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Meriem, Greater London

Volkswagen Crafter

Hello, can anyone help me my van won't start I think it's the battery but I don't know where to find it and how to change it. Also it's a left hand drive. Thanks in advanced

Submitted: 09/09/2017 00:15:06 | ID: 143538

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Lee, Aberdeenshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Radio not working checked fusevall ok try to power on radio can hear faint motor sound inside as though cd starting up then goes off and no display comes up at all going working away sat need some toons to listen to on way down a9 can anyone advise cheers

Submitted: 31/08/2017 14:21:49 | ID: 143416

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Jaron realf, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

Hey guys I recently purchased a second hand 2007 crafter 35 tdi LWB Just had a major service in it through VW and went to start it a couple weeks later, and it won't start turned the key on to accessories the and made sure it was in neutral, but the N symbol on the dash changed straight away to F and the van won't start. I asked the guy I bought it from and her said he had the same problem and it was actually a fault in the ECU UNIT but he had that replaced in April this year..?? Any advice would be really appreciated thanks

Submitted: 19/08/2017 20:13:43 | ID: 143196

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Adrian, Somerset

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi No feed to n/s main beam where is the fuse fitted can I change it I am a mechanic just not to ofay with this model

Submitted: 14/08/2017 21:37:01 | ID: 143113

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Adrian, Somerset

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi My 2007 crafter has no live to the n/s headlight main beam, where is the fuse fitted please

Submitted: 14/08/2017 21:31:10 | ID: 143112

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Shawn, Middlesex

Volkswagen Crafter

There is a buzzing sound coming from the dash board

Submitted: 09/08/2017 19:47:55 | ID: 143034

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S.Hughes, Herefordshire

Volkswagen Crafter

A trickle of water has appeared on the passenger footwell, running down from somewhere up bhind back of glove box. Any ideas ? Thanks.

Submitted: 04/08/2017 07:47:49 | ID: 142894

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Colin Mitchell, County Londonderry

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi, I have a 2010 Crafter and the indicators do not work on the passengers side at all. Have checked bulbs and connections, all o.k. Could it be a flasher relay or stalk switch or is there a control unit behind the dash ?

Submitted: 02/08/2017 16:42:25 | ID: 142869

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Colin, City of Glasgow

Volkswagen Crafter

Does anyone know what the oil capacity of 2014 lwb crafter? I can't find it anywhere

Submitted: 01/08/2017 21:48:51 | ID: 142857

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Peter, Ireland

Volkswagen Crafter

Sometimes my glow plug light doesn't come on and this seems to stop the van from starting ... any ideas? Thanks

Submitted: 25/07/2017 09:12:02 | ID: 142729

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Garry Beurskens, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

I have a 2007 crafter van I replaced the thermostat which stopped working causing it to over heat now the van runs for about 10 minites and them stops I get a red radiator on dash but coolant level is ok engine is not hot can you reset the computer on some cars you can leave ignition on and computer will reset in about an hour Garry

Submitted: 16/07/2017 11:15:42 | ID: 142576

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P, Mclaughlin , Lincolnshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Where is the thermostat placed on engine please

Submitted: 26/06/2017 14:40:05 | ID: 142173

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COLIN PENGELLY, Cornwall

Volkswagen Crafter

hi the reversing lights stop working, they flash when i put it into reverse but dont stay on

Submitted: 24/06/2017 23:14:51 | ID: 142146

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Mike Dickenson, East Riding of Yorkshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Has anyone experienced problem with the side panels on the new crafter van, mine has two panels which have imploded

Submitted: 23/06/2017 17:51:51 | ID: 142107

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Xolani, South Africa

Volkswagen Crafter

What is the cause for the vacuum pump to seize on vw crafter 2.0 cktb engine causing the camshafts to jam and break the cam belt

Submitted: 12/06/2017 22:07:39 | ID: 141893

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bernard, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

While driving along the traction light and wheel spin light comes on and stays on then all of the dash lights come on and the engine seems to cut out and then the all dash lights go off and the engine runs ok sometimes or it seems to be missing and it will run ok

Submitted: 12/06/2017 10:29:19 | ID: 141876

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john, Bridgend

Volkswagen Crafter

where is the oil filter located on my van

Submitted: 24/05/2017 20:58:36 | ID: 141519

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brian, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Crafter

changed turbo started up then reed high on its own not it seems the engine has seized up ( like a hydraulic lock help please

