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  1. A couple of years ago we had an MOT failure on one of the door locks of our 2002 1.2 Polo sticking. Unfortunately this cost us £400 to have repaired but since then other locks now intermittently stick. I try with the key in the door as well as the interior door button but the problem gets worse, even the one we had fixed has since started to stick which begs the question is it more electrical then mechanical ? The locks seem to work better when the car has been running a little but the problem does get worse these last few weeks. Don't use the car that much which won't help. Once a week usually. As the MOT is up again next month I don't want to be in the same scenario having to pay again for such an old car with over 100K on the clock, as much as I like the car still. Any advice what this could be please ?
  2. lewisedward91

    Speedo unit power plug

    Hi All, Just wondering if I can have some help please I have a mark 2 polo 86c breadvan 1990 Polo Ranger. I have had this problem on and off for a while but its really becoing annoying, on driving to work this morning I lost power to the speedo unit the clock works fine but I looseall the instrument lights and gauges. I had a look at it yesterday and straightened all the pins to think I have a loose connection or a break in the wire just wondering if any of you have had the same issue? by chance does anyone know when the pins are actually called as I am thinking if changing them. They are long and small with 2 teeth off the end to attach to the pcb its almost like a crimp. Thanks, Lewis
  3. Hi, I have a 1990 Polo (1 litre engine). The fuel gauge and temperature gauge occasionally used to stop working whilst driving along. This was an intermittent problem and apparetly happened at random. When it happened, it would last an hour or two or maybe till the next time the car was started. However about a week ago it became permanent. So now the fuel gauge and temp gauge are permanently not working. This problem also affects the cluster of warning lights in the middle of the instrument panel, but does not affect the time clock or the speedometer. All other electrics (eg, external lights, internal lights, wipers, etc are working fine). Anybody have any ideas what the problem might be? I am quite happy to dismantle the instrument panel, I just don't know what to look for after I do that. I'm hoping somebody can give me a few pointers to find the cause. Thanks
  4. Hi there, after spending numerous hours in the freezing cold with a multimeter I can say that there isn't a wiring issues on the drivers door of my 2005 VW polo, this part (see image) is attached to the window motor on the drivers side door. Im assuming it's responsible for the 'one touch' feature with the windows as they are able to open and close without you having to hold the switch. However through some testing I have figured that this might be why both windows are working intermittently. I came to this conclusion when I turned the ignition switch on and pressed the window switch down on both sides of the car and got nothing. I then proceeded to remove the larger plug from the top of this part and place it back in and then to my surprise the windows worked, and then they stopped, the issue I'm having is that the windows didn't stop working after I turned the ignition off and then back on again, it was almost as if it were timed. There is no corrosion on any of the contacts and non of the pins/clamps are bent out of place. is it worth spending £35 to replace this part in hopes it fixes the issue or have I wondered from the beaten track. please advise thanks very much.
  5. mbusby993

    Indicator issues?

    So I’m having an issue with my indicators. I noticed it once or twice before it became a permanent problem. Basically when I flick the indicator stalk either way, the light on the dash stays illuminated and the actual indicators themselves do nothing. There’s always been a problem with the hazard switch where if you press it, the same problem as above occurs until you wiggle the switch and then they’d flash. But they no longer flash either. Am I looking at an issue with the stalks here, or is it more likely to be a relay problem? I’m stumped and want to avoid throwing money at the wrong end of the problem if possible lol.
  6. Hey Guys Hope you can help me with this one, as its starting to really do my head in. Last Saturday my car died after pulling out from a junction, got it to the side of the road and tried starting it again. It was cranking over but not starting and the locks started locking and unlocking.. Thinking it was something serious I rang the RAC. RAC man came out and scanned the car, fault was to do with the engine control relay, cleared the code and then the car started fine, so drove it home. Few days later the car died again, scanned it myself and got P0688, car wouldn't start but still cranked so bought a new relay fitted it under the steering column. Car then worked fine for a few days, until yesterday when i started her up, picked the girlfriend up from work, and then parked outside our house. Ten minutes later I go out to the car to go out and the car wont even crank, absolutely nothing when i try to start the car. Like before the locks pop up and down on the turn of the key but no cranking this time. To get the car started I had to get a jump start, which allowed the car to start up fine. Scanned the car again and this time got P0685 which is a different code. Put the car on charge over night and seems to be okay for the time being, but can only be a matter of time before it lets go again. Some Google searching has suggested the J271 Relay under the bonnet. Could this be the cause? Any idea what this could be guys? Car is a Polo 9n3 Gti. Cheers in advance RamJam
  7. alastairrigby

