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tony, South Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a 2005 T5 Transporter van and when I switch on the lights the dash lights come on, then they go off after a couple of minutes. The radio and vent lights all work ok. When I use the wipers they work ok then start to work intermittently. Any ideas?

Submitted: 26/02/2015 20:28:27 | ID: 112410

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GERALD MUNDEN, Cornwall

Volkswagen Transporter

VAN WAS RUNNING,SWITCHED OFF WONT RESTART, NO FUEL AT INJECTORS. ENOUGHT FUEL IN TANK. ALL FUSES OK. THERE IS FUSE FOR FUEL PUMP BUT DONT KNOW IF THERE IS A PUMP IN TANK. KEY APPEARS NOT TO BE CHIPPED TYPE. HAVE SUPPLIED PUMP DIRECT WITH FUEL, STILL NO FUEL AT INJECTORS WHEN CRANKED

Submitted: 24/02/2015 16:10:26 | ID: 112254

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joefallon111@gmail.com, County Down

Volkswagen Transporter

Left mirror window and radio don't work now and then, also at the same time my spotlights will stay on when the ignition is turned off?

Submitted: 23/02/2015 10:29:32 | ID: 112172

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bill, Middlesex

Volkswagen Transporter

i have a 1999 2.5 automatic petrol transporter every now and again it locks in park and icant push the button in on the select lever it also sometimes when i turn ignition on every thing lights up but does not start can you help bill

Submitted: 11/02/2015 14:33:07 | ID: 111321

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Owen, Antrim

Volkswagen Transporter

My t32 transporter every now and again will loose all electronics, won't start windows won't work etc the lights will stay on the dash but that's it! When jump started it works fine and for weeks after it will start perfectly but now and again it will do this. The battery is new. Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

Submitted: 07/02/2015 09:22:02 | ID: 111043

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Stephen, Ireland

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi Theres a funny noise coming from my engine when I switch it off it's like a loud buzzing sound and it comes on between 10-15 seconds after I switch it off and lasts for about 5 seconds any ideas

Submitted: 01/02/2015 20:12:49 | ID: 110689

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karren, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Hello, I have a VW Transporter t4 1994 2 litre petrol. I just want to change the spark plugs. How do I get easy access? Can you help? My model wasn't on your drop down menu.. if you are unable to help do you know where I would find out?regards karren

Submitted: 22/01/2015 07:44:51 | ID: 110076

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badia, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi there. My T5 CaravElle 2006 model van looses power and black smoke emits.if I restart engine it drives for a while again and goes back to limp mode. Replaced turbo.cam sensor and intercooler pipe, please help!

Submitted: 17/01/2015 21:31:33 | ID: 109748

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joe gilgan, Sligo

Volkswagen Transporter

My T5 van 2010 has an intermittent alarm, with no indication light on the dash. The van`s driving fine, but I`m worried why it`s alarming?

Submitted: 08/01/2015 21:11:49 | ID: 109188

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karren, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

how to change spark plugs in a 1994 petrol transporter

Submitted: 03/01/2015 08:14:55 | ID: 108792

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Gerard Brunet, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Engine starts at high revs then stops. It is a 5 cylinder 2.4 diesel 1994 t4 transporter vw.

Submitted: 22/12/2014 14:18:10 | ID: 108265

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karl, Herefordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

can anyone tell where the fuse for the electric windows are on a t5?

Submitted: 13/12/2014 18:54:22 | ID: 107857

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John graham, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

Can I take the second row of seats out of the transporter

Submitted: 12/12/2014 22:14:20 | ID: 107796

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ivor, North Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

.i would like to know what the square metal plate under the hand brake lever is.threaded in all four corners on my vw t5 t32

Submitted: 02/12/2014 16:16:00 | ID: 107259

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jon witney, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

when i put wipers on they seem to interfere with the radio like a wuring noise and also when i plug sat-nav in the radio does not pick any stations up.

Submitted: 23/11/2014 16:54:35 | ID: 106721

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Phil, East Sussex

Volkswagen Transporter

A couple of years ago the electric windows fuse blue, which I replaced. A few days later it went again, this time the interior light stayed on when I locked the van. Vw dealer tested it but could not find a fault. Apparently if an unknown fault happens their computer won't pick it up. They decided to fit a new motor, this was a year ago, now the fuse keeps blowing again in about 3 month intervals. Thankfully it only affects the electric windows. Anyone had a similar problem, or better still, does anyone know why it's happening.

Submitted: 18/11/2014 17:01:21 | ID: 106430

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Kath, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Have an ex ambulance van and I am wondering if and how I would go about getting an extra seat fitted in the back to accommodate a child? It currently only has the two front seats. Does anybody know if there are existing fittings on these vans for extra seats? if so does anybody know the Australian laws concerning fitting extra seats and the process? Thanks. It is a petrol, 1998 LWB but I have no idea whether it is a 1100, 1200 or 1000?

