Last post on Jan 10, 2013 at 8:20 AM
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Volkswagen Cabrio, Convertible
#100 of 109 Re: 2000 Cabrio windows no longer open from inside the vehicle [mskydancer2]
Feb 05, 2012 (9:39 am)
BTW, I've been told the best remedy is to R&R the window switch command module. I'm still looking for the exact one online.
#101 of 109 Re: 2000 VW Cabrio electrical problems [mandym]
Feb 05, 2012 (10:04 am)
I think you and I had the same guys build the electrical harnesses. Maybe they know they're being shipped to the U.S. and they're pissed their grandfathers lost the war? Anyway, my girls' '01 has the same probs except for the top.....and lots more. This car is what all the girls want but it's literally an electrical nightmare! I too looked into the location for the c/b for the windows but it was just a dead end. As for the codes, I think you need the Vagb computer. However the cruise might be a simple prob for you. Follow the air line from the control mod behind your left headlamp, (aft of the batt and in the sidewall of your left front fender). I had to take the window washer fluid res out to access it on my girls' electrical monster. Then you can see which line I'm talking about. Follow it to the firewall. That's where the disconnections happen. I reconnected mine, covered it in F-4 tape and safety wired it to a hold so it wont slide off again. Ops ck good. Have you seen the dudes' youtube video of his inst cluster freakin' out? My girls' VDubb has done that too. I've had a Mercury AWD Mountaineer for 10 years. It's got all the bells and whistles (sucks down gogo juice though) and never had any probs except bulbs burning out. I special ordered a 5.0 Cleveland for it when I bought it and I have put that vehicle through hell. Yet a lil' VW girls car gets it's panties all twisted if you disconnect the battery once in a while. Anyway, if ya find where the c/b for the windows is, please let me know too. Thanks
#102 of 109 Re: Loosing power and then dying completely while driving! :-( [scoobytse]
Feb 05, 2012 (10:07 am)
So did Honda ever tell you what the problem was?
#103 of 109 Re: 98 Cab ABS & Brake Lights Affect Headlights! [djs1144]
Mar 29, 2012 (8:20 am)
I had the same issue with my 2001 Cabrio. They also fixed the brake light switch but I noticed that if my key turned past the normal turn on it would stick and that is when my headlights didn't work. Just turn it to the normal position and no problems!
Sep 23, 2012 (1:05 pm)
my car won't turn over, I looked at the battery and something wasn't connected. If you could look at the picture and tell me if it is ok to jump my car i would very appreciative.
#105 of 109 Re: 97 cabrio [volksygirl]
Sep 23, 2012 (6:03 pm)
My husband said that you need a new eyelet connector that you can get at Auto Zone. Should be an easy fix.
#106 of 109 Window issues
Nov 02, 2012 (8:25 am)
I am having the same problems of the windo issues. I bought a 2002 Cabrio. I had a new key programmed. THe back windows rolled up and down fine. Someone put the key in the drivers door to lock it and the windows rolled down and now wont rolled up. THe drivers window doesnt go up or down and the passenger windo goes up and down only a few inches. Now the key spins all the way in the door lock.
Is there any suggesstions. i have never delt with this type of car. Thanks in advance.
#107 of 109 Wacky Electrical Issues
Jan 10, 2013 (7:57 am)
Having some very strange electrical issues occurring in my daughter's '99 Cabrio (83K). First the speedometer/tach went out. The speedometer would go crazy sometimes, not work at all others. Noticed that it would work if we turned ignition key a certain way. So we replaced the ignition switch. Speed/tach worked for about 8 miles and then went out again. It works intermittently now, maybe once a week.
About two months later, the ABS light went on. Air bags check out though.
Most recently, when we use the blinkers both sides blink like crazy, but if we hit the brakes they don't work at all!! Also driver's side parking light (below headlight) and rear parking light are out (they both went at the same time). Bulbs are working though.
I'm worried if I take this to the mechanic (whom I do trust) he's going to charge $1000 for all the labor I think is involved in tracking down all these shorts.
Any comments and ideas greatly appreciated. Thanks.
#108 of 109 Re: Wacky Electrical Issues [wazoony]
Jan 10, 2013 (8:16 am)
I hope you get some answers. I posted a similar post and am still having the same issues...
#109 of 109 Re: Wacky Electrical Issues [tegaynor]
Jan 10, 2013 (8:20 am)
Me too...BTW, I meant the Air Bag light went on, but air bags check out.