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#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
#217 of 411 2003 Passat Wagen Turn Signals Do Not Work
Jun 09, 2008 (6:55 pm)
Over the last 5 weeks my Passat has been to the dealer 5 times for the same problem. The turn signals will work for 2-3 days and they will stop all of a sudden. The 4-way flashers continue to function. Has anyone else experienced this problem?
#218 of 411 06 Passat, key stuck, brake stuck, dealer has no clue
Jun 10, 2008 (5:09 pm)
I have an 06 Passat with a push-in key. The e-brake is stuck on and the car cannot get out of park. When the key is in positions 1-3 of starting it, there isn't any electrical items turning on. The overhead lights and the picture of the car will turn on showing the door is open etc. but not stereo. The key can move from positions 1-3 but CANT get removed out of the ignition. The dealer can't get the key out and are looking for help too. What's up and how can I fix it?
#219 of 411 HUGE HUGE HUGEE HUGE HUGGGEEEEEEEE PROBLEM
Jun 26, 2008 (10:47 am)
I have a 98 1.8T Passat
My friend and I installed a K&N air intake yesterday and we unplugged the negative terminal battery because we tought we needed too... (still dont know if we had too but he had to for his 96 audi A4 and it turned out fine)
we connected the intake perfectly but then went to go start the car and it turns on and acts like it stalls (its tiptronic).
after 30 seconds the car shuts off.
i drove it down my street starting it every 30 seconds but it drives really bad and shakes the entire time we drive it and the battery and check engine lights are on and the radio is in safe mode and has the number 1000.
Now i dont know the code... and i dont have the sound system book either because i got the car used and it just simply never came with 1....
what do i do?!?!?
that car is my life
#220 of 411 Re: HUGE HUGE HUGEE HUGE HUGGGEEEEEEEE PROBLEM [sebby27]
Jun 26, 2008 (11:26 am)
Put the factory intake back on and return the K&N.
#221 of 411 Re: 2000 VW Passat Problems Starting Sometimes [600kgolfgt]
Jul 01, 2008 (4:14 pm)
hi if you jump start your car and it start it it 100% your batterie some time the batterie does that on the volks
#222 of 411 Re: HVAC lights not working [bobnu75]
Jul 01, 2008 (4:21 pm)
hi you have to change the light bulb on the ac control unit pool out the knob and the front plate and the light are there