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Vw passat 1.9tdi

Interior lights dont work,electric windows have stopped working, both electric door mirrors and the doors have to be opened and with the key the key fob stoprd working I have the same problem with a 98 Passat. Water in passenger footwell. Internal lights not working. Electric windows not working. It has been like that for 2-3 weeks. Now today, it wouldn't start and I have an engine management likj=ght and another light on the dash. I'd appreciate any ideas on what it is.

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  • Jennifer Freitas Mar 28, 2009

    Power windows not working, FOB not working, interior lights not working..... how do we solve?

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    there is no electricity in the car. I went to my car after a gap of 3 days and the electricity is off - it had to be opened manually, no lights working, my key does not start the dash board and of course does not start the engine. What could be the problem? Please help

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The water in the footwell can make the wiring rotten check under the tape for any corrosion,i have changed a couple of units that have blown due to the water but it is a common fault

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