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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 replace a 2007 VW Rabbit key's transponder chip?

My key fob was in really bad shape and I was replacing the outer shell. All was going well and working, but as I tried to get the glass transponder chip out of the old key, it shattered. Is there a ...
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Dealership says European cars need rotors replaced with every pad change because they use softer metals in rotors

This is for a 2018 VW Tiguan Allspace with 49,000 km (34500 miles). Living in a pretty mild climate (ie no snow and no extreme heat), but near the coast. The pad wear light came on and I scheduled ...
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Diesel getting into engine oil since cambelt change

Got my VW Touran cambelt water pump serviced recently (4-5 weeks ago). Oil and filter were changes then too Today, Noticed that the oil level was about 8mm higher than max on dip stick. Oil was very ...
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Fuse for radio, 12v charger, internal lights 2006 vw LT35, where is it?

Fuse for radio, 12v charger, internal lights 2006 vw LT35, where is it? I can locate the fuse box on the driver's side seat, but this looks very different from Haynes Manual. It's a RHD. I cannot ...
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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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2011 Skoda 1.8 TSI with a loose chain and oil pressure and cam codes

I just bought a second hand 2011 Skoda Suberb 1.8 TSI with 190K kilometers on the clock. Same engine as the Audi A4. It was a trade in and the dealer was selling it for half book so I knew to look for ...
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CV Boot Kit Unknown Piece

Bought a Rein BKN0016R CV boot kit for a MK4 Golf. However, it came with a C-shaped metal clip(?) that I have no clue where it goes or what it does. Didn't see a similar piece on the existing boot or ...
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Changing a flat tire with missing safety lug nut key

So I just found my 2004 VW Golf parked on my street with a flat tire. Tried to change it and the tire kit is missing the safety lug nut key apparently :( Auto parts place won't sell me they key, and ...
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Coolant flush - didn't take specified amount of coolant

I did a coolant flush today on my 07 VW Rabbit. The car is supposed to hold 10 quarts of coolant, however both when flushing with distilled water and especially when adding coolant, the vehicle took ...
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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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VW EOS ESC Error message

My VW 2015 EOS works great but since my last tire rotation, the ESC Stabilization Control Error appears while drive on dry roads at a constant speed. Engine slows, cannot accelerate. Must pull off ...
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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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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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No brake pressure after Starting the car

I have a 2003 vw golf and i have a brake problem. After i have bleed the brakes and feel that they are working I jump in my cart to start it bu as soon as I do so it just looses all brakes and ive ...
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Power lock opens door but won’t lock door

So my friends 2007 Golf City driver side door won’t lock with either door lock switch or fob. Car has central locking so all doors lock at once from the fob. Only driver door doesn’t lock and button ...
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VW 1978 beetle not starting - possible distributor issue

A few days ago my car could not start, about an hour later it work perfectly. Our neighbour who own one himself took a look and said that I need to change the distribution cap and rotor which I did. ...
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Should I worry about fuel pump noises after a filter and injector change?

I recently fixed a starting problem with my 2007 VW Rabbit. I ended up replacing both the fuel filter and fuel injectors. After I was done, per the manuals directions, I flushed as much air as I could ...
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Where can I find an adapter for a 2007 VW Rabbit Fuel Rail Bleeder Valve?

I just changed my fuel filter and am about to change my fuel injectors. I've gotten a significant amount of air to flush out of the fuel lines, and I would like to purge it using my fuel pressure ...
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2007 VW Rabbit went from hard to start occasionally, to not starting. Best places to look?

My VW Rabbit has had issues starting for the past few years. Last week, it stopped starting all together. Here are some of my observations and testings The car did not run rough once it did start ...
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05 VW Passat Turns over, won’t start

this car has been a problem from the beginning... engine light on, codes say misfire. Started overheating so I replaced thermostat. Still had hardly any power or acceleration, engine light flashes a ...
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Car battery is flat, how can I tell the cause from multimeter results?

my car battery is flat. I did some measures with a multimeter. I will explain them below. Can anyone please tell me what can be the issue? Note: My car is a VW Polo 9N3 2007 Symptom For the last 2 ...
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VW Golf 5 FSI Jerks When Driving

Please help. I have recently serviced my VW Golf 5 with air cleaner,oil filter,fuel filter and plugs but the car still jerks most times when driving. I had it diagonised and gave me error codes P1403 ...
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Audi 2.0T Tapping Noise When Accelerating (Up to 3000 RPM only)

Car: 2013 Audi A4 2.0 4-Cyl Turbocharged AWD Mileage: 71,457 miles Video Clip: https://youtu.be/HX1wXk84wq8 The car is exhibiting a tapping noise when the engine is under load at lower RPMs. Test ...
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What MK is my golf?

