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How do I reset the

How do I reset the airbag light on my 2006 VW Jetta

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how do i reset srs airbag indicator light

Posted on Nov 24, 2012

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2006 vw jetta tdi service engine light reset

How do you reset the service engine light on a 2006 vw jetta tdi? I changed the oil now need to shut off dumb light.

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With the key in the ignition (but not turned), press and hold the Odometer Reset Button on the right hand side of the panel. While still holding that button, turn the key (although not far enough to start the engine) and then press and hold the Minute button on the left side of the instrument pane(if pressing doesnt work try turning the knob clockwise until service light has gone off and skip the pressing)l. Release both buttons at the same time.

Posted on May 30, 2009

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2006 VW Jetta 2.5,

2006 VW Jetta 2.5, cigarette lighter does not work for charging (or at all). Fuse box is located under the hood. Which number fuse controls the cig lighter?

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For 2006 VW Jetta 2.5, cigarette lighter fuse 20A (yellow) is placed in the fuse box on passenger's side. See picture below:






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Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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key won't go into ignition

key won't go into ignition

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Get a flash light, and a normal size screwdriver. Look into the ignition switch with the flashlight, you should see a piece of white plastic blocking the entrance (supposedly a dust cover of sorts). This object is spring loaded, and if it becomes cocked, it will lock in place.
Now comes the screw driver. Work on that plastic with the least amount of effort (force) that you feel is required, until you get it back into place.

Posted on Apr 16, 2010

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In the fuse box on 06 Jetta TDI, which fuse is the

In the fuse box on 06 Jetta TDI, which fuse is the radio fuse?

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Check out #19 OR check out #8. The fuse should be a BLUE 15a fuse. They are located in FUSE BOX B under the hood on the driver's side. For some reason VW varied the fuse locations from car to car and year to year. None of the fuse panel fuse locations match what your manual says. So there may or may not be any fuses in slots #8 or #19. Either way, you're looking for a blue 15amp fuse - so check all of the blue ones to see if any are blown.

Posted on Jul 11, 2009

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my cigarette lighters do not

my cigarette lighters do not work to charge my cell phone? could this be a fuse problem? If so, which fuse is it?

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Yes, could be cigarette lighter fuse blowed. Check fuse no.# 42 - F42 (20A) = cigarette lighter, 12 Volts. See picture below:

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For 2006 VW Jetta the fuse box is located on the left side of dashboard behind a plastic cover (for left hand steering wheel vehicle). On inner face of the plastic cover you will find the fuse diagram.

Posted on Aug 24, 2010

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How to change the spark plugs in a 2006 Volkswagon Jetta

I need to know how to change out the plugs in my '06 Jetta. I just learned how to take off the engine cover. If there is anyone out there that can help me out, I would greatly appreciate it. I have looked everywhere online and cannot find what I am looking for- which is step by step instructions. Thanks much!!!

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The solution is:

Engine cover removal: Fairly simple, I will try to explain this best I can without pictures. To start, you will want to remove the connecting air intake hoses (BIG tube looking thing on bottom right of the top of the engine) it is clamped down, just take some pliers and unclamp it to remove hose. Then the hose right next to that one (adjacent to the front bumber) You will need an star screw driver, if you look at the two screw's heads on either side of it you will know what i'm talking about. Then that comes off. Then there is a wire attached to the air intake hose, you must unconnect it, (I explained already how to take wires off in the spark plug section below, they are all the same) Next all you have to do is pull up on one side of the engine cover. (if you look at the back left of the cover you see what looks like a rubber gromet, kinda of look like you need to take that bolt off just to get anywhere.. you don't, that rubber peice acts as a snap on button say on your shirt perhaps) You pull hard enough it will come up, and there is four of those rubber gromet fasteners so just keep wiggling it and pulling until you get it off.

Spark Plug removal:

The spark plugs are located on the very top in plain sight of the engine, easy easy to get to.. you will see (not the actual spark plug just sitting there staring at you, they are under the caps) There are five caps all facing the same way and they have wire connections hooking to all of them. First you have to unconnect the wire to the cap. Take a skinny flat head screw driver.. and stick it in the middle of the wire housing (don't get confused, the housing is just the plastic piece that is black, it "houses" all the wires that power the spark plugs) The middle of the wire housing you will see a little perfect sqaure opening, there is a little clamp thing in there and with the screw driver all you do is put pressure upward (toward the back of your car) and pull at the same time and the housing will disconnect from the spark plug cap. Do this to all five caps.

Next the cap itself, is really easy to take out, just use that same flat head screw driver to kind of pry underneath the cap, don't be afraid to put pressure you won't break anything, Then the cap will come off and underneath the cap (attached to it) is the spark plug covers (acts like.. a battery in the remote) long metal tubular looking things.. if you see that, your doing good. Now look down into the whole you just removed the spark plug cover from, you will see the top of the spark plug down in there. Do this for all five caps.

