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#144 of 409 Light problem with VW Passat 1.9 TDI PD 2000 model
Nov 02, 2007 (2:18 pm)
Hi sorry guys this is my first time using this site, was just reading thru it as ive got a problem with my VW Passat, there seem to be good responses to peoples problems and great feedback, hope you will be able to help me.
Basically the red lights on the side of the grills (from where hot and cold air comes in, which can be closed, opened, moved left right, every car has 4 of these on the dashboard)are faulty. the two on the passenger side (left) are fine and come on when the lights are turned on, but the 2 on the right dont come on (the lights i'm on about are the ones which are on one side of every air grill above and under the knob you turn to close or open the flaps).
i have a feeling this is a problem with a fuse as only two are turned off and two are on (lights).
i dont know where the fuses for these are. i had a similar problem with the sidelights before when the front and back sidelights on the left of the car only didnt come on, a car electrician checked some fuses on the right hand side of the dashboard- he opened the door and took off the end pannel to reveal the fuses, checked a few and replaced one of them and the lights were working fine.
i have cxhecked all the fuses on that side but found non that are fused, could you please let me know what i should do or where to find any other set of fuses which may have gone.
i would really appreciate it if someone could reply and let me know how to solve this problem. if i havent posted this problem in the right place could someone please forward this to the right department and let me know via e-mail where they have posted this note. i would be very grateful.
i know i sound very stupid, but i am unfortunately a novice at this...thanx for your time guys.
#145 of 409 Re: Light problem with VW Passat 1.9 TDI PD 2000 model [captain_jack]
Nov 03, 2007 (6:13 pm)
Cptn Jack - yours is not an uncommon problem. I'm going to disagree with you and guess that it's not a fuse, but rather the bulbs themselves. Part number is 3B0-919-243-B.
You might find instructions for the replacement of those bulbs if you google dash vent light bulb replacement Passat.
#146 of 409 Drivers window not working 99 passat
Nov 06, 2007 (8:05 pm)
I recently purchased a 99 passat, and the drivers window does not work, i have tried new switches, and 3 used window actuators, when i push the button i hear click from the electronic board on the window motor, but thats it. I have removed the electronic board, and put power direct to the motor, and it works? All other windows work any suggestions?
#147 of 409 99 Passat warning lights
Nov 06, 2007 (8:11 pm)
My 99 passat has the engine light come on, often, the oil light intermittent and the airbag light now permanantly on any ideas
#148 of 409 2000 passat....no dome lights
Nov 17, 2007 (2:39 pm)
Hey Their, I have a 2000 Passat that everything seems to work just fine except the dome lights...yes...14 is fine. The bulbs are good and Like I said all other stuff seems fine. Alarm does act a lil funny sometimes. Sometimes not responsive. Any ideas as to why I cant get the freaking dome lights to work? I have seen stuff about the CCM but why would everything else seem to work fine?
I am in the dark with a black leather interior and I AM SCARED OF THE DARK
Any Ideas Guys????
#149 of 409 Strange Electrical Probs
Nov 26, 2007 (7:23 am)
Hi, I am new to this kind of thing so please be patient with me!!
I have an elderly VW Passat Estate (we call them estates in the UK). For no good reason my drivers door window will suddenly decide to open by itself. It will alos sometimes do it as I start the car up. Up to now the passenger window has been OK but it has suddenly started to open when I start the car. Also the rear windows won't open and the switch on the dashboard that stops the rear windows opening has no effect. I am beginning to assume that there is a control module somewhere that might be causing the trouble by sending signals to the window motors that it shouldn't be sending. I don't know but reading some of these messages on the site I think there is such a unit. If so, does anyone know where it is and is it easy to change? Thanks in advance.
#150 of 409 Re: Strange Electrical Probs [bradfordbulls]
Nov 26, 2007 (7:41 am)
Yes, there is a comfort control module that may be the culprit. It's located in a well under the front passenger compartment floor in the 1998-2005 models (older years, I have no idea). The problem could be that water has infiltrated the well holding the module, causing it to behave badly. Can't recall if it's on the right or left side, so you'll need to explore this further.
You might ask "why is water getting in my car?" Read all about it here: http://www.weirdlittlebiscuit.com/passat/leak/
#151 of 409 99 Passat... Not a Dead Battery
Nov 27, 2007 (3:26 pm)
Hello all. I just finished reading through this forum and didn't see anything quite like this.
I bought my Passat in August, kinda cheap for the area and the car. A month later, the battery went dead. I got a jump start and got home okay, but the battery didn't hold the charge. I replaced the battery with a top of the line Bosch after having Pep Boys test the electrical system to make sure it wasn't the alternator.
Two and a half months later, and I'm back at Pep Boys with a dead battery which won't hold a charge. They test everything again, tell me it was just a bad battery and replace it (free of charge since I got the extra warranty).
Two weeks later, and the battery died on me again. I can't possibly think my luck with batteries is this bad. I'm relatively certain it isn't the alternator, since the second time my battery went dead I drove for 45 minutes off a jump start with no issue.
#152 of 409 THANX LUV U GUYS...XXXXXXXXXX
Nov 27, 2007 (3:55 pm)
Hi all, soz for not replying back, as i said it was my first time, and got loadz of other stuff to sort out too. finally found my password and username. details were not in the computer so couldnt post a reply to the response i got.
Thank you very much, i stand corrected, the problem was the bulbs, i opened the dash vents as shown
in the pictures and it was exactly the same, i even managed to get the tricky part of pulling out the bulb, it took me 45mins but now i can take out the bulbs in a few seconds, cool...
However the site said buy the bulbs online for about £3.89, excluding postage and packaging. but when i went to dealers to find out if i can get them quicker at probably the same price or a bit more, the dealers gave the bulbs for £3.08, buzzin. have changed the bulbs and love it, the lights are workin......
Will be back if have any other problems, Again, ewant to thank the person who helped me and Wish you all the best, as this is the best site i have ever seen, rapid response, ive been recomending you lot left, right and centre. You da best guys, THANX THANX THANX THANX.............
Reply if this gets to the right person, again dont know ow to get in touch with them directly but if you get this please pass it to the right persomn who helped me so they may let me know the received this... i really do want them to know how much i appreciate this help.
Take care all, BYE and THANX again...
#153 of 409 Re: comfort control module [gcgee02]
Nov 29, 2007 (7:23 am)
I had a variety of similar problems on my 2002 Passat, (no indicators but hazards worked, no wipers, no heater). Turned out to be the ignition switch, it cost £22. My dealer was brilliant, and seeing as they couldn't diagnose it after 2 hours, they did not charge me anymore diagnosis time.
So check out the ignition switch. All the bad earth problems for random electrical componets seem to stem from the switch. Pass it on.