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VW, or Volkswagen, is a German automaker with worldwide presence, producing vehicles such as the Golf/Rabbit, Jetta, Passat and Eos.

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Can I use API certified oil in my 2011 Volkswagen Jetta?

I have a 2011 Volkswagen Jetta 2.5 SEL. I recently have decided to start doing my own oil changes due to the increasing prices of having it changed elsewhere. I know that the oil that has been used in ...
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How to remove tyre dust caps

I have a flat tyre and want to fix the puncture. I went to remove the nuts . At first I thought I had the wrong locknut. . Then I realised they are the dust caps. None of my star screw heads are ...
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2020 VW Jetta SEL air distribution map

the issue I have is that my ac on my 2 right dash vents emit hot air when I have it on low, but my 2 left dash vents come out cool. Could something be blocked? I changed air filters and everything
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Brake line twists with nut when loosened

Working on an 18 year old VW, I need to replace the rear brake caliper. To do that I need to remove a section of hard brake line between the flex line and the caliper itself - see pictures below. I’m ...
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P0300 on 2017 Audi Q7

Our 2017 Q7 with the 3.0 V6 has about 100,000 miles on it now and has burned oil since we got it a year ago at 8XXXX miles. When we first got it., it burned a quart every 1500 miles. For the last ...
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Replacing brake light bulb for VW Passat B8

Need some help on how to replace the outer tail light brake light bulb. I know how to disconnect and take out the outer tail light unit on my VW Passat Wagon B8, but no idea how to get ot the bulbs. ...
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How do I use a gear puller to remove a sleeve on a steering shaft without it damaging the shaft?

On my steering column (Mk1 Golf/Rabbit) there is a spline adaptor sleeve. I need to remove this. Instructions I've found say to use a gear puller for this, but when I try the puller seems to "dig&...
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Wipers no longer working - where should I start trouble shooting first?

Car is a Mk1 Golf/Rabbit. When I first bought the car, only the high-speed wiper setting and windscreen washer jet functions worked. The wipers also did not park automatically. A few months ago I lost ...
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WV Polo 2011 petrol 1.2 engine chugging and loses power - engine, EPC, Tyre pressure light on

First time posting on a forum like this, and english is not my first language, so please be patient. I know almost nothing about cars, I would ask people that I know do they think about certain things,...
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Brake disc looks to be damaged, should this have passed MOT?

I have recently purchased a VW tiguan 2015/2016 2.0 tdi had it less than a week. had a screw in the rear tyre, went to have tyre repaired, while the wheel was off I looked at the brake disc and it ...
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Golf V 1.9 TDI 77kw 2005 year wont start

I have a Golf V 1.9 TDI 77kw year 2005. Last week during driving suddenly the motor got detached, one of the bolts holding it was worn out. I went to the mechanic and he reattached the motor and said ...
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Should I rebuild or replace?

The car is a 2001 VW Golf MK4 with a 1.4 gasoline engine and a 5 speed manual transmission. It uses a lot of oil and the engine knocks and pings. It recently has started leaking water from the right ...
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Car is running hotter after new radiator install (thermo fan coming on later)

I noticed there was a small crack in the radiator of my 93 VW Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. So I ordered a new one and installed it. However, the car seems to now run hotter - or, at least, the thermo-fan ...
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Remove OBD socket from Golf 7

could someone please explain how to remove and replace OBD II socket from Golf 7, ideally with pictures or video? Seems ping in my socket are loose. I have a replacement, but can't get the socket out ...
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golf mk4 1.6 sr engine swarp to 2.0 AZJ

good day. iam trying to change my AKL 1.6 motor to a AZJ 2.0 motor.is it a possible thing? and what else would i have to change
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2016 VW Golf won't turn on

I have a 2016 VW Golf that I can't quite turn on. This morning, I stuck my key in the ignition, and the lights on the dash popped up like normal. As soon as I turned the key, everything went off, I ...
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Help diagnosing broken windscreen wiper on MK5 GOLF with loud noise

Upon starting the engine and activating the wipers, they move approximately 20 degrees before halting abruptly. Simultaneously, what I believe to be the wiper motor emits a loud droning noise for ...
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2017 VWPassat RLINE 1.8T

I basically put some acidic and corrosive fluids inside of my windshield wiper reservoir tank didn’t notice it until a few weeks later and plenty of trips, using my fluid and cleaning my windows that ...
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New tires, front brakes and rotors on 2010 VW CC Sport

Clunking noise became worse over next few days. Was told caliper bracket bolt was lost. Also parking brake light stayed on. My question is, what all damage could have occurred to my car? Could it ...
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Where does this socket supposed to go?