Submitted: 22/05/2017 21:06:27 | ID: 141457

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Shaun bemrose , East Riding of Yorkshire

Volkswagen Crafter

where is the horn location need to change it thankyou no one seems to no

Submitted: 03/05/2017 22:00:40 | ID: 141087

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Warick, Norfolk

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi I'm new to this site and I have a vw craft on an 08 plate and it started getting vibration through the whole van but when I excelarat or put clutch in this stops what could it be. The other thing is does anyone know how to get vw to honour the 12 year warranty for rust as my van has got rusty as in the last year.

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Sounds like you need a new propshaft Mike Dickenson from East Riding of Yorkshire

Submitted: 03/05/2017 13:14:33 | ID: 141081

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Shaun bemrose , East Riding of Yorkshire

Volkswagen Crafter

my horn not working don't no how or where fuse is or relay or how to change horn.help thankyou

Submitted: 30/04/2017 17:48:41 | ID: 141022

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john mckie, City of Edinburgh

Volkswagen Crafter

how do i get in the of van side and rear doors r lock

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how do i get in the of van side and rear doors will not unloock john mckie from City of Edinburgh

Submitted: 01/04/2017 16:46:43 | ID: 140331

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john mckie, City of Edinburgh

Volkswagen Crafter

i can not get in to the rear of my van the doors will not unlock

Submitted: 01/04/2017 16:38:26 | ID: 140328

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Aidan, Antrim

Volkswagen Crafter

Have a Crafter auto. When I go to start it up the N flashes on the dash and it won't start. Leave it overnight and it will start. Although this morning it won't. Tried all electrical joints and everything looks good. Anyone else had this problem?

Submitted: 25/03/2017 10:56:43 | ID: 140144

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Julie, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

Where can I get a fuse box diagram for my 2010 crafter

Submitted: 18/03/2017 09:43:54 | ID: 139950

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Julie, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

How do I know which fuse is for what our side running lights corroded and have been replaced but not sure if macanic removed the fuse

Submitted: 18/03/2017 09:27:02 | ID: 139949

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Ron Fyson, Cambridgeshire

Volkswagen Crafter

A blowing noise has developed but only on acceleration. If I keep my foot down for another 5 seconds the blowing noise stops and it's back on full power. The exhaust doesn't leak, I cannot replicate it with the van stood still and the bonnet open. Could it be a split Intercooler? There are no hoses split or off.

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Check if your inlet duct(s) have any O ring(s) fitted which may be damaged and of course all clamps are properly positioned and tight. Split ducts and hoses can be very difficult to see when you can't simulate full boost. It could be a split intercooler, a pressure test would tell. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Submitted: 09/03/2017 18:15:55 | ID: 139718

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Graham, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi, not sure of Variant, but it is 6 speed Extra long Wheelbase TDI probably built late 2012, compliance is 1-3-13, My problem is the fuse 28 on holder 28 SD 28, keeps blowing, and the vehicle will not start, blows as soon as I hit the start, I also do not get the whirr of the oil pump, My garage sujjests it is a wire that has rubbed through, however it sounds similar to what has been posted re oil pump, has anybody had the fuses blowing.

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When you talk about the oil pump I assume you have the Shiftmatic system. Problem with the pump would probably show as no-start rather than fuse blowing. Older model Crafters had problem with condensation getting into the roof panel light which also houses the alarm circuit board and connected to the ECU. If electrics in here are soaking wet and corroded it might be the answer to your problem. Otherwise problem with the wiring for the column integrated module (CIM) steering lock module and key / transponder recognition. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hugh, my vehicle has been converted to a Motor Home from new, can't get to roof panel wiring, has a new ceiling, however the oil pump doesn't seem to be working upon entry, it is a bit of a problem as I think it is still in gear, so can't move it untill in neutral, hard to get it to workshop's. Graham from Australia

Graham go to the VW Crafter section of this board and see the detailed reply from one of your fellow Australians (sorry can't remember his monicker). See if that helps you. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi Hugh, it seems as if I have located the problem, after disconnecting the Hydraulic pump, fuses no long blow, have arranged for new pump to be installed next week, so if anyone else has the same problem with SD 28 fuse blowing look at the Hydraulic pump. (was surprising that this has occured at only 35,000 Klm) Graham from Australia

