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How The VW CC Trunk Harness Fails ~ Video

How The VW CC Trunk Harness Fails ~ Video Today we are looking at how the harness for all the rear lighting in a VW CC fails. If you have rear lighting not working, it may be due to the harness being split in the trunk. I have seen this issue give some techs a run for their money. Even though a light out is generally the bulb, you can’t discount the wiring too.

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Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me today as we break into the CC trunk harness:

  • What is the CC Trunk harness
  • What wiring issues happen with the CC trunk harness
  • How the CC trunk harness fails
  • Symptoms of CC trunk harness failure
  • Diagnosing CC trunk harness failure
  • Time to failure
  • Fix the wiring or replace the wiring
  • DIY or not to DIY
  • MKV door harness failure video
  • and more

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How VW keys fail

Today we are looking at how VW keys fail. Keys become a pretty hot button issue. They don’t fail all that much, but when they do it can be a real hassle. I also wrote a blog post years ago talking about the keys and why they cost so much. You can check that out at Why Does A Volkswagen Key Cost So Much?

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome. Also check out their new site at SHOPDAP.com

Join me as we break down VW Keys

  • What a VW Key is
  • What a VW key can do
  • How VW keys work
  • What is Immobilizer?
  • How VW keys fail
  • How VW remotes fail
  • How to check the VW remote battery
  • Time to failure
  • Diagnosing a bad VW key
  • Diagnosing a bad VW remote
  • Is this a DIY
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Keys and Remotes Fail ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome.
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How The VW 2.0T FSI Fuel Pump HPFP Fails ~ Video

Today we look at how VW 2.0t FSI (BPY engine) fails. This was a really common problem issue a few years ago. Failure of the HPFP, the cam follower, as well as the cam shaft.

Sponsor of the day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome.

Join me today as we break down:VW 2.0T FSI Fuel Pump HPFP

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Hey Everyone. Normally these failure videos come out on Tuesday. I had some audio issues so we are a little bit behind. Oddly enough I had ordered some new audio gear on Sunday. Gotta love that timing. 🙂 Today are are looking at how Volkswagen ignition switches fail. These switches have been failing forever. We are going to look at some ways that can happen.

Sponsor of the day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the fellas at DAP are awesome.

VW ignition switch issues

Join me today as we look at:

  • Quick note about the blog
  • What a VW ignition switch does
  • How VW ignition switches works
  • How VW ignition switches fail
  • Symptoms of VW ignition switch failure. (this part is fun)
  • Diagnosing a failed VW ignition switch
  • Time/miles of ignition switch failure
  • Is the VW ignition switch a DIY part?
  • and more

Trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Ignition Switches Fail ~ Video” on YouTube.

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Purge Valve failure n80

Purge Valve failure n80Today we take a look at more failed VW parts. This is the show where we look at how VW parts work, how they fail, and ways we can diagnose failures. We are looking at the Evap Purge Valve also known as the N80 valve. Something I didn’t mention in the video is, the N80 valve is called that because VW uses N80 as the identifier for that valve. Every valve, motor, and module is identified in a similar way.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the boys at DAP are awesome. Check them out! Here is a link to the N80 valve. Be sure to have your V.I.N. There are several different valves. VW N80 Valve

Join me today has we look at the N80 valve:

  • How VW Evap systems work. Link to Bentley Video
  • What the Evap Purge Valve does
  • How Evap Purge Valve works
  • How Evap Purge Valves fail
  • Signs of a failing Evap Purge Valve
  • Diagnosing an Evap Purge Valve
  • Is this a DIY part?
  • And More

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As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Also thanks to VW for hooking up some sweat VW Driver Gear.

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failed VW coolant bottle

failed vw coolant bottleHey everyone! As you all know, Tuesdays are failed VW part day. Today we are looking at failures of Volkswagen coolant bottles. This has been happening since the start of VW having a coolant bottle. Failures of this VW part comes in a few different forms. Luckily this is an easy DIY, and pretty cheap too. Check out all the Failed VW Parts videos on YouTube.

Sponsor Of The Day
Today’s show is sponsored by Deutsche Auto Parts. They are the VW and Audi parts experts. They have great prices and awesome service. Plus they work really hard on a ton of VW DIY videos. Paul and the boys at DAP are awesome. Check them out!

Join me as we break down the VW coolant bottle

  • What the VW coolant bottle does
  • How the VW coolant bottles works
  • How the VW coolant bottle fails
  • Signs of coolant bottle failure
  • Diagnosing VW coolant bottle issues
  • Is the coolant bottle a DIY part?
  • Get a new coolant bottle from DAP. (As always confirm with your VIN)
  • and more

Having trouble viewing? Watch “How VW Coolant Bottles Fail ~ Video” on YouTube.

As always, your questions and comments are welcome. Please post them below. If you would like to suggest a part of a show like this, email me Charles(at)HumbleMechanic(dot)com. Also thanks to VW for hooking up some sweat VW Driver Gear.

VW oil leakHey everyone, I hope that you are having a wonderful first Tuesday of 2015. Today we are taking a look at the failure of the 2.0T TSI (or TFSI) VW engine. For those of you that are new to the blog, every Tuesday, we look at a different failed VW part. As you will see we look deep into how it fails. This is one of the most popular shows here on HumbleMechanic.com. You can check out more Failed VW Parts videos on YouTube.

Sponsor Of The Day
The Sponsor of the day is DeutscheAutoParts.com. They are VW and Audi parts experts. They have awesome prices and incredible service. They also do great VW DIY videos. I have even made an appearance or two 😉

Today we look at the Rear main seal and see:

  • What the VW rear main seal does
  • How the VW rear main seal works
  • How VW rear main seal fails
  • Why the VW rear main seal fails
  • Ways to diagnose rear main seal failures
  • DIY or no DIY a rear main seal
  • Buy the 2.0t TSI rear main seal here.
  • and more

If you are having trouble viewing, watch “How The CCTA Rear Main Seal Fails ~VIDEO” on YouTube

As always, your questions and comments are welcome, please post them below. If you have a part you would like discussed on a show like this, email me Charles(AT)humblemechanic(dot)com and put “FAILED PART” in the subject. Or you can use the contact me form.

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