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  • Dave Tidy
    Dave Tidy - 2011 Volkswagen Touareg - Body & Interior - 4/8/2012
    I tow a travel trailer. Can I add a camera on the trailer to the standard screen
    Also can I override the reverse only so I can see behind when driving?
    0 answer
  • Sean
    Sean - 2004 Volkswagen Passat - Body & Interior - 4/6/2012
    When im driving with window open or half open fumes come into the car from the rear
    0 answer
  • gary
    gary - 1998 Volkswagen Cabrio - Body & Interior - 4/4/2012
    Speedo and Tach not working all the time
    Sometimes the speedometer and tach work and other times when I start up neither work. All other gauges work. What would be best to look for. No constant pattern when this happens, could work for a week straight then not work 1 time and go back to working, other ...
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/3/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Try cleaning up the speedometer sensor on the transmission. This may be done by pulling the unit from the transmission housing, then cleaning and lubricating the moving parts. I used to have almost the same problem, no speed signal (Tach OK) I found an instrument cluster at a junkyard and now it works fine but very high mileage on it, of course kept it in but if I ever sell my car I guess I'll change it back.
      EG9 K20A3
      4/3/2012 gary
      I will try that this weekend. Thanks for your help.
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/4/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Good luck and hope that takes care of it.
  • mohammed
    mohammed - 2005 Volkswagen Touareg - Body & Interior - 4/4/2012
    My bottom plate leaks oil. How can I stop it?
    This happened after I changed the engine oil
  • socloudy
    socloudy - 2011 Volkswagen Golf - Body & Interior - 4/3/2012
    Hey guys, when your truck get the problem,what will you do?
    Hey guys, when your truck get the problem,what will you do?to goto the garage or repair it by yourself? Are there any good diagnostic tool to recommend? i haven't checked my little truck for a long time. next week,I have to go away. So I want to do a thorough ...
    • EG9 K20A3
      4/3/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Depends really. I only go to a garage to get a diagnosis, sometimes online works but sometimes it doesnt, there are problems which can be diagnosed online. But you cant deny the fact that some of the problems cars have a are simple and whatever way you look at it, nothing beats personal face to face diagnosis.

      NOW, after the guy in the shop tells me what the problem is, i ask myself if its worth the time and effort. If it is, i do it myself, otherwise i just pay someone to do it. ERGO, I'm lazy so i ask someone else to do it with my supervision to avoid getting scammed. Although i fix cars here and there, i use most of my knowledge to avoid being scammed. Besides, in my country, labor is dirt cheap, cheaper than Mexico infact (One of the perks living in a 3rd world country) in the US they charge you an arm and a leg for an hours service not to mention they follow this book for labor hours to squeeze more money from you.

      For the scan tool, i go with Ross Tech VAG

  • elias
    elias - 2002 Volkswagen Passat - Body & Interior - 3/31/2012
    How do I take apart the headlight to rewire it ?
    I need to install the passenger side wire harness inside the light
    • EG9 K20A3
      3/31/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Wasnt able to see the video due to restrictions in my computer, i just based it on the title.

      Anyway, it requires an oven so the silicone or whatever adhesive will melt so you can explore the innards of your headlight

      Source: Thats what i always do and i hope the same thing applies to your vehicle.

      How to (Just in case)

      First off, the screws holding on the pan cover on my car aren't there so I didn't have to worry about that. I don't know how important the screws (#6 on the illustration) are for this process, so do what you think is right.

      1. Get a #25 Torx screw driver and a #30 (or a metric hex key set for one screw). You could use a socket, but put it on the end of a nutdriver. An extension might be nice for a couple of the screws.

      2. Remove the screws from the wheel wells first and replace them last. You don't need to jack up your car, but it helps to turn the wheels in to remove the screws. After you remove the screws, set 'em where they'll be easy to find.

      3. No need to completely remove the grille (or the emblem) from the car. Two screws on top of the grille will let you take it mostly off to get at the four bumper mounting screws below.

      4. After you remove all of the screws, slide the bumper out, but not all the way off. It's flexible so you can work around it.

      5. In addition to the obvious screws holding the assembly in, there's a bracket underneath each headlight assembly. It's a #27 Torx or you can also use a 3mm hex. You can probably leave it in place, but it takes only a second to remove and the assembly will slide right out.

      6. Unplug the assembly as you pull the assembly out.

      7. With the old assembly and new side by side:
      Adjust the screws to match.
      Check for ALL bulbs
      Put all covers in place
      Swap out the turn signal lamp making sure to use the old sockets

      8. Slide the assembly back in, connect the wiring.
    HUSKRZ - 2006 Volkswagen Touareg - Body & Interior - 3/29/2012
    How hard is to change my Zenon headlight bulbs?
    Drivers side flickers every now and then and goes out, but comes back on.
    • Spoon Sports
      3/15/2012 Spoon Sports
      The only person that can tell if you have HID (xenon) lamps is you. Do your headlights look like normal headlights or is the light that comes out of there really blue and bright like daylight? These have problems with failing bulbs that cause this so I'd be weary of that diagnosis. I've usually seen the bulbs cause this problems although the technical bulliten that deals with it does say the connector can cause it. Regardless VW probably doesn't just sell the connector most likely you have to replace part of the harness if that truly is the problem. I would live with the flickering until you can swap the bulb from the drivers to the passenger side and see if the flicker stays on the driver's side or not.

