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Questions regarding Volkswagen's popular family Hatchback.

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i bought a new car and its idling at 1000rpm

i bought a new 2019 Volkswagen golf 1.5 blue motion 130 hp with Dsg. i bought the car with 10 Miles. i drove home and realised it was idling at a very high rpm. i thought the car had to break in and i ...
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MK2 Golf 1.3 1985 cuts out after starting

I have a 1.3 VW Golf running a Pierburg 2e3 carb which has been off the road for at least 7 years. The problem I currently have is that the engine immediately cuts out when the key is in the run ...
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Folding & Heating function not working on wing mirror

Car is a VW Golf GTI Mk5 (2006). The folding and heating function on passenger mirror isn't working. Everything else works, including electronic mirror adjustment and puddle light. Heating/folding ...
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Car just start then cut out

The car just start then cuts out can't seem to keep it idealing check the pump check for spark that's all there because it starts up first time but just die its a 1300 carb mk1 1998 model car have a ...
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Golf TDI 2.0 Noise when shifting into 5th gear

I bought a golf 2.0 diesel a week ago and have just started to notice that when I shift from 4th to 5th gear there is a noise like metal on metal just a very quick buzz sound. It only happens when I ...
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Occasionally starter will turn engine over very slowly. Dying starter motor?

Car is a '93 Mk1 Gold Cabriolet. I have this problem where the starter motor will sound like its struggling to turn the engine over. It sounds very much like a dead or dying battery but this is not ...
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VW Golf MK4 1.6 to 2.0 engine swap: which ECU to use?

i successfully changed my engine from 1.6 to 2.0 in a MK4 Golf 2001 the engine 2.0 start fine and run soft, but i am using the engine ecu from the 1.6. my question is if i can change the ecu from 1.6 ...
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VW Golf wont move in first but is fine in other gears?

My 08 plate Golf has literally just developed this problem, no other signs previous to now. I'm going to take it to the garage in the morning but in the meantime am curious as to what might be ...
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Volkswagen Golf 2.0 01 Automatic Transmission

I have a 2001 Automatic. Golf mk4. With 166,000 on it. My transmission suddenly went out. About a few months after having it serviced ,started slipping , would feel loss of power , delay in ...
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What is the side lining near the bottom of a car frame called

On my car, a golf rabbit 2007, there is a lining on both sides near the bottom of the frame. Its surface is rougher than the rest of the body panel surfaces Anyone have an idea what this part is ...
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Volkswagen golf 6 won't start after battery replacement

I have a Golf 6 which stayed in the garage for 6 months untouched. I knew the battery was dead so I replaced it with a Golf 4 battery. After a few keys the engine coughed a couple of times, then the ...
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VW Golf 2012 DSG auto transmission runs fine but accelerate very slowly with the D1 gear

A month ago, I changed my DSG auto 7-speed transmission's mechatronic because of another issue and after that everything was working just fine. Recently I found that when I start my car and switch my ...
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Any special considerations for bleeding a modern vehicle with ABS and hill hold

After attempting to replace the rear discs and pads on my Mk6 2012 VW Golf 1.6 TDI, I've encountered a stuck piston on the off-side rear (the car is right hand drive). I'm at the point where I'm ...
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Golf 6 16.TDi suddenly turned off while driving, VCDS error 00447 - Function Limitation due to Over-Voltage

Car:Golf 6 1.6TDi, 2010, OEM battery Today when i started car, i was driving for about 500m, i stopped on intersection and car turned off. I noticed battery icon turning red for about 3 seconds. I ...
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How can I manually open the gas cap on a 2002 VW Golf?

The car has two switches on the bottom of the driver side door; one to open the gas cap, and one to open the trunk. Pressing the trunk button works fine, but pressing the gas cap button does not (it ...
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Any techniques to remove rust from inside fuel tank without removal

Last night I ran through the entire ignition system of my 1985 Mk1 Golf Cabriolet 1.6 (Carb) Auto and managed to get a nice strong healthy spark. This allowed me to start the car on Easy Start ...
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What does the green clock sign mean?

