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Mary, County Londonderry

Volkswagen Bora

Hi my Bora 1.9 TDI 2002 . The key will not open or lock any of doors or boot. Key is not remote. Do I need new locking system. Boot is locked will not open. Car will lock from inside. help

Submitted: 09/07/2015 11:26:32 | ID: 118249

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Kevin turley, County Armagh

Volkswagen Bora

Hi I tried to put a new radio in to my 2003 bora but I blow a fuse and the radio doesn't work I put a new fuse in and nothing please help me.

Submitted: 21/06/2015 01:16:56 | ID: 117466

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ryan, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Bora

Hiya, I have a VW Bora 1.9 tdi and the problem is, after having my engine bay steam cleaned the car now on occasions stalls when I put my clutch in at traffic lights. On the dashboard when this happens it flashes up, workshop alternator fault, on the dashboard. I have had the alternator checked out and there is only 0.5 volts missing so all is fine with that. Any ideas?

Submitted: 19/01/2015 15:31:43 | ID: 109867

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Max, North Ayrshire

Volkswagen Bora

My engine workshop light came on while driving, then the steering started shuddering followed by a cracking noise. Then it wouldn't drive and had to stop. Any thoughts on the cause?

Submitted: 18/01/2015 20:38:10 | ID: 109808

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Mihai, Yorkshire

Volkswagen Bora

Hi There is a fault with the high level brake light. It is not working... Is there anything i should check? It comes on once in a blue moon. Is it a common fault? Any advice would be fantastic Thank you

Submitted: 16/01/2015 18:23:25 | ID: 109679

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frank kalemba, Zambia

Volkswagen Bora

My Bora is shaking a lot when i engange in reverse. Any Help Frank

Submitted: 24/12/2014 14:33:59 | ID: 108413

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kenny, County Down

Volkswagen Bora

my bora automatic windows are working intermittently. they only seem to work when the red flashing light goes out on the drivers door, this problem is also making the boot lock and the inside light also does not work until the red flashing light on the door stops. Please help.thanks kenny

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Comfort control module ;) look it up james from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 20/12/2014 00:26:19 | ID: 108163

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willy, County Armagh

Volkswagen Bora

my bora misses with short sharp blimp mostly in third gear and some times in other gears but would drive ok for afew days then maybe on a short trip might miss once or twice on a ten mile drive then drive ok rest of the day or afew days can some one enlighten me please

Submitted: 25/11/2014 19:56:44 | ID: 106891

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willy, County Armagh

Volkswagen Bora

hope someone can help my bora will drive fine for a few days then it will miss for a second as if it was going t o stall then picks up again very quick when driving in top gear some times there is a slight miss but picks up again then will drive well for maybe a four or five days can some one throw some light on this please

Submitted: 23/11/2014 19:37:17 | ID: 106731

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martin cutler, West Midlands

Volkswagen Bora

Has it got a light in the boot?

Submitted: 09/11/2014 12:14:09 | ID: 105921

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martin cutler, West Midlands

Volkswagen Bora

Does it have a boot light?

Submitted: 09/11/2014 12:11:46 | ID: 105920

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Bruce Robertson, East Lothian

Volkswagen Bora

My Bora has decided of late that it won`t start. The engine turns as though trying to start but won`t always start first time. This is not a consistent problem and can be quite erratic. For example today I drive to work, go to leave at lunchtime and it takes a good few seconds to start. I drive back from lunch fine, but decided to check again and the car would take its time starting but would fall out once the revs dropped. I then start it again, keeping the revs at between 1 and 2K, let it drop and it`s fine. I changed the fuel filter last week when it was happening so I can rule that out. There are no error messages, or errors when plugged in to check the electronics. I have been told this could be the lift pump, or indeed a misaligned crankshaft sensor. Any thoughts? I don't want to start investigating a fuel issue... Thanks in advance, Bruce

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Is your car diesel or petrol.Try charging the battery ,it may not be holding the charge especially in the cold weather ,when you are using your lights ,and a lot of heat. also the automatic choke could be going off to quickly.if you do not have a charger go to the likes of Halfords and they will test the battery ,and give you some free advice. Best of luck James james from Antrim

Is your car diesel or petrol.Try charging the battery ,it may not be holding the charge especially in the cold weather ,when you are using your lights ,and a lot of heat. also the automatic choke could be going off to quickly.if you do not have a charger go to the likes of Halfords and they will test the battery ,and give you some free advice. Best of luck James james from Antrim

Submitted: 24/10/2014 13:38:12 | ID: 105054

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Ciara, Ireland

Volkswagen Bora

My bora just cut out and and wont start again. The egine was hopping when i tryed to start it again now its just not tryin at all

Submitted: 12/10/2014 17:11:38 | ID: 104503

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justice Mapfumo, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Bora

I drove my Bora and didn't notice that the temperature had risen well over the halfway mark, normally it warns me to STOP and refill but this time around it didn't. I parked, switched off the engine and discovered that all the coolant was finished to the last drop. I had to put almost 10 ltrs of coolant in but it refused to start, it was just cranking and I was towed. What are the likely reasons causing it to refuse to start and what are the likely damages I caused?

