20 Most Recent 1996 Volkswagen Golf Questions & Answers

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1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 06, 2019

It sounds like a heater cord problem .The heater cord is basiclly a small radiator on the inside of the cabin .On older vehicles sediment tends to fill it up so less coolant can flow through it their for less heat can transfer from the engine witch is the source of the heat into the cabin .Some vehicles also have a gate valve or ball valve that turns and shuts off the coolant flow the from the water pump witch drives the coolant every ware it needs to be in the entire system your control inside the cabin opens and closes this valve to let coolant into the heater core if you even have this valve .The best way to tell if the heater core is flowing is to warn the vehicle up to operating temp look for the 5/8 heater hoses going to the left side of the fire wall there will be 2 of them 1 is in 1 is out .One side should be much cooler with the heat on full if not its the core or the valve if you have one .

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 03, 2018

Check the fuel pump is maintaining pressure.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 24, 2018

have the battery replaced and then use a scanner to reset the ECM

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 10, 2017

Usually, when a part of car that is run by battery failed, first
thing to check is the FUSE from the main fuse box or
a fuse box somewhere under the hood. Next is to locate the
motor that drives the sunroof and have a qualified electrical
mechanic check the motor, If the fuse is Ok, and still
stopping, then check motor and you may find that only the
carbon is the problem. If still the carbon is ok and the
sunroof still stop, you may ask the mechanic to check and
test the "Stator" and "Rotor" that has failed and may require
rewinding of the coil wire.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 08, 2017

This system can be scanned for faults, you need that scan done to see what is wrong in the electronics, this takes a dealer level scan tool.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Mar 28, 2017

The switch is under the brake pedal on the floor pan

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 30, 2017

The alarm system needs to be de-activated by turning the key to the unlock position at the drivers door lock cylinder when re-connecting the battery. The alarm control module cannot be disconnected otherwise the vehicle will not start.

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Feb 23, 2015

No such thing as a brain box


Lots of names for various vehicle computer
modules & they seldom fail

No signs & nothing you can check & little
a professional can check,some day the shops
will be up to speed, but that is 20 years way

Why not tell us the complete story,with details,test
result & such or go to a dealer or local shop for that
secret your keeping about the car

1996 Volkswagen... | Answered on Nov 20, 2014

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