Now you need tools, a medium size wratchet would do good. make sure you have a loong extension, and a deep well (long) socket (size in MM is 15 in standard 9/16 or one higher) loosen (lefty loosey, righty tighty) the spark plug until you can pull it out with the wratchet.. discard old, put in new spark plug, tighten but not tight tight.. do that for all five spark plugs.. once new spark plug is in, put the spark plug cover and cap combo back into the whole ( MAKE SURE YOU CLEAN IT AND THE WHOLE OUT BEFORE HAND) then just apply little pressure and the cap will set back into place (just make sure it is facing the way it was before) then connect the wiring back to the end of the cap (just slide it on and push it will "click" into place) do that for all .. then put your engine cover back on, reconnect the hoses and the wire on top of the hose. You are then good to go.

Posted on Oct 28, 2010

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Key fob needs reset 2006 VW jetta TDI

Key fob needs reset 2006 VW jetta TDI

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I hope this might help. -- I had the same problem yesterday and fix the problem today. The steps on the manual (page 32) was too simple and wrong for my case. Read carefully the followint steps and thank me if these steps work. -- JB (owner of Jetta 2.5, 2006 model)

* The most important thing is to make sure that the LED in the driver side window frame stays blinking. The blinking means that the receiver has entered a programming mode and is waiting for the signal from the key. Good luck!


1. Insert the key with a faulty remote into the driver door lock and turn the key to the UNLOCK position 3 times in succession for at least 0.5 seconds each time, and within a total duration of 5 seconds.
: The system should now enter so called a "programming mode" and the window frame LED should blinking once every 1~2 seconds for the next 15 seconds. The faulty remote must be programmed during this period.


2. Aim the key to the (infrared) window frame LED which can be considered as a key signal receiver and press the lock button of the key fob and keep it pressed. While the button is pressed, press the unlock button three times in succession for at least 0.5 seconds each time.
3. Release both buttons.


* After all the efforts described above, the system should now acknowledge a successful programming by flashing the LED once every 1~2 seconds for more than 10 seconds. (Someone said that the small LED on the key fob should also blink a few times; although it didn't in my case.)

JB // jbparkthree@yahoo.co.kr

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

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how do you open the fuel cap door on a volkswagen

how do you open the fuel cap door on a volkswagen jetta without the power door button

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Pushing the door with your hand isn't going to help, but after digging through a lot of info online, I succeeded in doing this. You have to peel back the lining of the trunk on the right side. Once you get a chance to look in there, there's a somewhat transparent white box inside the trunk near the gas cap. Attached to that is a small metal arm that connects to the inside of the gas cap release.

Tug on that piece of metal, and you'll pop open the gas cap.

Posted on Dec 02, 2009

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How do you check the transmission fluid in a 2006

How do you check the transmission fluid in a 2006 VW Jetta? How oftain should the fluid b changed?

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Fluid Level Check

Automatic Transaxle Differential Fluid
The manufacturer does not specify a maintenance interval for changing the differential oil/fluid. However, periodic inspection of the level of the fluid (and the fluid itself) is recommended. A high oil level indicates one of three conditions. First, the previous mechanic/owner may have accidentally overfilled the transaxle if the vehicle was not level. Secondly a high oil level (assuming the vehicle is level) can be caused by excessive condensation (water) in the differential. This may be a result of constant operation in wet areas, or high humidity. Moisture can condense inside of the transaxle in the same manner that a can of cold soda 'sweats' when removed from a refrigerator. Lastly, a high oil condition may indicate that the internal seals that separate the differential section from the torque converter/gearset are possibly faulty, and ATF has contaminated the differential oil.

NOTE Access to the fill/level plug is difficult with the vehicle on the ground. The vehicle must be level to ensure an accurate reading. Carefully raise and safely support the vehicle on jackstands in order to access the fill/level plug. Make sure the vehicle is level before completely removing the plug.

  1. Park the vehicle on a level surface.
  2. Raise and safely support the vehicle such that it is level.
  3. Place a suitable drain receptacle underneath the rear of the transaxle.
  4. Remove the filler plug on the side of the transaxle, near the halfshaft flange.
  5. Note the oil level; it should be even with the lower edge of the filler hole.
  6. If the oil level is low, add the proper type and viscosity as necessary to obtain the correct oil level.
  7. Install the filler plug, and tighten it securely.



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Fig. The gear oil fill and level plug shown with the transaxle assembly removed


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Fig. The gear oil fill and level plug is near the centerline of the drive axle. Make sure the vehicle is level when checking


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Fig. The differential fluid fill and level plug is on the side of the transmission near the axle. A suitable sized hex tool is needed to remove and install the plug

Posted on Oct 13, 2010

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