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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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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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Vw passat 2010 rear deiver side door locking problem

my vw passat rear door handle will not lock when i lock the car. I have hange the door locking mechanism. This has stoped the alarm going off. However i can open the door when the car has been armed. ...
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Repair work done after front end damage-condenser replaced- now compressor is bad-shop says it’s my problem

After 4000 worth of front end damage, shop gives car back and week later compressor is bad. Insurance company says no physical damage so no coverage. 1600 to replace on my 2012 vw beetle and I’m on ...
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vw golf chico 1.3 1998 model wont start after replacing starter

Please pardon me as i am not good with cars as most guys would be. I have a problem with my vw golf chico 1,3 catched fire on a starter while i was trying to start it this morning. Later today i went ...
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Seat occupancy sensor malfunction VW Jetta 2008

I have a problem with the passenger seat occupancy sensor. It doesn't understand if someone is seating and the seat belt warning light doesn't turn on if the passenger is not wearing his seat belt. ...
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Cool fan 2007 jetta wolfsburg

Does anyone know how much watts the 2007 jetta wolfsburg cooling fan is? Will a 150 watts fan work
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ac fan check 2007 wolfburg edition

does the engine have to be running or on to check if ac fan works i was told my fan don't work I want to check my fan. Ac on engine running my fan spins
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How can I clean out bad fuel from my diesel engined VW Transporter?

How do I clean out bad fuel from my VW transporter TDI, and also clean the injectors. Can I do this myself? Edit: Dirty/water fuel not incorrect fuel. It’s dirty...
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Security lug nut key with a rotating washer on top

I have lost my security log nut remover for a 2010 VW Routan station wagon, and it has a rotating washer in the front I tried every tire shop possible to remove it they said they cant, I don't know ...
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Engine transporter

My VW TDI transporters engine dies after I remove my foot from the accelerator panel. And won’t start again when hot. It is also blowing excessive white smoke. All started after refuelling.
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Can a stock ECM be modified to function with some modules disconnected [closed]

Engine in question: VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT 2015 - 2.0L, (VIN V, 5TH DIGIT, DIESEL), (ENGINE ID CVCA) I hope to buy a rear-end collision Passat with this engine, and use as many parts as I can in a custom ...
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Why are my VW gaskets leaking?

I have a 2001 VW Passat Turbo. Coolant and oil gaskets were replaced at 90k mi. Leaking again at 140k mi and shop says to replace all of them again. Read online that this is a typical problem with ...
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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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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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VW Polo 6n 1.4 Engine and gearbox problem

I have a Volkswagen Polo 6N Petrol 1.4 8v 60cv from 1997 with 168 000KM. It's my only car and I can't afford to get a new one. It's been looked after and has been in the family since new. I have ...
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VW Polo GTI 2014 random power cutout

My Polo will randomly, every once and then (once every month), temporarily act as if its battery was dead. It will then randomly come back as if nothing was wrong. I don't know what triggers it but is ...
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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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2019 Jetta - How to Remove Grille?

I just purchased a 2019 VW Jetta, and would like to remove the grille. (The car has a wimpy horn, and removing the grill would allow access to the space between it and the radiator/AC condenser, ...
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Water pump leak after timing belt replacement in VW Caddy Crew Bus 2.0 TDi

I took my VW Caddy in for an early timing belt replacement (at the 105000km service). When I drove the car out of the workshop there was a rattling in the engine compartment. The mechanic came to ...
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How to Remove Volkswagen Jetta 2007 Wheel

Can anyone tell me what to use to get this wheel off? I have a breaker bar but the lug bolt seems to be missing from the car. It has 9-points, so it is not an XZN triple square like I thought.
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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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ABS/ stabilisation control error

I have polo 1.2Tsi 2015 model, here is the problem : my clutch eas dead and i bought new one and fitted it in, after i started the car it did not move at all, it showed ABS/ STABILISATION CONTROL ...
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Issue with car rev'ing and brake!

