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Spyder

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The Electronic Voltage Regulator (EVR) is not a separate component. The voltage regulator is actually a voltage regulating circuit located within the Powertrain Control Module (PCM). The EVR is not serviced separately. If replacement is necessary, the PCM must be replaced.


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Code 1705 is labeled "gear position switch shorted". If all is well with the transmission , i.e gear display is correct , shifts well etc problem may well be of a sporadic nature.


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Does the plug from the GPS fit securely? Some plugs are not configured for domestic receptacles. If the cigarette lighter works properly the socket is OK.....


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No. Requires interrogation , correction and clearing via appropriate scan tool...


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It has a timing belt. Replacement interval per VW is at 105,000 miles. Realistically should be done at 60,000 to 90,000 miles.


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Is the gear display fully highlighted , that is all gears displayed at once? If so the transmission is in "limp mode". At this point I would scan the vehicle to retrieve any fault codes stored. You can go forward with a diagnosis from there. Make sure the fluid level is correct , double check the installation , i.e drive shafts , shift cable , torque converter/drive plate and the like. If this a new transmission and it is an internal failure you may have a warranty. As an aside it is VERY EASY to damage the oil pump at the front of the transmission if the torque converter is not properly seated when the engine/ transmission are bolted together......


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A 1991 model has a completely mechanical hood release. The Targa models have a locking release knob , same key as doors. Just pull the release cable , by the drivers left knee.......


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If it is amber with a logo resembling "electricity" you are seeing the check engine light. If so you need to have the vehicle scanned to retrieve the fault info.


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Since brakes are involved be cautious. If you are so inclined , properly remove that wheel and carefully inspect the suspension and brake components for loose/worn parts such as bolts and bushings.


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Since a fault code has been set , if you scan the vehicle the information you get will probably answer your question. Many auto parts stores will scan vehicles as a courtesy.


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