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You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
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Volkswagen Jetta, Biodiesel, Diesel, Sedan
#2442 of 4751 Re: jetta 2002 [jb_shin]
Oct 07, 2008 (1:43 pm)
im in a small country in the caribbean called grenada... there is a VW dealership here and they claim they are an authorized VW dealership but they are lying. VW has no record of them. They told me to cut a copy of the key would cost $1000 US if not more... but in the end they are incompetent bums... idk my car has been there for a month... there MUST be a way around the computer but i just dont know how and the other mechanics out here are too dumb to fix it... anyone know how to rig a VW to work without going through the computer system.??????????????????????
#2444 of 4751 Re: jetta 2002 [blundy]
Oct 07, 2008 (1:45 pm)
DOES ANYBODY KNOW IF THIS WILL WORK????????????????????????
I am not a VW mechanic so this is just a hunch and if it is in a garage, they have the capability to do the job, if they choose. It is my understanding that the ECU locks out the fuel pump if the correct key is not used. It won't start or run because it gets no fuel. Thieves cannot take the time to locate, disconnect and hot wire the fuel pump so the theft deterrant system works. Your garage may have the time.So put it on a toggle switch. You VW gearheads out there, will this work?????
#2445 of 4751 Re: jetta 2002 [pepperman1]
Oct 07, 2008 (4:02 pm)
software can easily block the engine from running no matter how many toggle switches - you need a disassembler and a lot of time on your hands and good lawyers if you want to roll like that, peppermanny.
a new key xmitter is ballpark $300 US with a duplicate of an old one being $400,
something wacky like that. encryption is silly like that, it's a math/law-of-universe thing.
anyway, if your mechanic is talking carribean $ instead of USA $ then the 1000$ may be exactly the same as $260 or $300 US ? Irie?
#2446 of 4751 Re: jetta 2002 [pepperman1]
Oct 07, 2008 (8:38 pm)
Losing any of the security keys is a BIG mistake. Losing all your keys is going to cost you. Better get your insurance to write it off. Where did the car come from originally? That is where it will need to go. If it has a lot of miles and not very good condition. Sell it for whatever you can get. If it is a diesel ship it to the USA and someone will buy it on eBay. We got a lot of crazy folks up here.
#2447 of 4751 Re: 2009 TDI Check Engine light [shrifty]
Oct 08, 2008 (8:48 pm)
I noticed your post about your check engine light on 2009 TDI Jetta. I just bought the new TDI model as well, and recently had the same issue. I was driving when the light came on and then stopped, turned off the car and restarted it. That seemed to clear the light, but VW had me come in that night to check it. They have allowed me to drive it home and said there is nothing wrong with it, but wanted to have me bring it back in for a sweep of the vehicle as a precautionary measure. Then, they called and said not to bring it in since they were waiting on parts they had ordered. I am wondering if my issue is the same as yours? Would appreciate any info you have, as I am a bit worried at this point in the game.
#2448 of 4751 Re: 2009 Jetta TDI - Questions [archanum]
Oct 09, 2008 (5:55 pm)
For the break in period, the book says:
For the first 600 miles - Do not drive faster than 3/4 of the top speed shown on the speedometer (mine says 160, so don't go above 120 mph).
Do not use full throttle.
Avoid high engine speeds.
Do not tow a trailer.
From 600 - 1000 miles - Speeds can be gradually increased to the maximum vehicle speed or maximum permissible engine speed.
As for fueling stations, almost 97% that sell diesel sell ULSD.
The anti-gel can be found at Wal-Mart for about $17 and I think it treats up to 100 gallons (could be mistaken on the amount). Not sure if you need it or not, I guess we'll find out this winter!
#2449 of 4751 Re: 2009 TDI Check Engine light [drea83079]
Oct 09, 2008 (6:13 pm)
Hi drea, I was quite a bit worried myself when the light came on just under 70 miles.... I know the feeling. If it's anything like my issue, then fortunately nothing major to worry about. Which light is on? At first for me it was the MIL light (looks like an engine) then the Glow Plug System light started flashing (looks like coils) came on a day or two later. It seems odd that they said for you to keep the car while they are waiting for parts to come in, seems that you should have gotten a loaner. Do you hear/feel anything different with the car that seems out of place? I didn't at first for a few days, then when trying to drive up a hill it felt like the turbo went out and had very little power, I could barely make it up the hill.
My dealership had troubles figuring it out at first, they ended up calling VW up to troubleshoot with them. When they got my car in from the towing company, they started the car and of course no lights were on and it ran normally. Looking at the paperwork, they said:
"Performed GFF and found code set for fuel pump control circuit- sporadic. Perform diagnosis, check battery connections-check connections at SA-SB-SC. check fuses SB15-SC27-SC27 and SC2. check main ground at left front, opened vta, checked for bulletins and tech tips. diagnose as per help line. found fuel pump relay not seated/pin checked fuel pump terminals/seat relay."
Not quite sure what all that means, but that's what they said on the repair sheet. Hopefully you may find something useful from this and get your car running normally again! I have almost 1100 miles on mine now and it has been running great since.
#2450 of 4751 Re: 2009 TDI Check Engine light [shrifty]
Oct 09, 2008 (8:44 pm)
Thanks for your response. It was the glow plug light that initially came on. I brought the car into them that night, and they said it was fine to drive after checking the code stored in the car. When I spoke with the dealer tonight they said the part they were waiting on was an exhaust valve. Does not sound too major to me, but as this is my first Diesel, I really don't know what is major and what isn't. I am just relieved that is being taken care of, and hopefully it will have no future problems after this.
Thanks again for your help.
#2451 of 4751 Re: 2009 TDI Check Engine light [drea83079]
Oct 10, 2008 (2:02 pm)
I'm the same, this is my first diesel as well. Was the light flashing when it came on, or was it solid? Mine was flashing when I was driving, so I pulled over and called the 24 hr roadside assistance at the dealership's recommendation.
Hopefully all will be well and this will be the only trouble you have for many years to come. As someone said to me (sorry, I can't recall the name) at least it is under warranty and will be fixed.