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  1. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    All, After a two year layup, I dusted off my Jetta and started bringing it back to life. Between deployments and underway schedules it wasn’t smart to keep my Jetta running in the roads here in the PNW. Now I have discovered I have a problem. I dropped a new battery in, and found that the car...
  2. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    I have a 2002 jetta with 185k miles that I am very pleased with. The battery, alternator and battery distribution box (below) have all been changed within the last year. My current situation: When the car has been idling for a long or the AC on and idling , it sometimes cuts off. Afterwards...
  3. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Can anyone tell me the correct Battery number of the remote FOB. I want to get the batteries before I open it up. This is for a MK4 Jetta. Thanks.
  4. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    I have a 2005 MKIV Jetta 2.0 with about 137,000 miles on it. For over a year I have been watching my headlights and gauge cluster flicker. Back when it all started to annoy me, it would misfire or stall when it rained. I replaced the spark plugs (needed but didn't fix it) and the ignition coil...
  5. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    I own a 1998 jetta tdi with about 290,xxx miles… I drive the car over 100 miles per day and only had the described issue happen 3 sudden times. My car will not start. My lack of knowledge is preventing me from seeing the solution. Im sure the answer is right in front of me! Here is what I am...
  6. VW Jetta MKII 1985–1992
    I can jump my car and it starts but soon the voltage drops. Just replaced the alternator with a 90 amp one. The battery is not new but I was hoping it would be a short other than this battery. The radiator fan stays on sometimes which kills the battery. As soon as I turn on the lights the...
  7. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    First off, I apologize if this has already been answered. Last Wednesday, I turned on my 2002 Jetta (153k miles) and everything was fine for about 10 seconds before the battery light came on. I headed home and about 40 minutes later (traffic), right as I parked, the battery completely died. I...
  8. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Alright so I'm having this problem where my car has a .30A drain and when I was checking the fuses I saw that the instrument cluster was draining .16A with the car off, so I just left the fuse off no problem. The problem is that I still have a .14A drain and my car is totally drained in about 9...
  9. Jetta Troubleshooting
    Recently got an 02 jetta 1.8t with 279k on it. Has some driver side fender and bumper damage but the battery problem is bothering me. I can use a jumper pack on it and it starts just fine unless if its pretty cold out like anything below 30ºf. While running the car seems fine, no dieing on me or...
  10. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey guys, I have another question. I might install a subwoofer in my car which needs a 1200w mono amp to power it. Would doing the Big 3 upgrade do anything to help my electrics cope with the power the amp will draw, or is it a rather pointless upgrade? I have heard mixed results with the...
  11. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    So for the past several months when locking the door either with the key fab or actually turning the key in the door the left blinker stays on, which then requires me to disconnect the battery so my car isn't dead when i return. Not sure where to begin, i tried replacing some of the wires...
  12. ELECTRONICS AUDIO/VIDEO/PHONE/VEHICLE COMPONENTS
    I have a used '91 Jetta Carat I got from a friend. It needs a new muffler, but other than that it drives absolutely beautifully. The problem, however, is not with the car while it's running. Every time I let the car sit for approximately more than 35 hours or so, it completely drains the...
  13. ELECTRONICS AUDIO/VIDEO/PHONE/VEHICLE COMPONENTS
    I have a 1998 Jetta with some random electrical problems. When I jumped my car after my battery died my friend mistakingly switched the cords. Now my radio, cigarette lighter, automatic mirrors, and the buzzer (for when you leave your keys in the ignition or your lights are left on) all don't...
  14. VW Jetta MKIII 1991–1998
    My friends and I installed a new clutch yesterday. After we put everything all back together, we had a random wire pretty much directly from the battery. Its positive but we dont remember where it went???? Is it the starter?? or something else major because that wire definitely wasn't hangin...
  15. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Please help! I have an '01 Jetta Gls, we did an engine swap about a year ago from the 1.8T to the 2.0T. I have had no issues until now. It started with the EPC light coming on and me only being able to drive the car at about 5mph, then would give out. so i let the car sit for a few min and...
  16. ELECTRONICS AUDIO/VIDEO/PHONE/VEHICLE COMPONENTS
    I just bought a 2003 Jetta GLI w/ a 2.8L VR6. I noticed that all the interior lights seem to flicker and sometimes cutout for a half a second. Any ideas why? I'm wondering if its the dimmer switch or a solenoid somewhere. I have not dug into the problem yet, i kind of want to get an idea on...
  17. Jetta Troubleshooting
    I drive a 2001 VW Jetta 1.8T and the other day, my battery was dead so I went and got a new one. I drove down 75 miles, parked, got up the next day and my battery was nearly dead again. Thinking it was my alternator, I took it out and got it checked. It passed to my dismay because it was under...
  18. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    I have a 2.0L GLS; this morning it wouldn't start although the lights, radio, etc. would work. I thought it could be the starter solenoid, but noticed that the trunk and windows wouldn't open. Checked and replaced fuse #6 for central locking system and it started perfectly.
  19. VW Jetta / Bora MKIV 1998 Euro,1999.5 US -2005
    Hey, so I have an 03 wolfsberg and while I was driving it today, the ABS and airbag lights came on, so I pulled off to restart the car. Then the car wouldn't start. I opened the hood and the plastic housing over the battery splitter was melted. I jumped the car and all was back to normal, but I...
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