VW

Have Volkswagen Questions? Ask an Expert Now.

Ask an Expert,
Get an Answer ASAP!

This answer was rated:

Just had it at a repair shop to check a check engine light…

Just had it at...

Just had it at a repair shop to check a check engine light which turned out to be a faulty crankcase valve. OK, that is fine now. But, after they reset the code, there are several strange things happening. The console shows the rear doors are open. Strange--it's a 2 door 2008 eos. The dome lights don't work on auto when the door is opened so I have to turn them off completely. The horn no longer beeps when I lock it with the key fob. But the strangest thing is that the polarity on the rear passenger window seems to have reversed polarity, so to open it I have to pull up instead of push down; same problem when I use the auto control that controls all 4 windows. So, when I try to open the convertible top that window is not synced correctly. The service rep says I need to go to a dealer to have the computer "reset" as it is acting like it has reverted to a generic VW control and no longer specifically for an Eos. Make any sense? Never happened before. Thanks.

Mechanic's Assistant: Does the light stay on, or does it blink?

Which light do you mean?

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model/year of your VW?

2008 Eos

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your Eos yourself? What have you tried so far?

I tried just going into the menus on the Multi-Function Display, but none if it seems to address the situation

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

Not at this time. Thanks. I have not seen this pop up chat before. Is there a charge for this service?

Mechanic's Assistant: You just pay a $5 deposit now and the rest only when you get a reply from the VW Mechanic. All of this is 100% satisfaction guaranteed, so you can get a refund if you're not happy for any reason.

Maybe I had just better go to the dealer--I suspect I'm going to have to anyway....

Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own VW Question
Answered in 5 minutes by:
3/21/2018
Kevin
Kevin, VW Mechanic
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 3,041
Experience: Diagnostic technician at vw/ audi specialist
Verified

Hi im kevin not sure how they have done it but i agree they have knocked the programmie coding out of the door modules meaning the car believes it has four doors .this is because the module in the door fits almost every other model vw made in that year and the coding basically tells the module what vehicle its fitted to without coding its confused the whole system .reentering coding is straight forward but it will need dealer tool to carry out this process

Kevin
Kevin, VW Mechanic
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 3,041
Experience: Diagnostic technician at vw/ audi specialist
Verified
Kevin and 87 other VW Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a vw mechanicLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Kevin Your Own Question
Kevin
Kevin
Kevin, VW Mechanic
Category: VW
Satisfied Customers: 3,041
3,041 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Diagnostic technician at vw/ audi specialist

Kevin is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I would (and have) recommend your site to others I was quite satisfied with the quality of the information received, the professional with whom I interacted, and the quick response time. Thanks, and be sure that I'll be back whenever I need a question answered in a hurry.

Stephanie PElm City, NC

used your service this weekend with "Trecers" help. thank you ,thank you, thank you. replaced an A/C fan motor. Local Auto Zone had part. $15.00 "tracer" fee and $40.00 for parts, I saved several hundreds of dollers at a shop. i will recommend you and use you in the future.

David L.Richmond, TX

9 dollars, 2 hours of my time, and I drove away. Your diagnosis was right on the mark. Thank you so much.

PhilMarysville, CA

Lurch. Thank you very much. I had real doubts about this website but your promptness of response, quick followup and to the point answer with picture was incredible.

CharlesWalnut Creek, CA

As a single woman, I really appreciate an excellent and affordable opinion.
Thank you Geordie, I will not hesitate to contact justanswer in the future!

SueCharleston, WV

Another great insight to what may be the problem. I will have my mechanic take a look at it tomorrow. Thanks again, Frank...you do indeed know your stuff.

JimCastleberry, FL

Wonderful service, prompt, efficient, and accurate. Couldn't have asked for more. I cannot thank you enough for your help.

Mary C.Freshfield, Liverpool, UK

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

vwnewton

vwnewton

VW Owner,ASE Master and L1 Advanced

307 satisfied customers

25 years of VW obsession turned into a job, last 15 years as a VW Tech.

VWDoc

VWDoc

Independent VW Shop owner

1,764 satisfied customers

20 years of experience working with VW's. Independent European shop owner and technician.

Martin

Martin

auto electrical

804 satisfied customers

South African Trade Diploma in Auto Electrical

Matt

Matt

Engineer

708 satisfied customers

Mechanical Engineer with 20 years experience in the auto industry, 8 yrs in formula 1 engine testing

Tim&#039;s Auto Repair

Tim's Auto Repair

mechanic

484 satisfied customers

Have owned a repair shop for 25 yrs.

