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Vw golf 2.0 codes p0122 p0222 p1296 p0638

Has codes p0122 p0222 p0638 p1296

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Hi, have there been any running issues. I have replaced a few acclerator pedal units due to the codes. p1296 is different and further diagnosis would be rquired as this is a general cooling system fault.

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SOURCE: what does a P1296 trouble code on a 2001 VW jetta

P1296 is a cooling system malfunction. The two things that will set this DTC is a defective Engine Coolant Temperature (ECT) sensor or the thermostat.

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SOURCE: vw jetta 2002 code p1296/po118

Both of these codes indicate trouble with the signal from the coolant temperature sensor.

So either the sensor is bad. The thermostat is not working properly and the coolant temperature is truly way out. The wiring to the sensor is short or open. The computer is bad and it is manifesting itself through this fault.

Does the car warm up properly? If it runs hot, or takes forever to warm up, this indicates a problem with the thermostat.

If the car runs at the proper temperature the next thing to look at is the coolant temp sensor and wiring. Some resistance values for VWs are here:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=4267675

You might also be interested in this recall if your car is below 100k miles:
http://forums.vwvortex.com/zerothread?id=3694323

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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SOURCE: vw golf .... alpha...... safe 2

"2 safe" means that your radio was in safe mode, and then the code was improperly entered 2 times. you either need to disconnect your battery and leave it for up to 4 hours (i've been told), or leave your key in the ignition for around an hour.

once it comes out of "2 safe" mode, then it will just say SAFE and give you the numbers 1-0-0-0. You just need to enter the 4 digit code (using your pre-set numbers 1-2-3-4 to change the numbers), then hold the seek > button and your radio should come on.

If you don't have the code, call VW. they'll find your code for free. they did for me. if not they'll charge like $50 or something.

Posted on Apr 11, 2010

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SOURCE: I have a trouble code P1296 & P0302 on my

17704/P1296/004758
if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } 17704/P1296/004758 - Error in Mapped Cooling System Possible Symptoms

  • Cold start issues
Possible Causes
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62) faulty
  • Coolant Thermostat faulty
Possible Solutions
  • Check Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62)
  • Check Coolant Thermostat

16686/P0302/000770 Contents if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } 16686/P0302/000770 - Cylinder 2 Misfire Detected Possible Causes
  • Ignition system
  • Fuel injectors
  • Fuel pressure
  • Running out of fuel
  • EVAP canister purge valve
  • Evaporative emission system
  • Low compression
  • Base engine problems
  • Controle Module damaged
Special Notes
  • This feature search for engine misfire in a specific cylinder. Most of the time the cause for a misfire is a lack of combustion in a cylinder due to absence of spark, poor fuel metering, or poor compression.

Posted on May 07, 2010

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Sound like a electrical problem there...


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DTC P0222 - Throttle/Pedal Position Sensor/Switch "B" Circuit LowThe Throttle control module contains two throttle position (TP) sensors with a common 5 volt supply, a common ground, and two independent signal circuits that vary resistance according to changes in throttle plate position. The ECM measures the signal voltage from each TP sensor, which is a reduced value of the ECM 5 volt reference. As the throttle plate opens from 0% throttle to wide open throttle, the voltage on the TP sensor 1 signal increases from 0.6 (+/-0.2) volts to 4.3 (+/-0.2) volts, while the voltage on the TP sensor 2 signal decreases from 4.4 (+/-0.2) volts to 0.76 (+/-0.2) volts.

If both P0122 and P0222 are set, circuit 486 may be either open or shorted to ground.

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Hi there:DTC P1779 - Engine Torque Delivered to TCM Signal
Engine torque signal below lower limit delivered to TCM. I've read these occur when there is a communication problem between ECM and TCM (Transmission Control Module).
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My 2001 Jetta GLS Check engine light is on and I am getting 2 trouble codes P0171 and P1296. What does this mean? My temp gage is also reading nothing at all. 1 more thing I noticed when my low fuel light came on the other day my temp gage began to work but when I filled up with gas the temp gage went to zero again.

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,,,,, I pulled this off of the OBD home page, It is a close shot for your car, Hope it helps.

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I have a trouble code P1296 & P0302 on my 2002 Volkswagen Golf. Can you tell me what these codes mean and how to fix


17704/P1296/004758
if (window.showTocToggle) { var tocShowText = "show"; var tocHideText = "hide"; showTocToggle(); } 17704/P1296/004758 - Error in Mapped Cooling System Possible Symptoms
  • Cold start issues
Possible Causes
  • Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62) faulty
  • Coolant Thermostat faulty
Possible Solutions
  • Check Coolant Temperature Sensor (G62)
  • Check Coolant Thermostat

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Special Notes
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"2 safe" means that your radio was in safe mode, and then the code was improperly entered 2 times. you either need to disconnect your battery and leave it for up to 4 hours (i've been told), or leave your key in the ignition for around an hour.

once it comes out of "2 safe" mode, then it will just say SAFE and give you the numbers 1-0-0-0. You just need to enter the 4 digit code (using your pre-set numbers 1-2-3-4 to change the numbers), then hold the seek > button and your radio should come on.

If you don't have the code, call VW. they'll find your code for free. they did for me. if not they'll charge like $50 or something.

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