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Volkswagen model. Produced from 1979 to present. Named Vento and Bora in Europe for one generation each.

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Head unit ignition switch wire has constant power

I have an aftermarket head unit in my 2014 Jetta that I installed myself. After several times waking up to a dead battery when I was sure I didn't leave the radio on, I decided to kill all power to it ...
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Fuse won't push into slot

Why won't my fuse push into its slot? Yes I'm using the correct fuse but it is very loose and won't snap in. This for my 12V plug in the trunk of my 2007 Jetta. Also, a put a new fuse in for the ...
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how fast does the alternator charge the battery?

It would appear that the common word of wisdom is that car alternators provide 50A of output. I actually looked at the supposed specs for my 2008 Jetta 2.5L on the internet -- a compact car -- and it ...
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Engine stalls only in hot whether when starting

I have a VOLKSWAGEN JETTA 2015 (Petrol) with 100,000KM approximately. It normally drives perfectly alright except when it's hot outside. If the whether is hot outside, the car stalls when starting, so ...
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VW Jetta GLI making intermittent grinding noise on launch

I just saw a 2007 GLI with 120,000 kms that I was interested in purchasing today. There were 3 issues that I need help with: Upon launching the car (gas pedal floored) I could hear some kind of ...
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2012 VW Jetta Intermittent Start

My wife and I have a 2012 VW Jetta w/ 100K miles on it. We have an issue where the car will not start when we drive it and then let it sit for an hour or two, but will start fine after sitting for ...
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VW Jetta 2008 starting problem - idle problem

I have a VW Jetta 1.4tsi 122 (2008) and it has a strange behavior. First of all, a have noticed that it doesn’t keep the same rpm when runs on idle. For example, when I stop at the first traffic ...
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2013 VW Jetta occasionally won't start, but will turn over

Background 2013 VW Jetta S 2.0L Serviced regularly by the dealer, as per the guidelines, and recently had a major service (e.g., spark plugs, filters, etc.) Incidents When I came back to my car ...
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How to figure out the light bulb part number?

I have done quite a bit of research and still can't figure it out, so I feel stupid about this. I have also failed to take out the particular bulb myself, so I can't see back of the bulb. I need to ...
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Camshaft Sensor Position problem or Oil Related problem

I have a 2014 VW Jetta SE. Recently my engine began making an off and on Growling noise while driving around. At the same time, my engine light came on. Took the car to get checked and the reading ...
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2012 VW Jetta SE battery cables hooked up wrong

my boyfriend hooked the jumper cables up backwards the electric systems lit up then went black and something started to smoke near the battery we have since had trouble with the battery keeping power ...
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How to check coolant leak in a Jetta

My 2008 2.5L Jetta(in the US) has a coolant leak as I filled the tank to max line a couple of times but it slowly(over hours) went down to the same level in the picture. I don't see any leak on the ...
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When my car warms up the dash lights dim badly, what could be the cause?

My son has a 2005 VW Jetta. It starts right up and drives good but when the car warms up the dash lights dim and it starts running differently. He is afraid to drive too far because once it left him ...
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How do I replace the bulb in this headlight assembly?

I replaced a burned-out low beam bulb (H7) in my 2012 Jetta, but when I went to change the other side (driver's), the assembly was way different from the passenger side (which is what I expected based ...
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VW Jetta 2000 ECU swap

I've read the forums and my question isn't answered. I have swapped my 2.0 to 1.6 in my 2000 Jetta still using my 2.0 ecu for the 1.6l engine. Is it safe? How will the fuel economy be and any effects?
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Volkswagen Jetta Interrmittent starting problem

I have a 2003 Volkswagen Jetta, which recently (at 110,000 miles) has developed an intermittent no-start condition. The engine will turn over -- seems the starter is working, but can't start the ...
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2010 Volkswagen Jetta: Dealer "unplugged" stereo but I can't figure out how

The stereo died one day, and it turns out it was was draining the battery (due to a short caused by a water leak), so the dealership somehow disabled power to the radio. The battery issue was fixed, ...
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2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel 2.0L

I have 2009 Volkswagen Jetta TDI diesel 2.0L, they saying this car required CAN bus system instead kwp2000. My question is: How does the protocol Id change? Maybe ECU is defective? Some people told me ...
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2001 VW Jetta 1.8T oil light on, but oil level is full

Basically the situation is as described in the title, the oil light comes on intermittently, but when I check the oil it appears full. What could be causing this?
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I cannot find TDC window on Jetta 2013 2.0 engine

I'm fixing my father-in-law car, Jetta 2013 S 2.0, and I'm in hurry since I need to fix before he come back on Dec 29th. I really appreciate for everybody input. The car has bad camshaft position ...
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Resonant humming noise at 118km/h

I have 4 years old VW Jetta and when I am on highway going exactly 118km/h (73mph) I hear low pitched humming noise. It is specific to this exact speed (hence why I suspect it's resonant in origin), ...
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2012, VW Jetta, stalls intermittently, restart after about 20 minutes. No code

My daughters 2012 VW Jetta stalls intermittently while driving. We've had it towed several times, and by the time it reaches the house it starts up again with no problem. Other times when it hasn't ...
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Grinding when Shifting to First Gear - 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (5-speed manual)

I have a 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (MK5, 5-speed manual) and the clutch grinds when I shift into first if I don't depress the clutch pedal for about a second or two first. One thing to note is that before I ...
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Is it possible to clear "permanent codes" on a Volkswagen Jetta?

