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1998 Audi A4 1.8L brake light warning VIN: WAUCB28DWA
new customer, came in with complaint of bulb out warning for brake light, check and all brake lights are working, replaced both side bulbs with osram bulbs, all center brake bulbs in window are working as well. any ideas why bulb out warning is still on?
2000 BMW 323Ci 2.5L Central locking VIN: WBABM3344Y
Sometimes the passenger door lock is inop, with either the key, the remote or the center console switch. Sometimes all the central locking is inop. We replaced the center console switch with no change. Autologic code is Central locking/unlocking relay, code co...
2001 BMW X5 4.4i 4.4L 1st shift VIN: WBAFB33581
Dear BMW friends, when you shift from "P" into "D" for a split-second nothing happens and suddenly it kicks and goes. {Customer also claims you can feel some slip while driving long distance on the highway in the higher gears. [this would conform with the fau...
1997 Jaguar XK8 4.0L tail lights VIN: SAJGX2745V
Good morning everyone. I have a 97 Jaguar xk8 that has no tail lights or sidemarkers. I have traced down the problem to no ground at pin 85 of the tail lamp relay. I can ground it and everything works properly but i cant find on my diagram where that pin gets ...
2001 Jaguar S-Type 4.0L Poor Idle Quality, Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: SAJDA01D61
has uneven rolling idle runs well off idle bank A runs rich Bank A co 6% HC 2000 Bank B co .05% HC 300 do these cars have intake manifold problems??? did balance test on fuel injectors- all drop same amount 4psi, code does not return immediately when cleared t... Trouble codes: P0304 (Cyl. 4 misfire detected)
1975 Mercedes-Benz 450SL 4.5L Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation, Stall, Misfire VIN: 1070441202
this unit is hard to start when cold,when it does it sputters at low rpm .did a moto vac service on it and that helped it is sluggish and sputters at low rpm(under 2500)it runs out fine.fuel pressure remins constant when sputtering.when doing fuel lea...
1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SL 3.8L Excessive Emissions, Poor Idle Quality, Surge, Stall VIN: BS45S5DDB0
Hi All, Vehicle will surge is noticeable at cruise, aborts smog tests. Unable to find any induction system leaks. Checked ECU circuits for continuity and voltage, all good except oil temp switch high. Disconnected switch to duplicate a warm engine. No change ...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300TE 3.0L No Start, Poor Idle Quality, Hesitation VIN: WDBED903DL
Checked fuel pressure was low, replaced both pumps and filter due to leaking and corrosion. Tested inputs to CIS computer, tested ect, trying to check the EHA valve but need a good procedure. Have the specs but not the steps without the dealer harness. When tr...
1990 Mercedes-Benz 300SEL 3.0L heater VIN: WDBCA25E4L
Hope the Mercedes techs can help. This car came in with two problems. 1st was no correct fan and no correct air delivery. 2nd problem is no heat. We fixed the first problem by replacing the control assembly and the vacumn manifold that controls the flaps for a...
1991 Mercedes-Benz 500SL 5.0L No Start VIN: WDBFA66E8M
Hi I am a first time user and some how I closed my post by adding where I was at with car to the post. So I'll try again. When this car does not start there is no spark, if I leave the key on until my scanner makes communication w/EZL (ignition module) to get ... Trouble codes: 7 (No td signal from EZL signal illogical), 27 (Comunication between EZL and CIS-E Module defective)
1999 Mercedes-Benz E430 4.3L Service Reminder VIN: WDBJF70H4X
It was just a simple oil change service. We went through the service reminder reset procedure; closed the door, waited for the dome light to go out, turned the key to position 2, pressed the O button twice, turned the key off, pressed & held the O button, turn...
1999 Volkswagen Jetta GLX 2.8L abs VIN: 3VWTD81H3X
ABS light is on all the time. Previous owner had the car to a dealer that told him it needed a new ABS module. We replaced the module and tried to clear the codes with a Modis and no luck, the light is still on. Induced a code by unplugging the left frt whl sp...
1999 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L Poor Fuel Economy, lack of power VIN: 3VWCF21C8X
This customer started about 15k ago complaining about the fuel mileage dropping to 30 from 50 mpg. The problem has progressed to a lack of power similar to a bad MAF. The full throttle test flunks (610mg/H and 1750 boost) but if the readings are done @ 2500 rp...
