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#3592 of 6655 Re: Radio "SAFE" Message [jim106]
Apr 30, 2005 (7:57 am)
This has happened to me before in my 1997 Jetta. Here's what you need to do:
There's a special security code that you need to activate the radio. There should be a pamplet specific to your radio in one of the sleeves of your owner's manual with the instructions on how to reactivate your radio.
For the radio code, you will need to go to the nearest VW dealer and they will look up the code based on the radio's serial number and your vehicle's VIN (they usually have to remove the radio for the serial number). Once you get the code, simply follow the instructions in the radio guide for the procedures to take the radio out of safe mode.
I know this may be a pain, but in the previous version of VWs (before 1993), the radios were very easy to steal (I wish they had this feature in my 1987 Golf - my radio got ripped off).
#3593 of 6655 Re: Constant Check Engine Light on 2001 VR6 [pkf]
Apr 30, 2005 (8:56 am)
Give me your VIN # so I can check the warranty history of repairs. Also, have they reprogrammed your ECM? There is a software update for cars with check engine lights related to the front oxygen sensor. I know this because I'm a VW technician. As far as the EPC/ASR light, your brake switch may cause that- there is an open recall for it, has it been replaced?
#3594 of 6655 Re: VR6 FUEL FILTER CHANGE [eklund]
Apr 30, 2005 (9:05 am)
You do not need a special tool to replace the fuel filter. Where did you hear that? All you need is a phillips or flathead screwdriver, and a strong fingernail. The clips that retain the filter lines are released by pressing them inward. They are horseshoe shaped clips- do not try to remove them. Just press them inward. As far as the cat efficiency fault- you probably need a catalytic converter. If you have less than 80000 miles, it's covered under the California emissions warranty. That is, if you live in CA.
#3595 of 6655 Where is the dipstick for checking the transmission fluid????
Apr 30, 2005 (11:57 am)
I recently purchase a 2000 Jetta - automatic transmission. I wanted to check the fluid levels; however I can't find the transmission dipstick. Can anyone fill me in on where it would be? The car didn't have the owner's manual, so the auto dealer has ordered one for me. Obviously, I haven't received it yet.
#3596 of 6655 Re: Where is the dipstick for checking the transmission fluid???? [lounav]
Apr 30, 2005 (3:48 pm)
I think there may not be a dipstick. VWs have had sealed transmissions for a while.
#3598 of 6655 Re: 2005 Jetta GLS (old style) [jamieb131]
Apr 30, 2005 (5:16 pm)
You have to realise that most people come to these forums to look for solutions to problems. I have a 2004 PD TDI (diesel)GLS Jetta and my daughter has a 2001 2.0 Ltr (gas engine) GLS Jetta and we both love the cars and have had no problems at all. They are a great handling car. I'm not sure if you would be doing your maintenance and any repairs yourself, but if you aren't just try to find a reputable dealer (some service departments just aren't very good). I have worked on cars most of my life and there are problems with any make or model, VW is no differant. All things considered, so far my experience would be to rate them a notch above the other cars that I have owned (these were my 1st foreign car purchases). My suggestion is get it.
#3599 of 6655 Re: Where is the dipstick for checking the transmission fluid???? [lounav]
Apr 30, 2005 (5:21 pm)
No dipstick for the tranny fluid, if you do it yourself (change fluid) make sure that you follow the procedure closely (need to monitor tranny fluid temp with vagcom and let fluid overflow out of a plug to get propper amount). Also, make sure that you use a VW approved tranny fluid.
#3600 of 6655 Re: Where is the dipstick for checking the transmission fluid???? [pruzink]
Apr 30, 2005 (9:09 pm)
Wheew, I thought I was loosing my mind.
Thanks for clearing that up for me. This is the first time that I've had a car with no dipstick. One thing that I still dont understand is how do you check the fluid level? Thanks for helping me clear this up. This is my first VW, as I am sure you can tell.
#3601 of 6655 99 Jetta climate controls
May 02, 2005 (12:44 pm)
My 99 Jetta is having trouble with the climate control. I believe it is wiring related.
Does anyone know where I can get an A/C heater control wiring harness for a 99 1/2 Jetta IV ? ? ?
BTW - my car has the mysterious spring under the driver's seat as well. Anyone know what it is?
Also, I have been told the ooze leaking from the doors of our Jettas is stuff they injected into the doors for shipping purposes. I was told no harm there - just messy.