Question about 1998 Volkswagen Beetle

1 Answer

Electrical problem When the ignition is shut off and the key is taken out, everything still works including power windows, stereo, wipers, etc.

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Sergeant:

    An expert that has over 500 points.

  • Expert
  • 225 Answers

Hi,
Sorry I can't even begin to point you in a useful direction on this beyond a thought that the ignition key unit seems to think that the key is still in.
The only sensible way forward is to get a list of fault codes from the onboard diagnostic system and take it from there. You could either go to a VW dealer, or if you are technically minded you could buy a £15 interface cable, download some free "VAG diagnostic software" and run it on a portable computer.

If you post the codes here I or someone else might be able to offer alternative causes for any codes you have recorded.

Some people try to "reset" things on VAG vehicles by disconnecting the battery for 15 mins but this sometimes has disastrous consequences for the radio which then requires it's code to be entered again, and how many of us know our code and how to re-enter it? Take care!
D

Posted on Jul 15, 2008

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

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

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

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

2 Answers

Turn signal windshield wipers radio windows doorlocks all not working -fuses are all ok


Remind me not to ask for a ride from you. When you jiggle the key you are probably connecting, or re-connecting, the power from the ignition switch to that portion of the fuse panel that covers all those things that don't work. Except for the power door locks- that may be a separate issue. But everything else only has power when the key is in on (run) or start. And the fuses to them only have power from the ignition switch when the position is in on or run. You have a bad, worn lock cylinder, or a bad electrical portion of the ignition switch. You'd have to pull the cover shrouds off the steering column to see and get to the parts.

Sep 29, 2015 | 2001 Dodge Stratus

2 Answers

Car turns over but won't start fuel injector fuse and ignition fuses are good but no power is getting to them. also the stereo and wipers only work when ignition is on accessory. when its on r


Sounds like it could be a bad ignition switch-the electrical part, not the lock cylinder. When key is in the on position (run), those fuses should be powered. Are all the maxi-fuses good? They distribute power throughout the car's electrical circuits-like the fuse panel, for instance, so check the maxi-fuses. If good, probably the ignition switch is bad.

Apr 03, 2013 | 1997 Pontiac Grand Am

1 Answer

06 Colbalt Electrical System Dead


I would go to the positive terminal on the battery anjd check for black hard build up on the post and inside the terminal. This is lead sulphate and cause a high resistance to any high current flow. Clean both with sand paper until shiny and refit and tension properly. Do the negative also as it will have build up but to a lesser degree. If the battery lead runs through a connection box Check for tight connections there also. As to towing most towers have a wheel rack that fits under the tyres and lifts them clear of the road so it can be taken to to a shop.

Feb 17, 2013 | 2006 Chevrolet Cobalt

1 Answer

What is a BCM problem


A body control module is a computer component in an automobile that checks, regulates and operates electronic devices throughout the car.These devices may include any number of electrical driver aids, such as alarm, wipers, central door locks, windows, stereo, airbags, etc.

Nov 02, 2012 | 2003 Chevrolet Impala

1 Answer

Eletrical issues


i too have this car an the problem that my car will run but no wipers or stereo the as yr driving it clicks on . i tried everything fuses etc then i realised it was to do with the ignitiion and now if i jus wiggle it a wee bit it comes on straight away. or just turn car off straight away and try again .. this is how i came to conclusion it was my ignition i might not be right but its a quick fix.. hope this helped a lil bit ? KT:)

May 25, 2012 | 1991 Subaru Legacy

1 Answer

EF Ford Fairmont 1996, accessories stop when ignition switched to start


Eg wipers work while ignition switched to 'accessories' but stop when key turned to 'start'

I had this issue and took me ages and ages of wire tracing and probing. Your fuse box should have the wiper/windows accessories fuses. If you probe them and they aren't showing voltage, check wiring harness, check wiper motor voltage. My ignition barrel was the fault of all this, everything worked when switched to "accessories", but while the engine was running, the accessories turned off. The bottom of the ignition barrel pushed out, as the factory stopper groove bent out. All I did was cold chisel a dent back into the case. BAM fixed my windows/starting/wipers all in one go.

Nov 16, 2011 | Cars & Trucks

1 Answer

Car starts and runs fine, but no electric - no lights, heater, wipers, etc


i heard that when you cross the ignition wire (red) with the 12v constant (when installing a stereo) it shorts something out. by permanently crossing these you can keep your lights heater etc. working, although even with the key out. plz let me know if u findout what fries when their crossed, im tired of constant battery draw

Oct 14, 2009 | 1987 Nissan Stanza

1 Answer

Electrical


sounds like a short circut in the wiring to the wiper motor this will need a visual inspection then a continuity check through all power wires its best to take to a auto electrician as this is mostly there specialty

Jul 01, 2008 | 2005 Nissan Maxima

Not finding what you are looking for?
1998 Volkswagen Beetle Logo

135 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Volkswagen Experts

Colin Stickland
Colin Stickland

Level 3 Expert

22059 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

71231 Answers

Jeff Turcotte
Jeff Turcotte

Level 3 Expert

7001 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...