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Discussion Starter · #1 · (Edited)
Valdez's First "Issues" Thread ...

Well I was on way back from Dunkin' Donuts this morning when Valdez sputtered as if it had a fouled plug. So when I got home I ran a VCDS Scan, so what you think? ...

Saturday,23,October,2010,08:15:32:21564
VCDS Version: Release 10.6.1
Data version: 20100831

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Chassis Type: 1C - VW New Beetle
Scan: 01 02 03 08 15 17 19 22 26 29 35 37 39 46 54 56 75

Mileage: 444840km/276410miles
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Address 01: Engine Labels: 06A-906-018-AEG.lbl
Part No: 06A 906 018 AB
Component: MOTRONIC M5.9.2 HS V06
Coding: 00040
Shop #: WSC 00066
VCID: 62C0656BC43D

3 Faults Found:
16989 - Internal Control Module: ROM Error
P0605 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
17536 - Fuel Trim; Bank 1 (Mult): System too Lean
P1128 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
16486 - Mass Air Flow Sensor (G70): Signal too Low
P0102 - 35-10 - - - Intermittent
Readiness: 0000 0000

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Address 15: Airbags Labels: 1J0-909-60x-VW3.lbl
Part No: 1J0 909 608 AQ
Component: AIRBAG VW3 S V04
Coding: 16721
Shop #: WSC 07455
VCID: 7DFA36175D83

2 Faults Found:
01217 - Side Airbag Igniter; Driver Side (N199)
32-10 - Resistance too High - Intermittent
01218 - Side Airbag Igniter; Passenger Side (N200)
32-10 - Resistance too High - Intermittent

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Address 17: Instruments Labels: 1C0-919-xx0.lbl
Part No: 1C0 919 950 D
Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRS. M73 W03
Coding: 02241
Shop #: WSC 00000
VCID: 29523247F98B

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv. Labels: 1J0-959-799.lbl
Part No: 1J0 959 799 K
Component: 07 Zentral-SG Komf.0002
Coding: 00256
Shop #: WSC 00066
VCID: 468899FB48D5

Part No: 1J2959802A
Component: 07 Tõrsteuerger. FS0022

Part No: 1J2959801B
Component: 07 Tõrsteuerger. BF0022

2 Faults Found:
00928 - Locking Module for Central Locking; Front Driver Side (F220)
27-10 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
00944 - Heated Exterior Mirror; Passenger Side (Z5)
35-00 - -

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Address 56: Radio Labels: None
Part No: 1C0 035 180 E
Component: RADIO 3CP 0001
Coding: 00403
Shop #: WSC 65535
VCID: 1A301D8BACED

No fault code found.

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I'm no mechanic and you have helped me out, but, IMO I see ICM which sounds like computer module not sending the correct air/fuel mixture. That would be worst case scenario I think. Maybe MAF/clean but I'm sure you did that. Oxygen sensor? Is your airbag light on? That should have nothing to do with sputtering though. :confused:
 

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Ok, here is an update. I cleaned the MAF, Throttle Body, PCV Heater and replaced the small vacuum hose on the heater. It started as expected and I'll be test driving it later today.
 

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Ok, here is another update; I have been researching the air bag igniter issue and here is what I learned so far. The igniter is replaceable, unfortunately the seat covering will have to come off and I will be researching how to do that.

A couple of warnings when working with igniters; DO NOT DO CONTINUITY TESTING because you could set it off. Also NEVER WORK on the air bag system with the key in the ignition.

The location for the seat igniters... there is a rectangular box just below the seat release handle, you can feel it; run your finger(s) down the side facing the back seat and when you get to the bottom edge, that is the igniter.

Do not miss the sequel ...
 

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I dont know the exact color coding on the VW's, but in almost all cars. The airbag wires are all "yellow". Be sure not to accidentally cut or pinch em. You could set them off.
 

