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#207 of 411 2003 VW Passat-Interior Lights & Dashboard lights dont work
Apr 17, 2008 (9:54 am)
Boy what a situation with my Passat.
For some odd reason the interior lights and the dashboard lights will not come on. I have checked the fuses and tested them, They are all fine. Does anyone out there have any suggestions or help for this annoying problem?
The local VW Dealer/Service station said," Oh that could be anything!"
I would appreciate any kind of help.
#208 of 411 Climate Control Problem
Apr 22, 2008 (3:58 pm)
I have a 99 passat and i had just put $950 dollars into the dang thing for the ignition control module, valve cover gasket, and a variety of other things. Needless to say i'm tired of putting money into this car. Plus the nearest volkswagen service center is 250 miles away. So anyways when the switch for the air conditioner is turned to positions one through three the blower does not kick on the "AC light" is illuminated and the radiator fan kicks on. Also when the switch is on one through three the condenser is cooling the air but just not being blown. When you turn the switch one step further (to position 4) the blower kicks on, the AC light turns off and the air gets progressively warmer as the condenser warms up (turns off). Is this just the switch going bad? A Relay? please help me with this. Thanks
#209 of 411 Sunroof opens on its own usually on bumpy road and more...
Apr 24, 2008 (10:34 am)
I have read through the postings and I wanted to run this by the people here also though.
I haven't checked the CCM yet but here is what I have.
99 VW Passat turbo manual trans.
The sunroof will open when I hit a bump, usually just the venting portion but at times the whole thing will slide open. I can stop and close it but bumping the sunroof selector.
The right turn signal usually does not work on the front indicator, a few times it does.
My LCD display on my speedometer does not always display the full numbers, I have 90976 miles and most of the time it just shows the 76. Same thing on the trip.
Today, first time this has happened, the alarm started going off. Haven't explored that much but I have the car unlocked and it has stopped.
Any ideas? And is the CCM located under the passenger side carpet?
Thanks for any help on this. Hopefully I can fix this myself or it will not be too expensive.
#210 of 411 Re: Sunroof opens on its own usually on bumpy road and more... [james_in_pdx]
Apr 24, 2008 (11:26 am)
And is the CCM located under the passenger side carpet?
Actually, I think it's on the left (US driver's) side.
#211 of 411 Re: Sunroof opens on its own usually on bumpy road and more... [altair4]
Apr 24, 2008 (1:11 pm)
Opps, Yes I should have stated that the car was in the US, left handed drive.
#212 of 411 2000 VW Passat Problems Starting Sometimes
May 13, 2008 (6:50 am)
Just bought a used 2000 Passat 118,000 miles. Here is the situation. I can start it 50 to 75 time with no problems, then I will go out, try to start it and it won't do anything, no lights, nothing. It is a stick by the way. I will let it sit for a while, yank the steering wheel around, push the clutch in and out in no particular order and then it will start sometimes, I can push it and jump start it every time but this off and on thing is just too much. The cycle just keeps repeating itself. I am afraid to take it to a dealer for fear that it will cost an arm and a leg. Can anyone help?
#213 of 411 Re: 2000 VW Passat Problems Starting Sometimes [bbtk]
May 18, 2008 (1:32 pm)
I would find a private VW mechanic. Avoid the dealership at all costs after the warranty period expires.
BTW - It may be one of two items:
1) The battery. Check the eye on the battery and make sure its green. If the eye isn't green, you need a new battery.
2) The ignition switch. If you have too many keys on the same keychain as your ignition key, the extra weight hanging on that keychain will cause pre-mature wear on the ignition switch over time. This applies to any make and model of automobile. The only key that should be in the ignition switch is the ignition key. Remove all unnecessary keys and/or miscellaneous items from the keychain.
I gave my wife this advice when she bought her 2003 Passat, and she follows it to the "T". She keeps her ignition key separate from the rest of her keys.
Once you get your ignition switch replaced, as long as you follow this advice, this will no longer be an issue...
Hope this helps...
#214 of 411 Master Key Remotes stopped working
May 30, 2008 (9:03 am)
Both master key remotes for my 2003 Passat stopped working at the same time. Won't lock/unlock the doors, open trunk or control the alarm. I checked all the fuses and they Ohm out fine. Seems like it has to be on the vehicle end since both remotes quit working at the same time but since the fuses check out, I don't know where to start looking. I tried to the reprogramming steps in the manual but neither method helped. Any suggestions? Thanks.
#215 of 411 cross connected jumper cables
Jun 07, 2008 (12:06 pm)
In a huge rush I incorrectly connected the jumper cables on my Ď01 Passat. Not noticing that I had just done it tried to start the car.
Now the car will not start at all.
I checked the all the fuses and did find 1 that was broken. That may solve the ABS problem once itís running again.
I am aware that this can cook the ECU. What else is there that can be damaged. What else should I be look for?
Thanks in advance for any advise.
#216 of 411 1999 Passat electrical relay problem
Jun 09, 2008 (7:20 am)
I was putting a window regulater in my passenger front door and I put the window down and now none of the windows work, the interior lights, head lights, don't work and the car will not turn over. I checked all the fuses and they were alright and I have a book and it said that it could be a possible relay but the book does not show or tell what relay is for what. They all have numbers on them but no way to tell which one controls light, windows, and starting of the car. If anyone has any info please let me know. Thank you