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not sure here as these models change a lot also where they were assembled can throw up different builds ,now on the battery is a fuse board and I would look here first as inside the box attached to the battery terminal are solid metal type fuses so either one of these has corroded out or you have damaged a wire changing gearbox which I presume would be a automatic ,if so is it park has linkage been adjusted correctly ?When i get problems like this i will ask a second opinion as no mechanic knows everything least of all me .thats after doing the job for 50 yrs ,you still learn something new every day

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Feb 02, 2019


its in the header tank providing my memory serves me correctly ,could be underneath in the header tank out of sight .You do mean the level sensor and not something else as the temperature sensor is in the head on some earlier models .

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Feb 02, 2019


Either the cable you got is too long or part of the mechanism in the handbrake is bent. How worn are the brake drums and shoes?

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 17, 2019


First, scan for codes. If nothing comes up, flush the transmission fluid and change the filter. That might help.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019


You need to replace the hazard light switch itself.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 15, 2019


Have you been parking your car in hot sun for long periods then tried to open the roof? What happens if you try it at night when the temperatures go down? The trunk under the floor tray has probably gotten very hot. The EOS pump motor incorporates an over temperature sensor. Either this is faulty or the trunk is just too hot.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 14, 2019


Only thing this could be is an obstruction keeping the shift lever from going all the way into #5 position. Check your shifter and linkage to see what is in the way and move it or remove it.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 14, 2019


Most total headlight failures are caused by a bad component like a fuse, relay, or module. Wiring problems can also cause both headlights to stop working. High beam headlights don't work or low beams don't work. If just one bulb fails to work in either high beam mode or low beam mode, it may be the bulb. Check your manual to find your headlamp relay.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019


when was the engine last serviced ? could be fuel, ignition, or something else, get the OBD codes read as will give code if have faulty sensor/component

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019


Check the fuses. The constant power supply to the clock is gone. The clock and radio use a constant power supply in order to keep time and remember radio presets, when the ignition is turned on it takes over so if the memory fuse is blown this is exactly what happens.I hope this helps, take care. If you have any more questions about this vehicle or just want to say hi! Use testimonial Thanks

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 11, 2019


Take panel off you will see 2 ten mil bolts at bottom of window undo those 2 bolts and as u roll windoe down with button all way get window shifted a put back in the trAck correctly ... roll it up all way and guide it ad u go all way up yo were u can get those 2 nuts back on ,.......roll it up and down make sure... its easier then it sounds only2 bolts 10 mil.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 07, 2019


I would generally advise to get the OBD checked and that should be able to reset the electronics, if your talking about the ECU that may need further checks but go with the OBD first

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 06, 2019


Dense white smoke often indicates coolant in the exhaust. Check for water in the crankcase by inspecting oil on dipstick. Milky coloring indicates water. Check the coolant reservoir, or under radiator cap (wait until engine is cooled down!), for oil in cooling system. If you see evidence of either water in oil or oil in coolant, you may have a blown head gasket, or a cracked cylinder head or block.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 03, 2019


Get the starter motor checked first it's normal for starters to play up when they get hot from the heat of the engine l presume you've checked the battery

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 02, 2019


Were the oil and coolant systems flushed out when the gasket was changed? Was the cylinder head 'skimmed' before it was refitted? If this has been done there is a bigger problem somewhere else in the engine.
A more serious cause can be a crack in the cylinder head or the engine block.
Get a good mechanic to check the whole engine over as a crack is an expensive repair. Some cases involve a replacement engine.

Volkswagen Cars... | Answered on Jan 02, 2019

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