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I just starting having this trouble with my 2008 Golf 1.9 TDI. Had to call NRMA service but when he arrived checked the battery and all was fine. Couldn't find an ignition fuse to get the ignition up again. After some stuffing around the car started fine. NRMA said that it can be that the ECU has lost the key encryption and some cars have a port (hidden ...


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An actuator is an electo-mechanical part. If you take apart your door, it will likely be a small plastic box with power supplied to it, and will have a plunger that moves in/out when door is electronically or physically locked/unlocked. In your image, it looks like that piece may be integrated directly into to the door latch shown (since there is a ...


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Without pointing out the oblivious the best thing to do would be to start from the battery and work your way to each control with a multi-meter and find out exactly what's causing it, if the controls aren't getting power then chances are it's either a fuse, something wired up wrong or a burnt out wire(less likely because the fuse would just blow)


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The heated mirrors have a restive heat strip spiraled around the back of the mirror. It works much like the defrost "wires" on a rear car window but since its a mirror, you can't see them. The MkIII Jetta didn't have a control for the heated mirrors - they were always on, and would fail more often than the switched ones on newer cars, but failure does ...


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If the system is either working fine or not at all then the likely failure is in the control gear for the system, the AC clutch would be my first port of call, you'll need an assistant: Open the engine bay and look for the AC compressor, it is one of the ancillaries at the side of the engine run by a serpentine belts. The compressor pulley has a clutch ...


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If you have a volt meter that you can connect to the battery you will be able to check the alternator. Before starting the engine, check the battery voltage, it will probably be a little over 12v. Now start the engine and turn on your headlights to draw some power. If the alternator is working, the battery voltage should now be between 13.8 and 14.4 ...


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My father has a '73 thing and has gone back and forth between electronic and points. It APPEARS to be electronic. It looks like there is a black box on the back of the dist with a black and red wire coming out. The basic way to tell is to pop of the dist cap, remove the rotor, remove the disc. Underneath you will either see the electronic pickup or ...


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I had similar symptoms in my '97 Civic: ran great when cold, tough to start when engine was hot, engine would stall under load (getting going from a stop), but would also have an intermittent rough idle. After replacing several coolant sensors and a fuel filter, I ended up having to replace the distributor cap, rotor, and coil pack to solve the problem. ...


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One possible cause might be the 16-year old, slightly mechanically stretched timing chain that gets the "right" amount of additional elongation from the warm engine that puts the engine timing and more specifically the ignition timing out. Another component that could lead to problems with the timing chain is a faulty tensioner.


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There are two possible reasons As mentioned by @user5626466. Improper circulation of the coolant in the engine. If you have the habit of using tap water instead of the coolant, the fine holes in the engine case which circulate the coolant to all the engine parts may got clogged and some parts might be rusted which may affect the flow of coolant. This ...


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It is not actually. The OBD2 sensors probe the throttle positions in terms of percentage, not the actual mechanical position. The idle of the vehicle Volkswagen polo was governed by ECM, and the rpm varies from 550 -900rpm and most standard is 600-800. It was based on the various factors as below. Ambient temperature Engine temperature Fuel Quality ...


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I don't know specifically about your car but in general it is possible. Some cars have a cam that opens the throttle plate when the engine is cold to increase the idle. My 99 Nissan Almera has such a cam. The cooling system has two purposes. The obvious one is to disperse excess heat and prevent the engine from overheating. The less obvious one is to ...


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As a best guess I'd suggest the transmission is doing okay. Your driving the vehicle as you have been is not only good for your Eurovan, but for any vehicle in general with an automatic transmission. I don't think there is anything inherently wrong with the transmission from the way you describe things. This is just my opinion which is just based on your ...


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Afaik, the answer is no. Sorry. The climate control diagnostics mode was meant to be used for quick checks if no diagnostic cable is available. There is no possibility to turn it on permanently.


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This sounds like a problem with the coolant temperature sensor. Don't worry - replacement is cheap and can be done easily by yourself or a friend who worked on cars before. Cause Cold engines need more fuel to start than warm engines. This is due to the fact that a part of the vaporized fuel condenses at the cold cylinder wall inside each cylinder. This ...


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PROBLEM As you can see in the photo, on the lock actuator replacement part for my car door there is a plastic part (left) and a metal part (right). The two parts, metal and plastic, are supposed to move as one unit. If the unit is rotated anti-clockwise then the door lock will be in the locked position. If the door is rotated clockwise then the door would ...



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