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Steve, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hello, i hope someone can help me please please please :-) My electric windows have stopped working on my 2007 vw t5. Cant find a fuse, can't find a relay, fitting new switch to drivers door and still non working. Tried reset with key but no luck at all. Any ideas guys ? i carry my dog everywhere with me and she loves fresh air. thank you

Submitted: 07/02/2016 21:43:46 | ID: 127262

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Dania Ewodage, Bristol

Volkswagen Transporter

Volkswagen T 4 Bus. When kicked, the engine attempts to start and goes off. It is not different when pushed. The Motor Machanics and the Elecrtrician have not been able to help me. The fuel pump and electricals are satisfied to be alright.. Please what am I do to make it work again? Thanks Dania

Submitted: 26/01/2016 12:27:14 | ID: 126726

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riyad, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

I have 2008 T5 COMBI I have problems with my cooling system. I refill the water bottle with coolant every day the water drop in the water botel as soon as I open the cap the pressure releases and the water comes back the level it was before. sometimes I have to fill water again so it can be at the correct level. the water and oil doesn't mixing and its not over heating. what can the problem be where is the water going to and its not leaking.

Submitted: 25/01/2016 10:41:36 | ID: 126672

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G Evans, Cheshire

Volkswagen Transporter

This vehicle had problems from 6000 miles from new when I start off in first gear the vehicle judges very bad Is this to do with the clutch which is a dual mass clutch this is a 64 plate vehicle which I bought bran new The vehicle now as done 9000 miles

Submitted: 20/01/2016 14:01:28 | ID: 126433

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Wayne, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

My van is a 2 litre T4 and is 18 years old with only 84,000 klm on the clock. It is running rich, the exhaust is black. Not idling properly. When I drive it, it surges. Mechanics can't find a solution, even through a computer scanner. The electrics, vacuum and exhaust have been checked and given the all clear. Any ideas would be appreciated. Thank you.

Submitted: 20/01/2016 05:52:28 | ID: 126413

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Leon, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Lt35 2004 where is main fues for engine & fuel shut off

Submitted: 14/01/2016 07:58:49 | ID: 126096

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Laurence Hulbert, Hampshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a Transporter that is a BILBOS Caravanette conversion with a sliding side door. 2007 Oct Reg 57 plate The n/s door cannot be locked from the button on the drivers door,although the door button does initially lock but immediately unlocks.However,the door always locks with the remote key pad. The other problem is that the sliding door,only locks after the 3rd or 4th press of the remote key pad and sometimes will not lock at all. I have no wiring diagram to check continuaty,so do not know if there are 2 faults or there is a common fault affecting both problems

Submitted: 15/12/2015 21:46:03 | ID: 124745

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Keith Anderson, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

Please can you tell me how to change the clock on this model, Thankyou

Submitted: 15/12/2015 12:06:14 | ID: 124714

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Paresh, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

howling sound from engine bay no power also but i have no warning lights only have done 66000 miles and i dont believe the turbo can go already

Submitted: 07/12/2015 14:56:39 | ID: 124436

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Esther Wichmann, Malawi

Volkswagen Transporter

vw 1,9tdi combi fuse layout and fuse ratings as well as explanation of symbols. how can i test the radiator fans

Submitted: 05/12/2015 11:27:10 | ID: 124371

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Esther Wichmann, Malawi

Volkswagen Transporter

Need fuse boxes layout and fuse rating with explanation of symbols. how can I test if the radiator fans are working. VW 1,9 TDI COMBI.

Submitted: 05/12/2015 11:22:31 | ID: 124368

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logan, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

im on holiday in france my key security would not deactivate ,found a mechanic he as removed the electronics from the pump ,the van still wont start ,i presume the systeme is still locked ,is there anyway to manually open the pump.i have no knowledge of engines. as the mechanic caused a bigger problem. logan

Submitted: 05/12/2015 10:17:57 | ID: 124367

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Neil, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi there. I would like to buy seat covers for rear seats that I have had installed in my T4. I believe the seats are described as 'twin bench seats'. The seat belt for the left seat is attached to the inside of the side of the van (a 3 point seat belt), the seat belt for the right seat is a waist belt only (i.e. only for an adult). This particular seat belt stretches from the middle of the base (between both seats) to the outside edge of the pair. The seats are removable, as they are fixed to the floor on mushroom bolts. The seats are in the classic 'inca' design. Both seats have head rests and there is an arm rest on on the right side only (i.e. where the waist belt is fitted). My question is, if I buy seat covers that are advertised as suitable for the front twin pair of seats, would they also fit on the twin bench seats that are in the back, as I believe they are different sizes?

Submitted: 22/11/2015 23:27:42 | ID: 123860

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joe kelly, Ireland

Volkswagen Transporter

IMPORTANT: I do NOT have the Transporter listed above. I actually have a VW Transporter T5 1.9 diesel SWB (year 2005). The fuel gauge reads a quarter full when really it is completely empty. Can you please tell me how to fix this? Regards, Joe

Submitted: 04/11/2015 15:52:06 | ID: 123123

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mick furlong, Ireland

Volkswagen Transporter

when i turn on my lights the electric windows stop working why is that ??

