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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 12/22/2013
    Having decreased airflow to driver's side windshield defroster. What else can I checK?
    I have replaced the cabin air filter.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 12/22/2013
    Where can I look for restrictions to the defroster air flow ?
    I replaced the cabin air filter and there has been improvement, but the flow to the driver's side of the windshield is still much too low.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Volkswagen Jetta - Body & Interior - 11/29/2013
    Washer pump will not turn on.
    replaced with new pump. Verified pump OK when connected direct to battery.
     
    • Jimm
      11/29/2013 Jimm
      If the new pump works OK direct to battery, then check these items as next steps; fuse, wiring / connection at the pump, ground connection. Please post a reply with these test results for further assistance.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2002 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 11/19/2013
    How to replace emergency flasher switch
    I have the bad switch out but the wiring harness is not long enough for connecting the new
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2003 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 10/29/2013
    How do I change a tail light?
    The only one that is out is the one that comes on when I turn on the lights. The marker lights, turn signal lights and break lights all work.
     
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  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Volkswagen Golf - Body & Interior - 10/28/2013
    How much should it cost to repair my scratched bumper?
    Someone hit my car -- how much should I ask for?
     
    • Jimm
      10/28/2013 Jimm
      The body shop repairs will vary by the individual shop even in the same location / area. Best bet is to have one or more auto body repair shops in your area provide an estimate after a thorough (and hands-on) inspection of the work needed. There is no accurate method to determine auto body repairs via the internet - for obvious reasons.

      To find a shop, you can try the 'Find-A-Shop' feature on the AutoMD website.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2012 Volkswagen Golf - Body & Interior - 10/28/2013
    How much should it cost to repair my scratched bumper?
    Someone hit my car -- how much should I ask for?
     
    • Jimm
      10/28/2013 Jimm
      The body shop repairs will vary by the individual shop even in the same location / area. Best bet is to have one or more auto body repair shops in your area provide an estimate after a thorough (and hands-on) inspection of the work needed. There is no accurate method to determine auto body repairs via the internet - for obvious reasons.

      To find a shop, you can try the 'Find-A-Shop' feature on the AutoMD website.
  • AutoMD Member
    AutoMD Member - 2004 Volkswagen Passat - Body & Interior - 10/20/2013
    Left rear directional signal sometimes quits working.
    Sometimes the left rear directional signal lamp lights up and works and sometimes it doesn't.
     
    • CVO
      10/20/2013 CVO
      Check the flasher and replace it as necessary.
  • rwgarman
    rwgarman - 2003 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 10/10/2013
    Unpleasant smell inside the car.
    When the car warms up and especially when using the AC or heat, there is what my wife describes as an "electrical smell like a wire that is melted, et cetera." The smell is not noticeable outside the car or under the hood or from the engine. It causes her to have a ...
     
    • John's Auto Repair
      10/10/2013 John's Auto Repair
      Could be anti-freeze your smelling. Anti-freeze has a some what of a sweet smell to it.
      John's Auto Repair
      10/10/2013 rwgarman
      Will check, but the coolant level seems okay.
    • Walter
      10/10/2013 Walter
      It sounds like it can be a few components either the blower motor is getting ready to burn out or the blower resistor (they can cause the smell you described) I recommend you take your car to a air conditioning and electrical specialist in your area.
      Walter
      10/10/2013 rwgarman
      Makes sense to me. Thanks! May have been the smelly Saturn that was in front of us right before the smell started up. The smell has lessened substantially.
  • rcurtis801
    rcurtis801 - 1985 Volkswagen Jetta - Body & Interior - 9/16/2013
    Dash gauges not working in my 85 Jetta diesel
    I removed the dash to install a new heater core and when put back none of the lights or gauges work on the dash. All wires and plugs have been double checked and are installed and secure. Any ideas?
     
    • Jimm
      9/16/2013 Jimm
      Remove the instrument gauges printed circuit (PC) board and examine the board for a broken / corroded copper trace. It could be the copper trace was braoken / disturbed during the instrument panel removal / replacement steps.
      Other than this possibility, there are the fuse holders being loosened, not gripping the fuse(s) tight. Also, check the ground cable and straps from the instrument panel.
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    • Jimm
      6/12/2013 Jimm
      Best to check with the headlight company for the application, installation steps and fitment for your vehicle; www.spyderauto.com
  • webberdt904
    webberdt904 - 1996 Volkswagen Jetta - Body & Interior - 5/28/2013
    What caused the car to go in alarm and the sunroof to open and not close.
    146k T-belt tensioner seized. Replaced t-belt & tensioner. Drove few days, idle fine but ragged accel. Set timing @ bell housing, not crank. got in car one day & alarm went off and sunroof opened and would not close. Had to manually crank it closed. Power roof ...
     
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  • vet2be63
    vet2be63 - 1997 Volkswagen Jetta - Body & Interior - 6/7/2013
    How do I remove the interior driver's side door panel
     
    • CVO
      6/7/2013 CVO
      Door Panels
      REMOVAL & INSTALLATION

      Remove the window regulator handle.
      Remove the arm rest.
      Remove the door lock knob.
      Remove the inner door handle cover.
      Using a flat screwdriver, gently separate the door trim panel clips from the door.
      Lift the panel to remove it and disconnect the speaker or mirror wires as required.
      Installation is the reverse of removal. Make sure the sheet of plastic behind the panel is properly sealed against the metal to keep drafts out of the interior.
  • raddracer2004
    raddracer2004 - 2002 Volkswagen Jetta - Body & Interior - 6/2/2013
    Where is the turn signal flasher relay?
     
    • stackcar
      6/2/2013 stackcar
      Hi,

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    • CVO
      6/2/2013 CVO
      The flasher relay is located behind the lower left side dash panel/knee bar.

      Remove the lower dash panel/knee bar to access the flasher relay.
      Remove the relay from the electrical connector and replace as necessary.
  • bloom159
    bloom159 - 2004 Volkswagen Beetle - Body & Interior - 6/1/2013
    Why does the seatbelt bell keep dinging even when seatbelts are fastened?
    The seatbelt bell doesn't stop dinging even when the seatbelts are fastened. It does it all of the time.
     
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