Submitted: 09/10/2014 11:42:21 | ID: 104321

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edmond hule, Botswana

Volkswagen Bora

my vw bora does not accelerate but when the air filter hose is removed it can accelerate but it sometimes switch off as if petrol or spark misfiring what could be the cause

Submitted: 03/10/2014 07:31:37 | ID: 103992

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graceweldon@gmail.co., Ireland

Volkswagen Bora

Hi. I just got my spotlights in and wired up on my 05 bora and now my engine workshop light is on and the coil light keeps flashing. The car won't pass 10k and has no revs

Submitted: 02/10/2014 23:35:44 | ID: 103987

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samm, Hampshire

Volkswagen Bora

I have cracked my sump and want to know if there are any other sumps which fit my model as I am looking at £300 for a new one. Any help would be great.

Submitted: 26/08/2014 20:16:30 | ID: 102176

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William rand, Angus

Volkswagen Bora

which fuse controls the relay for beeper when the lights are left on and key taken out of ignition and where would i find fuse and or relay

Submitted: 14/08/2014 11:31:25 | ID: 101464

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William rand, Angus

Volkswagen Bora

The lighting warning buzzer does not sound - what could be wrong?

Submitted: 14/08/2014 00:16:35 | ID: 101448

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Vuyo Mbira, South Africa

Volkswagen Bora

Hi, My Bora V5 2000 model has started a habit of flashing Stop and writing: "Oil press. Stop motor". When I stop the engine and start again, it does not show anymore then starts again after driving for few Kilometers. What's the cause of this or where does it lead to?Is it a dirty oil in the sump, oil filter problem or maybe the oil pump dying?

Submitted: 02/07/2014 21:02:09 | ID: 98869

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sifiso, South Africa

Volkswagen Bora

The bettery light on the cluster doesn't go off even if I rev the car , what might be da problems

Submitted: 19/06/2014 17:19:44 | ID: 98044

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ernest moloi, Lesotho

Volkswagen Bora

I have v5 Bora.It battling to start and sometimes it losses power like it cuts petrol or is not firing but it doesn't switch off and start going.can somebody help

Submitted: 17/06/2014 20:46:37 | ID: 97926

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Chris douvaras, South Africa

Volkswagen Bora

I have a jetta v5 125kw (bora) Engine keeps switching off while driving i and then battle to start again The cat has been replaced by a normal exhaust Is it ok to remove the exhaust sensors without effecting reliability and performance of engine The car has done 270,000 km and vw dealers charge a lot of money for a replacement cat When engine is not switching off i get plenty of power Please can anyone advise

Submitted: 11/06/2014 11:55:57 | ID: 97416

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ian, Newport

Volkswagen Bora

Why does my car keep revving when I slow down?

Submitted: 09/06/2014 18:27:58 | ID: 97302

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Jewel, Trinidad and Tobago

Volkswagen Bora

How many coil packs does a VW Bora have?

Submitted: 08/06/2014 04:28:25 | ID: 97172

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Muguse, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Bora

My 2003 VW Bora V5 ,2.3 engine starts well but now it wont rev when idling or accelerate when I floor the gas pedal

Submitted: 31/05/2014 10:36:21 | ID: 96572

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Tomas Cooley, Ireland

Volkswagen Bora

hi there, I am driving a 2000 1.9 TDI 90BHP Bora. This morning I let my foot off the clutch when it was in gear. So it jerked forward, turned off etc. No big deal. However, the oil light came on and beeped for 5 seconds. I turned off the car, checked the oil and there was plenty in the tank. I drove it as normal after and no other light came on. Is this something to worry about?

