Question about 2005 Volkswagen Jetta
2005 jetta power steering amber warning light is illuminated.
owner's manual says it is a "caution" that there may be a problem with the power steering.
I cannot find the power steering fluid reservoir, so it must be that I have the Jetta with electromechanical power steering, and not hydraulic PS. I am have not noticed any reduction in the power assist, nor any other difficulty in steering. My car is the 2.5L, 5 cylinder,
Do I need to worry about this? My local dealer will charge me a minumum of $89 just to look at the car and do a diagnosis.
So I need some help!
If you do not know what you are talking about you really should stay out of a conversation. It dose not have a power steering pump or a reservoir or suction! It is electronic and needs scanned with a computer. God people open mouth and insert huge foot. Stay with your night time job your dam sure no mechanic!
Posted on Sep 10, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
First and foremost, (if not already done) check the powersteering resevoir to make sure it has fluid and it is full as well as having no leaks. If it's leaking you may see small dark areas where you frequently park, on the ground. If it is full, there is a chance you need a new one, a hose/line is broken or has a hole (leak). A mechanic is your best choice to find this out. If the resevoir is empty or low, (can be checked hot or cold; look for level indicators for each on dipstick); fill it up and drive for a day or two - check the fluid again (make note of any difference in steering after filling. Powersteering pump may also be belt driven, so make sure the belt is tight (no cracks, etc.) may need to replace belt.
Posted on Mar 31, 2009
I have a 2003 Jetta and the fuse box is between the dashboard and the drivers side door. There is a lid that covers it on the dashboard side. Inside there is a diagram/fuse card. The card has one top rectangular series of fuses numbered 8 through 23. Below is a square series numbered 24 through 44. The washer fuse is number 24 on the top left of the bottom square series. For me, I checked the fuse and it was good, therefore I am assuming that my pump is dead.
Posted on Jun 17, 2009
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This light will remain illuminated when the handbrake is engaged. Illumination after releasing the handbrake may indicate low brake fluid level (MUST CHECK THIS IMMEDIATELY AND RECTIFY).
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