i have a 2009 2.0 TDI 140 hp Golf. I am going to buy some parts but it's hard to tell what MK it is. Where can I find info about that? It think it is a MK5, but some people say MK7 and others say 6, ...
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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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Replacing faulty window motor from another VAG car

I own Seat Ibiza 1.4 petrol, and front passengers window motor is not working and I have to replace it. The part number is 6R0959802EE. I want to buy a used part instead of a new one to save some ...
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Volkswagen Polo 2009 bluetooth problem

I have a Volkswagen Polo from 2009 with some electronics I think are upgraded through the time. The display which shows the media radio and stuff also shows an option for phone, phone messages, and ...
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2007 Mark V Golf Electrical issue

My mark v golf is having issues. The car seems fine with key in, and when ignition turned on its still okay, then when you go to start it, there is almost clicking noises coming from the steering ...
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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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Lambda readings on emission

I've just failed mine on a mk4 golf 1.8t readings come back at Co 0.00 Hc 0 ppm Lambda 1.044 Garage have said lambda sensor aswell as hole in exhaust right in the join to the back box I scanned it ...
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Exhaust vibrations/noise

I have had for some time some exhaust noise/vibrations, and decided to buy a new exhaust. However when I checked the exhaust I couldn't find any holes or any bad rubber holders. I decided to not ...
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Is it a good idea to switch to 5W-40 engine oil from 5W-30 after hitting 120k miles?

I've got a 2011 European-spec VW Golf Mk6 Variant with a 2.0 TDI engine (CFHC engine code, Euro 5 emissions standard, equipped with a DPF; no AdBlue, no 4Motion) with almost 200.000 km (roughly 120k ...
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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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P0491 Secondary Air Injection System Insufficient Flow. Stumped

My VW CC 2010 is having a CEL with the code P0491 which means the pressure sensor is not detecting enough air being pumped from the intake into the exhaust. No other codes. No problems since this is ...
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Is it normal to have a slightly open throttle-plate?

Recently I had experienced a Check Engine on 2012 VolksWagen Passat, and the error code was P0106. After quick research I found that I can replace the Map Sensor as well as the PCV Valve. Both ...
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What is this part - air intake for Skoda Octavia

The piece in the centre is missing a cap/top of sorts. This is a Skoda Octavia (with a VW Polo engine), front right engine room. Any idea what this part is called? Checking the manual yielded no ...
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Car has trouble starting ONLY after it has been sitting overnight

I own a Volkswagen Polo 2015, It has clocked around 40000 miles. It has a very peculiar problem, i.e the car has trouble starting only after it has been sitting for 7+ hours. Once the car starts, the ...
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Timing belt change

When does my timing belt need changing? I have a mark 7 vw golf 2 litre dti 64 plate only done 28 000 miles and have been told I need to change my timing belt. Could you help with the above question
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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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Reprogram a Volkswagen key fob with only 1 key?

I bought a 2015 Volkswagen Passat, it came with 2 key fobs and 3 keys. Upon careful inspection, (months later) I noticed one of the key fobs doesn't work with this car, and 2 of the 3 keys don't work; ...
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What happened to my VW 1.8t mk4 Bora (2005)?

She cranks (slowly) but won't start. Died going uphill, started back up and died for good shortly after. Here's the backstory : There is a coolant leak somewhere, every week or so my gf would have ...
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Is this an original battery for a 2010 VW Golf6?

Can someone tell me if the folowing battery could be the original for a 2010 VW Golf 6. And what is the production date?
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(VW CC 2010 2.0L Sport) How do you diagnose a parasitic battery drain from a fuse that controls rear window raisers and central locking system?

My 2010 VW CC is having a parasitic drain issue and I've isolated the problem to one of the fuses which is for the rear window raisers and for the central locking system. If I keep this fuse out ...
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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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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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My VW DSG switched from D to N automatically after heavy slamming on brake

I have VW Golf 2016, yesterday I had to press on brakes very strong to avoid a crash. I figured out the following: The Gearbox switched itself automatically from D to N. The brake pedal went a little ...
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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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What causes a VW Golf 2017 engine warning light to appear?

I did a test drive of a used VW Golf 2017 manual transmission, 140 000 km. The yellow engine warning light appears when the key is half-turned and disappears when the engine starts. What could cause ...
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VW MQ200 Gear Selector Shaft Bolt/Nut is Snapped, does the whole gearbox need to be replaced?

The Gearbox is a Volkswagon MQ200 series installed on a Skoda Octavia 2008. I experienced problem with the reverse and 5th gear engagement, so attempted to fix the problem. While tightening the nut/...
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Fastener on 2017 VW Jetta won’t screw back in after replacing light bulbs

I have a fastener that is screwed into the taillight for my 2017 Jetta. I successfully replaced a bulb but the screw won’t screw back in. I confirmed it’s an issue with the screw as another screw ...

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