[Vwdiesel] TDI questions

Erik Lane erikjlane at yahoo.com
Fri Dec 10 17:51:57 EST 2004

I'll take a stab at this, but I'm not absolutely sure
that it's the same as the 2000 Jetta TDI that I had.

The light bulb for the heater controls in mine was
under the center knob. Had to pull the knob off by
pulling it straight out. Didn't need to take the dash
apart at all, which I found out the VERY long and hard
way!! Got the controls off and in my lap and then
found that I still couldn't get to the bulb. Finally
found it under that center knob. But be careful, cause
mine was the 2000 Jetta, like I said, so it's possibly

And I've seen a power drop like you're talking about
in a friends 01 beetle. It ended up being his Mass Air
Sensor. But his had the power drop at a certain RPM,
so depending on which gear you had it in the vehicle
speed varied.

Good luck!

--- Dan Soiney <soineydg at mail.milwaukee.k12.wi.us>

> Greetings all!
> I have been on the list for a while now, just don't
> post very often...
> The wife bought a Jetta Wagon, and I got the 96
> Passat TDI ~180K miles
> A few questions
> How the %%%% do you change the light bulb for the
> heat controls?  I have had
> about 3/4 of the dash apart, and still could not
> pull the control unit out
> to get at that bulb!
> When on the freeway, if I floor it, when it gets to
> about 75-80 ~ 3000 RPM
> under load, then, it is like someone flicks a switch
> -  1/2 power! Pulls
> VERY slowly after that... I'm thinking wastegate?
> The air filter and fuel filter are fairly new.
> Also, are the glow plugs as easy to change as it
> looks?
> Thank You All!
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