I have a 2004 Citi Golf. Even after removing the key the clock, odometer and trip counter remain on... over time depleting the battery. One suggestion on a website was that it is the ignition switch.Can one replace the switch yourself? If so, how?I'm not convinced it IS the ignition switch, though. If I unplug the ignition, the clock and odometer and trip counter STILL remain on (unless they're connected in a normal-open fashion). They ONLY go off if I remove the "component cluster"'s fuse. Still, there are TWO, one for the clock, the odometer and trip counter, and another fuse for the fuel and temperature gauge (and other small lights). Even with the clock's fuse OUT and the other component cluster fuse IN, when I switch on the ignition, the clock and odometer comes on again... but with reset values (all zero, except odometer).I don't know if there is another relay, or something, where the wiring might have gotten buggered up a bit.
Year: 2004Make: VolkswagenModel: Citi GolfEngine: 1.4i
Checked that the battery is charging (alternator). Checked the fuses.
To remove the ingnition switch, it pretty simple. Remove the steering wheel cover there are 4 screws and you will have to remove the torx screw located on the bottom cover about mid way down. Once you have done this you will see a black connector with a light purple braket. pull this off and then you can get to the electrical part of the ingnition switch. To get this part out you will see some red paint there is a fastner behind this. Remove the paint and then the fastner (don't lose) and pull out the electric part of the swx. Install the new one and the fastner back in ( place some new paint on the fastner) and all other components. If you have a thin enough screw driver you will not have to take the steering wheel off. If you don't then you will, it does sound like the switch is/has failed.John Raymond40224.1742488079
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Sorry for the delayed response.The car has since, before your answer, been to auto electricians (note the plural!! No luck). Wel, "no luck" is not quite true. They did find an apparent short somewhere, but the odometer and trip counter is still on, and some Bosch computer diagnostic system came back with some "error codes"... but they didn't want to or couldn't tell me WHAT those codes were/meant.If you don't mind, I would just like to check your instructions over the long weekend, see if replacing the switch does the trick, and then decide if the answer is acceptable. In the meantime, thank you!Johan
ok, but you wanted to know how to get to the swxJohn Raymond40269.5995409375
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