I have recently bought a used 2022 Tiguan, SE. the check engine light was on (p0491 - insufficient air flow bank 1) so when trying to check the air pump I found this socket dangling alone near the air ...
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Mysterious cable in old Jetta 2006

While I was dissasembling interiors of my old VW Jetta to paint the body, I stumbled across quite an interesting cable, close to the left upper corner of a front glass that just ends. Here are a few ...
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Is it harmful to keep 12V accessory on ignition start?

I have an Ecoflow battery to be used in a Volkswagen Caddy and which I'd like to keep connected to the Caddy's 12V accessory port (unless the car is OFF for more 1 or 2 hours). The Caddy has the 12V ...
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VW Polo battery question

My (VW Polo SE TSI Mk5, 2015, 1.2, bought secondhand) car just had a new battery fitted (EFB for start-stop cars) and on checking the battery voltage with a multimeter at idle (engine on, car ...
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Engine swap & ecu

So I was thinking about putting a vw 2.0t into my 1999 eclipse gs. Would I have to get a standalone ecu or can I wire in the engines ecu in place of the eclipses oem. I'd be able to figure everything ...
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Cannot view some data with VW OBD2

i have a vw golf mk6 2009 2.0 tdi 110cv, i have had this small problem with ABS turning on and off intermittently and got me down this rabbit hole of trying to get data from car and understanding it. ...
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Steering wheel off center after tight turns

Car is a Mk1 Golf/Rabbit Cabriolet. When I do a tight turn, eg a U turn, upon centering the car again the steering wheel is about 45 degrees off center even though the car tracks correctly. I can &...
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What could cause a knocking noise front drivers side?

I have a VW Polo. The knocking noise can be heard from the front drivers side when going at slow speeds. The noise can mainly only be heard when going over any sort of bumps. The knocking can be felt ...
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2004 Volkswagen New Beetle oil pan replacement: stuck bolt

I’m trying to replace the oil pan on my 2004 Volkswagen New Beetle Turbo S. (My best guess is I hit a speed bump too fast or too hard. It’s cracked.) I’ve gotten every bolt out after draining the oil, ...
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What's the normal operating temperature for VW New Beetle fuse box wires?

We have a 2002 VW New Beetle. They made a very interesting design decision that involved sticking several wires and a fuse box on top of the battery. Previously, ours was very corroded. I spent some ...
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Threadsealant on radiator fan switch to stop leak?

I've developed a leak from the radiator fan switch and it seems to only be leaking around it and not through it, otherwise it works fine. I've bought a new washer to replace the old one and I'm ...
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2002 VW New Beetle battery discharges only while driving?

My 2002 VW New Beetle has a sketchy (dis)charging issue. Specifically it appears that while the AC is running (though I'm not positive that's always the case) after about 15-20 minutes of driving the ...
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2002 Volkswagen VW Beetle Turbo S Monsoon dash radio not ejecting CD

I have a 2002 Volkswagen VW Beetle Turbo S (2-door hatchback, 5-speed) with a Monsoon radio in the dashboard. When I bought it there was a CD stuck in the player on the radio, and I've been unable to ...
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VW Golf 6: Strange humming noise at increased speed

I have the following problem: For some time now, my VW Golf 6 has been experiencing a strange humming sound while driving. This hum only occurs at increased speeds. From about 50 kph (31 mph) quietly ...
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Is it safe to change DSG transmission fluid in an old car?

