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#119 of 305 Clock/Odometer Won't Shut Off After Removing Key
Aug 24, 2009 (1:41 pm)
Hi. I replaced the battery in a 2005 VW Jetta this weekend. I had the battery disconnected overnight, then put the new one in and the car works fine. Now, when I take the key out of the ignition, the clock/odometer stays on, and the battery is slowly dying overnight again. I drove around for about 70 miles or so to reset the drive cycle but it's still staying on. What do I need to do?
#120 of 305 Power Window Gremlins
Aug 26, 2009 (7:15 pm)
Having power window problems on 97 Jetta. The only way to get the windows to go up is by putting key in passenger door and turning key. Only problem is about 10 minutes or so the windows go back down on their own with one one near the car. If you go inside the car after using the passenger side door lock to put the windows up then the only way the windows go up and down using the window switch on the door is if the car engine is not running. After this the windows still go down on their own after you leave the car. Tried to find the power window fuse to pull it when the windows are temporarily up but can't locate the fuse. Rain coming tomorrow...Not a good thing.
#121 of 305 steering wheel lock...weird???
Sep 08, 2009 (8:04 am)
I just bought a 1996 vw jetta. I bought just a few days agao and it has been sitting for around a year and the battery was dead and the steering was locked and wouldnt unlock, i was told to put a new battery in it and it would unlock for me....so i did and it didnt work.
When i hook the battery cable up the alarm goes off for a while and the steering wheel wont unlock for nothing. I have jerked on the steering wheel pretty hard while trying to turn the key over...its stuck.
Is this an alarm issue? the guy i bought it from said he just parked it last year and hasnt ever had it do that to him.
#122 of 305 Re: steering wheel lock...weird??? [dan191]
Sep 08, 2009 (10:32 am)
Not that it does any good now, but when you were told "put a new battery in it and it would unlock", the correct response was "no, you do that before I buy".
#123 of 305 Re: steering wheel lock...weird??? [jeffyscott]
Sep 08, 2009 (11:23 am)
well i knew there was gonna be problems with the car when i bought it...it doesnt run and i gave $250 for it with a clean title....soo its not a big deal but i am just stoked on what the problem is.
i am thinking i may have received the wrong key??
#124 of 305 Re: steering wheel lock...weird??? [dan191]
Sep 08, 2009 (7:02 pm)
Ah, I see, only $250, that's only a little more than the scrap value, then. Does the key turn? If it does it must be the correct key, right?
I wouldn't think it is an alarm issue. I don't think that would result in the steering wheel not unlocking, I could be wrong, though.
#125 of 305 Re: steering wheel lock...weird??? [jeffyscott]
Sep 09, 2009 (5:20 am)
Dan Give this a try. Observe which way the tires are facing. If they are turned left or right, give steering wheel a hugh FORCEFUL TUG towards the way the tires are turned and hold the steering in that position while attempting to turn key. Hopefully this will work. Goodluck
#126 of 305 2001 vw jetta electical
Sep 10, 2009 (7:23 pm)
: The problem that i am having is the car not starting ? What gets me is the car ran fine in the morning but when I went to drive it in the afternoon it would not crank You turn the key on and the ASL light comes on then immediately goes off and a relay clicks in the gear shift console. The gear indicator on the instrument cluster starts to flicker on and off and when I turn the key to start it ... absolutely nothing happens. battery also drains and gets hot after a few tries...plz help
#127 of 305 Re: Electrical or Battery? [kattmarl]
Sep 12, 2009 (9:30 pm)
just wanted to know if you ever found a solution to your electical problems you were having with your jetta i seem to have the same problem. thanks
#128 of 305 Re: Electrical or Battery? [rayrizzle73]
Sep 12, 2009 (10:11 pm)
I never officially found the answer. I replaced the alternator and the battery. It appears that the last 2 batteries I got from Sears were not a perfect match for the car. This time I replaced it with a Bosch battery for Pep Boys and have not had a problem since I did. If the problem returns I will be posting that here as well. All looks good.