Tim Mohr

Tim Mohr

ASE MASTER TECH

419 satisfied customers

30 YRS EXPERIENCE, FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC, GAS AND DEISEL

Chris(aka-Moose)

Chris(aka-Moose)

VW Technician

286 satisfied customers

16 years of experience

< Previous | Next >

Related VW Questions
Driver side window will not go up. All other windows are
Driver side window will not go up. All other windows are working fine. Tried opening and closing all with key, but no difference … read more
kyle swart
kyle swart
Certificate Of Completion, Automotive Technology
280 satisfied customers
'2008 VW EOS Rear window module coding number. Not auto drop
'2008 VW EOS Rear window module coding number. Not auto drop or limit teaching. Car had battery drain which has been identified and fixed. After repair and new battery install, instrument cluster info… read more
Wolfgang
Wolfgang
10 satisfied customers
The windows went down and the sunroof and the back portion
The windows went down and the sunroof and the back portion of the roof went up and the trunk opened but after that point the back roof part went back down stopping the rest of the top from going down.… read more
kyle swart
kyle swart
Certificate Of Completion, Automotive Technology
280 satisfied customers
2 days back I changed my battery for my 2008 VW EOS, since
2 days back I changed my battery for my 2008 VW EOS … read more
kyle swart
kyle swart
Certificate Of Completion, Automotive Technology
280 satisfied customers
My wife's 2014 EOS stopped working mid travel. how do I
My wife's 2014 EOS stopped working mid travel. how do I finish opening it or closing it? … read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,854 satisfied customers
I have a 2008 VW Eos that was left in the garage for several
I have a 2008 VW Eos that was left in the garage for several weeks and the battery got low. Now when I start the car the driver and passenger electric windows flutter up and down for a while. Sometime… read more
Kevin
Kevin
VW Mechanic
3,041 satisfied customers
Volkswagen Eos Turbo: Eos hard top convertible back window
Eos hard top convertible back window not closing all the way, trunk is stuck now as well. Is here a reset of some sort… read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,854 satisfied customers
Volkswagen Eos 2.0T: My 2008 EOS is stuck in the convertible
My 2008 EOS is stuck in the convertible cycle and will not fully open or close. The rear window appears to be stopping the trunk from opening, even if released manually. All I would like to do is get … read more
Chris(aka-Moose)
Chris(aka-Moose)
VW Technician
Vocational, Technical or Trade School
286 satisfied customers
Volkswagen Eos: My 2008 VW EOS -- I have intermittent problems
My 2008 VW EOS -- I have intermittent problems with the windows going up and down on their own similar to a spastic fit. I canno get them to go up or down just have to wait it out. I have taken it to … read more
HondaPlatinum
HondaPlatinum
High School or GED
148 satisfied customers
2007 Eos: Convertible top stops working..restart..disconnected
I have a 2007 Eos 2 door convertible. Convertible top stops working . Will only restart when ground is disconnected fron battery . Also it shows a rear left door open on the instrument cluster (yet th… read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,854 satisfied customers
2008 VW EOS: pre owned..service dept..it rains..new door gasket
Got a pre owned 2008 VW EOS in Feb. 2011 was back to the service dept. 4 time for water leaking in when it rains. The first time they power washed it an said i must have left the window open, the seco… read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,854 satisfied customers
Beetle: Conv...latched..top, i treid to shut the driver door..window
My wife's 04 Beetle Conv. just started to give us a headache. Monday, after I latched the top, I treid to shut the driver door and realized that the window did not drop for clearance. I was able to sh… read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,854 satisfied customers
2003 VW: passanger door..sits..metal..Otherwise the window works fine.
whenever I open the passanger door on my 2003 VW soft top the front window will not lower the 20 mm. So when I close the door the window sits on the outside of the metal frame. Otherwise the window wo… read more
RS4 Tech
RS4 Tech
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
179 satisfied customers
98 jetta GLS: I unlocked my drivers side door..roll down..my doors
I have a 98 jetta GLS and having a strange problem. I unlocked my drivers side door with the key to get something then closed the door and locked it with the key, I got 3 short beeps. Now it seems my … read more
vwtech0405
vwtech0405
VW Technician
Associate Degree
9,854 satisfied customers
Hello, I have just recently bought a vw golf 1.6 SE ... W reg.
Hello, I have just recently bought a vw golf 1.6 SE ... W reg. something has gone wrong with my locking system. I can no longer lock or unlock the can via the remote control key I have to do it manual… read more
gomi_otaku
gomi_otaku
Auto Technician (dealership)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,229 satisfied customers
EOS: cold weather windows freeze..slight..Dealer says..moisture
WV EOS, cold weather windows freeze, close or at the slight dropdown for opening door. Dealer says its just the weather, I think moisture is being trapped in the door… read more
Danny
Danny
Owner, lead mechanic
High School or GED
3,963 satisfied customers
Jetta: 1.8T..The lights come the stereo plays and it
I have a 01 1.8T Jetta and I can't get it to do anything. The lights come the stereo plays and it has a 1 year old battery. Doesn't click when you turn the ignition. I can't even get the alarm to beep… read more
gomi_otaku
gomi_otaku
Auto Technician (dealership)
Vocational, Technical or Trade Scho
2,229 satisfied customers
Fuse box..alarm..control unit, which is what controls the
Check fuse number 38, this fuse is lcoated on the left dash fuse box . looking at the fuse box, it is the lower set of fuses, larger ones, it is on the top row, third one over. This fuse powers the fu… read more
David
David
Shop Foreman / Lead Technician
ASE Master and L1+ VW Master Techni
2,364 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x