Graham, you said in your first post that the fuse only blew once you turned the key to start position. If the hydraulic pressure is low the pump should start running as soon as the drivers door is closed as described by Reg Moore. Otherwise thnx for coming back. Hugh from City of Glasgow

Hi Hugh, received the Crafter back from VW this arvo, as I said before, hydraulic pump and accumulator replaced, don't know why the fuse wasn't blowing when I opened the door, may be a relays stopping it, I have also read with other vehicles with similar transmissions cause of pump failure is a relay failure and keeping the pump working until it burn's out, ??????? Any way it is back on the road now. Graham Graham from Australia

Submitted: 07/03/2017 04:05:57 | ID: 139564

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Harpeet, Australia

Volkswagen Crafter

In morning everyday when I start my van runs 2 kms then goes to neutral gear byself. Then I have start the van again to drive its only happens first start can anyone help

Submitted: 01/03/2017 22:07:16 | ID: 139345

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chris, Kent

Volkswagen Crafter

i have just had a particulate filter fitted to my van through halfords they have phoned me telling me that it will not regen and that they do not have the right software what can i do now i now have a new shiney parts fitted and sill can not use my van

Submitted: 24/02/2017 18:31:58 | ID: 139163

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steve powell, Surrey

Volkswagen Crafter

Seat belt audio warning has not worked since new, purchased march 2016

Submitted: 14/02/2017 18:48:23 | ID: 138936

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rody, East Sussex

Volkswagen Crafter

how can I find electrical foult on horn and lihting system

Submitted: 07/02/2017 16:35:05 | ID: 138777

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JOHN, Lincolnshire

Volkswagen Crafter

hi i drive a crafter, and when you reach 50mph humming sound comes along when you take foot off pedal it stops its a 65 reg with very low mileage around 10,000m its got us all baffled,

Submitted: 04/02/2017 14:27:48 | ID: 138675

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Joseph, Middlesex

Volkswagen Crafter

How much will cost to buy a electronic steer lock module and adapter

Submitted: 05/01/2017 17:50:10 | ID: 137844

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Gentian, Greater London

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi guys!i got a problem on my crafter 2.0 2012 .it creates a pressure on water bottle and it loose water from the cap!even in the morning when I open the cap the high pressure gets released and level it raise,i can see on the bottle some trace of black oil to say!anybody has a idea whats the problem ?thank guys

Submitted: 21/12/2016 19:04:33 | ID: 137519

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Ross, City of Glasgow

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi folks, recently bought an 08 crafter. I've found that it revs really high, much higher than expected. By the time i get up to 70mph i am over 3000revs, which i found surprising as it has 6 forward gears. Is this normal?

Submitted: 19/12/2016 05:24:01 | ID: 137444

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steve, Greater Manchester

Volkswagen Crafter

Hi all, I'm having a problem with my internal lights. The overhead cab lights will not turn off, I have now had to remove the bulbs ( map lights are not on but will not turn on). The cargo lights will now only turn on by the switch at the lights, they no longer turn on when I open the doors

Submitted: 07/12/2016 20:43:14 | ID: 137232

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Moses, Greater London

Volkswagen Crafter

Blue smoke spewing out at start up. No engine warning light

Submitted: 05/12/2016 16:36:48 | ID: 137186

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Robert Samuels, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Crafter

Hello, I had a problem with a flat battery in my VW Crafter , the AA resolved problem of the battery and found the following fault code System Engine control 1-76k/ Diesel EDC 17CP20 status :P20OAO - Adbule purging valve Error message : open circuit error static 1.45 hours with active mil, how can this fault be resolved

Submitted: 16/11/2016 11:33:02 | ID: 136729

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Moses, Greater London

Volkswagen Crafter

My van is a VW crafter cr50 an ex police riot van, 10 seats. Evidence of recent service. 109000 miles on the clock, obviously 1 owner. The problem is immediately you start it, blue smoke begins to flow out, like it's puffing on cannabis!!! I took on the road recently and it was a bad embarrassment! Many cars gave me a gap at my rear! No engine EML showing. Can anyone help? Please? It's just sitting there drinking my monthly road tax and insurance. Cheers

Submitted: 13/11/2016 08:51:36 | ID: 136660

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