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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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What would you estimate needs to be repaired in a bent fender/bumper?

Hit a garage gate pole. Seems that the metal fender is bent quite well, and the bumper clamp area is also broken, hence its dislodged. What would you estimate would need to be repaired/replaced in ...
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How to change motor system on the side windshield on VW Polo 2004

I wanted to take some heat out of the car and lowered my side windows. When I pressed the button for them to go up, the window on the co-driver didn't go up. In fact, when it was supposed to go up it ...
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2007 VW Touareg V6 TDI BKS engine query on normal EGT values on idle and load

I have a 2007 VW Touareg 3.0 TDI, BKS engine whose Exhaust Gas Temperature values (Read under Measuring Value Blocks 102.1 and 102.2) are as follows: 102.1 fixed at a constant 551.0C 102.2 fixed at ...
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Brake pads sliding (?) between reverse and forward?

I just had my rear discs and pads replaced (2015 Golf). Everything seems fine, but if I'm backing up and press the brakes, there will be a "clunk" on one or both sides; when I then drive ...
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2012 Golf TDI - manual trans. mount repair

So, I brought my car in to shop class for a vibration and noise issue, and it turned out that the transmission mount bolts had almost all come out (one was hanging on thankfully), and on inspection ...
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Driver side door does not lock all doors

I own a 2000 WV PASSAT B5, and the main problem I am having is that the driver-side door mechanism does not lock all 4 doors. It only locks the driver's side door and does not arm the alarm. But when ...
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Beetle no brake lights

My turbo s beetle has no brake lights.. I have replaced brake switch and checked all fuses. And still no brake lights.. My car flashed abs light and little black box on top of battery is charred can ...
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Soft brake pedal

I have a 2004 Volkswagen Passat that the brake pedal is really soft (goes to the floor). The driver side caliper piston was replaced (by a shop, not me), idk if that has to do with it or not. There ...
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VW Passat Variant 2016 Diesel engine gets much louder when I turn left/right

My car is running well the only issue I have is that the noise the engine makes gets a lot noisier (but its still the same noise) each time I turn the wheels to left or right. The more I turn them the ...
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Is it safe to have an external oil cooler lower than the OEM oil cooler location?

I'm replacing my oil cooler housing and wish to add an external oil cooler to it. I'm curious if it's safe to set the external oil cooler lower than the original OEM location. The OEM oil cooler works ...
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2012 golf TDI brake bleeding with shared master cylinder

just a quick question. I have a 2012 VW Golf TDI with a manual transmission. I was planning on flushing the brake system and from my research I noticed that my clutch and brakes both share the same ...
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Water temperature randomly drops while car is in motion (VW Golf Mk6)

I have a 2011 VW Golf Mk6 Variant (European spec) with a 2.0 TDI Engine (CFHC engine code: with DPF but no AWD and no AdBlue), automatic gearbox (6-speed DSG), and 200.000 km on the clock (around 125....
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2020 Volkswagen Jetta r line won't throw a service engine light

My car goes into limp mode sporadically. When it does you can hear the motor strain and a loud noise like wind blowing through the motor. The rpm's jump and get all out of order. At both of my 10,000 ...
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How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off in a Volkswagen Passat 2014 when going backward at over ~30 km/h?

When using a Volkswagen Passat 2014 and going backward, I notice that the backup camera turn off when I start gaining speed (over > ~30 km/h). How can I prevent the backup camera from turning off?
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VW Golf check engine light P047100 P200200 P13D500 P067100

I recently bought a used VW Golf 7 1.6 tdi (2014 model, 160k driven) & after a long drive around 500+ kms, the engine check light turned on. Having checked with OBD scan tool, below error codes ...
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How to fix Check engine error P0171 on VW Tiguan?

Took the vehicle for service after the usual 7000km.Parts that were changed during the service are Spark plugs, engine oil type 5W-40, Oil filter, Air cabin filter and Air filter. Two days later l got ...
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Is it okay to switch tire sizes on my rims from 205 55 R16 to 205 60 R16? will they fit?

I have a 2021 VW Golf comfortline the stock tire size is 205 55 R16 all seasons i have a set of winter tires i want to switch into the stock 16” rim that came with the car but the tires i want to ...
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Vw fox key will not close central locling doors but will open them

The key closes the doors via the central locking but will not open them all. The buttons on the inside of the drivers door work OK, lock all doors and unlock all doors. Is the driver door lock broke ...
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Moaning sound AFTER the brake pedal is released. 2015 VW Tiguan

I am recently experiencing a weird noise coming from the front brakes (I suspect the passenger side). It only happens AFTER I remove my foot from the brake pedal. The noise would come up after around ...
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Which fuse is assigned for the 2012 VW Passat Infotainment console?

My battery died, and after the jump start the Infotainment touchscreen (radio, cd, GPS, etc) console won't turn on. I suspect the fuse might be burnt. Which fuse is assigned to the Infotainment ...
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Heating doesn't work on right hand side

The heating doesn't work on the right hand side of my 2006 Golf Plus. It has a two different settings for left and right side, but no matter the settings, the air coming out on the right side is ...
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Wax between wheel centring and rim – is it necessary, and what wax to use?

Volkswagen Group tyre technical manuals (e.g. this for the Seat Leon, this for the VW Golf) say that the "wheel centring seat should be waxed using wax spray to prevent corrosion between wheel ...
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VW Passat B8 - remove low beam bulb - pull, rotate or...?

I'm learning to replace the low beam bulb (H7) on VW Passat B8. The access is under the wheel. I got to the bulb but I'm not sure if I should just pull using the force or do I have to do something ...
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Is this headlight cover corrupted? (Small cracks from an angle)

VW Passat Variant B8 2017 - I'd like to make low beams more bright so I decided to buy better bulbs but I noticed the covers have small cracks inside when looking from some angles. Is this a problem? ...
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2002 VW Passat headlight warning beeper only works after closing door once

I have a 2002 VS Passat GLS Wagon that I've had for the last few years. I have a problem where I leave the headlights on far too often. I know I should learn to not leave them on but 3 dead batteries ...
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Burning smell after blower fan resistor replacement

Just replaced the Blow Fan resistor in my VW Polo. The fan works again but there's a burning smell coming from fan. Any experience of this team? The levels of air all work now but the smell is quite ...
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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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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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