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    Thread: Three my passat trying to tell me something?

    1. 08-01-2005 03:30 AM #1

      Just got the passat back after the major stuffup on VW's part...anyway now when i start the car i get three short sharp beeps....not the normal five chimes you get when you turn on the electrics, this is happening after that when i actually engage the starter motor.
      The only light on the dash is the hand break light but that is supposed to be on as the handbreak is engaged.

      Help please?



    2. 08-01-2005 04:23 AM #2
      I can't remember exactly, but it could mean your front brakepads are worn out.

    3. 08-01-2005 04:02 PM #3

      Can't remember if this was what I was hearing when we started the car before our OEM battery should have it checked just in case...


    4. Member mrgreek2002's Avatar
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      08-02-2005 10:37 PM #4
      It's you ABS computer! It happens to everyone with a '98 - 00 VW Passat. The computer is defective from the factory and VW will not fix it under any warranty. It's $2000 to get a new one, most people don't fix it.
      PM me if you want me to program your windows to go up/down with your remote. ('01-'05.5 MKIV's & Passat's)

    5. 08-03-2005 09:19 AM #5
      So whats that, three suggestions? Anyone wanna tell him its his radio dieing?

    6. 08-08-2005 09:48 AM #6
      ABS...crap... does this fault only cause an anoying beep or is a bigger failure now looming?

      /sarcasam on
      Radio dying? whats this you say?
      How would the radio be dying...would it not just stop working?

      Modified by hurf at 8:08 AM 8-8-2005

    7. 08-08-2005 02:47 PM #7
      Ignore him. Obviously he didn't have anything constructive to say about the issue.

    8. Member JettaJeff1.8t's Avatar
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      08-09-2005 12:19 AM #8
      You get 3 short beeps but you dont get an ABS and Brake light right?

    9. 08-09-2005 01:06 AM #9
      It looks like the ABS and break light flash once when it beeps...very faintly

    10. Member JettaJeff1.8t's Avatar
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      08-11-2005 12:50 AM #10
      Get someone with a vag-com to check it out and see if anything is throwing codes, or just go get it diagnosed at a dealer. $75 for's a lot of money but you'll know exactly what is wrong with your car.

    11. Member mpgmk472's Avatar
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      08-16-2005 08:36 PM #11
      shouldnt the abs light come on and stay on the same way the CEL stays on and beeps after you start driving?

    12. Member mk4_2.ho's Avatar
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      08-20-2005 12:03 AM #12
      You say you just got it back? Looks like VW missed a ground mayhaps. That's what my 04 Jetta used to do when the negative terminal used to come loose, and later, when the chassis ground started to work loose.
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      First I would bag her. Then I would roll her fenders, then poke her, then stretch her. By the time I was done she would be stanced.

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