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#70 of 109 98 VW Cabrio
Sep 21, 2010 (6:04 am)
The issue I'm having is when I turn on the blinker to turn right or left and depress the break the turn signal stops blinking.
#71 of 109 Re: 98 VW Cabrio [bobo25]
Sep 24, 2010 (4:51 am)
My 2000 Cabrio is doing the same thing ... I did get rear ended last month, so I am not sure if that caused it , going to the shop....I will repost an answer if they fix the problem
#72 of 109 Re: 98 Cab ABS & Brake Lights & Heater/AC [gsquare58]
Sep 25, 2010 (9:18 am)
A defective ingnition switch can cause all of the above problems. It's just a switch on the back of the key assembly. the problem is getting to it requires removal of the sterring wheel. the switch was 5$ on ebay.
good luck.....be carefull with air bags.
#73 of 109 Re: Wrong way headlights ..! [gman838]
Sep 25, 2010 (10:06 am)
headlight turn on when emergency brake off. These are driving lights.
#74 of 109 electrical problems
Sep 25, 2010 (12:32 pm)
The electric windows in my 98 cabrio don't always respond properly to the switches. My cruise control also does not work. My mechanic is stumped. Any ideas on solutions???? thanks John
#75 of 109 anti-theft starting problem
Sep 29, 2010 (2:52 pm)
1997 vw cabrio will start and run for a few seconds. I have checked the coil pack-ok checked the fuel pump -ok but the trunk and door locks will operate by them selves then the car will not start. can this function be bypassed? thanks ken :">
#76 of 109 HELP! With 99 Cabrio Battery
Oct 28, 2010 (6:32 pm)
I need to replace my Cabrio battery and cannot find one ANYWHERE. Sears even told me they don't make one anymore (AAA said they could replace if I was a member, so I know there are models that fit). Are there any after-market or retail off the shelf batteries that will work ok in the '99 Cabrio? (brand name, store name, model number(s) please! I do not want to spend $300 on a battery either...just something that works. Thanks!
#77 of 109 Re: HELP! With 99 Cabrio Battery [taggerstl]
Nov 02, 2010 (1:01 pm)
I replaced my 98 Cabrio Battery at Sears last week. There should be a "battery guide book" affixed to the Sears Stores battery rack display. Your 99 should be the same as my 98. The catalog will supply you with the amount of "cranking" amps you need to turn the engine. Any battery that has the necessary capacity and terminal alignment will work in your car. Your biggest challenge is finding a Sears employee with a brain. My battery cost $104 with tax, I installed it myself. Your other choice is to go through a VW dealer. The dealer would be able to give you the correct size. Good luck.
#78 of 109 location of fuse box for 1998 volkswagon cabrio
Dec 01, 2010 (3:13 pm)
I can't seem to find the fuse box on this car. Can anyone help? sure would be appreciated! thank you
#79 of 109 2001 Cabrio with regular electrical issues
Dec 30, 2010 (1:46 pm)
My wife has a 2001 cabrio with just over 100k miles on it. Recently there seem to be major issues with the electronics but the VW dealership has not been able to fix any of them. Two trips to VW and well over $1,000 and they still were not able to get the airbag light to turn off. We gave up on that when there next best idea was to deploy the airbag and then replace it.
Today when I tried to start the car nothing happened. Once I took the keys out of the ignition there was a clicking noise coming from near the air vent in the front left dash and the gauges were flipping back and forth. My wife had mentioned problems with the gauges before but VW always claimed they couldn't replicate it and nothing could be done. I captured a video this time so people can see the issue - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xEs2brR4ZAQ
Does anyone have suggestions or idea about what could be going on? I'd like to have some suggestions for the mechanics this time since they seem to be all out of ideas.