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Hello All, I have actually started a thread on Club Touareg not knowing about this UK-based site.

I have bought a T2 (previously I've been calling it a facelift T1 but I'm learning).

It's Black with Tan (I'm sure there is a vw colour name for the leather as its more 'camel' leather coloured).

V10 because we are all living in an energy crisis/recession and I make fantastic life choices :oops:.

Basically, I've bought a car with no error codes but has stood still for a while, approx 9 months. After a week of using daily it threw up turbo related engine codes and then locked me out of the immobiliser system so I have no start or ignition... I'll copy and paste my problems (edited to only have the important bits).

Anyway, 6 weeks later and I'm getting closer to having my car back on the road!

I have been doing some reading/googling and I think I want to go down the road of bigger brakes from a Porsche, R50 style wheels, lowering links and some other stuff.

Anyway, suggestions are fully welcome.
 

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I've found myself to be the owner of a 2007 facelift V10.

A little bit of the story so far is not a great one sadly.

I found the car, inspected it, and did pretty well I thought...
Known issues where all cosmetic
a little bit of bodywork previously done on a wing
dent on the rear wheel arch to push out (and then further assess)
some of the interior switch gear is rubbing away on colour.

Other than that 83k miles, and stood for around 9-12months so I was expecting some gremlins to come to visit.

Drove wonderfully for a week and then warning lights came up. Dreaded TURBO-related issues.

As it's my daily driver I kept using it (steadily) but then about a week ago I long all ignition/power. I found a local guy to help with the investigation and a cloned ECU later it appears that I'm going to be back up and running today. EDIT: THIS CLEARLY DIDN'T HAPPEN AS THIS POST WAS 6 WEEKS AGO!

I'm curious to know what went wrong with it from actual 'Touareg' guys n gals. It flashed up a warning message about the steering lock actuator/sensor, but it wasn't even engaged.

The next bits to sort are the turbos, power wing mirrors and honestly, I want to put lowering links on as I'm not used to being tall yet. Oh, and maybe some R50 wheels.






OK, I've been quiet... My wife is pregnant not an excuse but the car fix has gone on the back burner for a number of weeks... Also, the guy fixing it took a holiday, and took on many other projects, taking 6 weeks just to 'get around to it... Which I feel could only have been a few hours of work since I did all the manual work for him.

An update is due.

I have my car in mainly 1 piece. trims are still in the boot but it's back to having 2 ecus, and a steering column and wheel.

As ECU problems are a little out of my remit I found a local guy... lives on the next road basically so I thought I was onto a winner. ohhhh how could I be so wrong? nice guy but just too busy.

He replaced 2 chips (pictures to follow or attached) from the steering column module. I spend a late night putting it together but now I just get constant clicking... Almost like a relay rapidly firing the steering lock in and out.

I've managed to find another guy who is much more responsive. He also has a Bagged VW Caddy as a work van so I think he may have took pitty on my situation and a fellow VW owner.

He has pointed me an what feels like a much better direction. So 1 Ebay purchase later and hopefuly it arrives tomorrow. If this doesn't work I'm looking at emulating the lock module out of the circut which is a china ebay purchace I think.

I just want my car back... fitting a 7ft chirstmas tree in my wifes 1 series was not fun.





This about sums it up so far...
 

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Congrats on your Treg!!

If a car has stood for 9 months then starts chucking error codes, the first thing i suspect the other far more knowledgeable forum members would suggest is that you check is the voltage on your battery. A low voltage can cause all sorts of error codes and its pretty easy to check you have got the volts you need. Maybe you have already checked this...

I can't help but think that you need to find yourself a decent, reputable local VW specialist who has some experience with Tregs, specifically the V10, which I understand to require a somewhat more 'involved' approach to repairs.

