Question about 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

I have a 99 vw passat and one day i smelt what smelled like burnt plastic or like an electrical fire and it somehow caused my windshield wipers, horn, lights, blinkers, and heater to stop working. my husband said all the fuses are fine and not burnt out so it has to be something else wrong. what would cause this??

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

Cabin air filter is plugged. Replace and vacuum out housing. The smell is coming from the fan which is being over worked.
I am not a mechanic but use my technical training to save on expensive repairs.

Posted on May 15, 2011

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Wipers sticking in upright position on 1999 vw passat


It sounds like they are in the "service position" If memory serves correctly do this to get them out of the service position:

Service position To get into service position:
  • After you turn your car off, tap the wiper stalk down. The wipers will move into the service position.
To get out of service position:
  • To move the wipers back, switch on the ignition and tap the wiper stalk down.

Jan 11, 2013 | 1999 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

2002 VW Passat GLX. Burnt oil smell from engine when I hit a bump


I had this problem with my passat... the valve cover gasket is slightly leaking. If you take the big plastic piece off the top of the motor (4 plastic fake screws you just have to twist) you can see along the edge of the valve cover if there is oil or not. Mine wasn't bad, but was doing the same thing you describe. Here is a write up on how to do it... really easy (http://www.taligentx.com/passat/maintenance/valvecovergasket/) or you can get a Chilton manual which will show you how to do lots of things yourself, usually $30-$40 for the book.

Dec 26, 2011 | 2002 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Windscreen wipers not working on my vw passat 2005 '05' but washers are working!


First time you must diagnose why windscreen wipers going slow and/or stopping.
If the windscreen wipers fuse is good:
In order to find out the cause of wipers stopping you can try follows:

1. Carefully extract the wiper arms from their axles (two pieces). In some cases you need to use an extracting tool. Heed of the windscreen !!!
2. Disassemble the plastic covers from the bottom of the windscreen.
3. With the bonnet up you can start the engine, (transmission in "N" or "P" position and parking brake on). Now you must switch on the control lever of the wipers, and go to the engine compartment. If the wiper motor runs let the wiper motor running for a few minutes and switch off. Go to the step 4. If the wiper motor do not runs you must check first the electrical feeding of the motor. It is necessary to unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and disconnect the electrical coupling (difficult assurance). If the electrical feeding is OK you must replace the motor - steps 5, 6, 7. If not you must check electrical connections, the control switch of wipers and electric cables.
4. Now you must check the two bearings of wiper mechanism with your hand. In the most cases the left bearing is out of order (is very hot). This is the most encounter fault of the wipers.
5. For have enough space to manipulation the wiper motor together with their mechanism you must extract the plastic cover of the engine computer box, and extract also the box screws. Then you can move slowly the engine computer box, just for a few milimeters.
6. You must disconnect the electrical coupling of the motor (difficult assurance), unscrew three bolts of the mechanism and extract together with the motor. You must move them slowly between windscreen and engine computer box until the wiper motor go out together with the mechanism. This is the most difficult operation!
7. Now you can repair the bearings, replace entire wiper mechanism or replace the wiper motor. It is not very simply, but it works.
Heed of the windscreen !!!
Refit all in reverse order.

Apr 14, 2011 | 2005 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Do you have instructions on how to change the battrery in a 2001 VW passat GLS?


Battery lives under windshield forward plastic panel and can be removed by peeling off the fire wall compartment seal to release the cover.

Put car in P or neutral.. remove ignition key. Obtain your radio code from records you have or dealership.

Open hood.

With 10mm wrench disconnect GROUND negative clamp on battery.

Ditto to Positive clamp. ( Do it in this order !.)

With 10mm socket, undo battery holder clamp in front of battery and lift away clamp and nuts.

Lift away battery.

Install new battery fitting the Positive battery clamp first then other parts as removed.

Do not bounce the GROUND battery clamp on the battery post as you install it as this can cause electrical damage to on-board electronics.

Jan 13, 2011 | 2001 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

1996 VW Passat - Random cylinder miss fire


Sounds like voltage concerne,have alt and battery checked.

Jun 18, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

1996 VW Passat - Random cylinder miss fire, worse


Pop the heed, see the air box on the very left? On top of that box is the Ignition Control Unit. Little black square w/ winds about 1/2"
thick....

That is the problem. Or Your MAF sensor...
I don't know how to chech the Ignition Control Unit with out the proper tester.

But the MAF is located directly below in side the box.
If you POP off the large hose that comes out of the front of the air box. You can see the MAF, spreay it some contact cleaner for electronics not BREAK CLEANER>>>>>>.

Regards

Jun 18, 2009 | 1996 Volkswagen Passat

1 Answer

Really bad blue smoke coming from exhaust smells really bad


it's burning oil the problem is either a burnt valve or piston rings

Jun 08, 2009 | 1998 Volkswagen Passat

2 Answers

VW Passat TDI turns but won't start.


99 vw passat 1.9tdi was driving sound but just died just turns but wont fire up

Apr 18, 2009 | Volkswagen Passat Cars & Trucks

Not finding what you are looking for?
1999 Volkswagen Passat Logo

224 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22156 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

8273 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...