Club Touareg Forum banner
1 - 19 of 19 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
1,056 Posts
Discussion Starter · #1 ·
Is there a website i can go to get OEM part numbers?
I'm used to using BMWfans.info for my BMW.

The parts I need right now are a turbo regulator solenoid, I found a Turbo Boost Solenoid Valve, probably the same thing?

And the driver's side air bag igniter switch.

2004 R5 RHD
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,796 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
1,056 Posts
Discussion Starter · #3 ·

· Registered
Joined
·
20,262 Posts
A common fault, as Dragline mentions, was that the loom under the front seats, was made a fraction too short and, as the seat sags with age, or some fat lardarse squashes it, the wires disconnect just a fraction at the BIG yellow plug under the seat thereby rendering part of the air bag system inoperative and the airbag light pops on.

VW provided a short additional loom extension to fix the problem or you can just extend it yourself.

You will need VCDS to clear the fault and, whilst the light is on, remember one or more airbags won't operate . . .
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,056 Posts
Discussion Starter · #9 ·
A common fault, as Dragline mentions, was that the loom under the front seats, was made a fraction too short and, as the seat sags with age, or some fat lardarse squashes it, the wires disconnect just a fraction at the BIG yellow plug under the seat thereby rendering part of the air bag system inoperative and the airbag light pops on.

VW provided a short additional loom extension to fix the problem or you can just extend it yourself.

You will need VCDS to clear the fault and, whilst the light is on, remember one or more airbags won't operate . . .
I'm a fat lardarse! That's probly what happened.
Had the same problem with a Mondeo, it's not at all uncommon.

Never had any problem with my Explorer but I suppose it was designed for fat arse Americans.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,056 Posts
Discussion Starter · #13 ·
I'm a bit annoyed with Eurozone who did the VAGCOM check (2 hours = $240) to find the fault.
After some research it turns out the anybody who has anything to do with diesel VAG cars or any VNT type turbo knows what the problem is and how to fix it.

It's (most likely) sticky boost limiting vanes causing an overboost which causes limp condition.
Simple solution; clean the vanes using.......oven cleaner.
It's even been noted on this forum.
 

· Registered
Joined
·
1,056 Posts
Discussion Starter · #17 ·

· Registered
Joined
·
1,056 Posts
Discussion Starter · #18 ·
I've swapped the EGR solenoid and the Boost Control solenoid over, they're the same part apparently.
I read on a forum somewhere you could do that to troubleshoot the solenoid without buying a new part.

I can't test it yet, the car's unregistered but I'm going for a roadie tomorrow.
 
1 - 19 of 19 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top