First post so be gentle with me. I've searched but can't find any info on this.
I recently bought a 97' 1.9 TDI Avant Quattro which is having trouble starting on cold mornings. The battery reports around 10v and the battery warning icon displays with a beep despite the battery having a good 13v charge when disconnected, then the car takes 2 or 3 attempts to get going.
I plugged it into VAG COM Lite and got a bunch of error codes, cleared them and 01265 (EGR Value) came back immediately.
I checked the connection on the pressure converter, which looks fine, then decided to check the fuses.
Turns out half my fuse slots are empty, all the engine timing fuses, 29, 32, 34, are missing.
Some I clearly don't need, no sunroof etc, but I guess the ABS fuse would be usefull
Apart from the cold start issue the engine appears to run well.
I'll be fitting the missing fuses as soon as I get a chance. I'm just wondering if the previous owner has done this on purpose to cover a serious issue.
Anyone seen this before?