Question about 2003 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Fuel door switch doesn't work

The switches in the door for fuel door and rear hatch do not work.  Everything else seems to work on the car.  Do you know which fuse to check, or (I think) is the switch set itself bad?  I just bought this car so I do not know how long it has been this way.  It still has over 1/4 tank, so someone must have put fuel in it recently.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 22 Answers

Switch may bee bad or check if there is any lock close at fuel door switch.With ignition switch anlock and may open.

Posted on Mar 08, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

So far, what I have tried hasn't worked. Guess I will have to take off door panel. But which door? Driver side door locks and unlocks with remote, with key and with inside door switch. Passenger door...


Since the driver's door gets the most use, and all circuits run through the master switch, check driver's door first and check the wiring at the hinge area for breaks.

Jan 29, 2015 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car sensor problem


Sounds like the rear hatch switch has failed. remove the switch, and wiring. If the light goes out, then its a bad switch for rear hatch. Good-Day!

Jul 31, 2014 | 2001 Subaru Outback

1 Answer

My power door locks and rear hatch on my 2000 GMC Safari will not work. Everything else is still working. Any idea of what may be wrong?


There are two fuses associated with the door locks system. The first is the Cigarette Lighter Fuse (Fuse 13 - 20A). This fuse provides power to the switches to activate the lock/motor relays. The second fuse is the PWR ACCY Circuit Breaker (30A). This provides the power thru the relay contacts to the lock solenoids/door motor. Both of the are in the Instrument Panel (IP) Fuse block.

Nov 10, 2013 | 2000 GMC Safari

1 Answer

Door lock switch will not unlock doors but will unlock rear hatch and window switch works


i am amazed at the amount of people that dont know about vehicle forums there are at least 5 just for the cherokee alone
try cherokeeforum.com, or naxja.org, or cherokeetalk.com, or jeepgarage.com, jeepsunlimited.com

Feb 07, 2013 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

1 Answer

Rear hatch wont shut dome light off


I'm not familiar with the switch on that one. The quick fix is take bulb out of socket then find out what triggers the light. It's normally a small switch that is covered with a soft rubber cone shaped piece. It is normally on the body not the door.You will have to take the switch out to check it. Have you tried all the switches in the car? My car as a separate switch than the Light switch

Jan 18, 2013 | 2000 Ford Expedition

3 Answers

My 2006 ford escape alarm goes off for no reason while is park at work or at home in the drive way


Subject; 2006 Ford Escape

Re: dome light, door ajar lamp on dash, uncontrollable alarm activation. I just purchased the subject vehicle and did have problems with the factory (OEM ) alarm going off through the day and night. The first thing I did to fix the problem was; I removed all the door locks from each of the doors and disassembled them to ensure proper operation of the micro switches within each of the door locks. I also checked the hood trigger switch to ensure it was functioning correctly. I removed the plastic cover on the inside of the hatch to ensure proper function of the two door latches under it (one for the hatch the other for the glass). Still having the problems I originally had I decided my problem could be a bad ground to the frame. So I made another ground from a trigger switch to the chassis (frame). I made my ground connection above the headliner on the right rear of the vehicle. Raise the main rear hatch and pull the top section of the plastic corner post panel back, pull the headliner down to expose the multi pin connector going to the rear hatch wiring. In that bundle of wires is a black/White stripe wire. I soldered a wire to that wire and attached the other to ground. I would not suggest removing the locks from your doors or hatch, and oil/WD-40 won't work either. However high pressure air with carburetor cleaner seem to work best for me in making the door locks work smoother. Basically all the cleaner does is removed dirt and dust buildup from around the micro switch assembly within each door. You could potentially have a bad door lock to but can isolate them one by one. Good luck.

Jun 09, 2011 | 2005 Ford Escape

2 Answers

My rear hatch want open from the outside nor will the glass open. I had it checked and they said it wasn't getting power to the door but didn't know what the problem was.


I had the same trouble and found that I had to disconnect the glass hatch switch. It is probably defective like mine. I had to release the door by going from the inside and opening a little plastic door and open the whole hatch by using the emergency lever. Then I had to unscrew the plastic panel near the glass hatch and pry it apart just enough to disconnect the glass hatch switch. It is just a small connector that pulls apart. There are two connectors. One for the back wiper and then the glass hatch so make sure you disconnect the right one. This allows me to use the whole door but the glass hatch becomes useless unless you get a new switch.

Jul 05, 2010 | 2004 Mitsubishi Endeavor

1 Answer

Ford focus wiring


same thing happened to us.  My wife came home and said the rear brake lights were stuck on so I assumed it was the brake switch...not so. Took car for a ride and noticed rear wiper did not work and when I hit the brake the rear hatched opened and door locks blew out.  I started by looking at the wires in the gromet above the hatch and found almost all the wires were bare.  Therefore power was jumping  the bare wires and traveling back down the third break light and to the rear brake lights and visa versa.. a very dangerous situation.  The best that I can tell is the wires are so short in length that they pull and chafe every time you open and close the hatch...very poor design...   Note: we bought our vehicle brand new and some of the wires had electrical tape on them....seems mickey moused.

Jan 26, 2010 | 2003 Ford Focus

1 Answer

1994 jeep cherokee sport, rear dome light will not come on when hatchback is opened. Works fine if I switch on all dome lights (front & rear) via turning headlight switch. I am assuming there is some...


Look for a button like thing sticking out of frame where door closes, or even on door frame for same. May even look like a wedge shaped black button, spring loaded, try moving it to see. That will be your switch that turns on the light when open.

Dec 29, 2008 | 1996 Jeep Grand Cherokee

Not finding what you are looking for?
2003 Volkswagen Passat Logo

533 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

21949 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

61037 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

6812 Answers

Are you a Volkswagen Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...