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  1. Glow plug light doesn't illuminate. Car doesn't turn over.

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    So strange. My 1980 Rabbit Diesel has been running everyday with no issues. Tried starting this afternoon and I noticed the glow plug light didn't illuminate. Still waited about 20 seconds before turning the key. Car starts (starter whirls like normal, very quickly), but can't get the engine to...
  2. Misfire? Fuel problems?

    Golf MK6 / 2009 -2014
    Strange one here. GT TDi 140. A lot of times when i shift into 5th gear around 50ish MPH the car starts stuttering as if its misfiring or struggling to get fuel. Quickly dip and release the clutch and its resolved. Less often in first trying to pull away it will stutter, come off the accelerator...
  3. 09 Jetta TCI CECM Swap - "Lights Not Working" showing in MFD

    Jetta / Bora MK5 / 2005–2010
    I followed the guide on VWVortex to swap out out my midline (3C8 937 049 D)for a highline (3C8 937 049 E) tonight and everything is working great except I get the following lights are "Not Working" message on my MFD except the lights are working: Rear left side light Left side turn signal Right...
  4. Electrical breakdown by Timing belt rupture!

    TIGUAN OWNERS CLUB
    The timing belt ruptured causing electric shutdown and battery discharge. I replaced the battery and the timing belt but the car did not start. VW is telling me that the electric unit is burnt. I found it strange a timing belt rupture generate burning of the electric unit. I can not see the...
  5. Strange Sound from Mk6 TDI Bluemotion

    Golf MK6 / 2009 -2014
    I own a VW Golf TDI Bluemotion 1.6 (2014 plate). I have noticed a hollow sounding noise from the rear passenger side when I start exceeding 40 mph. It happens between 40-60mph; then stops. Visual look shows nothing obvious untoward. Can anyone suggest anything as to what the fault could be...
  6. CC Stuck in Park

    VW CC Technical Forum
    This morning I realized that my CC is stuck in park. Symptoms: - Parking lights are working when I step on the brake - Green foot light on the dash is always on - Lights next to the shifter are all off (P, R, N, D, S) - P is flashing on the dash - I've disassembled shift surround and physically...
  7. Mk1 Rabbit horn causes odd poor idle - very strange

    MK1 Rabbit Electrical
    Hello, this is my first thread on this forum - I own a 1984 Rabbit and have cared for the car for the past 26 years. Recently, an odd symptom has developed: every time I honk the horn, even briefly, the car ignition seems to "dampen" or hiccup, like the engine isn't getting enough fuel. I...
  8. Solid green light on turn signal, emergency flashers fine...

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Hey folks! so i seen two other similar post but they didnt have the specific situation I'm experiencing. so im here! Ive replaced the relay, replaced the fuses the last two culprits would be the stalk or the hazard switch correct? If its the stalk or switch how could i test them further? Ohm...
  9. GT 170 possible turbo problem.

    Golf Owners Club
    Hi everyone, new here and seeking some help. My car has recently started making a strange screeching noise from under the bonnet somewhere. The noise happens when I'm sat still putting some power on or going through the gears. Doesn't happen all the time, mainly at low revs. I had it checked...
  10. 1983 Rabbit Pickup LX value

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I have an opportunity to buy a 1983 VW Rabbit pickup with LX package. It is in fair shape for 180,000 miles. The body is straight with the only rust I saw being at the back glass. It's only one spot but it has eaten through and made a hole right beside the glass- strange... The owner told me...
  11. QUESTION 03 jetta - Died Andy won't start

    Ask A Volkswagen TECH - Hosted by Nitroscope8
    03 Jetta - When turning key, I hear a loud noise that sounds like the starter. The noise seems to be coming from the starter. The strange thing is, it died while driving 30mph. I've never heard of a bad starter causing that so I'm afraid to take out the starter for nothing. Is this a...
  12. strange box with wires coming out of firewall

    Air-cooled Owners Club
    can someone help me figure out what this is I just bought a new main wiring harness and am trying to install it. there is a box on the firewall of my 1973 beetle wires coming to it and going out of it. thanks for any help.
  13. QUESTION Water induced short in Accelerator Pedal Assembly

    Ask A Volkswagen TECH - Hosted by Nitroscope8
    I had some water infiltration to the rear driver-side foot well accumulating for around 1 week... seat belt lamp was dinging + other strange behaviors happened but have mostly self regulated (cleared). Finally it threw up an EPC/CEL warning light & Code P2122 which won't clear up since carpet...
  14. 82 Diesel Alternator Looks Strange

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    I'm a college kid who work on my family's rabbit when I am home during the summer, and rumour has it that it will be a gift to me when I finish up grad school so I am just trying to make it nice for then. Right now I opened up my hood and noticed that the alternator belt is blown. Upon...
  15. Help needed!! VW 2013 CC rubbing noise when in neutral

    VW CC Technical Forum
    Hi guys, First post here. Need some help. I bought a VW CC 177bhp yesterday and I only noticed today when in neutral a strange rubbing noise can be heard from inside the car (not outside) I uploaded a video of the sound hope fully you can make it out and someone has an idea of what it is? or if...
  16. 04 Jetta 1.8T Shifting problems

    Jetta / Bora MK4 / 1999-2004
    Hey guys, I noticed a strange burning smell in my car as I was driving home from work, decided to not pay too much attention to it until I approached a stop light took the car out of gear and edged to a stop, just as the light turns green the shifter would not go into first to pull away, when I...
  17. Strange problem (Air Condition) on a new VW CC

    VW CC Technical Forum
    Hello, first i would like to thank you for this forum. I have just bought a CC model 2015(new car), my problem is when i run the car, i feel the glove box and the armrest box adding the cigarette box very cold, and i did'nt run the AC. one day, i have put the AC in high temperature and i...
  18. Rythmic Rattling Inside Cabin of 2014 Jetta TDI?

    Jetta / Bora MK6 / 2011 and up
    Hello all, I sincerely hope it is not in poor taste or against rules to post a "please help" question as my first post, but that is what led me to discover the place. I have this strange rattling noise that I can only hear from within the cabin. Audio of the issue: https://youtu.be/tVaNPGZ-Nq4...
  19. Good Cruising/Speed Maintenance RPM?

    Jetta / Bora MK4 / 1999-2004
    Hey guys, I just have a quick question: I bought a 2003 Jetta 2.0L, 4-Speed Auto Transmission a couple of weeks ago, and I have taken it on the highway a few times and have noticed a few strange issues... 1.) When driving approximately 60MPH, my tachometer is at around 3,000RPM. Is this...
  20. Strange solution to my over heating problem

    1975 - 1984 VW Rabbit General Forum
    Help! My 1981 diesel Rabbit occasionally gets extremely hot when still or driving and to dramatically reduce the temperature, I simply turn on the AC. This action activates the radiator electric fan which in turn, reduces the radiator coolant temperature. The question is; Why won't the radiator...
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