1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Repair and Maintenance

A guide to problems, costs, maintenance and repair for your 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

Reverse gear failures and noise in the manual transmission models are common.

Electrical issues that are difficult to diagnose—and sometimes intermittent—are typically due to ground wiring issues. The most troublesome ground locations are under the battery or at the engine.

Shifting issues due to internal problems in high mileage automatic transmissions can be difficult to resolve without transmission replacement.

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Turned the engine on and the "check engine" light is on now. It's sometimes missing when i start from a stop. Do you suggest driving at a high speed to reset the engine light? Also how do you know if you need transmission fluid?

When I turn key nothing doesn't even try to start. battery ok lights ok.

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Got this car almost 2 months ago, after totalling my previous car ((Which was not a VW)) and desperatly needed a car to get to work and school. Days after buying it, I thoughrouly regretted ever spending money on this pos. I've have to re-align the car twice already, replace nearly all of the lights, the left dashlight doesn't work, so at night I can't see how fast I'm going. ((I got some bl...

Overall, I LOVE this car. My cigarette lighter and cruise control stopped working at the same time. My motor for the top doesn't work, so I open/close it manually. But, still one of the best cars I've owned

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