There have been a few posts recently from forum members trying to sort things themselves, but unfortunately make things worse. I am not saying that you will do that! But, given you have dropped a chunk of change on a kick ass Treg, I would get it in the hands of a pro. You might pay a bit more, but you are paying for knowledge and experience, which IMHO tend to be very valuable.

Sorry I cant be any specific help, but I very much hope you get it sorted.

I am sure one of the oracles will chime in soon enough!

Please keep us in the loop with developments.

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Congrats on your Treg!!

If a car has stood for 9 months then starts chucking error codes, the first thing i suspect the other far more knowledgeable forum members would suggest is that you check is the voltage on your battery. A low voltage can cause all sorts of error codes and its pretty easy to check you have got the volts you need. Maybe you have already checked this...

I can't help but think that you need to find yourself a decent, reputable local VW specialist who has some experience with Tregs, specifically the V10, which I understand to require a somewhat more 'involved' approach to repairs.

There have been a few posts recently from forum members trying to sort things themselves, but unfortunately make things worse. I am not saying that you will do that! But, given you have dropped a chunk of change on a kick ass Treg, I would get it in the hands of a pro. You might pay a bit more, but you are paying for knowledge and experience, which IMHO tend to be very valuable.

Sorry I cant be any specific help, but I very much hope you get it sorted.

I am sure one of the oracles will chime in soon enough!

Please keep us in the loop with developments.

:)

There are a few specialist guys around here. Vas Tech comes to mind but my understanding is they are basically dealer prices and havn't really solved some issues but I am aware you hear about every bad experience but only a few percent of the good.

I'm completly fine with paying for experienced services. There are no issues in holding my hands up and saying 'yup, this ones outta my leauge'. Although I do like to have a crack as most things... At the end of the day it was built by a man, it can be fixed by a man... just the first man was probably a german, master tech, and all round guru. aaaand the later, myself, aproaches solutions like i approch swimming... lots of effort but bugger all technique. :cool:

Basically, anything engine related I'll be consulting specialists but most other stuff I'm going to look at... eg. I only just noticed yesterday that the boot gas struts are not strong enough after almost knocking myself out on the bootlid!

But Thanks... the kick ass Treg pulls like a bloody train.

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You may already know your V10 has 2 batteries: the one the boot is the starter battery and the one under the passenger seat powers the consumables and can start the car if the boot battery isn't up to it.

Make sure both batteries are fully charged.

Ideally you should be using VCDS by Ross-Tech to read codes via the OBDII.

Gendan is their UK distributor.

Yes, there are other code readers but . . .

And don't buy a cheap Chinese copy!

Do take the time to read this thread carefully:

 
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You may already know your V10 has 2 batteries: the one the boot is the starter battery and the one under the passenger seat powers the consumables and can start the car if the boot battery isn't up to it.

Make sure both batteries are fully charged.

Ideally you should be using VCDS by Ross-Tech to read codes via the OBDII.

Gendan is their UK distributor.

Yes, there are other code readers but . . .

And don't buy a cheap Chinese copy!

Do take the time to read this thread carefully:

Thanks, I think someone already told me about them but not having any ecus in the car it was a little pointless.

I'll go across and buy one now. hopefully, I can get it next day but it is what it is.

Yeah, I can't remember off my head but you hold the key all the way left to swap the starter battery I think. Tried that and it was dead. I'm pretty confident it's the steering lock module as the guy who came round has a reader and thats what its pointing too.

Also, it might be a little late for that thread but I will have a look... (y)
 

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The thread has a lot of info you should be aware of ASAP!
 

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I see that, I'm going through it but my scatterbrain keeps going through it clicking on other links to threads and digressing. I can see there is a wealth of knowledge here and I'm grateful for the link!

In other news...

My Audi A8 steering column arrives today so looks like another cold dark and late night under the temporary hook-up halogen light...
 

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There are a few specialist guys around here. Vas Tech comes to mind but my understanding is they are basically dealer prices and havn't really solved some issues but I am aware you hear about every bad experience but only a few percent of the good.

