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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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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 ...
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Epc light after push starting VW Jetta 2001

I haven't used the car for over 3 months and I started it a couple days ago with no problem but today I couldn't manage to start the engine so I had to push start it. Since then, both the check ...
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Spark coming from distributor cap pin

recently I have noticed some random engine misfires. I've checked my spark plugs and wires and haven't noticed anything unusual. I have checked for sparks at night and there were no sparks coming from ...
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Right headlight, Right window, petrol Cap,rear right light

I have a problem with my golf 5 1.6,petrol Cap it's not opening,the right window is not working,the headlight of right side it's not lighting but the globe its not burned,as well as the rear right ...
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Why won't my 2002 VW Passat start?

I have a 2002 VW Passat 1.8T that just won't start after I stopped by a 711 for a snack. The key won't start the car anymore! A few odd things I noticed: There is not even a click when the key is ...
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2001 VW Passat - Repair or Replace Brake Pedal Sensor

I recently found that the brake sensor in my brake pedal isn't working. This is the sensor that both allows cruise control to engage/automatically disengage when you hit the brake, and the same sensor ...
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Car having issues when starting with key, but starter motor does work

Car always starts perfectly when using a screwdriver to connect terminals on starter motor. When using the key, however, only the lights come on, starter motor doesn't even click. But when using ...
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How to synchronize a VW Fox remote fob?

A few months ago my remote key fob stopped working. Although the light on the remote was flashing when I pressed any button, I tried to replace the batteries. However, this didn't help. Then I tried ...
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Do the Herbie Volkswagon red white and blue stripes have any meaning?

Since we have a history tag I thought I'd ask what the Herbie Vokswagon stripes possibly meant: I know like the BMW stripes: They have a meaning: The three stripes representing the motorsport ...
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Volkswagen driverside outer C/V boot leaking can it cause other issues?

Took a recently purchased used vehicle to a VW dealership for a checkup/ oil change One of the things they found is a leaking outer C/V boot (driver side front tire) They didn't seem to think repair ...
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Air Bag Warning Light On in 2002 Golf TDI GLS

My air bag warning light has been on for a month now. Is this cause for concern regarding safety? What is the likelihood of it going off randomly? From the research I have done it seems it is likely ...
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2006 VW Jetta Brake Rotor

I have a 2006 VW Jetta 2.5L with 1K in the VIN. there are 2 different size brake rotors for the front and the back. need to order without being able to measure as the car is at college.
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Gear display on MFI Volkswagen Polo Highline right drive cars

I'm a new driver, and often get into the wrong gear (I'm not yet comfortable with the multitude of controls in this car which is a 2011 VW Polo Highline). Is it possible to show the current gear ...
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Car Jerks When Not Accelerating

So, I just recently mounted snow tires on my car (or rather, paid someone else to do it), and on my way home I noticed that whenever I take my foot off the gas pedal the car jerks forwards and ...
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Just bought a 2001 Jetta, the radio wiring is super screwed up… no clue what to do

It has a wiring harness in there but it’s not right, only one speaker works and there are several wires not attached to anything. And what is the blue and green connection? I’ve been trying to figure ...
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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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Will I fit a 2 din stereo by removing two 1 din stereos

I have the following stereo. Volkswagen Golf 2002. Can I take out both the single dins and replace with a double-din?
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Small spark can be seen after replacing spark plugs

I have replaced spark plugs for my 2005 vw fox. I noticed that in one cylinder I can see a small spark coming from the spark boot. It only appears on one spark wire. Do you guys know if this is ...
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VW FOX 2005 Engine goes off at idle

I have 2005 Volkswagen Fox 1.4 liter petrol engine. Around a month ago I started to notice strange thing. When I switch from 1 to 2 or from 2 to 3 gear the engine starts to stutter(This happens at ...
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Will steering wheel controls and audio system work if I install new radio?

My car is a 2009 VW Golf VI and sadly it doesn't have any compatibility to bluetooth, or any mobile phone, or whatsoever. I grew tired of my old radio system, and since I drive a lot, I could really ...
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TSI engine, shaking at idle

I have Vw Scirocco (2011) 1.4 Tsi 160 hp with DSG, my car started to shaking at idle (RPM is stable) at uphill really bad that I got rid of my kidney stones. It is shaking at idle whether it is warm ...
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VW Passat white smoke coming from exhaust

My VW Passat started giving out white smoke from the exhaust while in motion. One of the hoses of coolant system had swollen up on and was replaced. There is a smell of gas was coming from inside ...
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Gearbox issues VW Bora MK5 (Bora in Mex) 2007

I've been driving my VW Bora for 7 years. Has had its regular oil changes, tune-ups, tires and brake changes. I love my car and want to keep it perfect. For the last 6 months I have felt that the ...
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Can 2 gearboxes for the same engine but different codes be compatible?

I need to change my gearbox. I own a VW Golf 6 from 2009, 1.4 TSI, 122 HP, engine code CAXA. The gearbox code is LHY. I found at a scrap yard a gearbox from an identical car (even the same engine ...
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My Polo wont start when it has been parked in the sun

Everytime when I park my Polo 2004 model in the sun, it refuses to start or even when I have driven for a long distance. Despite the dashboard lighting up, the engine does not crank when I try to ...
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2008 VW Beetle water pump maybe

She let it get very hot! When my husband got there, it was very smokey under the hood! We pulled it home and it sat for a few days. When you put water in the reservoir, it drains out immediately on ...
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VW Golf 5 JXP and Golf 6 LHY gearbox compatibility

I have a VW Golf 6 from 2009, 1.4 TSI, 122 HP, with a problematic LHY gearbox that needs to be replaced. I bought (from a scrap yard) a JXP gearbox from a Golf 5, 1.4 TSI, 140 HP, which they told me ...
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Infrequently sticking clutch in 08 VW GTI

I have owned my 2008 GTI MKV FSI for the past 4 years. For the first ~8k miles (bought at 42k), everything behaved as expected and performed nicely. At a certain point around 50k, I noticed that the ...
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Will I be better off turning the start stop function off?