Submitted: 07/05/2014 09:03:19 | ID: 95198

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Adi, Blackpool

Volkswagen Bora

Hi there i bought a vw bora 1.9 tdi 90 bhp. Since i bought the there is noise coming from frontside passenger Wheel on uneven road surface.. i have already changed wishbone, balljoint, front axel drop links aswell And was quite sure it will go, but its still there, garage people told me that it could be shock mount or something can some one advise please... As i av already spent alot on it .... Adi 07527590005

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Try to check the Control Armbushes. Vuyo Mbira from South Africa

Submitted: 17/04/2014 19:07:44 | ID: 94375

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sue, Blackpool

Volkswagen Bora

my car makes a noise when i brake or in a low gear at first i thought it was brakes grinding but ive had it in two garages and they say discs and brakes are fine and bearings are ok they cant seem to find problem when they put it on ramp it dosnt do it only does it when its low loading

Submitted: 12/04/2014 18:22:04 | ID: 94141

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femi, Argyll and Bute

Volkswagen Bora

My gearbox is not selecting

Submitted: 12/04/2014 17:39:51 | ID: 94138

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John, Ireland

Volkswagen Bora 2000

I have a diesel Volkswagen Bora 90bhp and in the mornings it’s a bit slow to start. It starts first time but it takes a few seconds and you need to give a bit of a rev. When the car is warm there’s no problem. Can anyone help?

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Could be one of two things. Firstly the tandem pumps on the side of the engine fail and they suck air in over night so you vehicle has to prime its self before it will start in the morning. Or the injector seals have given up and this will also give you the same problem. The injector seals are around £40 per set and the tandem pump can be priced from £150 to £230 depending on where you get one from. Its a very common problem with the VWs. Hope this helps. Pete Slater from England

Submitted: 20/03/2014 11:52:45 | ID: 63039

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Thuso Dalom Kgaboyarona, Botswana

Volkswagen Bora 1999

My Volkswagen Bora is flashing Oil while driiving and the instrument cluster says Stop. I changed the oil light switch but the problem is still there. I changed the oil and the oil filter, so what might the problem be?

Submitted: 04/03/2014 09:15:07 | ID: 62528

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Amr Abouelatta, Egypt

Volkswagen Bora 2001

Sometimes my Volkswagen Bora stalls while moving, especially at low speed. Any help? (1600 cc automatic)

Submitted: 14/02/2014 15:25:29 | ID: 90924

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Michael Siwale, Zambia

Volkswagen Bora 2004

I have just changed my front brake pads on my 2004 Volkswagen Bora but the dashboard still reads check brake pads. What could the problem be?

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Hi Michael, with the front brake pads the most common cause of the brake check light is incorrectly fitted or damaged sensor/cable/connection. Check the the sensor is tight in its connection, also check for possible cable damage. Hope this helps you. Tom from Ireland

Submitted: 06/02/2014 14:09:45 | ID: 61781

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Moamed Orha, England

Volkswagen Bora 2003

What is the quantity of oil used in the gearbox for an automatic 2003 Volkswagen Bora?

Submitted: 30/01/2014 11:24:08 | ID: 61469

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Josephine Mcgrath, County Down

Volkswagen Bora 2001

I`ve put new brake pads and discs front and back of my Volkswagen Bora as well as a new caliper and master cylinder but I still have weak brakes. Can anybody please help?

Submitted: 28/01/2014 11:12:45 | ID: 56005

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Chris Nicholson, England

Volkswagen Bora 2001

My Volkswagen Bora`s power steering works now and again but not all of the time, but there is plenty of fluid in the reservoir. Any ideas please?

Submitted: 20/01/2014 09:57:03 | ID: 65556

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Mohamad Hasan, Egypt

Volkswagen Bora 2000

I have a Volkswagen Bora model 2000. There is a sensor for the trunk in the screen but not the 4 doors. Is this right and can it be modified to instal a sensor for the doors in the screen?

Submitted: 14/01/2014 09:23:46 | ID: 60662

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Tsikai Chinembiri, Zimbabwe

Volkswagen Bora 1999

Hi everyone. I bought a second hand Volkswagen Bora recently. The car is difficult to start and only starts sometimes, especially after the engine has cooled down. If I try to drive it the car accelerates without any problem and I travel almost 400km without any problem. My problem is that when the car starts, it does not idle for more than 10 minutes and in most cases it can fail to start for the whole day, but would suddenly start the following day. Can you please assist?

Submitted: 10/01/2014 10:15:47 | ID: 60530

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Phil Watkins, Ireland

Volkswagen Bora 1999

Hi. My Volkswagen Bora`s parking lights on the right hand side of the car (both front and back) don`t work. I checked the fuses and everything seems okay. How do I fix this please?

Submitted: 03/01/2014 08:30:27 | ID: 60190

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