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  1. ABS, TC & LTP warning lights

    The common factor here is the ABS sensor. Can you get someone with VCDS to read the error codes, as that should tell you which sensor to look at. There's an outside chance that it is the sensor ring rather than the sensor itself, but you should be able to narrow it down to one wheel.
  2. Steering Wheel offset after indicator stalk change

    The steering angle sensor is located at the top of the steering column, just under the steering wheel and on top of the steering column switch unit, where the stalks are attached. It is quite likely that it will have been removed at the time that your indicator stalk was changed, as I don't...
  3. Front passenger foot well water leak

    As mentioned above, probably the cabin air filter lid. But I have to say, those people recommending silicone ("bathroom") sealant to fix the doors are going to be disappointed quite soon now. It fails, because it's not meant for metal car doors that shake around a lot. It will crack and...
  4. Clutch biting point

    You have the six-speed box, and the slave cylinder is inside the clutch bellhousing, concentric with the gearbox input shaft. Well worth changing it at the same time as the clutch/flywheel since all the stripdown steps will have to be done for both.
  5. EGR delete

    One easy - well, straightforward - way of doing a near-EGR-delete is to use VCDS-Lite and turn the EGR volume down to a minimum. Not a complete delete, but it does minimise the gas through the EGR and keep it clean. I can't remember the coding sequence, but it will be on the Ross-Tech...
  6. 4 Litres of oil gone in 1k miles - This is the reason I got

    The BKD engine is a PD diesel (I have the same engine) and needs specific oil - the SAE specs are not enough to tell you if its ok or not, you should look for VW spec 505.01 or 507.00. Anything that does not conform will risk damage to the engine. However, your problem is not to do with oil...
  7. Brake light issue

    I found the same thing with my rear lights, one bulb with one filament, a P21W bulb. My guess is that the Canbus system runs the bulb at a lower current in "rear light" mode, and gives it the full 21 Watts when the brake pedal is pressed. For this reason, I think you will be out of luck with...
  8. raising engine on spacers?

    Your Cupra TDI will have Sports suspension, which is 15mm lower all round than standard suspension. If you can still read your data sticker, look for a G code somewhere near the end of the option codes: G22/G23/G24/G25 = Standard G26/G61/G62/G63/G64/G96/G99 = Sports G92 is Cupra R suspension...
  9. Bonnet catchment thingy?

    Because of its location, the bonnet lock mechanism accumulates road dirt and will eventually jam, unless regularly lubricated and cleaned up. Once you get the bonnet open, degrease and clean the lock mechanism and then lubricate it with some "teflon" spray oil or something similar. If you use...
  10. Oil warning light and buzzer!! Help

    ARL engine I assume, the TDI 150. Flashing red or flashing amber? Your car has two sensors in the lubrication system, an 0.9 bar pressure sensor in the oil filter block and a level/temperature sensor in the bottom of the sump. This latter sensor has a connector which can get dislodged fairly...
  11. 2.0 BKD Fuse layouts.

    Engine bay fuses are the same in both LHD and RHD. The fuse layout under the dash is also the same, but upside down...
  12. Cabin heater fan failure

    I've just had to sort this on my 54-plate Altea (Climatronic). Details in this post on the Leon Mk2 forum.
  13. fan/heater not blowing on 2008 cupra

    Just had to do the same thing on my 54-plate Altea, which has Climatronic (so no series resistor). Elsawin is a lot less help than usual in this area, as it describes the process for a LHD vehicle, with the whole dashboard and everything behind it reversed left-to-right. This includes the...
  14. Installing Leon Electric Memory Seats!

    LondonPirata - welcome to the forum. A 2017 Leon would be a Mk3 car, so the question is probably better asked in the relevant subforum. I've never worked on or owned a Mk.3 car so I can't help, I'm afraid. My guess is that retrofitting electric seats would involve adding in wiring looms to...
  15. Vcds??

    It was $99.00, and still is. The differences between the versions of VCDS are laid out in this table
  16. Vcds??

    You should ask in the VCDS section, really. When I got mine, I got a cable from an approved supplier and downloaded VCDS from Ross-Tech, which allowed me to look at some parameters but not make any changes (as far as I remember). I then paid a registration fee to Ross-Tech which gave me...
  17. All 4 brake caliper pistons seized

    That sounds like a terrible idea. Quite apart from the fact that you're gambling that the scrap calipers are in better shape than your own, the amount of work involved in changing all four calipers is not something I'd want to do twice. Keeping the hydraulic system sealed so that air doesn't...
  18. 1.9tdi judder

    Chris, I haven't found a definitive statement about the ASV/AHF engine and dual mass flywheels, but it looks to me as if they have one. The Elsawin diagrams show the clutch plate to be without any damping springs, which indicates that they are mounted as part of the DMF, and if looking for OEM...
  19. Screenwasher jets and wing mirror adjust/fold switch

    Car is a 54 plate Altea TDI 140. I need to replace a screenwasher jet, the drivers side has decided to stop being a fan and just spray two jets - not a lot of use. I will want two, as it seems foolish to replace just one. Also, the power folding wing mirrors have stopped folding and...
  20. 1.9tdi judder

    Do you know if the clutch or flywheel has been replaced at any time? If you are still on the original clutch it is likely to be near the end of its life. The engine has a dual-mass flywheel, and these are known to have a short life, 147k is a long way for them, many fail at around 100k. There...
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