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ANTHONY, Aberdeenshire

Volkswagen Transporter

i have a 2007 tdi volkswagen kombi.the van is completely switch of but parking lights is still on.why

Submitted: 28/04/2016 15:12:08 | ID: 130923

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Dean, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Fuel gauge reading and rpm gauge working erratically,they will both stop working at the same time

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Drop your fuse box, its on clips. Behind you'll find two lots of orange wires twisted together. Take them out and clean contacts. They're awkward so get some proper Electric contact spray. Spray on plugs then push in and out. Not sure if this is your problem but I did everything on else on mine and this solved it. Hope it helps. Bazza from Newport

Submitted: 15/04/2016 02:49:27 | ID: 130396

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Terry Beard, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Do mirrors fold in electrical or do yo have to do them manually on this van.It does not have the folding in icon on the door button so I am presuming that you have to do them manually. Am I right

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Terry that's correct unles you have power folding mirrors and the selector on the switch then it by hand. Eddie from Devon

Submitted: 09/04/2016 22:58:20 | ID: 130174

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mr j haigh, Surrey

Volkswagen Transporter

The plastic clips on top of the front seats that hold headrests in place, what are they called can I get replacements, mine are broken and don't have the plastic bit you push in to release headrest so can't remove to fit seat covers, can you help, thanks,

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It may be worth going to your nearest scrap yard as scrap yards have varieties of cars and im sure the headrest locking clips you require would be cheap and easy to obtain from there....or you could try using a flat head screw driver to act as the clip and push in to release the lock in headrest.....hope this helps Tasha from West Midlands

Submitted: 25/03/2016 18:05:09 | ID: 129461

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Alex, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

My T5 TDI is smoking very bad ,which smell bad,it's also difficult to start sometimes in the morning,it's 2.5 kombi 2005,what could be the problem

Submitted: 07/03/2016 20:46:56 | ID: 128692

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Sara edgworth, Northamptonshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi Please does anyone know if a turbo diesel head will fit my 1985/86 non turbo 1.6 diesel transporter?! Having no joy finding out so far ?? it's a water cooled. Not many with my engine were made apparently & they're not mentioned at all on some pages I've looked at! Thanks in anticipation! Sara

Submitted: 22/02/2016 20:22:04 | ID: 128031

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Dawn Green, Worcestershire

Volkswagen Transporter

Can you over ride electric sliding doors to use manually instead ? Many thanks

Submitted: 21/02/2016 07:52:28 | ID: 127928

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Arthur, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Volkswagen Transporter

Vehicle runs well, but the horn triggers itself and stays on permanently, the left hand indicator operates and cannot be switched off and when reverse gear is engaged the wipers come on. When the engine is switched off the hazard warning lights came on. What is causing this?

Submitted: 16/02/2016 14:38:56 | ID: 127700

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Tom m, Derbyshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Dead locked the keys in the back of the van :( managed to prize the back door open just enough to get the keys out. But in doing so kind of sprained the back door. It's now got a 3 inch gap at the bottom going to nothing at the top. It's there anyway to get it back to original. Cheers

Submitted: 12/02/2016 15:11:43 | ID: 127476

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Dan, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

I have 1992 K reg 2.0 litre petrol vw transporter that was converted to an high top campervan. The clutch has started slipping so because it is an 1992 van does anyone know if the clutch is self adjusting or can be manually adjusted ?

Submitted: 11/02/2016 01:19:52 | ID: 127407

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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

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Relay 109 ? Cost about £15. Any other info though ? Glow plug lights etc working okay ? Bazza from Newport

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.

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I had a problem like this but not black smoke, this could be two problems. Drp your fuse box and behind youll find two lots of orange wires twisted together. Clean contacts and pop back in. Sorted my idling out. As for black smoke I cant help sorry. That could be a number of things. Bazza from Newport

I had a problem like this but not black smoke, this could be two problems. Drp your fuse box and behind youll find two lots of orange wires twisted together. Clean contacts and pop back in. Sorted my idling out. As for black smoke I cant help sorry. That could be a number of things. Bazza from Newport

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

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Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

Keith if it's a T5 looking at the clock you will see a small stork push this in and turn left while keeping depressed will change the hours turning right will change the mins. Eddie from Devon

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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