I was inspecting a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta today and saw on my OBD reader that it had two misfire codes, if I remember correctly P0302 cylinder 2 misfire and P0300 multiple cylinder misfire. The check ...
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2005 VW Jetta 2.5L - Lack of power, jerking/bucking when accelerating

I have a 2005 VW Jetta 2.5L (MK5, 5-speed manual) that is having issues while accelerating. TLDR: Car suddenly began accelerating very slowly throughout all gears. Started jerking/bucking around ...
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Turning Off VW's Hill Hold Assist

I have a 2019 Jetta S (US version), and find VW's Hill Hold Assist just awful. I'm an experienced manual-gearbox user, and would much prefer that the brakes release when I take my foot off the brake ...
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Why does my 2012 VW jetta light's turn on all by themselves in the colder months?

I've noticed that my 2012 VW jetta SE lights turn on by themselves and eventually drains the battery in the colder months of Minnesota. when I turn the car on and off, it doesn't fix the issue, but ...
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2002 VW Jetta TDI Starter replacement 4 times

I have a 2002 VW Jetta TDI. I have replaced the starter 4 times within the last 6 months, and I have also replaced the battery. The pinion gear on the starters are getting grinned out. it will start ...
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Can I use 15w40 synthetic engine oil in my 2015 vw tdi and how long can you go between oil changes?

Can I use 15w40 synthetic oil in my 2015 vw jetta tdi and how long can go between oil changes?
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Broken Coil Spring - How urgent is the repair? [duplicate]

My 2005 Jetta TDI Wagon started making a "spring like sound" that was coming from the right rear corner - I pulled the wheel and found this: I'm trying to decide if I need to "ground" the car or if ...
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What is the name of this?

My car is hard to shift gears and found out this was the reason. Any idea what’s the name of this part?
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Something with the turbo

My Vw Jetta 2005 tdi 1.9L has trouble accelerating in low gears. For instance as soon as I switch gear the car accelerates slow and when the rpm reaches around 2-3 it has that power, sometimes. In the ...
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Trouble starting my car

In the morning my Vw Jetta doesn’t start. Later in the afternoon it starts and works perfectly fine. What could be the problem?
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Does anyone know the name of this part?

My Vw Jetta 2005 (manual transmission) is having a hard time switching gears. Found out this was the problem. Does anyone know the name of this? (https://i.stack.imgur.com/JrgMR.jpg)
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Error Stabilization Control (ESC)/ ABS warning shown on my car dashboard

My Volkswagen Jetta shows Error Stabilization Control (ESC)/ABS warning message on the dashboard. The problem first appeared a few weeks ago. At first it only appeared randomly, but for these few days ...
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Why does my car only start when in first or reverse gear?

I have an old (1992) VW Jetta and it only starts if the transmission is in gear (and of course the clutch is pressed in.) it will not start if the clutch is engaged but the car is NOT in gear. Why is ...
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Reverse is now 1st gear on manual transmission

Reverse no longer works...when I shift into Reverse it goes into 1st gear. All other gears work fine. 2002 Jetta TDI 1.9 what could the problem be?
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Trying to Figure all this out before I spend a lot of money

I have a 2008 VW Jetta 2.5L Automatic , Recently the battery was dead and my car would not start. I charged it up and got it to turn over and let it run for about 15 min on its own. and everything ...
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Could someone give me an idea on why my car won't go over 20 mph?

I have a 2004 Volkswagen Jetta and it won't let me go over 20 mph at times but also after a little while it starts to drive normally. I'm confused as this is my first car and I feel like the place I ...
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Obd scanner requirements

My 1998 vw Jetta just died in my garage. Does it have to be running while using a obd scanner or will the electrical system still show the fault codes? Thank you
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2007 VW Jetta - Key won't turn - Steering wheel loose - Stuck in park

The vehicle has done this a number of times until finally now, the key won't turn at all. What parts do I need, and do I need to make sure the new part is ''paired'' to our existing key/fob? Thank ...
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High Mounted 3rd Brake Light Not Functioning

I have a 2013 Jetta TDI with 34k. The third brake light doesn't work, I tried the flashers ... still doesn't work. I don't have a meter, so I can't tell if there's power to the wires. I did take the ...
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Can’t find oil filter for 2019 Jetta

Doing the first oil change for a 2019 Jetta I just bought. Put the car on stands and now I can’t find the filter anywhere. I can’t find any videos of this car on youtube yet. Any one do an oil change ...
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2010 TDI Jetta Strange A/C Pressure Readings

I recently replaced the compressor and dryer at the suggestion of a nearby shop. I've charged the system and the high side reads a solid 100psi the low side cycles between 70 - 110. Cycle time is ...
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how much water can be safely added to a battery?

My 2008 Jetta SE 2.5L has the battery as follows: ENERTEC EMC // 1J0 915 105 AD // 12V 61 Ah 330A DIN // 540A EN/SAE. It would appear that the battery can no longer hold the starting charge after an ...
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How warm should a relay get?

I'm chasing a number of DTCs on our 2002 Jetta TDI (ALH engine, 3rd generation, late production, controls with 4-wire glow plugs). Most of the codes are from components that share a common power ...
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manual trans really hard to get into gear

I am currently having issues with my 2008 VW Jetta transmission. I am currently trying to diagnose the problem. My shifter has always had a lot of play while in gear since i got the car (with 170k ...
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Why did the light bulb burned shortly after being replaced?

So the marker light bulb next to the high beam was dead on my 2008 Jetta. I figured out the replacement and the mechanic I know replaced both sides with new bulbs. The light came on when I tested by ...
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2000 Volkswagen jetta won't move

in my 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 5-speed manual there's a burning smell coming from the motor I can shift into any Gear with or without using the clutch but yet it wont turn off or stall and it won't move ...
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Power cut while driving

I was wondering if you can advise regarding an issue with a vw jetta 2.0 tdi 140 bhp 2006. While driving on the motorway with 70 mph the car is loosing power like going into limp mode. After pulling ...