Hello To All!
I have a situation on my Touareg, that I am hoping you fine people in the forums will help me fix it.
Here are some vitals:
- 2004 VW Touareg
- V8 – 4.2L
- Air Suspension
- Navigation package
- (Let me know if need more details)
A while back, I noticed that I didn’t have to press the Brake Pedal to start the ‘treg anymore. I also noticed that the little “green foot pressing a pedal” symbol in the Speedo gauge wasn’t coming on when I had to put it into gear, or switch from reverse to drive and vice-versa. I also noticed that the Cruise Control stopped working too; basically, the green light would turn on, on the screen, but, it would not hold its speed. (I tried it at various speeds, ranging from 30KM/H to 120KM/H – 18MPH to 75MPH, and it would not hold speed.)
Close to the same time this fault starting happening, I also noticed the horn stopped working. I checked the fuses, and it was a burnt fuse. I replaced it, and the horn worked fine after that. (I don’t know if this is related, but, I would rather give you more details, then not enough.)
Here is what I checked so far; I checked all the fuses, on both sides of the dash. All the fuses checked out OK. I had the car scanned by a buddy of mine, on a VAG computer, and no faults showed up. The brakes lights turn on when I hit the brake pedal – so I guess the brake pedal switch works.
My logic would be that seeing the fuses are all OK, and that no errors come up on the VAG, and that the Brake Pedal Switch works... and basically that is where my logic stops. As far as I can tell, I think I checked everything.
This is the part where you guys come in > What do you suggest I do? And please do not send me to the dealer. Every time I drive into a VW dealer, I see everyone’s eyes light up with dollar signs and smiles from ear to ear. I swear I hear bells and whistles and clapping in the back ground...
Please, use your knowledge, and show me some guidance on this issue. Maybe I simply overlooked something, or maybe it might be a 4800$ repair, I just want to know what is wrong. I have a long drive coming up, and man, I would love to have that cruise control working.
Friends, I humbly await your expertise. Between now and your reply, I wish you nothing but the best.