Wondering what the green clock sign means. It stays on even when the car is moving.
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Accidentally used Prestone 50/50 coolant (green) in my 2004 VW Golf with pink coolant

I'm pretty sure I had only used G12 prior. I bought the Prestone 50/50 "goes with everything" coolant because my coolant light had come on. I remembered not to mix colors as soon as I started pouring ...
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Volkswagen rear wiper motor compatibility

Is the rear wiper motor OEM number 6x0 955 711 d (taken from VW Polo 2002) compatible with Golf MkIV (current motor has OEM number 1j6 955 711 b? I do not own this kind of vehicle so I cannot try it ...
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TDI engine to SDI car

I have a question. Can I put a vw 1.9 TDI motor (golf mk4) into polo 1.9 SDi? I have to change the actual engine and I am confused . thank to everyone for your time ...
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VW GOLF MK4 Doors won’t open from inside or outside

I have just replaced my front passenger door actuator as the door was deadlocked shut. The door now unlocks with the key fob, however neither the inside or outside handles work and the door still ...
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VW Golf 2012 runs fine but won't accelerate from park without giving it gas

I was driving the car and suddenly trying to stop it (of course I pressed the brake). While the car was moving 5 KM per hour, I accidentally shift gear from D(drive) to P(parking) and hard a 'gar' '...
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VW Golf MK4 BCB engine vibrations at ~1850 RPM

I have gotten exhaust front-pipe (1J0254300P), and catalyst changed in my VW Golf MK4 BCB engine. The used part was an aftermarket part from BM-Catalysts. Since then it has some vibrations between ...
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Golf 5 stuck when shifting between 2 and 3 gear

While driving in 2nd gear, clutch down, try to go into 3rd (this happens like once in 30) the joystick kinda get stuck in the middle, like mid-way into the downwards 'state' as I would if I wanted to ...
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My 2010 VW Golf outside lights went Crazy

I was driving the other day an all of a sudden my car started popping up a bunch of warnings in my menu, 10 to be exact. All to do with my outside lights going out 1 headlight, 1 high beam , 1 brake ...
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Misfiring and loss of brake power

i have a 2004 VW Golf 4 which misfire and brake loss of power. i have bunch of codes which i don't know how to go forward. the codes are; 18321, 18034, 18020, 18014, 17839, 17924, 16725, 17580, 17952. ...
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New plugs, but problems starting (not firing on all cylinders) and poor fuel economy?

Car is a '93 Mk1 VW Cabriolet, 1.8lt injected. The car has had trouble starting - feels like only some of the cylinders are firing. If I rev the engine a little the problem goes away after a few ...
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Rear Coil Spring perch for Golf MK5 GTi - what part number?

According to the diagram at https://workshop-manuals.com/volkswagen/golf-mk5/running_gear_axles_steering/rear_suspension_drive_shaft/assembly_overview_shock_absorber_coil_spring_(front-wheel_drive)/ (...
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Golf Mk5 2007: Driver side mirror field of view weirdly different after repair

I sent my 2007 Golf Rabbit Mk5 for repairs after someone clipped and damaged the driver side/wing mirror beyond repair. When I got my car back after the mirror was replaced, I noticed something seemed ...
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Unplugging seat belt sensor Golf 6 plus 2010

I have a Golf 6 plus 2010 and recently the 'no seat belt alert' for the driver has been popping erroneously, usual when there is a bump in the road or a sharp turn. I can't send my car in service just ...
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The nut embedded in the front top strut mount is spinning with the bolt. What are my options for getting it out?

I'm replacing the front suspension on an Volkswagen MK5 GTi. There's three bolts which secure the top strut mount to the engine chasis. I've removed two of them, but the third one is spinning ...
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MK5 doesn't switch on

I have a 2004 golf5 fsi 2.0 model. The car suddenly cannot switch on,if i try to lock the doors manually, only the drivers door locks. Central lock not working apparently. It started well this morning ...
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Power to fuel pump drops on engine crank

I have a Mk1 Golf with the injected engine. I have not been able to get the car to start due to no fuel reaching the engine. I have tested the fuel pump with a multimeter and have noticed the volts ...
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What are the consequences of using a relay that seems to cause the fuel pump to be on all the time?