I have 04 VW Polo, it's a bit a complicated for me to explain as I have limited knowledge of car terminology, and this issue happens frequently but not constantly. So, issue number 1 is while I may ...
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Considerations for a successful VW 2004 Jetta 2.0L engine swap in place of a 1.6L engine

Vehicle make: Volkswagen Model: Bora Year: 2004 Issue: Swapped the 1.6L for a 2.0L. No programming of the ECU was necessary neither was a change of ECU necessary until vehicle started misbehaving - ...
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2011 vw Jetta 2.5 turn signal

When I turn my knob to make my dash lights come on for some reason it makes my back left turn signal stop working but if I turn car off take key out an start car again an leave dash light knob off the ...
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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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Heavy noise after putting on summer tires - Volkswagen Golf MK6

I changed the winter tires of my Golf 2013 MK6 for summer tires today and I can now hear a heavy noise coming from the front right wheel. I assume that the tires and wheels were properly balanced; ...
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Differential whine - caused by tyre differences?

I've recently purchased a 2014 VW Golf. There is a whine that occurs which is directly proportional in noise to the car's speed - so it appears related to the final drive. From what I can determine, ...
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My car stutters when accelerating from 3rd gear

Hi there I own a 2003 Volkswagen GTi manual 1.8T. Lately my car has been stuttering when in 3rd gear around 2,500 RPM. Usually the turbo spools at that RPM but instead my car is stuttering, this also ...
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2010 Volkswagen EOS stuck in Park

I have a 2010 Volkswagen EOS only summer driven. I parked it in November 2017 and went to use it last week after sitting for 6 months and the car will not shift out of park (automatic transmission). ...
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vw polo 6n2 oil level decreasing

i have a Volkswagen polo 1.4 engine i have two problem first in oil level, the oil level is decreasing every few days and there is no oil leak or no smoke going out from the exhaust, and second ...
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2006 model Polo hatchback 1.4 BLM engine overheating

My water is always on max mark and when I drive the heat gauge remains normal. It starts smoking from the water bottle and the water starts boiling then I have to cool it down and fill water again ...
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VW Polo Classic: alarm issues

Consider a well maintained VW Polo Classic manufactured in 1999. Then, suddenly, the following events happened almost immediately one after the other: a loud cracking from the front passenger power-...
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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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VW FOX ignition system problems

Recently I have noticed some strange things happen with my 2005 Volkswagen Fox 1.4 petrol engine. On rainy days the engine always stalls when I stop, sometimes check engine light starts to blink, ...
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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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2001 Vw beetle 02 sensor car will not go over 65mph

I have a 2001 vw beetle 2.0 engine with 171,000 miles on it. I have a check engine light on saying that bank 1 lean. It has been like this for years and I have had no problem with it. Yesterday I ...
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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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Decoding VW Airbag DTC from elm327

I am using PuTTY (similar to HyperTerminal) and elm 327 (OBD Link LX) on my VW Polo 2015 model to read Airbag DTCs. Command sent: AT SH 715 Received: OK Command sent: AT CRA 77F ...
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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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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 ...
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power window issues in 06 jetta

I have an 06 vw jetta. The other day I rolled the drivers side window down and it went back up on its own. Now i can't get the window to do anything. I also can't control the passenger side window ...
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shaking while driving not felt in steering column new vehicle

Brand new VW Atlas. driving fine to work. coming home part way through the drive started to shake/shimmy significantly but not felt in steering wheel pulled over checked tires, absolutely nothing ...
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Engine revs at startup

Hi since a bought my car (used) noticed that sometimes when starting the engine it spikes the rpm to much. Is not big deal I know but I'm not sure if is normal because it doesn't always do this, ...
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Short grinding noise when releasing accelerator pedal

My car is making a sound which resembles two metal surfaces lightly scraping/scratching/grinding together at speed. Typical Scenario: The car is very cold. If I rev the engine between 2k and 3k, I ...
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Engine shuts off when gear is put in neutral

I had some problems today. I was driving my VW Fox 1.4 gasoline for about 15 minutes and then, when I had to stop at the speed bump, battery and oil lights came on the dashboard, also it looked like ...