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Volkswagen Golf, Hatchback
Apr 20, 2009 (6:27 pm)
Okay so i have a 2002 volkswagen golf 2.0L it has 126,000 miles on it and today the blinker decided to start acting weird.
so here is the issue i turn the blinker on to turn and when i turn and it does the automatic shut off (or even if i turn it off) it will keep making the noise but faster, mind you the blinker is off!! what is going on? i just got the thing like six months ago
#139 of 147 VW MK4 GOLF 2001 Problem re interior door handle
Apr 29, 2009 (2:53 pm)
I have an issue with my drivers side interior door handle. It works in as much it still activates the door lock. Trouble is it dosn't return to it's "flush position", and flaps about annoyingly....there must be a return spring that has gone or become detatched.
How do I get at it to have a look? has the entire door panel got to come off?
#140 of 147 Drain Coolant!!!
Nov 22, 2009 (2:18 pm)
How do I drain the Coolant/water from a 1996 VW golf. I can't see a drain plug on the radiator and I cant get the hose off the bottom because there isn't enough room for my hands. I don't have the owner's manuel either so I am stuck. Please help if you can. thanks
#141 of 147 Re: Blinker issues [eclampitt]
May 05, 2010 (4:48 pm)
I had a similar experience with my 200 Golf; it's to alert you that one or more of your turn signal light bulbs needs replacing. Very easy to find those (try Target or similar) and to install
#142 of 147 Re: Drain Coolant!!! [bumz23]
May 05, 2010 (5:46 pm)
Even if there WAS a drain petcock on the radiator or you get the lower hose off... you may not get all the antifreeze out because the thermostat may hold most of the antifreeze inside the engine. (You will only drain the radiator.)
Removing the thermostat is the best way to get it all out. Then install new thermostat and refill with new antifreeze.
#143 of 147 Re: Blinker issues [eclampitt]
May 08, 2010 (7:08 am)
Just had this problem myself. Had to change the signal light arm assembly. Part about $100 dollars at the dealer, and another $75 labour (1 hour) to change it. Thats it!!
#144 of 147 Re: Drain Coolant!!! [bumz23]
Jun 02, 2010 (1:07 pm)
Didn't realize how old your post was, but I can tell you what the Bentley manual says and a little more. These cars are hard to drain and maybe even harder to re-fill. The manual says to drain by removing connections at the water (coolant) pump. There are three connections at the pump. The lowest is not a hose that clamps onto a bib, but is an o-ring sealed connection to the thermostat cover at the bottom of the pump. There's a wire retaining clip visiblly protruding, and supposedly you can pull that clip out and then break the joint -- after first being sure you have a new o-ring to replace the existing one. Before beginning, you put the heater control on the dashboard to the full heat position and you remove the cover from the plastic globe expansoin chamber where coolant is normally added.
That's not all. You also disconnect the middle hose connection from the water pump, and that's pretty hard to get to. You may get more of the coolant out, once the connections are broken, by blowing air into that expansion chamber. The thermostat can be removed, but you probably will have to drop the power steering pump down a little after loosening a good number of bolts.
Refilling the system is possibly harder than draining it. You will probably have to remove the TOP radiator hose connection -- loosen it enough to open a crack that will vent the air from the radiator, before you can get enough coolant into the system. I have one of the special radiator hose clip pliers and would not try to get by without it.
#145 of 147 Help me please
Aug 07, 2010 (3:13 am)
Hello everyone, just after a bit of help!!
I have a T reg vw golf which i am in the process of selling but before i do i need to fix or replace the dial that that changes where the heat is directed eg windscreen,feet or both, i turn the dial but i doesnt do anything seems to just turn around! Now i dont know if its broken or what but what do i do to fix this problem.
Hope someone understands what i mean!!!
Any help would be great.
#146 of 147 vw golf gti 2.0 thermostat
Oct 04, 2010 (11:37 am)
hi i was wondering were to find the thermostat in my car its a 98 i can do the work but first vw iv owned i was told by my local parts store its extremely it doesn't scare me i just dont wanna start taking things apart only to find its not there.
#147 of 147 Re: vw golf gti 2.0 thermostat [greasymonkey3]
Oct 04, 2010 (4:59 pm)
The thermostat on VW 4-cyliner water-cooled engines has been in the same place since the 1980s. (That is because the engine has not changed much.. it is basically the same engine-block) When you have a good engine deesign, there is no need to change it much.
Since this is a "bypass" type of cooling system , the thermostat is where the LOWER radiator hose connects to the engine-side.