Submitted: 17/11/2014 22:58:02 | ID: 106374

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Joanna Nicholson, Cheshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I left the roof open some time ago and over a period of time the remote locking/opening will not operate I have replaced batteries in fobs which flash but do not open the locks. A garage says the transponder is faulty but where is it located. it was a little bit wet under the drivers seat after the roof was left open and it rained. Is it likely if we dry the area with a fan heater things will work again. or will we have to fit new parts and how much are they likely to be. any help please

Submitted: 14/11/2014 18:19:40 | ID: 106215

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Trevor Smith, Essex

Volkswagen Transporter

My fuel gauge is stuck reading full and stays there. Can anyone help please?

Submitted: 14/11/2014 11:55:31 | ID: 106198

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Rohan, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

My van goes into limp mode when and only when the weather is hot. The engine temperature is NOT a factor as the vehicle can be driven for hundreds of kilometres in temperatures below 30c. The fault appears to be directly related to ambient air temperature. Thus far we have replaced all vacuum lines, mass air flow, fuel pump, air cleaner, fuel filter, rotor button, plugs, leads, air temp sensor. Coil has been tested, fuses and relays checked and it has thrown the same fault code, Mass air flow failure to ground.

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Hi rohan Did you get to the bottom of the Transporter stopping when hot. mine does the same thing. drives great then just stops. Wait a few minutes, start up and drive again then it stops after a few km. very annoying in warm ambient temps. thanks dirk from Australia

Hi rohan Did you get to the bottom of the Transporter stopping when hot. mine does the same thing. drives great then just stops. Wait a few minutes, start up and drive again then it stops after a few km. very annoying in warm ambient temps. thanks dirk from Australia

Try changing the crankshaft sensor , that should come up on a scanner but doesn't always Paul from Greater London

Try changing the crankshaft sensor , that should come up on a scanner but doesn't always Paul from Greater London

Hi Rohan, I have the same problem and have changed the camshaft and the crankshaft sensor and it is still happening. Have also had fuel flow checked and is above specs, new plugs, new leads, new coil new rotor, new distributor cap. I am my wits end. Any more suggestions?? Peter from Australia

Hi Rohan, I have the same problem and have changed the camshaft and the crankshaft sensor and it is still happening. Have also had fuel flow checked and is above specs, new plugs, new leads, new coil new rotor, new distributor cap. I am my wits end. Any more suggestions?? Peter from Australia

Submitted: 27/10/2014 13:29:16 | ID: 105186

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Henk, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, I have a 2.5 VW Transporter and in 1st and 2nd gear sometimes there`s no power but in the other gears there is power. I changed the n75 valve. Please help

Submitted: 22/10/2014 20:31:33 | ID: 104996

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Colin falgate, Tyne and Wear

Volkswagen Transporter

Glow plug light is on (flashing) plus engine management on. Possible fault? Cheers

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ive had my van servicesd but shortly after the warning lamps came back on and then the fuel filter light came on i replaced same but the lights are still on how do i turn them off anthony from Ireland

Submitted: 22/10/2014 18:10:39 | ID: 104991

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sherelee, South Africa

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, I had my windows tinted and when it came back the front passenger side window will go down but will not go back up. I have replaced the switches but it still does that. I would like some suggestions before I go out and purchase a new electric window motor. Please help, thanks

Submitted: 22/10/2014 10:18:59 | ID: 104977

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Simon Walker, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a 1998 2 L petrol, with manual gearbox. When i change gear the revs climb instead of falling as you would expect. Also occasionally it loses power after running without a problem for some time, power loss is usually experienced after running at constant revs for some way. The engine doesn't just die, if you put your foot down the revs drop, however if you leave the pedal where it is it continues to run. This can be corrected by switching off the ignition and restarting. Any ideas??.

Submitted: 10/10/2014 09:59:04 | ID: 104378

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steve, Greater London

Volkswagen Transporter

why does the rev counter sometimes fluctuate between 900 and 1100 revs when van is not moving?its 10 years old and its a vw t5 transporter,im guessing injectors or fuel pump?thanks ,Steve

Submitted: 03/10/2014 18:07:40 | ID: 104014

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tony, Rhondda Cynon Taf

Volkswagen Transporter

My exhaust gas warning light has come on on my T5, is it safe to drive?

Submitted: 28/09/2014 20:11:02 | ID: 103767

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nick, France

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi, I am looking to find the indicator relay on a caravelleT3 firts regisrtered in germany 1987. I Have checked on relay board to the left of driving position(left hand drive) and behind glove compartment on right. Where is it?

Submitted: 18/09/2014 15:07:47 | ID: 103253

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yusuf, Blackburn with Darwen

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a problom on the speed it's onley go on 60mph

Submitted: 13/09/2014 10:37:36 | ID: 103036

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Marie King, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Are these Transporters all manual or automatic as I am having a problem with it just going into reverse no forward gears

Submitted: 09/09/2014 08:40:32 | ID: 102838

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Marie King, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi gearbox will only work in reverse no forward gears it is a 1995 model can you suggest cause thanks

Submitted: 09/09/2014 08:32:34 | ID: 102837

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Gary, Devon

Volkswagen Transporter

When I'm driving my van now and again it just loses power. It stays ticking over but when I put my foot on the accelerator nothing happens. If I turn the engine off and on again it works but this is dangerous when I'm driving. Please can someone help me?

