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#244 of 409 Re: Volkswagen Passat electrical issue [rockman1020]
Nov 17, 2008 (11:06 am)
I am not sure where the wiper relay is but the turn signal relay is incorporated with the emergency flasher switch on the dash (at least on my 2000 Passat). I had a problem with the turn signals and could not find the relay switch. I just went to the volkswagen dealer and ordered it. Turned out the 4-way flasher switch and turn signal relay is one and the same. Just order the wiper relay. Once you have it you will know what to look for. However, the two relays going bad at the same time is highly unlikely. There may be another problem.
#245 of 409 dead battery... or worse?
Nov 30, 2008 (4:55 pm)
I have a 2003 Passat and noticed that recently (last week or so) that it didn't start quite as promptly as it used to. Nothing drastic, just a hint of hesitation as it started. A couple of days ago, it seemed like it struggled a little more than that, but it still started, and I drove to work (about 30 mins). When I got there, I turned the car off, and tried to start it again to see how it was. No problem; started fine.
Anyway, I just went away for three days and the car sat there until tonight when I tried to start it and it barely turned over and it won't start at all. I haven't replaced this battery so it's 5+ years old. Does it sound like the symptoms of a battery that has just reached the end of its road, or something more sinister?
The 2003 Passat doesn't have a battery warning light does it? I don't see one, and no light was coming on last week when the troubles started. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
#246 of 409 1999 1/2 Passat Electronic Door Lock - One won't work
Dec 02, 2008 (6:37 pm)
About a month ago, my drivers side rear door electronic lock stopped working - all of the others work with the remote control as well as the drivers master switch - but this one doesn't. Took the door apart and replaced the electronic door latch - that wasn't the problem. Not certain why just one door would stop working - any suggestions?
#247 of 409 no tail lights
Dec 03, 2008 (10:22 pm)
We recently bought a 98 passat, last week my wife was driving home from work and she lost all blinkers.
I pulled out the hazzard blinker switch in the dash and reinstalled it and now the blinkers are working again, but then yesterday she noticed that her tail lights are not working.
I have checked the fuses and they are good but there is no power to them, I plan to next check the relay but the Chiltons manual does not give info. on which one it is.
#248 of 409 Re: no tail lights [lonnieb]
Dec 04, 2008 (8:10 am)
I'm shootin' in the dark here (pun intended), but you might want to check the brake light switch on the brake pedal arm, under the dash. There was a recall on this for some model years, dunno if yours is one of them.
#249 of 409 Re: no tail lights [lonnieb]
Dec 04, 2008 (10:26 am)
No tail lights, or no brake lights?
For no tail lights, turn headlights on and see if any of the other running lights or marker lights are working. If they are, you may just have 2 bad bulbs. If non of the tail, running or marker lights are working, check fuse with test light to verify power is going through both sides of the fuse. Next step is to verify light switch is sending power to each cicuit.
Your taillights are not on the same circuit as your hazard and brake lights. Unlikely it is the brake light switch.
If brake lights are not working. Depress brake pedal with heavy object and check fuses and at least one bulb socket for power. If they check no power, check brake light switch for power it, and going through it while pedal is depressed.
#250 of 409 Re: 1999 1/2 Passat Electronic Door Lock - One won't work [GrrrPassat]
Dec 13, 2008 (6:37 pm)
Check the wiring in the accordian looking rubber between the door and the pilllar. I had the same problem and spent 3 hrs and $60 bucks to replace the locking mechanism, and it works for 1 day. Looked at the wiring and there were broken and frayed wires.
Good luck - hope this works.
#251 of 409 Re: 2003 Passat Wagen Turn Signals Do Not Work [rdaniel1]
Dec 31, 2008 (9:09 am)
I experienced the same problem with my 2002 Passat. The hazard relay switch was the culprit. This switch operates the turn & hazard signals. A dealership in OH wanted $132 to replace it. We ordered the part from the Internet for $26. It was pretty simple to replace.
Dec 31, 2008 (2:29 pm)
I need help with a 2002 Passat W-8 with all wheel drive and all of the other goodies. I have problem with ingnition locks alarm door locks windows. The dealership just replaced the igniton and the comfort control module and still noting. We need a good idea to what else it could be. Thanks for annyone's input.
#253 of 409 W-8 Trouble Electrical
Dec 31, 2008 (3:59 pm)
I just got off of the phone with the dealership and I think that I have a big problem with the electrical system. They have replaced comfort control module and the ignition switch and tried to start it up and still nothing even with the diagnostic tools of the dealership. I need something that I may suggest to them that will help. No door locks work, dose not start, alarm dose not work, windows do not work, and they have no idea what it is. Dose anyone have any tips.
Someone who neeeeeds help.