2001 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Hesitation, MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSD69M31
Now after 2 days and 160 miles the CEL is on again. The code list isnt as long but still here. We replaced air mass meter and turbo overrun cutoff valve for the pressure drop between turbo and throttle body. We replaced the breather hoses. We also replaced the... Trouble codes: 17748 (P1340 Camshaft Position Sensor), 17705 (P1297 Pressure Drop between turbo and throttle valve), 18032 (P1624 TCM Code - Intermittent ECM Communication Failure)
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L MIL Lamp on VIN: 3VWSP69M02
This is basically a cut/copy/paste of what we had to do on the vehicle. Vehicle towed in. Battery dead. Charge battery. Client concern: Odd burning smell. Large black wire at battery was hot to the point where it was melting the plastic of the fusible link ho... Trouble codes: 17068 (unknown code)
1991 Volvo 740 2.3L No Start VIN: YV1FA8847M
Customer came in saying that car would not crank at times.Only happened twice with us over a three week period.Every time every thing test fine like I stated below except no inj. pulse.Does not matter if car is hot or cold.
1992 Volvo 240 2.3L No Start VIN: HDHFBUF48R
hey guys got this car and there is no spark coming from the coil put new coil and still no spark.There is power coming in on the negative blue wire with the ignition on and when cranking and power coming out of positive red and white wire am i missing somethin...
1998 Volvo V90 2.9L No Start VIN: YV1KW9604W
Engine cranks, but does not start. Closed relays (fuel pump and ignition) to get fuel and spark, but still no start.

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1997 Audi A4 1.8L dash display screen VIN: WAUCB88D1V
An overwhelming response informed us of a button on the underside of the light switch lever that turns on and off the display on the dash. I suppose it is there if someone is distracted by these warnings and wants to shut them off. After talking with the techn...
1997 BMW 740iL 4.4L MIL Lamp on VIN: WBAGJ8324V
Code 139 seems to be straight forward. The definition (not present in mitchell or shopkey info. systems) appears to be electric thermostat first stage or map cooling thermostat control circuit either case a new thermostat should resolve the iss... Trouble codes: 139 (Not defined), 175 (Pedal value sensor 1 adaption).
2000 BMW 528i 2.8L Starting VIN: WBADM6340Y
Sorry guys for being so late. The no start condition was so intermittent that I wanted to make sure it was fixed. To all that responded thank you so much. I think it was 9 out of 11 that alerted us to an inherent ignition switch failure. We replaced it and h...
1997 Jaguar XJ6 4.0L Starter/False engagement VIN: SAJHX1241V
Once we continued in the area of isolated the circuit wire at ignition switch we found that red/white wire had a small rud spot in it near the telescoping motor and when the column was in the running position it allowed the spot to find ground depending on vib...
2001 Mercedes-Benz E320 3.2L starting VIN: WDBJF65J61
the fix was greasing up the ringgear,starts right up,these benz's sure are strange.never had to do that before.
2001 Volkswagen Passat GLS 2.8L Oil pressure light VIN: WVWTH23B51
We dropped the oil pan and checked for signs of sludging or constriction in the oil pickup tubes. There was no sign of sludge and the tubes were both clear. We replaced the oil seals on the tubes in case they were sucking air and then put the pan back on. We t...
2001 Volkswagen Golf GLS 1.8L MIL Lamp on VIN: 9BWGD61J71
Thank you all who replied to my post. All your help was greatly appreciated. I would also like to thank a fellow technician named David [...], a VW master technician from Ontario California. He was kind enough to leave a number to call him, and even took time... Trouble codes: P0172.
2001 Volkswagen Beetle GLS 1.9L glow plugs VIN: 3VWCP21C71
I would like to thank everyone that replied: Rui [...], everyone hit the nail on the head. The 'shut down flap' was indeed stuck with carbon. Although ...
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L cruise VIN: 3VWSP69M92
Thanks to all who responded Yes it was the brake light switch...glow plug light is out and cruise works fine..
2002 Volkswagen Jetta TDI 1.9L 5th gear VIN: 3VWSP69M72
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