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I dont know the exact color coding on the VW's, but in almost all cars. The airbag wires are all "yellow". Be sure not to accidentally cut or pinch em. You could set them off.
I will be going so slow a cautiously it will probably take me a month to do it.

Anyone have a spare drivers seat I can use until I get the Seat Igniter DIY finished?
 

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If you disconnect the battery and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The airbag module should be good to go and safe to work on. The waiting "should" discharge any left over impulses and after that. You should be free to go.
 

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If you disconnect the battery and let it sit for 5-10 minutes. The airbag module should be good to go and safe to work on. The waiting "should" discharge any left over impulses and after that. You should be free to go.
Thanks, but what I am going to do is get a replacement seat put in, so my seat will not be in the car by the time I get around to doing it. That way I still have a daily drive so I will not be under pressure to get it done.
 

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Here yyou go, D2B!

Anyone have a spare drivers seat I can use until I get the Seat Igniter DIY finished?
Home Depot $8.48 (may require leg shortening)

:roflmao:
 

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I finally got around to changing out the passenger drive axle yesterday; the DIY is here ...

Removing the drive axle is rather simple; 6 (8mm 12 point) bolts on the transmission side of the axle; the 3 bolts (13 mm) for the ball joint and the single axle bolt (30mm) on the rotor. I watched a You Tube Video of this guy removing the drivers axle on a 2004 Golf. Piece of cake I thought; well that was my first mistake! :banghead: Removing the axle was as described; however the re-installation was not even close! :banghead: Apparently the strut extended itself and the ball joint was at least two inches lower :eek:hnoes: than cross member that it connects to!! :rant2: I had to get help now, because there was no way I was finishing it by myself! :mad: My sons and I tried various ways using a jack to compress the strut and nothing worked! :banghead:

Then I remembered something I read regarding the steering components (another project), because I have to replace them to, as the rubber has dry rotted and cracked. I removed the bolt to the control arm and steering rod. The control arm could then be moved freely and we only had to compress the strut a little to match them up! :banana: And then it only took another 15 minutes to finish up!

Everything that I read about this, no one mentioned the strut extending; so does the self extending strut mean the strut is bad? :confused: Considering it is 14 years old, with 300k miles, I would not be surprised.

Well during my test drive yesterday a high pitched noise started; :rant2: So I am thinking great what now! :confused: Got home took the tire back off to re-inspect my work and noticed that the brake pads were thin; so I changed the front brake pads and no more high pitched noise.

Then to top it off the engine came on and here is the VCDS scan results ...

Saturday,18,February,2012,09:47:24:21564
VCDS Version: Release 11.11.1
Data version: 20111209
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Chassis Type: 1C - VW New Beetle
Scan: 01 02 03 08 15 17 19 22 25 26 29 35 37 39 46 54 56 65 75

Mileage: 483470km/300414miles
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Address 01: Engine Labels: 06A-906-018-AEG.lbl
Part No: 06A 906 018 AB
Component: MOTRONIC M5.9.2 HS V06
Coding: 00040
Shop #: WSC 00066
VCID: 62C0656BEE54919

3 Faults Found:
16989 - Internal Control Module
P0605 - 35-10 - ROM Error - Intermittent
16486 - Mass Air Flow Sensor (G70)
P0102 - 35-10 - Signal too Low - Intermittent
17536 - Fuel Trim; Bank 1 (Mult)
P1128 - 35-10 - System too Lean - Intermittent
Readiness: 0000 0000

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Address 15: Airbags Labels: 1J0-909-60x-VW3.lbl
Part No: 1J0 909 608 AQ
Component: AIRBAG VW3 S V04
Coding: 16721
Shop #: WSC 07455
VCID: 7DFA361777EA4E1

2 Faults Found:
01217 - Side Airbag Igniter; Driver Side (N199)
32-10 - Resistance too High - Intermittent
01218 - Side Airbag Igniter; Passenger Side (N200)
32-10 - Resistance too High - Intermittent

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Address 17: Instruments Labels: 1C0-919-95x.lbl
Part No: 1C0 919 950 D
Component: KOMBI+WEGFAHRS. M73 W03
Coding: 02241
Shop #: WSC 00000
VCID: 29523247D3E2021

No fault code found.