Facts about the car: 16 years old VW with 280kkm/170k miles on the odometer I plan on driving it until it dies 2.0 TDI motor and a DQ 250 02E, wet-clutch, six-speed original DSG transmission no ...
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VW Touran MK2 2023 rear camera guide lines

During parking I don't see yellow guide lines in the rear camera view. I'm not sure if it should be visible or not. Could somebody confirm that behavior please?
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Vw Passat B8 inner taillight replacement

I'm trying to replace the inner tail light bulb on the boot of my B8 Passat estate. Is it just a case of removing the 2 screws under the plastic cap in the boot lid? I believe I have the correct bulb ...
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'78 Volkswagen vanagon , battery issue

Howdy folks I have a 78 Volkswagen vanagon, I'm having battery issues due to the fact my disrespectful son-in-law ripped out my battery when he did this there is a positive cable and a negative cable, ...
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Will penetrating fluid contaminate engine oil?

Update: I went ahead and changed them without penetrating fluid in the end as suggested in the answer, and they came out quite easily, I'd estimate I needed to use 5-6 Nm to loosen them. Engine was ...
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Polo Classic: Idle Issues

There's a while that I'm trying to repair a Brazilian Polo Classic 1999 (based on the European VW Polo MK3) with idling running at low RPM. Long story short: When the engine is cold, the idle stays ...
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I have a 2000 Jetta 1.8t. can I use a computer from a 2018 Jetta 1.8 t? And if so are the tunes different?

I have a 2000 Volkswagen Jetta 1.8T can I use a computer out of a 2018 Jetta same motor if so what are the advantages or disadvantages?
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Golf 7 key stolen, which fuse to remove to disable car key reprogramming?

My Golf 7 key was stolen. I have reprogrammed my keys to disable the stolen one. The thief could still reprogram the stolen key as he can open the door using the hidden emergency door lock. Which fuse ...
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Mechanic detected low coolant level in car, says no leaks, could some of it have evaporated slowly over time?

I'm looking to buy a second-hand VW Polo 1.2 TSI, 2015, and with 31K miles on the clock (I'm based in the UK). Car has clean history, never written off and has passed all its MOTs without any ...
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One rear wheel hesitates to spin freely after drum brake change

I have a Vw Polo 6n2 from 2000 without ABS. A while back I replaced rear drum brake cylinders and shoes. After the change, with the wheels off, one of the drums were stuck while the other side spin ...
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Front end damage [closed]

Front damage to bumper To avoid an accident I swerved into a ditch and my front end slammed down. My radiator is hanging and I know somthing cracked cause I smelled it. I was 5min from home, was ...
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What's the story behind VW Dubium? [closed]

What is the story behind Volkswagen Dubium merch? There is a lot of T-shirts and hoodies whit styled to periodic table element Vw with number 49 or 105 and word dubium (check out google), but I can ...
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Stabilization Warning

I have a 2018 Jetta. I replaced the battery and when the car turned on, I had a stabilization warning. A diagnostic test was ran and a ton of codes started popping up. What does the stabilization ...
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2011 VW Golf TDI Possible Coolant Leak

I have a 2011 VW Golf TDI with around 200000 Km and recently (Nov 2022) I noticed a burnt smell in the cabin after driving for five minutes or so. At the same time the cabin is colder than usual and ...
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2012 Volkswagen Passat se Drivers side heat actuator?

I drive a 2012 Volkswagen Passat, SE and my driver side heat does not work but my passenger side does. I scanned my car for issues and it said drivers side actuator but i can’t figure out where it is, ...
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Passat B6 FSI Light/Tail light/ Blinker Diagram

I own an 2006 Passat B6 FSI (150 hp) and I want to have a look on wiring diagram. For me is interesting to know voltage when: Tail ligt is ON Brake is pressed Blinker is ON And what happen when I ...
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2014 VW Touran 1.6TDI 1T3 UK Windscreen Washer Motor Fuse

I'm trying to find the fuse for my windscreen washer pump motor on my right-hand-drive, but the manual states that the fuse schedule is not available at time of print. The Haynes manual shows only ...
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