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  1. Engine, Transmission and Exhaust
    I bought a 05 V6 Touareg for my daughter's first car and it drove OK briefly after purchase (I did notice it would struggle after 4000 rpm but I dismissed that). So I filled it up with gas, then I could barely make it home - the engine kept bogging and I had to keep goosing and restarting until...
  2. Mobile Electronics and In Car Entertainment
    Hello All, I just bought a 2006 Touareg. Upon getting it home I noticed that all the front speakers were dead except the front center. I tested the voltage outputs and all channels were putting out. I changed the amp anyhow to another used one and had zero sound still. I hear absolutely nothing...
  3. Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    Hi Everyone - I appreciate you taking the time to read about the ongoing saga of my electrical issues. Any advice is greatly appreciated as I am having no luck with VW certified repair shops. I have a 2017 Volkswagen Touareg with several persistent electrical issues. The first issue began a...
  4. Classifieds
    I bought the kit from the dealer for my 2011, but sold the vehicle before installing it. Paid $398, Asking $300 OBO. Brand new. Has only been taken out of the box for pictures. Thanks for looking.
  5. General Maintenance & Repair
    I replaced my battery 2 days ago. These are the steps I took. Please message me if you have questions, I am happy to help. Vehicle in this example: 2011 model year, 2010 build year, Touraeg TDI 3.0 Sport with 195,000 miles with factory battery CAUTION: if you do the work described below...
  6. Classifieds
    Hi, I am low on options, so I thought I would post this here. I'm looking to hire someone (preferably someone who has had experience installing one of these) in the OC / LA area to install my wiring harness for the tow package. My treg didn't come with a tow package installed (ie, no...
  7. General Maintenance & Repair
    So I had an odd problem where my headlight wouldn't go on until i honked my horn in the mornings (and then my horn died out).. http://www.clubtouareg.com/forums/f43/driver-side-headlight-wont-go-on-until-i-honk-the-horn-which-is-also-dying-help-226041.html One of the comments was correct and...
  8. General Maintenance & Repair
    OK, I just joined the forum this morning. We're a long-time VW family, but making our first foray into Touareg. We found a 2005 V8 for a GREAT price, but she needs some help. Just got it home Saturday, but here's what I know so far: 1. When we start the car, we get the "System Fault -...
  9. Touareg Exterior Mods
    I am in the process of importing my Touareg 2014 from US into Sweden, where the car is already located. The inspection requires modifying the tail lights to European standard which means that the directional tail lights should be amber. The VW dealer declared unable to perform this. The Euro...
  10. General Maintenance & Repair
    Hey everyone, Ive owned the treg for a few years but I am new to the sight. Recently I had the passenger side headlight go dead. and then the dash lit up with almost every light imaginable. I changed the headlight unit, ballast and all, but its still dead. The car works but occasionally will...
  11. General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a battery less than one year old from dealer. I have a new B+ battery/alternator cable less than one year old. Replacing this gave me pretty constant 13.5V. I have a 2004 V8 that was stone dead after three days of sitting at 15F. At Idle the voltage hovers around 12V, but bounces...
  12. Mobile Electronics and In Car Entertainment
    So, first off let me say I love my Touareg... but, a couple months after I bought it the front door speakers (drivers and pass) would stop working for a week or two then would work for a month, and then repeat. And, when they did work, when the car was turned off, they would randomly "pop" a...
  13. General Maintenance & Repair
    I have a 2006 V6 Gasoline Touareg, love the heck out of it, but recently, a "thump' sound has presented itself each and everytime it sits after killing engine...and you can hear about 5 or 6 "thumps" from the speakers, like portions of the vehicle are shutting down. Each morning...when...
  14. Gas/Electric/Hybrid/Powertrain | V6, V8, W12, FSI
    I replaced the alterator/battery B+ cable ($10 from ECS Tuning) on my 2004 V8 with air suspension. Took me about twenty-something hours to complete and I wanted to share some helpful tips for anyone else tackling this job: 1. The nut on the alternator is 13mm. I had to use a craftsman max...
  15. Touareg Exterior Mods
    I was asked to install 16inch LED strips onto a family member’s 2008 touareg 2. I have a jetta and I did it by splicing into the day time running lights from the headlight harness. I was going to do the same with the touareg but I don’t know the mapping for the wires on the harness. The person...
  16. General Maintenance & Repair
    I got a chance to test the TREG's AWD capabilities a couple of weeks ago when we had a light snow here in the south. Unfortunately, on the way to work, instead of the tire pressures showing in the display, I see a Consumer's Electronics message. Then I noticed the battery symbol illuminated and...
  17. General Maintenance & Repair
    Ok, looking for some help here . . . A couple days ago the alarm on my 2005 Touareg went off without cause. The remote wouldnt work to disarm the alarm and the lock on the trunk hatch would not stop revolving. The alarm fianlly went off a minute or so after putting the key in the ignition and...
  18. Off-Roading & Towing
    This afternoon I went to connect my utility trailer to my "new to me" Treg. The trailer lights wouldn't work. Searched the manual and it states that trailers with LED lights may not be recognized. I've tried three different 4 pin converters and a light bulb circuit tester and they all do the...
  19. General Maintenance & Repair
    My 08 Touareg V6 (with 35,000 KM) just experienced a major system failure, which my VW dealer attributed to a 'bad connection' and excess moisture in the cabin, due to winter weather. This resulted in: - Differential system lock failure - Vehicle systems fault - Keyless access malfunction -...
  20. Touareg DIY and Technical Info
    Dear All, Just fitted a Towsure (non VW) tow bar and electrics to my Reg. The mechanicals was easy (x5 screws in each wheel arch / x5 below bumper and two under each light cluster - note i did slightly crack a light as it is difficult to pull them out of the knuckle).4 bolts each side to fit the...
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