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Address 46: Central Conv. Labels: 1J0-959-799.lbl
Part No: 1J0 959 799 K
Component: 07 Zentral-SG Komf.0002
Coding: 00256
Shop #: WSC 00066
VCID: 468899FB62BCCD9

Subsystem 1 - Part No: 1J2959802A
Component: 07 Tõrsteuerger. FS0022

Subsystem 2 - Part No: 1J2959801B
Component: 07 Tõrsteuerger. BF0022

2 Faults Found:
00928 - Locking Module for Central Locking; Front Driver Side (F220)
27-10 - Implausible Signal - Intermittent
00944 - Heated Exterior Mirror; Passenger Side (Z5)
35-00 - -

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Address 56: Radio Labels: 1J0-035-18x-56.lbl
Part No: 1C0 035 180 E
Component: RADIO 3CP 0001
Coding: 00403
Shop #: WSC 65535
VCID: 1A301D8B8684999

No fault code found.

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OMG :crazy: What a Day!!!

It is going to be a busy spring!
 

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Well this morning the engine light turned itself off and for lunch I am doing the highway speed test drive. The drive axle replacement still did not resolve the shaking while braking; so the front struts must be bad, as I have already changed the brakes, rotors and the axle, but yet the problem still persists. :banghead:
 

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Well this morning the engine light turned itself off and for lunch I am doing the highway speed test drive. The drive axle replacement still did not resolve the shaking while braking; so the front struts must be bad, as I have already changed the brakes, rotors and the axle, but yet the problem still persists. :banghead:
How are your motor mounts? My car always felt like the engine was still moving forward while I was stopping and when I have to stop quickly there was a clunk. I changed all three motor mounts and that clunk went away.
I assume you already swapped out the sway bar bushings and the lower control arm bushing which can also cause suspension sounds and issues. If it is a pulsating while braking it is usually a warped rotor but you have already replaced the brakes. Perhaps it is a sticking caliper?
Good Luck! I know you put a lot of hours in your beetles. They should have all new parts by now ;)
 

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How are your motor mounts? My car always felt like the engine was still moving forward while I was stopping and when I have to stop quickly there was a clunk. I changed all three motor mounts and that clunk went away.
I assume you already swapped out the sway bar bushings and the lower control arm bushing which can also cause suspension sounds and issues. If it is a pulsating while braking it is usually a warped rotor but you have already replaced the brakes. Perhaps it is a sticking caliper?
Good Luck! I know you put a lot of hours in your beetles. They should have all new parts by now ;)
The motor mounts have been on my mind, but there are no noises, just shaking and it only occurs when light to normal braking and between 35-50 mph. I feel it building up by a pulsating brake pedal then the steering wheel shakes and if it gets real bad the car shakes.

There is no shaking during moderate to heavy braking. No noises or shake during any acceleration.

Mine is due for a timing belt change and I will check the motor mounts then.
 

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Well the CEL came on again and I know why. The CAT has started to growl loudly. Normally I would expect a rattle sound in the beginning and gradually grow to a growl. Nope, went right to growl and the funny thing is, some co-workers complemented me on my new exhaust yesterday. They wanted to know what exhaust brand I installed! :rolleyes:

I will post the VCDS scan later today.

So I have started looking into a replacement CAT and I know some of you have replaced yours. Just looking to see what brand you choose and why?
 

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I can't tell you what brand mine was, but I had a local muffler shop put one on for me. It was a universal fit, I imagine. <$200 parts and labor. Worked great and had the rear O2 bung. I was referred to the shop by my mechanic.
 
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