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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio

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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Problems

Drive Train -- Verified

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

Exhaust & Emissions -- Verified

The Check Engine Light may illuminate because of evaporative (EVAP) emission failures and/or intake manifold vacuum leaks.

Electrical & Lights -- Verified

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.

Engine -- Verified

A coolant leak may develop after oil filter replacement. When tightening or loosening the oil filter the filter housing may turn damaging the coolant o-ring seal. The recommended procedure is to hold the filter housing when tightening or loosening the oil filter.

Miscellaneous -- Verified

One or more power windows may fail. Our technicians tell us this is commonly due to a failed window regulator which will require replacement.

1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Questions and Answers

Vis, 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio, Gasoline, Gilbert, AZ

Just bought this in March had it checked by VW, said all was fine except front wheels? So I bought it. Have not driven it much may 200 miles since March. Noticed a puddle under the right front area...

tonicrispen, 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio, Gasoline, Miramar Beach, FL

Having the same problem with mine as delfuji, San Jose.(Does not blow cold air). Charge was checked & good & no leaks. Maybe the Mass Airflow Sensor? Another Help!!! PLEASE

akrenan, 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio, Gasoline, East Haven, CT

Hello,
My a/c works fine until the engine reaches normal operating temperature. As soon as it does, the clutch disengages and cooling fans turn off. I'm thinking it's the expansion valve...

tonicrispen, 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio, Gasoline, Miramar Beach, FL

Hey autotechpat...
Thank you for answering. Yes, the blower works(sort-of) When I have it on 4, it's cold for only a few moments, then it blows warmish air(not sure if it's road air temp...

wrench1956, 1999 Volkswagen Cabrio, 2.0L 4 Cylinder, Auburn, CA

Does anyone have a wiring diagram for the headlights for a 99 VW Cabrio

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1999 Volkswagen Cabrio Reviews

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 blue-light minis from walmart to replace the dashlights, those work amazing for any future references.))

A hole tore above the window in the back, so I had to plaster it closed with black silicone. ((Looks ugly now, but doesn't leak when it rains.)) Speaking of so; when it rains, the lip in my front window ((the drivers side)) doesn't catch the window, and it leaks terribly, soaking my seat.

The 'Brake' light is stuck on constantly, and thus I have to hit the steering wheel to make it go off, but it flashes back on every now and then, so I have to do that over and over again.

Last but not least, my latest problem. When I turn my steering wheel, the headlights, heat/air, and dashlights og off.
Fun fun.

So in all, unl;ess you're a Volkswagen junkie, steer clear of this pos.

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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