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2002 Audi A6 Quattro 2.7L Accessories VIN: WAULD64B12
the radio on this A6 stopped working 2 weeks ago. the problem is the radio stays illuminated. key or no key, day or night. the customer is worried it will drain the battery. has anyone seen this. does the radio stay light when it dies? thanks, Jeff
1994 BMW 325is 2.5L ignition lock cylinder housing VIN: WBABF4329R
Need info on replacing lock cylinder housing. DO you need key tumbler installed before turning inside housing mechanism? I installed a new housing and the little pin at bottom fell out so mechanism wont work, Got another one and turned mechanism while it is ou...
2001 BMW X5 3.0i 3.0L using oil VIN: WDBFA53531
Hi guys. I have fixed many bmws with this same problem-this engine uses around one quart of oil a week and has signs of blue smoke when you hit the throttle-plugs all have some signs of burning oil-I test for a ccv problem with a mbar vacuum gauge on the oil c...
2003 BMW M3 3.2L key remote VIN: WBSBR93433
The doors won't work using the remote. The customer has purchased a new key from the dealer , but none of the keys are programming. I checked all fuses- checked ok and pulled codes-none found. The door locks work ok with the key inside the door and with the ce...
1997 Mercedes-Benz C280 2.8L Cooling fans VIN: WDBHA28E1V
Cooling fans in front of radiator are constantly on. Replaced coolant temp sensor and fans (noisy). Temp is up to level. Still the same problem.All replys appreciated
1986 Porsche 944 2.5L inst. cluster, sunroof VIN: WPOAA0945G
This car came in with an intermittent total failure of the instrument cluster. What's unusual about it is the customer's observation that, when the cluster is in failure mode, the sunroof will not open fully. The sunroof will open to the position required for ...

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2004 Jaguar X-Type 2.5L catlist code p430 VIN: SAJEA5D13X
i removed the harness from the ecu did a contunitity test on the wires for the oxygen sensor and found the yellow wire has an open so i rewired the curcit from the ecu to the o2 sensor plug. it seems that with british cars always have issues with electrical wi...
2000 Saab 9-5 2.3t 2.3L Ignition switch VIN: YS3ED48E8Y
Well I opted to replace the whole ignition housing and shifter assembly with a salvage yard one. Came with the twice module also but after installing car wouldn't start and a code for imobalizer active would set. Towed to dealer and they re-programmed it. Car ...
2000 Volkswagen Golf GLS 2.0L MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWGC21J3Y
Hi- sorry it so long to close this request but I thought I would have got more advise.At this time I can only assume that the Vag system only has limited capabilities.It still is a good scanner.I did check out the purge valve like I mentioned.I ended up replac... Trouble codes: P0440.
2002 Volkswagen Passat GLS 1.8L Misfire, MIL Lamp on VIN: WVWPD63B62
Finally have this one fixed. Ended up being that the ECM was improperly reflashed by the VW dealer. Took to another dealer , they reflashed and all is well now. Guess you can't always depend on the professonals in there own car line. Nerve racking but a good l... Trouble codes: P0300 (misfire detected), P0303 (cyl 3 misfire), P0302 (cyl 2 misfire), P0304 (cyl 4 misfire).
2003 Volkswagen Jetta GLS 1.8L Charging VIN: WVWSE61J83
thanks for all your help. the overwhelming response was to replace the fuse block and harness. we did just that, and all appears well. thanks guys! Jeff
2004 Volkswagen Passat GL 1.8L Cuts out VIN: WVWND63B14
hey everyone sorry it took so long to close but customer could not get car right back to us, again this one confirms to me that aftermarket parts will bite you every time, when car came in with misfire /cut out it had four new sti coils a other shop put in th...
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