Last post on Dec 11, 2013 at 7:21 PM
You are in the Volkswagen Jetta
What is this discussion about?
Volkswagen Jetta, Electrical, Sedan
Go to NHTSA to file a safety complaint.
Or call Monday-Friday (8 am to 8 pm ET) (888) 327-4236 TTY: (800)424-9153
#1 of 315 2001 Jetta electrical cuts out, EPC MIL
Dec 27, 2006 (8:47 pm)
I recently purchased a 2001 Jetta 1.8T for my daughter. Last week she left the lights on for about 20 minutes and it wouldn't start. Thought it may be a weak battery. Today, it wouldn't start at first, the clock reset and then started with no problem. Later in the day, she was driving and all electrical just cut out completely for a second or two. Car started back up and the EPC, MIL and generator lights came on.
I went to look at it, and everything started ok with no warning lamps.
#2 of 315 Re: 2001 Jetta electrical cuts out, EPC MIL [mstev]
Dec 28, 2006 (4:43 am)
Arrrgh! It's a 2002 Jetta, not 2001. My mistake!
#3 of 315 nothing electrical in my jetta will turn on
Feb 19, 2007 (12:43 pm)
A couple of days ago i went to start my car and it wouldnt start, nor would the radio. I turned on the lights and the alarm went off. Now my alarm system seems to be disarmed with no blinking red light. My car won't start, the radio won't turn on, the lights won't turn on, everything electrical is blank. I think someone might have tried to break into my car and messed with my alarm system. Does anyone know what I can do to get my car working?
Let me know!
#4 of 315 1998 Jetta TDI electrical and wipers questions
Mar 12, 2007 (3:28 pm)
wondering if anybody has any idea concerning why i keep blowing the fuse for my low beams. my left low beam light goes out, but both high beams work. i have replaced the light bulb and many fuses. when i first put in a new fuse the high beam sign on the dash lights up and won't go away even though the high beams aren't on....at this point i can't even switch my lights onto high beam. but then after a little while, the left headlight goes out--at which point both high beams begin working again. this is the only fuse that has blown.
also, my wipers won't work properly. they will work when put on the delay setting, but won't work at normal speed. i have to manually hold the switch in place if i want it to function properly.
just wondering if there are any basic things i could do to remedy these situations.
#5 of 315 Re: Electrical System Questions
Mar 26, 2007 (8:41 am)
I'm sorry to hear of all your troubles. Unfortunately, electrical problems are very hard to diagnose, especially over the internet. The best advice I could give is to find a good repair shop, and one that specifically specializes in VWs. Joe Mechanic who works on American cars all day will have no clue whatsoever. Check out http://1.8t.org for VW dealer ratings in your area, and the mechanix files on Cartalk.com for other independent shops.
#6 of 315 Electrical or Battery?
Apr 07, 2007 (6:54 am)
I drive a 1999 VW Jetta. Yesterday I tried starting my car. Nothing happened engine wise, but all of my internal lights came on. I took the key out of the ignition and the engine light, battery light and console lights remained on, and the air conditioner was still working. So I put the key back in the ignition, turned it, and it felt like it was loose; still nothing happened. I left my car in the parking lot overnight and went back this morning. Now, the ABS light is staying on and all the other lights are blinking like crazy. So I put my foot on the brake, and the blinking stopped, but the ABS light is still on. I tried turning the key in the ignition, and got the same results as before. I have no clue what to do now.
#7 of 315 Problem with door sensor
Apr 29, 2007 (7:25 am)
I own 2003 Jetta GLS 2.0 that has 70,000 miles on it and now is having problem with its driver door. It keeps saying that the door is unlock and the interior light wil turn on while I am driving.
I also notice that my alarm went off from time to time.
Do I have electrical system problem ? Please help.
#8 of 315 Re: Problem with door sensor [geminiplanet]
Apr 29, 2007 (3:23 pm)
i am having a some what similar problem like you, i have a 1999 Jetta 2.0 and after i get out of my car and hit the lock button, the horn honks but the door does not lock, i can see the blinking light on the door but the latch remains up and the door can be opened
does anybody know what could be causing this sort of problem and any possible solutions?, me and gemini would greatly appreciate it
#9 of 315 Re: Electrical or Battery? [melmichaun]
May 11, 2007 (6:44 pm)
ran into the same problem tonight. Car wouldn't start. internal electrical and external lights worked. Dash lights flickered when turned iginition-like there was a short somewhere. At first couldn't take car out of park. Shook key ignition (felt loose) and noticed the wiring harness from ignition point was loose at engine point. reconnected and had better power connections and could move gear out of park. All electrical worked better,dash sensor lights (ABS, oil, engine) worked, but still couldn't start car. Just heard clicks at the starter. I'll try and boost it in the morning, but not sure if that will work. Might be ignition/wiring harness problem...just a thought. How did you fix your problem?
Your help's appreciated. Cheers.
#10 of 315 Re: 2001 Jetta electrical cuts out, EPC MIL [mstev]
May 12, 2007 (7:27 pm)
hi, (i know this was awhile ago but) i also just bought a 2002 jetta 1.8t last year and i am having the same problems with my car. The power just cuts out and the EPC and engine light came on, and then in addition to all that the car is overheating and neither the a/c or engine fan are working, i'm not sure if they are connected but we think it could be the cooling fan thermo switch and or an ignition coal. Did you have any luck finding the problem with your daughters car? or does anyone else know how to help, any advice or ideas are extremely helpful. thanks.