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The same has just happened to ours, it was the turbo. Most of the engine was full of carbon. Jackie Storr from Lincolnshire

The same has just happened to ours, it was the turbo. Most of the engine was full of carbon. Jackie Storr from Lincolnshire

Submitted: 31/08/2014 18:51:30 | ID: 102429

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ian muirhead, West Yorkshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi I have a 1995 transporter with an automatic gearbox and it will move in reverse but no forward drive ? breakdown guy told me it would be the torque convertor but don't really know anything about them any help would be appreciated

Submitted: 27/08/2014 16:22:21 | ID: 102235

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Alan, Australia

Volkswagen Transporter

hi I have my v w transporter on car stands just replaced gearbox . I am trying to test if the gear box is working right I have put it in first gear and I can steel turn the front wheels freely I have put in all gears and steel can turn front wheels freely is that normal on how the gearbox works

Submitted: 27/08/2014 12:26:44 | ID: 102211

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pete, Hampshire

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi. I have a 1.9 diesel 800 T4 and it`s been running fine but it`s cut out twice now and only ticks over properly with the choke out, but sounds rattley now?

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Hi ive just bought a 2.4 vw caravelle and it also knocks exactly the same as you've described it. I think its the ball joint or arm on it as I have advisory on mot. If you know overwise please can you email me or message me. Thanks good luck with it ; ) paul gallagher from Cornwall

Hi ive just bought a 2.4 vw caravelle and it also knocks exactly the same as you've described it. I think its the ball joint or arm on it as I have advisory on mot. If you know overwise please can you email me or message me. Thanks good luck with it ; ) paul gallagher from Cornwall

Submitted: 20/08/2014 17:27:59 | ID: 101827

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stan, Wiltshire

Volkswagen Transporter

I have a knocking noise when I leave my accelerator pedal on my VW Transporter. It happens when the van is moving but only when I leave the accelerator pedal. Could anyone please help me?

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Hi,Sorry to ask a question on an answer page,but did you find what the problem was,I have a 1998 t4 1.9,and it does the same thing gavin darney from Cardiff

Hi,Sorry to ask a question on an answer page,but did you find what the problem was,I have a 1998 t4 1.9,and it does the same thing gavin darney from Cardiff

Submitted: 12/08/2014 07:39:17 | ID: 101364

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roger, Hertfordshire

Volkswagen Transporter

2007 auto minibus 2.5tdi will not start if i replace the onboard supply unit [due to a wiper malfunction], but will start if i swap the units back. note: when i swap the units all the functions work properly except it wont start. Oviously, when i swap back i have only fast speed wipers but it will start. the guy who sold me the unit said he had already reprogrammed iit for my vehicle so it was just a plug in job and that he sells many of these units with never a problem.

Submitted: 11/08/2014 01:04:08 | ID: 101296

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Mark, Bournemouth

Volkswagen Transporter

Hi I am having a problem with my t5 Indicators have stopped working along with the wipers Lights have come up on the dash . Brake light warning ,ABS, & traction controle and intermittent warning buzzer comes on . Any advise please Mark

Submitted: 10/08/2014 17:43:28 | ID: 101280

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tom stainton, Cumbria

Volkswagen Transporter

Rear door indicator flashing open but door is closed where are switches or sensors for rear door one piece lift up door.

Submitted: 08/08/2014 09:54:41 | ID: 101120

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brian simmonds, Norfolk

Volkswagen Transporter

Have a 2001 t4 1900 and has a flashing battery light and sometimes speedometer fuel and temperature and rev counter shuts down then comes back on. Van runs fine and only does it sometimes

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I had exact same symptoms so I'm guessing the regulator on the side of the alternator is malfunctioning. Easy to replace - but DO NOT buy a cheap replacement part off eBay like I did or you may also end up with a fried battery :-(. I learnt the hard way! Barney from Greater Manchester

I had exact same symptoms so I'm guessing the regulator on the side of the alternator is malfunctioning. Easy to replace - but DO NOT buy a cheap replacement part off eBay like I did or you may also end up with a fried battery :-(. I learnt the hard way! Barney from Greater Manchester

Submitted: 05/08/2014 19:49:49 | ID: 100978

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steve nevill, Brighton & Hove

Volkswagen Transporter

I have recently looked at a 1983 vw 1.9 petrol campervan ,one thing that does happen when you turn the ignition on the oil temp gauge shoots to the top with the red light flashing.the mechanic told the owner its a dash out job.Could this be true i want to hear from the experts thanks

Submitted: 03/08/2014 19:21:42 | ID: 100847

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