    Electrical Issues

    (Mods please move this post if it's not in the correct part of the forum) Kind of a long one sorry but any help would be greatly appreciated I've had my 9N3 for three odd years now and largely it's been spot on but for the past 6 months it's been a fucking pig. Basically all started when I randomly got an EPC warning light out of nowhere, looked it up, replaced the brake switch and it was sorted but about a week later I got ABS warning light frequently and the power steering would cut out for no reason. However, if I turned the car on and off again it would be fine again immediately which showed me that it can't actually be a mechanical problem. On top of this a lot of the other electrics were temperamental as fuck, such as the stereo cutting out for no reason and the interior light flickering like mad. I assumed it was a bad battery and replaced it, which solved nothing, since then, I've had another battery, replaced the alternator, cleaned all the ground points, and replaced the positive and negative cables. For a couple of days it was spot on but tonight the headlights randomly cut out as I was driving and it took a good few tries to turn them on and off again. I've reached a point now where I feel like I'm just throwing money at the problem to no avail and everybody seems to have a different idea what it might be and it's simply not worth sinking that money into a bog stock 3 cylinder 9n3. If anybody has any ideas what it could be it would be brilliant because I'm at my absolute wits end, my brain's fried at thinking what it could be and I wanna sell the car asap but don't wanna sell it until I know the car is 100% reliable and safe and I'm not mugging anyone off. Cheers : AAASA
  8. Hi, I'm new to the forum just recently bought a 1.6 TDI polo 6r. Didn't notice it on test drive or on drive home however i seem to get a fault when the heater fans are on full the lights dim quickly and one of the relays clicks this wouldn't really bother me however when I get out of the car whilst its doing this it sounds like the engine is cutting intermittently. anyone got any ideas on what could be causing this i don't think the relay is faulty because if i turn the heater off and back on to half(2) the problem disappears. It feels like the fuel pump relay (449) Thanks for any help. Jordan. https://www.youtube.com/embed/vucxLm8-W9E
  9. I took my polo out last night to run to the shops, and as I was sitting at idle in the car park the car cut out. Tried starting it with no luck, just turning over. Haven't had much time to check things over as it was 11;30pm, so wondering if anyone could give any ideas to what the problem may be? All the info I can give: Dad towed the car and we attempted a bump start which got it running, but as it came to going up a hill it cut out again... (bump started again after) Spark plugs have spark, checked these when trying to start the car up. Fuel pump seems to be running. Unsure if related, but on the way to the shop noticed my car jolted as I was accelerating (wasn't accelerating hard), which I hadn't felt anything like before. Sounds like it's misfiring when it's idle (after listening after a bump start) but its irregular timing. Saw a video about wiggling the key as I turn it to see if it's the ignition switch, so trying that when I get home from work. I can't get round to taking a look for a couple days, and I'm a bit clueless as to what it could be, so does anyone have any ideas on what to have a look at etc when I get round to it?
  10. Car been running fine lately, even with all of the cold weather. However, just recently i've noticed that the EPC light has come and i'm not sure what it means. Looked in the manual and it says to take it to VW garage to get it checked. Any ideas? Did some research and a lot of people are saying its a faulty brake light switch, but as far as i know brakes are working fine. Thanks, Tom.
  11. I recently had some work on my car done to do with abs and got the car back and the alarm keeps going of when driving and is not disarming. any ideas what it could be? Or a quick fix?
  12. Hi all, Just a quick question. Below is a video of my clutch pedal in action. (1.03min in you can see what I'm on about) The bracket that I see moving behind it I assume shouldnt be moving and it indicated I have cracked welds? Do I need to replace the pedal box assembly? Thx Paul. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EmzQXWo6h-E
  13. Hello, I've got a 6n2 and i seem to have the same fault on both windows, when i use the switch to put the drivers side window down it will go do and stop but when i try to put it up it will go up dlightly then just go down so it bellow the seal then stay there and not move then il try put it up and it'll come up for abit and il have to push it the rest of the way so its closed. And on the drivers side it'll go down to where i want it then when i hold the switch so i goes up it goes up slowly then kind of just slows down and seems like its stuck, then il have to push it the rest of the way up whilst holding the switch. If anyone has any ideas or know what it could be ? Cheers Ben
  14. Hi There, and first I'd like to thank your forum (and others) for helping myself and my dad fit both parking sensors and cruise control to my polo and diagnose all manner of faults/tweaks on it. The fault on my polo is intermittent, and almost always follows a day of heavy rain, basically the steering light illuminates (wile driving or manuvering) and the power steering becomes heavy. Once this is triggered the next time the car starts the power steering may not start at all, and by switching it on and off a few times it'll eventually engage (with or without light and heavy steering). Our local VW garage identified it (with my persistence it was water ingress) that the connections of the pump and loom have water ingress and have had corrosion. Price to replace both the pump and the loom at about £1140 fitted! £1140 is a fair bit more than I'd like to spend, and I believe between my dad and I we have the skills to fix this ourselves, or at the least buy the parts for a local garage to fit for a lot less! The technical bits: I have a VCDS system and the fault is diagnosed (and agreed by the VW garage) as a short to ground, although currently its reset I believe it was on the reference voltage, when it reappears I'll post the exact fault. The controller is identified as: 6R0423156A Questions: 1.If I was to buy a replacement, can it be of a slightly different part number ie.6Q0423156? If so is this a direct drop in replacement or does it need some complex calibration? Suggested replacement parts: New: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/TRW-POWER-STEERING-PUMP-6R0423156-6Q0423156-VW-POLO-LUPO-IBIZA-SKODA-FABIA-NEW-/200973776369?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item2ecaf875f1 Different Part no:http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VW-POLO-1-2-ELECTRIC-POWER-STEERING-PUMP-6Q0423156M-6Q1423051AD-6Q2423051R-/251360198249?pt=UK_CarsParts_Vehicles_CarParts_SM&hash=item3a863c3e69 2. The garage was adamant that both the loom and the pump needed replacing, I can't personally see why the loom should fail (its just wires isnt it?) and might just need some tape to check its all sealed against water, to be honest the pump itself might still be ok and just need better water protection, what do you think? 3. Are there any service manuals/forum guides on the best way to access and replace the pump? Sorry for the long post and I hope its all in the right place, thanks in advance for the help.
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