View Full Version : just got 99 Avant 1.8t got few question

03-08-2008, 10:20 AM
i have been lurking around this board for awhile, so finally i got few questions
i have upgraded from Vee-dub

anyway here are few issues with the car, i didn't get the manual because i have acquired vehicle used, and it wasn't there.

on a MFA screen, i constantly get warning about windshield washing fluid, even though the rear, and front work fine. Secondly the oil temperature gauge does not work is used to be a 150 constantly, and jumped to 350 (MAX) after i changed the oil

is there some kinds of sensors needs to be replaced, i have Vag-Com from my 2006 Jetta, i didn't get a chance to scan for problems yet though.



03-08-2008, 05:37 PM
Why no one responded? I am no expert, but you need to fill your windshield wiper fluid back to top. From what it seems you still have some left in resevoir, but you need to top off for warning to go away. Once again, no expert by any means, but vag com first. Our cars seem to not have temp sensors but have senders. Maybe you need to replace sender.

03-08-2008, 06:35 PM
The car does have a oil temperature sensor. You must be thinking oil pressure sensor...there is no sensor but there is a low pressure switch/sender.

03-08-2008, 06:48 PM
windshield washer error fixed!

well what i mean is the gauge on the bottom left that reads from 150-350

03-08-2008, 08:02 PM
I don't think a vag com from a jetta will work for a dbc 99 audi. iirc, dbc's are obd I? I'm probably wrong on this though :|

03-08-2008, 11:13 PM
Yeah man, OBDII started in 95

03-08-2008, 11:19 PM
Yeah man, OBDII started in 95


03-09-2008, 03:00 AM
I stand corrected :]

03-09-2008, 04:23 AM
Yea my oil temp is screwed up too. It only goes to the first bar even if I had been driving for like an hour.