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  2. Hi all, just looking for some directions on what I can try next, grateful for help. My passenger brake doesn't come on when I depress the brake, and the yellow warning light shows to confirm it. I've changed the bulb, difference. The indicator light comes on so I assume that means the cluster is ok? Is there a fuse or some trouble shooting I could take to try and narrow the problem down? Thank you,
  3. ANY ADVICE APPRECIATED I have some 18” 5x100 ET35 alloys im looking to fit them to my 2014 Touran using a 15mm adaptor (5x112-5x100) My question is will the 15mm adaptor push the ET35 to much causing the wheel to stick out to far from the arch
  4. For Sale is my private registration number M11 BUG, the number is currently on retention and ready to transfer. £1400
  5. Hello all, Brought my first VW last week after being a Fiat owner for nearly 20 years. I purchased a 09 2.0 TDI highline estate, I have a couple of jobs to do (which you expect) So far I'm very impressed with it.
  6. The headlamps (Bi-Xenon type) on my VW Golf Mark 7 work fine but the lenses are extremely faded and scratched. I have attempted restoring them but not successful. A number of on-line stores (EBay, Amazon etc) list replacement lenses for sale and I would like to try using these before I resort to buying complete (and expensive) headlamp units. I know the lenses are sealed into the headlamp body using butyl sealant and have viewed a couple of YouTube videos which demonstrate how to remove/replace lenses by heating the complete headlamp unit in an oven to soften the seal. Can anyone provide their experience (good and bad!) of doing this on a Golf Mk7 and any tips? Tx
  7. I get you! Forums can be a bit of a maze at first. So, when it comes to the VW Passat, the 1.5-liter automatic usually rocks the dry clutch gearbox, while the 2.0-liter tends to sport the wet clutch. The DSG box terminology might throw anyone off initially, but it essentially refers to the Direct-Shift Gearbox, the automatic transmission VW is known for. Don't worry about the forum finesse; we're all here to help each other out!
  8. Hi all. I have an 08 Passat TDI estate.I've had an advisory on last mot to get bushes replaced on front lower wishbones both NS and OS. Some mechanic said the bushes can be replaced on the wishbones, another guy today said the bushes can't be replaced and I have to replace the whole lower Wishbone minus the ball joints. Which is correct please? Also if the job is done would tracking be counted as part of the rectification after installation of new wishbones or would that be an additional charge? I've been quoted £300 to replace the lower wishbones. Many thanks. Ess
  9. Hi all. Running a 08 Passat Estate and have a few questions. Mechanics locally giving me mixed info. Hope someone can help
  10. 2006 golf tsi 1.4. Gearbox is HYG. I’ve found a kvv gearbox fairly local from a 1.4 tsi 08. Is there an difference would anybody know. Thanks in advance. Andrew.
  11. Hi guys, got a mk8 with the above fault. It was in a smash but all error codes cleared new seatbelts etc so no airbag light or anything. Now digital climate control is not working due to above fault. I am also getting fault code b109ef0. Does anybody know the standard coding for the hvac fault so I can overwrite with vcds? Any help would be appreciated Thanks
  12. Evening all, Ive just purchased a 2014 Tiguan 2.0 diesel 4wd DSG . 80 K so far so good, looking foward to seeing how it goes. Have had a few VAG cars over the years. Cheers Dan
  13. Hi, I'm currently selling my Sharan - it's on Auto Trader and Gumtree, and all I've had is a tonne of absolute chancers - tyre kickers and rude offers! So my question is: is there anywhere better than Auto Trader and Gumtree? Or are the chancers, time wasters and tyre kickers just a fact of life that I need to get over? Any tips greatly welcomed! Thanks Chris
  14. hi can anyone help i have 2018 passat how the heck do get the heater to work thanks
  15. Hi, my Touran is of 140Kw, Y2016, highline trim. I’m looking for a possibility to do some upgrades towards R-line. E.g. Sports suspension and sports seats. Has someone experience with such upgrading? if yes - would appreciate if shared information about costs of such upgrade and if it was worth compared to Highline version. Or maybe someone could sell me the parts for such upgrade? Many thanks!
  16. Hi all, Have recently purchased a lovely Touran after having a Q5. Long story short, had a child and thought a Q5 would be sufficient for family travel when we eventually had another child, and would have been the case had it not been for twins arriving last week. A blessing nonetheless but meant I had to look at other options, and the Touran was the best fit. Absolutely love the car, and actually prefer it to my old Q5. The only issue I have is that it is a really good spec with halogen headlights. I find it quite surprising the R Line doesn’t come with LED as standard but never mind. Therefore, I’m looking to upgrade the unit. Is it just a case of buying a unit and swapping it over or will there be other work involved with additional wiring / control units / programming etc? Here is a unit I have found for reference https://m.autodoc.co.uk/van-wezel/9960207 Any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks
  17. Hi. I owned VW sharan 2012 TSI 1.4 with auto gear,for almost a year . It's quite good car. But little worried about fuel consumption, I can see from the trip computer that the fuel consumption is 11.4 l/100km inside the city usually,is that a regular consumption according to your experience , which thing I need to check if its high consumption.
  18. Also forgot to mention yes linear from cold to hot on the temp sensor, only think that makes it go down a little is if I turn on the heat in the cabin
  19. Hi Mazzy....welcome to the club It certainly sounds like a build up of carbon in both the EGR and Turbo which could cause these issues. First thought would be to treat the engine to a carbon clean such as Terraclean which would remove the build up and allow the engine to breath properly - both in and out Turbo variable vanes can gum up and stop moving which will cause an underboost issue as would carbon buildup elsewhere in the intake causing the engine to block up and restrict the flow of boost to where it should be which can cause further damage if untreated Let us know how you get on with it
  20. Hi....welcome to the Forum Firstly, the corrosion sounds like the tester being vigilant and listing these areas of corrosion as it is relevant and can therefore be checked the year after to see if it has worsened. Mostly, something like Lanolin based rust inhibitor could be sprayed into and onto the areas to ensure it doesn't get any worse. The service parts are a must and cannot be delayed if you wish to get to 200k miles. If you are not sure if something has been replaced then always best to replace it anyway Good luck with it all and let us know how you get on with it all
  21. UPDATE . . replaced O2 sensor and all seems good. No codes and running well
  22. Quite a few available from EuroCarParts - they're all quite good really
  23. Could be immobiliser, starter motor, crankshaft sensor or so many other potential causes. It really does need specialist diagnosis rather than some of the guesswork that has been carried out so far. Granted you have to start somewhere but after considerable expense and still not sorting the issue I can imagine you are rather disappointed. I would try to work out when the issue occurs: hot, cold, wet, dry, near a mast (it does happen with EMF swamping ECU's), clutch not depressed enough - just simple checks to eliminate the obvious
  24. That sounds like a safety issue and one which then manufacturers / dealers should address if it affects engine power or cutting out
  25. You could see if the cracking is only superficial or deep and may benefit from rubbing back with fine 1200 grit wet and dry to see if this removes it and then use T-Cut to bring to a high polish
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