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"2 safe" means that your radio was in safe mode, and then the code was improperly entered 2 times. you either need to disconnect your battery and leave it for up to 4 hours (i've been told), or leave your key in the ignition for around an hour.

once it comes out of "2 safe" mode, then it will just say SAFE and give you the numbers 1-0-0-0. You just need to enter the 4 digit code (using your pre-set numbers 1-2-3-4 to change the numbers), then hold the seek > button and your radio should come on.

If you don't have the code, call VW. they'll find your code for free. they did for me. if not they'll charge like $50 or something.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 29, 2018


Thanks, I found the fuses I was looking for. Just one note - if your fuse box is like the one in my Golf, there's a little lever on the left hand side that allows you to release the fuse box from the stand and drop it down for easier access.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 15, 2018


Its got a filler level plug on the gearbox sump pan a computer is needed to measure gearbox oil temperature remove the plug with the oil at 30 centigrade you need 1 drip every 10 seconds.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 15, 2018


fuel relay could be faulty. i think its number 30 or 167 in the fuse box under the driver side steering. it could also be the fuel pump or connector on the fuel pump under the black metal plate under your trunk carpet. you could try manually throwing in fuel into the intake to make sure its not your car's ecu or ignition system. if it starts and stays running it could be what took me a few months to discover after i had intermittent problems. there a small vacuum hose from the fifth injector on a 1997 mk3 gti (4 cylinder) that connects to the injector rail. i think its some kind of activation for the electronic injectors. my pipe was broken and i just cut it and my car hasnt been better since! i know this is an old question but i hope it helps someone out there!

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 20, 2018


Sure you can replace just the gear. But the labor to disassemble and rebuild will probably be more than a used gearbox

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 28, 2017


how many miles has it done?is it remapped? we have had the same problem and done the same repair as above and the next stage for us is to remove the turbo and strip it down and clean the veins inside the turbo as these can stick and give a loss of power,this is on a 2002 gti tdi pd with +-130000miles and its remapped.my car is gt tdi 130bhp stock 140000miles no faults

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 19, 2017


The air powered centrol locking is a pain, not the least because of the high cost of a replacement circuit board.

I can't quite remember how I overcame the problem. I think I applied either pressure or suction to the air pipe to unlock everything and then once everything was unlocked I was able to manually lock and unlock each door and in this case the boot lid. The fuel flap was left unlocked without problems.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 13, 2017


Check knock sensor bro..

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 01, 2017


You should contact a approved dealer with proof of ownership.they have all codes.Good luck.

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 16, 2016


More then likely your starter motor is just out, especially since the rest of your car works fine. If there is simply no attempt from the starter motor to start (clicking or noise), the battery is not completely dead (the electrics work fine) and the car runs once started (run start) then your ignition system (i.e spark plugs, coil alternator and battery) all seem fine except for your starter motor. Only thing to do is replace the starter. Hope I've helped...

1997 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 01, 2015

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