The fuel pump relay in my Mk1 Golf (1.8lt, injected) died. To get home I swapped it with the Load Reduction relay. The car worked fine, except that now when I turn the key to Accessories the fuel pump ...
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Golf mk4 1.6 gearboxes?

Im new to this forum so i dont really know if this topic has already been opened... anyway i have a golf mk4 1.6 16v and my reverse gear was making clunking noises...so long story short the only ...
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Engen problems with a golf mk2

I drive a vw golf mk2. The engen idles fine when standing,but as soon as I put it in gear and want to drive,the engen want to die. But out of gear,the engen seems fine. I can pull away while on choke,...
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Is 2005 Golf gen IV or V?

Sometimes I see 2005 golfs described as MK IV, and sometimes as Mk V. Which is which? Can a 2005 Golf be either Mk IV or k V?
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When to replace the timing belt on a 2015 VW Golf TDI

I own a VW Golf TDI 1.6 Mk7 (2015) Odometer: 82,000KM. I would like to know at what Odometer reading should I change the timing belt/chain.
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Is there a version of Golf Mk4 with ESP installation without on/off switch?

Today I saw a Golf Mk4 from 2002 with 1.9 TDI engine and 110hp. The dealer says that the car has ESP system but there is no button to turn it off. Is that possible? Why would the manufacturer ...
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Changing only release bearing and/or clutch fork

I own a VW Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI year 2005. I most probably have an issue with the release bearing and/or clutch fork and either the release bearing or the release bearing and clutch fork would need to be ...
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Strange ticking noise on Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI

I own a VW Golf Mk5 1.9 TDI year 2005. There is a strange ticking noise coming somewhere from under the hood and as it seems it starts and is mostly noticeable when I press on the clutch. This noise ...
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Loud snap and there is now noise when turning steering left and right

While I was driving 20 mph, I heard a loud snap/bang noise and the car then started making noise when turning the steering wheel or driving on small bumps. Any idea what could cause this? Broken ...
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Should I increase my front tyre pressure

I have inflated all tyres on my car to the manufacturer recommended tyre pressure of 28psi, but I have noticed that the front tyres look a lot more squashed than the rear tyres. This is obviously ...
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Does the gearbox need to come out for the engine to mate up with it?

Not sure if this has been asked already. Basically I've got a MkIV Golf 1.6 L 16v with a knackered head. I've bought a replacement engine (yes it's correct AZD for my car). So, I've prepped the new ...
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LED tail lights switch off after 5 seconds

One of the rear tail lights of my Mk5 VW Golf blew out recently, triggering a bulb failure warning on the dash. On inspection it was the bulb itself that was broken, so I have no reason to suspect ...
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Electrical problem 2001 VW Golf: intermittent battery failure?

(This is my first question here so let me know if it is off-topic or not enough info provided, or otherwise inappropriate for the forum and I will delete it) I have a 2001 VW Golf which has started ...
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burning rubber smell from car

So, last night saw temperatures dip well below freezing and I parked in shaded place (this will become relevant). This morning I drove about half a mile to school and noticed a very strong burning ...
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Mk5 Golf in gear but won't move

I have a 2007 VW Golf 1.4 L, completely standard. All work that was done on it was by the main VW dealership. I was taking off from a stop sign nice and gently in 1st gear and after 2 seconds all you ...
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Why do I get a “30km/h speed has been exceeded” dashboard message?

I have a Golf VI (2009), which in the last few days started to give me the message: 30km/h speed has been exceeded I have no idea why it happens. I checked: the speed limit for winter tires: ...
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VW Golf - when do these side lamps turn on?

My 2015 VW Golf has the fancy lighting system with the pointable HID headlights (I leave it off; it really distracts me when the light beam doesn't point where the car's going). For quite a while I've ...