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My 2005 passat epc light comes on when I am going to start the car but then It turns off. How ever it says on the manual that it might be an electric problem with the engine. I would like to kow What are some causes of this problem??

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Probably something shorting out. This is something that probably isn't going to be easy to figure out. You need someone that can diagnose it in person

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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change the EPC sensor, it will cost you only 100$

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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EPC= electronic pedal control it is a sensor and is located in front of the brake pedal . Depress brake with one hand ,the sensor with the other and release fast. this should disengauge the EPC lock listen for a thunk made by the EPC lock disengaging.

Go to auto zone. They will use a code reader to help you find exact component or components having errors. If its not the EPC.
it sounds like your mass air sensor or the throttle control sensor may be bad. Your gas and air may not be mixing properly thus causing your car to sputter, hesitate, and idle rough. It could be some other thinks like a bad plug or wire etc. Good Luck hope this helps. Please rate me if this helps thank you.

Posted on May 15, 2009

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find the trouble code find out wat code mean,s wat an replace wat is not working the code will tell u wat,s not working hope this help u

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SOURCE: EPC, ABS and BRAKE lights on 2001 VW Passat

unkown. that's why you need to take it to the dealer.

Posted on Aug 02, 2009

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With this being an ongoing problem you need a shop to scan the systems.

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