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So I washed and waxed my car yesterday and once I finished I pulled my car into my parking space. (Car runs just fine)<p>About 2 hours later I get in my car to go pick up my buddy, and I turn the key <p>and the windshield wipers turn on full speed, none of the electronics turn on <p>including the dash,radio, etc... My car wont even turn over, and when I turn the <p>key all the way to key position 3, it makes this whirring noise for a few seconds <p>then goes away after I turn the key back to Key Position 1. So I break out my <p>lucky wrench and lug nut (3/4) and take off the negative battery connector, I <p>start the car and it turns on like nothing has happened. I turn the car off, <p>reconnect the negative battery connector and drive off.... I'm scared Im going <p>to be stranded in the middle of nowhere now. <p>This has to be my ECU Right? <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: My ECU on the fritz (Kallvin22)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Kallvin22</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> So I break out my <p>lucky wrench and lug nut (3/4) and <b>take off the negative battery connector, I <p>start the car </b>and it turns on like nothing has happened. </TD></TR></TABLE><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> How did you do this?
 

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Check to see if your wipers still work. This is exactly what happened when my HIDs discharged.<p>ECU problems are not that common and there is more likely a different electrical culprit.
 

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Re: My ECU on the fritz (sanatarium)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>sanatarium</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> How did you do this?</TD></TR></TABLE><p>I don't know, I thought what the heck.. And the car seemed fine, no warning mesages or anything.... Hmm <p>and yes the wipers still work
 

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Re: My ECU on the fritz (Kallvin22)

A few of these ECU stories have seemed eerily similar to my story. If that's the case, the dealer will say that your intake caused the problem since the ECU was exposed in the engine bay rather than in the stock airbox. Good luck.
 

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Re: My ECU on the fritz (Revolve40)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>Revolve40</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">A few of these ECU stories have seemed eerily similar to my story. If that's the case, the dealer will say that your intake caused the problem since the ECU was exposed in the engine bay rather than in the stock airbox. Good luck.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Well I should take that CAI out of my sig until I get my new one by s40 boy <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>I am back to the stock intake right now so hmmm, I'm not covered under warranty and I have 93k miles
 

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my left rear window opened out nowhere, while driving on freeway, and it scared the crap out of me... it never happened again... ghosts? ECU?
 
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