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Vw polo electrical problem

My 2003 polo 1.4 wont always start. everything seems in order spark & feul wise but the car will sometimes swing but not fire . i suspect flooding I have a few problems with my N reg 1.0 litre polo.the electric mirrors wont work,all the lights work correctly except the brake lights dont brighten up at the rear when applying the brakes also the central locking doesnt work.any ideas?i am sure its all electrical

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  • lscott250 Jan 23, 2009

    not sure why my issue was linked to a 2003 polo 1.4 i dont have one of those,my initial question was based around the electrics and started with the words "I have a few problems with My N reg 1.0litre polo.? the throttle being carbed up wont help my brake lights and electrical mirror issue?

  • lscott250 Jan 23, 2009

    yeah sorry thought the rataing was for the website didnt realise it was like an ebay feedback thing.i fixed the car anyway a couple of fuses went in the electrics and the brake switch watch faulty new one on order.thanks a lot

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    i have the same problem

  • chris hadley Apr 15, 2013

    my 1.1 polo yellow warning light as come on saying co2 emmissions problem can anybody help


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The starting issue is probally down to the throttle housing being al carboned up.take it of and get it spotless,a toothbrush and some solvent is good.make sure you clean around where the butterly sits and the edges of the butterfly itself,dont just look from the top and think its looks ok take it off.

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  • fusster Jan 23, 2009

    So the problem was ?????????.please enlighten me

  • fusster Jan 23, 2009

    the symptoms you describe IE flooding are the exact symptons you get with a dirty throttle housing,no air is able to get in to engine.if this is not your problem then give more info or pay someone to fix it.

  • fusster Jan 23, 2009

    well it is linked as you can see and my advice is appropriate for that problem.Dont rate the fix as unhelpful just dont rate it

  • fusster Jan 23, 2009

    no worries glad you are sorted :)


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