20 Most Recent 1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet Questions & Answers


Yes it's fine to drive with the service light on BUT it will need a service other wise you could end up with costly repairs due to engine bein neglected

These newer engine are not like the older ones

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Dec 19, 2017


try turning the idle screw counterclockwise. #5 in the pic below.
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1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 04, 2017


Could be the ignition switch. They often go bad. It's mounted in the lock cylinder housing mounted to the column.

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Aug 02, 2016


Can you swap switches? Will they interchange, if so buy a new switch for your original app.

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 02, 2014


door locks are held in by a spring clip in the shape of a flat "C". You will need to remove the door trim to get to it. The clip most likely be in the bottom of the door.

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 18, 2013


REmove the wire from the sender unit and earth on the engine next to it. If the light dosen't come then it is probably blown or you have a fuse problem in that circuit

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jan 29, 2013


First thing you need to do is figure out if it is a fuel or ignition problem.
You say you let it sit, does it have spark when it dies ?

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 04, 2012


Try another shop. There are kits to correct "camber". It is possible that the suspension or frame is bent. This would require a much more involved repair. A frame shop may be able to serve you better. It would help to know which numbers are out of whack.

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Sep 26, 2011


apply brake many time make sure the lights indicator is off when you apply. check brake light S.w
check rear brake light working while you apply brake .if manual gear box replace presure plate and clutch

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 04, 2011


That is very interesting.If you have spark to the distributor means that the coil and a CP sensor are OK.Than you have to check ignition leeds and a spar plugs.Did you put correct rotor and a distributor cup?Check compression of the cilynders

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jul 03, 2011


At that point, I think the best thing to do would be having the carburetor taken off, take it apart, put it in some gunk remover (Carburetor Cleaner sold in 1 gallon barrels), then wirebrush it all out, make sure all the jets are clean, buy a carburetor repair kit, and put it all back together with new seals. At how old your car is, it would probably be best for it. On the cheap side, all that needs to be done is having the carburetor's throttle accelerator pump fixed (Squirter). A shop should be able to do all this, but it's not hard, either.

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 24, 2011


Um... that sounds like you got the lil buggy in third gear. You have to be aware that first gear is allllllll the way to the left--it's spring-loaded. PUSH left, then up. You should have your shift pattern well memorized before you take it out onto the road.

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 12, 2011


So you have no spark from the coil or you have spark from the coil but not at the plugs. You said it turns over really fast? Have you checked the timing belt?

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on Jun 08, 2011


The problem is in the distributor. Either the pickup or ignition module.

1985 Volkswagen... | Answered on May 31, 2011

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