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#5912 of 6631 2002 VW Jetta Temp Guage Maxed and no heat
Dec 22, 2008 (12:21 pm)
On my way into work this morning the temp gauge on my Jetta hit the max, and there was suddenly no heat coming from the heating vents. I did notice that the gauge would drop when going down a hill or sitting at a light. Any one have any ideas? It's almost -10 degrees outside and a long way for me to drive. I don't want to blow up my engine, but at the same time I have no alternate way to get to work. Thanks for any help.
#5913 of 6631 Re: 2002 VW Jetta Temp Guage Maxed and no heat [edgekrusher187]
Dec 23, 2008 (8:10 pm)
I assume that your coolant-level is correct in the resivour.
From your description of the symptoms... it sounds as if you have one or more of the following;
1)Ice in the cooling system blocking coolant flow (highly unlikely)
2)Waterpump which is not moving the coolant as it should. (known to happen with the plastic waterpump impeller)
3)Thermostat which is acting up (Not likely because you were getting NO HEAT when the guage was at max)
4) Guage wrong (Again ...Not likely because you were getting NO HEAT when the guage was at max)
#5914 of 6631 99 V.W. Jetta (defrosters rear) not working
Dec 28, 2008 (8:51 pm)
Hello. I'm new to the V.W. family. I have a 1999 Jetta III and the rear defrosters do not work. Is there a fuse or a sensor that I need to check?? Thanks. Helen
#5915 of 6631 Re: 99 V.W. Jetta (defrosters rear) not working [hvaldez]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 29, 2008 (9:04 am)
Yes it's #9 fuse in the fuse panel, a 20 amp.
#5916 of 6631 Re: 99 V.W. Jetta (defrosters rear) not working [Mr_Shiftright]
Dec 29, 2008 (9:18 pm)
Thanks Mr. Shiftright for going out of your way and telling me the fuse panel and the amp #20. God Bless you!! Helen
#5917 of 6631 2002 Jetta 1.8 T front cigarette lighter not working
Dec 30, 2008 (6:43 pm)
I need the lighter to connect a radar detector but it does not work. That's funny because the one on the trunk works fine. Does anybody have any ideas why this is?
#5918 of 6631 Re: 2002 Jetta 1.8 T front cigarette lighter not working [brooklyntech]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Dec 30, 2008 (7:22 pm)
Sometimes its a fuse problem but very often what happens is that people use this socket for various accessories, some of them not such expensive gadgets, and the plug in on these gadgets doesn't quite fit the receptacle in the car. So things get stuck, people start yanking, and before you know it, the wire behind the socket has pulled out, behind the dashboard.
#5919 of 6631 Jetta brake feel
Jan 03, 2009 (2:59 pm)
I'm posting this here because it seems to be more active than the Jetta 1999-2005 discussion. I just bought a 2005 Jetta GL 2.0L. It's in excellent condition, really can't tell it from a new car except for looking at the odometer (47k). But I am concerned about the brake feel. The brakes feel "mushy" to me. That is, they don't grab until my foot is almost to the floor, and if I continue to press hard on the pedal it sinks slowly almost to the floor. I mentioned this before I bought it, and the sales rep (long-time VW guy) drove the car and said the feel seemed normal to him. I realize different cars have different brake feel, and the car I traded (2000 328Ci) has a very firm brake feel. The rep said, drive it a few days and bring it back if it still concerned me, and they'd check into it.
I did some checking online and noticed there was a recall on 2005 Jettas for the brake master cylinder. This is a VW Certified car, purchased new and serviced where I bought it, and I would expect all of the recalls to have been taken care of... but maybe not? The car has about 20 warranties on it (well, not 20, but at least 4: original factory warranty through 1/15, 2-year VW Certified warranty after that, the dealer's own 30-day/1000 mile warranty, and an 8-year bumper-to-bumper warranty I got in order to avoid unexpected repair costs). So if there is a problem with the brakes other than normal wear/tear, it should be covered.
Those of you who know these cars, what is the "normal" brake feel? Is it typically "mushy", or should I be concerned and take it back to the dealer?
#5920 of 6631 Re: Jetta brake feel [backy]
by Mr_Shiftright HOST
Jan 03, 2009 (3:38 pm)
Well if you are standing still and you press as hard as you can, and you can't get your left foot under the pedal after your right foot has pressed down on it, you have a problem. My wild guess is that you have badly worn rear brake pads and that the dealer must have missed that---or you have a master cylinder problem---or you have a small hydraulic leak.
I don't think that is correct about the master cylinder recall. There was a recall for the brake light switch. Do you know this for certain? My records don't show it at any rate but they may be incomplete.
#5921 of 6631 Re: Jetta brake feel [Mr_Shiftright]
Jan 03, 2009 (4:05 pm)
Thanks, that's good info. I'll check the clearance the next time I go out.
Here is the recall info, from edmunds.com ("Maintenance, Recalls and TSBs" page for the 2005 Jetta GL):
Nature of Defect:
3. SERVICE BRAKES, HYDRAULIC:FOUNDATION COMPONENTS:MASTER CYLINDER
Recall Number: 07E023000
Dates Manufactured: N/A to N/A
Number of Vehicles Affected: 13128
Date Owners Notified On: N/A
Vehicle: 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
CERTAIN CARDONE MASTER CYLINDERS WITH DATE CODES LOWER THAN DCA7078 SOLD AS REPLACEMENT EQUIPMENT FOR USE ON THE VEHICLES LISTED ABOVE. THE SEAL ON MASTER CYLINDER CAN FAIL AND LEAK BRAKE FLUID.
Consequence of Defect:
LOSS OF BRAKE FLUID CAN RESULT IN POOR BRAKING PERFORMANCE, POSSIBLY RESULTING IN A VEHICLE CRASH.
CARDONE WILL NOTIFY OWNERS AND OFFER TO REPURCHASE ANY DEFECTIVE MASTER CYLINDERS. THE RECALL IS EXPECTED TO BEGIN DURING APRIL 2007. OWNERS CAN CONTACT CARDONE AT 1-800-777-4780.