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Volkswagen Passat, Electrical, Sedan, Wagon
#321 of 411 The DREADED Windows Regulator - 2000 Passat
May 16, 2010 (7:50 am)
Anyone else w/ a 2000 VW Passat having this problem? Now ALL of my window regulators are broke.
Does anyone have an idea of good online dealer where I can purchase these for a lower cost? I'm afraid that if I take my car to the VW dealership, they will charge me too much. I do understand that their regulator might be better quality, but at this point, it's an older car that I'm hoping to get rid of in about a year or two.
May 22, 2010 (11:56 am)
I recently bought a 2000 Passat GLX Sedan. It's been running fine, but I tried to unlock it (I don't have the remote) a couple of days ago, and the key wouldn't budge. Since I couldn't start the car due to the alarm system, I got it towed to the garage. They're thinking up to $800 to fix it. Has anyone else had this kind of problem?
#323 of 411 Re: Door Lock [neighbors81]
May 24, 2010 (5:43 am)
Sounds like it would be cheaper just to buy a keyed remote through a dealership. You are going to need one regardless. ($250)
May 25, 2010 (4:52 am)
Is there any way to clean inside the headlight housing on a 2000 Passat? It's very cloudy.
#326 of 411 Re: Headlight Cover
May 26, 2010 (5:34 am)
Thanks. I'll give it a try.
#327 of 411 93 passat estate electrical problem
May 27, 2010 (11:48 am)
today my wipers/heaterblower and sunroof all stopped working I thought fuse but on examining them found them all to be sound but I replaiced them anyway and things still will not work. Is there 1 relay that works all this equipement and if so where is it and what number is the darn (not the word I want to use lol) thing.
many thanks in advance for any help.
#328 of 411 Re: Headlight Cover [neighbors81]
May 27, 2010 (4:07 pm)
#329 of 411 Water Problem Solved!
Jun 20, 2010 (6:22 pm)
Same water problem here. Two inches deep once after a car wash. It was the rubber boot where the hood latch cable enters the interior from the engine compartment. The boot had worked itself out. I just popped it back in and added some silicone around so it wouldn't happen again. No more water.
Solution: open hood, remove rubber molding and the entire plastic bulkhead cover exposing battery, a/c stems, wiper motors etc.
The rubber boot is on the driver's side near the windshield, just follow the hard black hood latch cable.
If the boot is split just shove it back in and silicone the ....... out of it.
Jul 10, 2010 (2:18 pm)
I have a 98 Passat that has the electrical bug.
Windows will all roll down by themselves.
Alarm no longer works.
Heater/AC quit working.
Interior lights quit working.
Windows, when not rolling down by them selves, will only work intermittently. I have to repeatedly push the window control and it will eventually move but only a short distance (not all the way up or down). Seems to be shorting almost.
Driver rear window will only roll down when the car gets a mind of its own and rolls all the windows down.
Driver side door lock control quit working.
Clicking noise from driver side and trunk constantly unlocking. I have stopped the clicking by pulling the fuse for the locks and this stops the trunk from popping by itself.
I did some research online causing me to pull the CCM. It is is great shape. Dry as a bone. No water looks to ever have leaked to floor boards. No corrosion. Wires look great.
I know about the possibility of, when new, one could roll all windows down with drivers door lock. Could that lock mechanism be causing many of these problems. That lock no longer works. The cylinder just spins freely? Could it all be broken and causing the whole electrical system to short out?