Submitted: 30/10/2015 13:01:09 | ID: 122893

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Peter Hughes, Pembrokeshire

Volkswagen Transporter

HI Have just imported a VW T5 Transporter from Ireland. Have had to replace the instrument cluster on the dashboard to comply with UK specification. Now I have refitted the new cluster,the van will not start. I believe the immobilizer is preventing it from starting. Is there a way around it. Peter

Submitted: 29/10/2015 22:51:57 | ID: 122870

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Wildman, West Midlands

Volkswagen Transporter

VW Transporter, lwb 2.5, 1997. Had lots of work done on the van to try and improve the power as it has been playing up ever since purchasing. Each time we've been back to the garage we've been told that it's a different problem, had air flow metre replaced three times in twelve months, had lots of vacuum pipes replaced that haven't made a difference, injector tips have been changed, also had the turbo done as they thought that was the problem, only to find that it wasn't. The egr valve has been caped off, had fuel chip put on too and the cat has been removed. Still suffering from loss of power (on a big scale), and cutting out as driving. Every journey we think we're going to brake down. We are now being told it is the ecu, is it possible that this is the problem or are we going to spend our money on something that hasn't got much of a chance of fixing our problem?

Submitted: 29/10/2015 11:46:55 | ID: 122848

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wildman, West Midlands

Volkswagen Transporter

keep losing power when driving,power will just go and pedal floppy have to change gear then power comes back but very slow and sluggish sometimes have to change gear constantly to make journey back home ,within seconds of being in gear will lose all power+have to change it soon as in gear . When driving slow or in traffic cuts out often.Been told its ecu but not sure if there having me on to get money.please help

Submitted: 29/10/2015 11:10:47 | ID: 122847

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gareth, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

The turbo is boost pipes got oil and the is a black smoke and vibration when its idling. The oil is reaching intercooler. What will be the problem

Submitted: 26/10/2015 08:58:13 | ID: 122732

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Michelle Rimell, Cardiff

Volkswagen Transporter

If the injectors are damaged and brake can this damage the rest of the engine? My van only starts third time in the morning gives off some white/ grey smoke for a while, but then starts fine the rest of the day.

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This might be the relay for the glow plugs. It is relay 102 behind the bin to the bottom right of the steering wheel. In an older van it may be the 50/80amp fuse in the engine bay on the driver's side is corroded. Failing that the starter may be done and while spinning hasn't the grunt to turn the engine over. Aidan from Armagh

Submitted: 18/10/2015 13:31:46 | ID: 122462

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Paul Price, Worcestershire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi i have a T4 2.5 AJT. The problem i have is its always starts on 2nd/3rd turn then misfires slightly and if left idling for any more than a minute, throws out a load of white / greyish smoke and smells of fuel. Its good on fuel 700 miles + on a tank it drives great and starts on the button from warm injectors have been replaced pump and caam timing are spot on. So anyone got any idea whats wrong

Submitted: 06/10/2015 23:06:57 | ID: 122060

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martin, West Sussex

Volkswagen Transporter

where can I locate the indicator relay

Submitted: 21/09/2015 16:52:13 | ID: 121447

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douglas hobson , South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

side lights work flasher works but my headlights wont work fuses ok dont know wherelight relay is situated. where could the trouble be

Submitted: 15/09/2015 09:07:26 | ID: 121160

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Colin, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

Does anyone know where the fuse is for the roof ventilation as I think it's been removed

Submitted: 13/09/2015 15:37:34 | ID: 121106

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dom, Somerset

Volkswagen Transporter

hi im try to install electric window set on my van transporter t28 i have diagram ecc ecc. do i need disconnect the battery at the final step? i mean when im going to connect the positive on ingnition ?

Submitted: 10/09/2015 21:11:35 | ID: 121015

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Steve, Caerphilly

Volkswagen Transporter

I am thinking of changing my 2000 petrol engine, I am thinking of installing a V6 petrol engine, will it fit straight in and are there any alterations or add ons I need to complete the job

Submitted: 08/09/2015 20:28:56 | ID: 120938

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Tom, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

Cannot locate the radiator fan switch to try and short out to see if the rad fan is knackered bought a Haynes manual but it's no help! Ready to give up really need some advice

Submitted: 06/09/2015 12:45:41 | ID: 120846

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Richard porter, Antrim

Volkswagen Transporter

The engine management light has come on , but van still driving well what could be wrong

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Glow plugs Mark from Swansea

Glow plugs Mark from Swansea

Submitted: 26/08/2015 09:10:57 | ID: 120346

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Kenny, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi my 2.5 petrol swb 1998 t4 has Started to make tapping sound at head , is this the hydrolic lifters needing sorted / new head ? Cheers gents

Submitted: 20/08/2015 06:23:57 | ID: 120067

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triker63, Fife

Volkswagen Transporter

hi ihave a t5 1.9pd diesel and its cut out on me twice when driving in rain. first time it wouldnt start for abt ten mins but then drove over 1000miles 2nd time wouldnt start at all and had to be recovered. was delivered to me next day and still wouldnt start but next morning started off the button as normal, and have had guy at garage hook it up to diagnostics but no fault codes showing as it is running fine. just dies like no fuel and no lights on dash or loss of power to ancilliaries.