I'm completly fine with paying for experienced services. There are no issues in holding my hands up and saying 'yup, this ones outta my leauge'. Although I do like to have a crack as most things... At the end of the day it was built by a man, it can be fixed by a man... just the first man was probably a german, master tech, and all round guru. aaaand the later, myself, aproaches solutions like i approch swimming... lots of effort but bugger all technique. :cool:

Basically, anything engine related I'll be consulting specialists but most other stuff I'm going to look at... eg. I only just noticed yesterday that the boot gas struts are not strong enough after almost knocking myself out on the bootlid!

But Thanks... the kick ass Treg pulls like a bloody train.

DC
Make friends with a decent specialist. Main dealers are a running joke!

I will try some stuff myself, but I know my limitations...

Best of luck mate!

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I'm still down to 1 car.

There is a lot of technical help on those self-learn study pages. However, I can't find my comfort module, any pointers would be appreciated.

It's not in the boot which is where it is said to be as I have the air suspension it appears to be replaced by the AIR SUS ECU. I've seen on the early Cayennes that it is just to the side of the clocks in the dash. I know they are the same platform but did VW Porsche copy the electronics modules' location... I hope not because I really don't want to remove the dash.

At least I'm learning about the car!

I'm a stubborn person and will not allow myself to scrap the bloody thing but I think it's time to buy a marketplace banger to get to work and back medium/long-term.
 

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Have you posted on the US site?

There's a quite helpful bloke there who is effing rude but knows a thing or two!
 

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Have you posted on the US site?

There's a quite helpful bloke there who is effing rude but knows a thing or two!
I'm assuming you are talking about SaVAGeage... He pointed me in the right direction and I found the module... The bloody thing is buried behind boot trim panels.

The mess is pushed back into place loosely now until the computer wizard can make it around.

I feel like its progressing in the right direction. you know in the 10 steps backward to go forward kind of way?
 

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It's dead... Well almost.

Before I do send it off to the v10 junkyard. Here are last the updates from last night.

So, as I was dealing with house stuff while they played car outside I did pop in and out so periodically I see this as the chain of events.

Plugged all original units back into the car.
could see units but wouldn't read 'comfort module'
swapped comfort module over no different.
back to the original comfort module and swapped Kessy units.
more life to odis.

at this point I'm not around for 45mins but when I return after putting my son into bed.

I couldn't tell you which Kessy unit is in but I believe the original comfort module is in.
They had a unit plugged into the odb in between the car and odis (like a male-female adaptor) that when flicked a switch it would force ignition.
We had radiator fans running, ignition lights on the dash and the immobiliser active warning had gone.
At various stages there was also the VW logo on the initial ignition that would show on the dash during the different key coding tries.
We also had the alarm go off and the air ride compressor fired up at one point.

Now they also had jumped 2 fuses on the passenger side to force a live for some reason.

I feel like they were on the verge of finding something but they had 'used up all their knowledge

They said there was something different with odis 11 that now didn't show some options that it used to. He said something about odis 10 being cracked and they were forced to upgrade to odis 11.


So my question is, do we know anyone in the UK that is happy with this rare platform of the Touareg V10?
Apparently its platform is stared with only a few cars. (cayenne, A6 estate, and another he mentioned but i forgot).

I'm so deep in it at this point I feel like it needs to go on a truck and be delivered to someone who is a Touareg specialist.

They have thrown the towel in. They haven't charged me for anything other than a few odis tokens so I feel they have been fair.

There is a company called Volksworks I have spoken with but they didn't sound confident in the slightest.

Maybe I'll pop in on my way home and talk to someone.

I love the car, I think it's a great machine and I'm still not put off, but I am now at a stage of, PLEASE GOD HELP ME, as I have a baby due 20th March.
 

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Have you tried Darkside Developments?

They do a lot with Treg. If they wont take on lecky work, perhaps they can recommend someone who does.

 
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