2 hours of diagnostic charges later, we have determined its the ignition switch. Going to ignore it for now, if/when the problem occurs, bumping the key a bit fixes it. YAAAAY ELECTRICAL GREMLINS BE GONE!
Head lights (low beam only) and wipers - Intermittently cease functioning. While they are not functioning, the Parking brake indicator light on the dash illuminates dimly. If I put the brake on while this is happening, it lights up properly.
I have not been able to figure out any specific...
Last night cleaned / replaced all engine grounds. Removed battery tray, visually inspected everything I could find.
After all this was done, hopped in the car, key to on, OH LOOK, hand brake light is on. What else did i find - NO HEADLIGHTS!!!
High beams work, no low beams.
Rainstorm for todays drive in, terrifying when the wipers stopped -
Twice while making a right turn, turn signal on, the wipers stopped, brake indicator came on. Started / turned off as soon as blinker turned off.
Later tried to repeat this, wipers were unaffected by blinkers. Tried the 4...
New VSS installed, speedo and fuel gauge work fine now.
Revisiting the brake indicator - Drove in with my wipers on. A few times the wipers would pause mid stroke for half a second, the brake indicator turns on.
Later in my drive the wipers stopped for a good minute, light on fully lit the...
Replaced clutch over the weekend, car drives great, broke some things -
Pulled vehicle speed sensor off the transmission by accident, breaking it in several pieces. I can read a partial part number, 191 919 1xx - the rest is gone. Can anyone come up with the remainder of this part number? I...
When i bought the car Feb 1st, IQ was at 1. I was able to raise it via software to ~1.2 if i recall.
As for when I hammered, each time soft value was back to default value. I figure default value leaves the mechanism 'centered' so that after I hammer to the value reccomended, the ecu could...
This seems a possible explanation, but riddle me this -
Why does it only happen in 5th gear in the 40-55mph range?
I have a VCDS and can easily replicate this issue, Anyone know the groups to log to try to prove/disprove this theory? -- Is the data sampling rate even high enough to catch...
I have the same/similar problem - ~42-48mph, 5th gear. Car will shake violently somewhere in the 1500-1800 range. Feels like a big impact gun/wrench is powering the car instead of the engine. Letting off the go pedal the slightest OR pushing it down the slightest and the shaking goes away. I do...
I just replaced a flange on my mk3, actually the first part listed via your link.
Maybe a half hour job?
Socket wrench, socket, an extension or two.
Drain some coolant out, when you pull off the hoses it will go everywhere.
I just went through this a few weeks ago. Replaced all lines from IC nipple to inside the ecu.
Code kept coming back.
I used 4mm hose. Pressure tested the lines, found leak at the nipple inside the ecu.
Replaced this little segment with 3 mm hose, almost two weeks now without a CEL :)
Mechanic said 5# leak over 1 minute is not acceptable.
replaced tube inside ecu with a smaller ID hose. Pressure tested system again, no leakdown. Cleared code, went for a short drive, so far so good.
Thank you all for the advice :)