      Another thing I've seen cause this is where the headlight isn't completely seated into the car and you can get out and push against the headlight assembly and it stops flickering.

      Anyway, heres how to do it
    • GTI MKV
      3/29/2012 GTI MKV
      Its very hard, I replace my own and took me about 1 hour.
  • ks
    ks - 2004 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 3/29/2012
    Ok, so now the buzzer for the lights and keys stopped working AND when I press the window button the lights dim, why?
    Ok, so now the buzzer for the lights and keys stopped working AND when I press the window button the lights dim, why?
    0 answer
  • socloudy
    socloudy - 2011 Volkswagen Golf - Body & Interior - 3/28/2012
    What should i do when both car keys were lost?
    what should i do when both car keys were lost? The first key was thrown to the closestool by my little guy. The second key was in my pocket and vanish from sight. What should I do?
    • EG9 K20A3
      3/28/2012 EG9 K20A3
      Go back to your dealer and they will give you another set.
  • RCF22
    RCF22 - 1998 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 3/27/2012
    How do I replace driver side window control switch?
    The driver side control for the passenger window is broken, how do I replace the control set.
    • colin
      3/27/2012 colin
      think if i remember rightly it just pops out ,but i honestly cannot remember ,comes with old timers but if it doesnt pop out then take the door panel off and their will be a screw or two from the bottom ,think it just pops out though
  • socloudy
    socloudy - 2011 Volkswagen Golf - Body & Interior - 3/27/2012
    Any good tools to recommend?
    Hey,boys and girls!I am car lover!Usually,I get some repair by myself.I like searching for some useful and helpful car diagnostic tools.Just like Super VAG K+CAN V4.8 Newest Version.I usually used it.Quiet useful to VW.Now I want to change my car.Maybe BMW X5.So I ...
    • colin
      3/27/2012 colin
      When i was a teacher many years ago i had a variety of students and one of them was this long legged blonde who couldnt keeps her hand clean for 5 mins ,so find someone like this to sit in the back for when you break down .
  • Allen André
    Allen André - 2002 Volkswagen Jetta - Body & Interior - 3/27/2012
    How much will it cost to paint my car all black? Also, to fix a few small dents?
    • colin
      3/27/2012 colin
      should imagine around a 1000 euros
      3/27/2012 Allen André
      Ahhh! (^O^)haha. Thank you!
  • DPrez1
    DPrez1 - 2003 Volkswagen Jetta - Body & Interior - 3/26/2012
    Where is the ECM located on my 2003 Jetta TDI?
    I was told that it is in the area of the cabin filter but I cannot locate it.
    • yboy82
      3/26/2012 yboy82
      Check the ECM under the windshield. ECM is right behind the grill under the window wiper.
  • socloudy
    socloudy - 2011 Volkswagen Golf - Body & Interior - 3/23/2012
    Is the Volvo vida dice can be used for more than reading
    Is the Volvo vida dice can be used for more than reading specific volvo error code, meaning can I clean error code like ABS, SRS, .... can I reset service light with it ? Is it also possible to send some commands, like configuring power electric side window glass ?
    • Spoon Sports
      3/16/2012 Spoon Sports
      1. DiCE Diagnostic Communication Equipment, is a tool that is used together with VIDA all-in-one to communicate with the vehicle. Communication makes diagnosing and troubleshooting the vehicle possible, as well as downloading software.
      2. Dice has an integrated CARB cable, which is connected to the vehicle’s diagnostic socket. When connect to the vehicle, DiCE is powered as long as the battery is charged.
      3. DiCE has a folding hook that is designed for hanging the unit from one of the grab handles in the vehicle for example.
      4. DiCE is equipped with four status LEDs that indicate the status of the software, the USB and Bluetooth communication and the interface to the car.
      5. At one end of the unit, there is a DC input where a battery cable or adaptor(12V) can be connected. The adaptor is used when upgrading and troubleshooting the DiCE.
      6. In the other end of the unit, there is a removable cover that could be removed by turing the screw on the cover.

      1. Administration - General information, design and function
      2. Standard components, service materials and consumables. General information (among other things, control modules, SRS, general safety) as well as 3.service and maintenance
      3. Engine with mounting and equipment
      4. Electrical system
      5. Power transmission
      6 .Brakes
      7. Suspension and steering
      8. Springs, shock absorbers and wheels
      9. Body and interior - among other things, diagnostics, design and function, repair and spare part information
      10 .Other - special vehicles, e.g., ambulances, police cars. Components that deviate from standard.

      Installation Requirements:
      1. It must be windows XP SP3
      2. It need to be Internet Explorer 8
      3. Computer memory need over 2GRAM
      4. C: disk must have 16GB space
      5. Software must install on C: disk
      6. It must be NTFS format

      Package list:
      1. DICE device with OBDII cable
      2. USB A to MINI USB angled cable
      3. DVD with VIDA 2010D English (activated)
      4. Version we offer now: VIDA 2010D English (locally activated, no online services; login as "Info-pc")
    • summary2012
      3/23/2012 summary2012
      ye,the volvo vida dice can't work on the 1998 V70.The device can work on volvo the years from 2000 to 2010,also part of 2011.However,the volvo vida dice quiet good one.