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#372 of 409 another issue
Feb 07, 2011 (4:37 pm)
ABS and traction control lights are on.
Before system shutting itself down the brakes were activating ABS even on dry surface. It made stopping interesting.
Space under seats seems to be dry so I do not think it is water damage. Could it be ABS sensors being blocked by debris? The car was driven through some deep snow.
#373 of 409 Poor radio in 2010 Passat
Feb 11, 2011 (9:24 pm)
I can "t get AM radio to come in on my 2010 Passat. Certain areas of New York are fine, bit I get little or no reception around my home in NJ The Dealer put in a new radio with no new results. Any one have this same problem???
#374 of 409 Re: another issue [krzyss]
Feb 19, 2011 (6:52 am)
Krzyss - Google "Passat ABS and Traction". You might find some useful info. Personally, I'd suspect that the ABS control module has gone bad. Good news is that it is rebuildable, and you can probably do the R&R yourself. There are multiple rebuilders on the web. But I'd do more diagnostics before committing to that.
I'd go to an auto parts store that has a free OBD reader to borrow, and see what codes you can pull. Post with what you find.
#375 of 409 I will do this
Feb 20, 2011 (4:01 pm)
I hope it is not ABS control module but dirty/damaged wheel sensor.
It started after driving through deep snow on unplowed streets.
#376 of 409 instrument lights problem
Apr 12, 2011 (1:11 am)
i have another issue on my 01 passat.none of the instrument lights in my car is working(dash lights, dials,power windows buttons,climate control etc.).all other electricals work.what could cause this?i am aware that it could be just a fuse but wich one?
#377 of 409 Re: Passat - Battery Drain, random alarm, brake lights... [mattkirk]
Jun 10, 2011 (6:57 am)
Hi. I just have the battery drain. Can you be more specific about the "shorted control module "? I'd like to let the mechanic know EXACTLY where to go to save him having to spend time finding out which one to look at.
#378 of 409 Circuit board on Dash issue
Jun 29, 2011 (1:49 am)
Hi, I have a Y reg (2001) saloon VW Passat (Automatic)
It’s been very hot in the UK the last few days and I have found condensation on and possibly the inside the dashboard! I have tried to source potential crack in seals to no result!
The water droplets have now gone, and it seems dry, but, there are no lights coming on the dash. I have checked the other electrics and fuses to find that everything works (lights ok, cd/radio ok, windscreen wipers ok etc..) apart from Windows.
The engine almost fires up, but does not. I believe the circuit board would engage the two…
I have noticed that the mileage information has converted to Kilometres! And I have a message reading "Def." Does anyone know what this means?
I have been advised by a Breakdown service to use rice cakes to absorb the moisture from the inside of the car… Is there anything else I could try before taking the whole dash apart to check the printed circuits!?
Thanks in advance for any advice.
#379 of 409 Re: 2003 Passat W8 electrical problems [mdpugh]
Jul 19, 2011 (10:44 am)
Did you ever figure out what your problem was? I have a 2004 passat W8 that is doing the same thing. My climate control also would cut in/out, where it shows the outside temp there would be two dases (--).
#380 of 409 Re: 2003 Passat W8 electrical problems [amber792002]
Jul 20, 2011 (11:49 am)
There are two comfort control modules. There is one in the front left door panel and the other is located in the trunk. Both of my modules were damaged by excessive water. Once both modules were repalced, my vehicle was fine.
#381 of 409 Re: Poor radio in 2010 Passat [deeds3]
Aug 05, 2011 (2:14 pm)
I have a 2009 Passat that had AM problems (nearly no reception when the outside temp was 32 or lower). Only took the techs 17 months to fix. There was no solder on the AM antenna cable connector on the antenna module. (It's in the headliner by the 3rd brake light).
Good luck with this. VW doesn't care about fixing problems and VW American stands behind them.