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I had a similar problem - was the injector loom, about £50 if remember correctly from TPS Gary from Devon

I had a similar problem - was the injector loom, about £50 if remember correctly from TPS Gary from Devon

Submitted: 14/08/2015 16:49:52 | ID: 119781

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Stewart, Greater Manchester

Volkswagen Transporter

how to change the clock time

Submitted: 28/07/2015 14:17:21 | ID: 119026

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Alan Troman, West Midlands

Volkswagen Transporter

It started with an erratic temperature gauge on the instrument panel. On start up for a journey the needle would steadily rise to 90 deg's then fall back to 50. Then it would fluctuate between the two - 50 and 90. I took the van into a VW van centre and they carried out a check but could not find it in a couple of hours on the first day. On the second day they took a few hours more and said it was a faulty Gateway Control unit in the instrument panel and gave me an estimate for replacing the "dash insert". The part number stated is W7H0 920 950 GX Z0 - 3XP. Cost for the investigation = £279.17 Regrettably paid today Plus estimate (part and labour) for replacing the dash insert = £447.30 Not yet confirmed (part has to be ordered from Germany - 3days to receive it). Has anyone any experience of getting and replacing this please? I find these costs frightening!

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ive got a T4 and my temperature gauge is up and down the more the engine is under pressure the higher it rises im hoping its a faulty sensor im going to change the sensor and the thermostat and hope this solves the problem any input appreciated...dave.. dave from Kent

ive got a T4 and my temperature gauge is up and down the more the engine is under pressure the higher it rises im hoping its a faulty sensor im going to change the sensor and the thermostat and hope this solves the problem any input appreciated...dave.. dave from Kent

Submitted: 16/07/2015 15:31:53 | ID: 118514

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Danny brazil, Brighton & Hove

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi there recently comein home from work on motor way and can started shaking at say around 40_50mph.Took it to my local garage and they thought it was drive shaft.Turns out it's not.Took it vw they said one of injectors was knackered .....so replaced that and new cills on all other's.It's now 80% better but still slightly doing it but in higher gears now at around 70_80mph.now there saying cam shaft is worn and ("should") be 100%better once done but can't guarantee it.I'm absolutely torn on what to do God help me!!!!!

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My 2012 Transporter has a crackling sound coming from the dashboard it used to be occasional but now its constant any ideas Thanks Martin Martin Keatley from Antrim

Submitted: 01/07/2015 23:27:43 | ID: 117918

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Gordon, Namibia

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi suddenly whilst driving the glowplug light started flashing and the engine completely cut off, I could not start the engine ever since. The dealer is giving me a run around, what can it be?

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Hi Can I establish from your side if the Injectors are still intact? Moses from South Africa

Hi Can I establish from your side if the Injectors are still intact? Moses from South Africa

Yes they are, I got someone that did a systems reset and it started, running well ever since Gordon from Namibia

Submitted: 30/06/2015 15:26:09 | ID: 117861

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John, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Transporter

My van has cut out on me twice and no lights have come on on the dash board but it started up straight away?

Submitted: 13/05/2015 12:07:15 | ID: 115978

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arud, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

When I drive between 50 and 70 on the Volkswagen T5 T30 semi automatic coil light is coming and it`s slowing down, why is this happening?

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This is an error message about the glowplugs.PLease have the glowplugs line (relay and control unit) checked Moses from South Africa

Submitted: 30/04/2015 17:25:42 | ID: 115415

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john woollard, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

I don't know if it`s 800, 1200 etc, it's a 75kW 2003 T4 van tdi whose wipers won't turn off, horn sounds when high/low beam switch activated, radio stays on when key removed?

Submitted: 24/04/2015 01:01:20 | ID: 115147

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Steve, Oxfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Please could you let me know whether the lighting circuit has been designed to be constantly on when the light switch has been removed? The light switch unit has been removed due to a fault and I note that the lights front and back are on. Is this usual? The only way that I can stop the lights from draining the battery is to remove the fuses. Many thanks for any help. Steve.

Submitted: 16/04/2015 15:22:16 | ID: 114787

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John michels, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Ok I forgot to say the VW Transporter I have a problem with is a 1997 LWB Transporter 5 Cylinder. As I said I first fitted new leads, then the distributor cap, then I fitted a new coil, then I changed the number 30 relay. When I pulled off the fuel line petrol was coming out when the ignition turned on. So now I am at a loss,can somebody please help me

Submitted: 12/04/2015 05:19:13 | ID: 114606

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John michels, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

When I go to start the car it starts, 3 seconds later it turns off. Now I have changed the spark plugs, the coil, the rotor, the leads, the number 30 relay switch. Is there anyone that can help me with my problem?

Submitted: 12/04/2015 05:01:20 | ID: 114605

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