Apparently my engine had condensation in the brake fluid, power steering fluid and oil. Access the assembly used by the daytime running lights. I then noticed the old bulb wasn't burnt out. Typical metallic grinding at low speeds, as described by other reports. To access the lights twist the cover off behind the light to get to the bulbs. Condensation can be seen dripping all around the fuse box under the steering column which has always been a constant problem with a jetta. The approximate failure mileage was 35,999.
Just be sure you remember which wire came off which cause they are not plug and play connectors. I work part-time Uber at night and now I can go out. Someone else told me it could also be the key-ignition switch?. Check before purchasing by switching fuses 45 and 46 and if the lights begin to work properly then that was the problem. Set the Test Conditions according to Step 1 above. Third time lights came on uncommanded.
Disturbing when all lights are factory type. Use a Phillips screwdriver to remove the light assembly. What typically happens is the wiring inside the light housing melts and the bare wires randomly touch each other. The other option is to go trade the car in if its still in decent shape and mileage and go get a chevy cruise which is a much better car for a low climated area. Thank you - we appreciate it, we work hard to bring the best products and warranty to our customers which leads to good customer service.
Deathjam4 answered 3 years ago next time it happens use your phone to record it when it happens. When replacing the switch i noticed that while pushing in the turn dial, it was very hard to press and I thought at one point was going to break it. If where I lived was lit up I never would have noticed both my bulbs were burnt out!. Make a short connection between those two wires, easiest way is to do it by usin simple paper clip. It has just recently gotten really cold here in North East Ohio, snowing, and both bulbs went within 3 days of one another. Audis tho are technically the best i have had for snow and cold tho but they are expensive.
If you wish to replace the wiring with factory replacement parts, there is no service parts for the lamp, you must replace the entire housing unfortunately. Problem solved with much thought, repetitive tests on the vehicle and going back to the basics -- what does the Owner's Manual say and where are the applicable fuses and relays located? Passenger led headlight ring excessively dim. That's bad design with safety risk involved. Place all of the screws in a safe place so that none of them are lost. The vehicle was not taken to a dealer to be diagnosed or repaired. Nov 22, 2012 absolutely not the timing belt has no connection to headlights,first locate and check any headlamp related fuses located in either fuse box underhood or in dash area if no lights on high or low beam may pull headlight bulbs and check unlikely both go bad once this may end up being multifunction switch on steering column your turn signal lever is what you pull back on to switch rom high beam to low beam correct? The manufacturer was not made aware of the failure because the customer service number was busy.
Maybe the switch is the problem as you've said Deathjam4. Checked the fuse and it's still good. I checked fuses; though Volkswagen does not provide or publicly publish fuse box diagrams, I was able to confirm continuity on each fuse. When the headlight switch is turned on the green and yellow wire running in the back of the headlight switch harness has no power, but if the switch is in the on position it has power. Many on this thread owe you thanks Deathjam4.
I had to drive with high beams. For motorcycles, this feature is extremely beneficial for safety, as daytime running lights makes motorcycles easier to see. Deathjam4 answered about a year ago I had some simalure issues with my 2012. Constant use of the high beam switch will create arcing on the low beam switch which makes the contacts not conduct electricity anymore. Nov 28, 2012 These trucks are known for bad multifuction switches. You can buy the socket; but, the problem is with the original design.
The main problem here is cold and moisture which pulls your switch apart when its cold and damp. Dealer says clips need to be replaced on drivers side. The problem was noticed after I had to recieve a boost one cold winter day. You will need to do a little testing to find the problem. The daytime running lights will shut off if you depress the parking brake - check if it is fully released.
. After checking all fuses and replacing any bad ones. Like the high beams worked but low beams and third brake light went out and etc. I did research on this matter to find many Jetta owners are having the same issue these bulbs are not cheap to keep replacing them every couple of months, and the safety issue has to be considered here. The parking brake is released. In most high moisture areas with snow and cold there has always been moisture issues with vw's and audi's and it causes all sorts of issues.
This is major safety defect that is known to vw. Wed Jul 29, 2009 8:26 am aldbusto Joined: 24 Nov 2010 Posts: 1 i am having the same problem with my 04 passat. Don,t just look at them. Before I check every fuse, I'm hoping someone can tell which if specific fuse s I should be looking at. In some vehicles, the daytime running lights use the same light bulbs as the headlights. Most vw's have a staight bulb with a metal flex bar over it that latchs down. Also, when you push the recirculate button the brake light comes on on the cluster, it beeps at me, and I lose power accelerating.