Question about 2000 Volkswagen Golf
Hi, My golf had a recon alternator fitted at the start of the year and hasn't been right since. Some mornings it wont even turn over just click, its like it has a drain on the battery somewhere but there are other faults also; the battery light on the dash doesn't work, air temp goes up and down like a yo yo, ABS lights stay on, lambda light comes on, the red text display in the centre of the dash goes dim and brighter all the time...
Someone please help coz i know if it has to go to a garage it'll end up at a very expensive auto electrician and having a 5month old baby i really cant afford it.
With regard to the alternator, you could check that the battery terminals and earthing straps are all tight and free of corrosion, which might mean removing them to see.
As for the other problems there are 1002 things that could be wrong and the first step is to get the fault codes read, either by a properly equipped VW mechanic or you can do it yourself with a £15 interface cable, a laptop computer, free VAG diagnostic software. Plus a willingness to learn!
One thought about the red text on the dash - check your manual to se what that means - it might mean "don't drive me because it will cause serious damage".
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Posted on Jul 04, 2008
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