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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
Fuel gauge reading and rpm gauge working erratically,they will both stop working at the same time
Submitted: 15/04/2016 02:49:27 | ID: 130396
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
Submitted: 09/04/2016 22:58:20 | ID: 130174
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,
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
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
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
Can you over ride electric sliding doors to use manually instead ? Many thanks
Submitted: 21/02/2016 07:52:28 | ID: 127928
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Lt35 2004 where is main fues for engine & fuel shut off
Submitted: 14/01/2016 07:58:49 | ID: 126096
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
Please can you tell me how to change the clock on this model, Thankyou
Submitted: 15/12/2015 12:06:14 | ID: 124714
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
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
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
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
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
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
when i turn on my lights the electric windows stop working why is that ??
Submitted: 30/10/2015 13:01:09 | ID: 122893
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
where can I locate the indicator relay
Submitted: 21/09/2015 16:52:13 | ID: 121447
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
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
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
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
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
The engine management light has come on , but van still driving well what could be wrong
Glow plugs Mark from Swansea
Glow plugs Mark from Swansea
Submitted: 26/08/2015 09:10:57 | ID: 120346
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
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.
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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