itself. It does the same thing if you have to isconnect your battery. Takes a couple of minutes but then you should bre good to go.

It can also be done with scanning software but you don't really need it.
 

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I see that you have 99 bug. The key on method will only work on drive by wire engines. Unfortunately yours is drive by cable and will need a vagcom to accomplish the alignment
 

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I see that you have 99 bug. The key on method will only work on drive by wire engines. Unfortunately yours is drive by cable and will need a vagcom to accomplish the alignment
Crap...I just finished putting a new alternator in and had the battery disconnected. It runs fine (for a '99 with 157k on it). Am I going to have an issue?
 

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It means that the throttle is controlled electronically instead of by a cable linkage. The connection from the gas pedal to the throttle body is electrical rather than mechanical.
 

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So after I change the TB, I'll need to get it to a shop? Will it even run well enough to drive to a shop? Any idea what a TB realignment would cost?
 

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With the AEG engine you can do the throttle body adaption very easily: turn the key to the run position without starting the engine, wait 30 seconds and turn the key off again. That is all there is to it!
 
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