I drive a 2017 VW Polo 1.0L. I use the car for primarily short journeys with the occasional motorway run. The car has a start stop function but I am skeptical of the benefits. Will it be a useful ...
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What should a mechanic charge for a breather valve replacement? [closed]

I just got an estimate for a CEL on my 2007 Jetta. The diagnosis was: valve cover with seal. Breather valve in valve cove has failed. Is this a serious issue that I should get fixed now? They ...
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Golf mk4 v5 cam sensors

I guess I better start with a few details on the car in question: VW Golf IV20 valve V5 petrol engine (2.3L)~157k miles on the clock Now the problem, it feels to me as if the car is down on power, ...
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1995 VW Eurovan OBD I to OBD II adapter

My 1995 Eurovan has a check engine light coming on. I have a standard OBD II reader but this vehicle requires a OBD I reader. I see they sell OBD I to OBD II adapters online but I have read that with ...
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1995 VW Eurovan 5 cylinder not shifting into lower gears

My 1995 5 cylinder Eurovan has the engine light coming on and I don't think the transmission is switching gears properly, it starts out of the gate properly and switches gears a couple of times but ...
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Replace Starter 2002 Jetta

I'm trying to replace the starter in my 2002 jetta 1.8T, however it's a different starter - I think it's called an Hitachi Starter. There is a cable running across the top of it in a notched area. I'm ...
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vw fox unlocking door by key opens window

I have recently bought 2005 vw fox 1.4l. I got a problem with central locking and door lock. The key fob started to fail and after few days it was not working anymore (Batteries were good and key ...
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Volkswagen Radio Problems

I have a 2002 Volkswagen Jetta GLS. Recently My battery died & I had to replace it. Since then my Radio doesn't work. It wont come on or go off. It just reads PHONE. Please help!! What can I do?...
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2003 jetta 2.0 was great until the fuel pump went out

Got the car for $800 needed pads and rotors all around. Only driven on weekends for a month and was great. The fuel pump went out I replaced with a rebuild and the sending line broke while putting it ...
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Oil and sulge in water colling system VW golf MK4 1.6 [duplicate]

Hie guys I had oil and sulge in my water cooling system. took out all the coolant and replaced it with clean coolant. took a test drive had the same oil in my system again. what could be the problem?
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Volkswagen passat won't start (with video)

Can someone guess what the problem is? Car is a 2006 Volkswagen Passat 2.0 TFSI Here is a link to the video: https://vimeo.com/231681553 Is the battery dead? What about the EPC light? Car is parked ...
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If I'm lapping valves do I need to replace piston rings?

I just removed the head and am lapping valves because of timing problem. If I'm lapping valves, do I need to replace my piston rings too or not? Car: 2010 Passat CC 1.8 TSI, 100,000 km
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VAG TP 2.0 complete list of AT commands

I am trying to find DTCs from various ECUs in a Skoda Rapid 2009 model. I am using OBDLink SX (elm 327 chip) and Putty (similar to HyperTerminal) https://jazdw.net/tp20 This link gives the list of ...
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Applied dielectric grease to an exposed wire to the starter

Greetings and salutations. Yesterday as I was working on my car i notice some exposed copper wire leading to my starter. 5 minutes later after a slight grinding sound while driving downhill the car ...
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Review and component check 2.0 Turbo FSI while out of car

I've pulled the engine and DSG transmission from an Audi A3 Quattro. From the research I have done, it's an EA888 design - it is labelled as a CCZA which I believe is pretty much the same as as CCTA ...
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1990 Passat won't start second time

I have 1990 VW passat B3 1.6 liter 53 kw gasoline, single point injection. I had some problems with starting ignition. Also Engine would stop working when I pressed on gas or spontaneously after few ...
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Oil pressure light on Golf R Mark 7

This morning my car stalled when I turned on the engine (left it in gear the night before, stupid me) and my oil pressure light came up for a few seconds then it disappeared. Will it be fine?
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1990 VW passat b3 doesn't start, engine shuts down on gas

I got my passat b3 as a gift from my grandfather for getting drivers license. A week ago, when I was about to go to the city with my passat which previously was just fine, the engine would not start ...
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Can't get into first gear

My car is a 59 plate (2009/10) VW Golf. It's been working okay and I just had my MOT done. However, yesterday I went to change into second gear and it ground very badly. Then when I stopped, I tried ...
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Can i Use The Same Old Bolts On The Same Cylinder Head? [duplicate]

Car: 2010 Passat CC 1.8 TSI Would it be a really big problem if I use the old cylinder head bolts or not?
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Why does my VW diagnostic codes give “Implausible Signal”?

I asked a question some time ago about a check light, specifically airbag and seatbelt light. I have since then checked the code with a code reader and removed it. Making the car drive without any ...
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2017 Golf - Remove rear external door handle

I've watched a lot of videos on how to remove the rear, external door handle on VW's (Golfs, Jettas, Tiguans, Passats), but it's not as easy to see what to do with the hook tool to pull the lever. ...