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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repairs by problem area

Engine (41%)

Transmission and Drivetrain (10%)

Brakes and Traction Control (6%)

Suspension and Steering (12%)

Electrical and Air Conditioning (21%)

Paint, Rust, Leaks, Rattles, and Trim (5%)

Other (4%)

Chart based on 178 repairs.

2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI repair cost distribution

$2500+ (2%)

$1000 - $2499 (15%)

$500 - $999 (23%)

$100 - $499 (48%)

< $100 (12%)

Chart based on 111 repair trips. The repair cost chart excludes repairs made under warranty, do-it-yourself repairs, and repair trips that include maintenance.
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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI

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Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Brunswick, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jan 2015
Dec 2014

130200 mi

C $750
There was a draw on the battery when engine not running, such that a good battery would drain overnight. Difficult to identify as alternator tested okay while running. Turned out to be a bad circuit board, specific to vw alternator design. 
Jan 2015

130200 mi

C $200
Front pipe flange and flex pipe were leaking and needed replacement 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Aug 2009 - Mar 2010
Sep 2009

66000 mi

US $1247
Water pump failure. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Saskatchewan, Canada
May 2009 - Mar 2010
Jun 2009

42780 mi

C $500
coolant temp sensor failed, common on VR6 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Jul 2008 - Mar 2010
Aug 2008

98000 mi
Brake light panel on back of rear window is out and needs to be replaced but its 270 dollars so I opted out of fixing. Transmission fluid need to be changed very dirty and had pieces of metal shavings. Not good for future of teh car and transmission. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Sedan

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Nov 2015 - Jun 2016
Dec 2015

199000 mi

US $1200
timing belt and valve job. The valve job was required because I had just bought the car and I guess the person that did the Timing belt did not put it on correctly and the belt lost tension and I had valve piston contact. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Nova Scotia, Canada
Jul 2014 - Sep 2015
Apr 2015

268460 mi

C $1245
Had rear rotors and pads replaced after only 15 months and 400000 kms. Brakes would not completely release after repairs and took it back and they found calipers were sticking so replaced. Informed by shop that intercooler tubing had contacted some sheathing and worn through, and I was loosing boost. My car is heavily modded so naturally I want full boost. They had a used one in good condition so I was lucky. 
Aug 2015

275880 mi

C $290
coolant system loosing coolant quickly. Mechanic noted a wire harness had chafed through the base of the oil cooler allowing coolant to escape. Replaced part. 
Sep 2015

277760 mi

C $650
Power steering fluid leaking. Needed to constantly top up. Mechanic determined it was a failed pressure line. Replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Texas, United States
Dec 2011 - Jun 2016
Aug 2012

128000 mi

US $60
Front W.B. failures - replaced 
Jan 2015

160000 mi

US $1600
Excessive wear on main bearing(s). Usable but with manageable shifting difficulties and occasional disengagement under high load. This transmission was previously attached to an engine that self destructed at 93253 miles (runaway). 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Mar 2013 - Jul 2014
Mar 2013

159000 mi

US $301
Brake booster hose leaking. Replaced. Coolant hose leaking. Replaced. 
Mar 2014

172000 mi

US $20
"Door closed" microswitch in driver's door failed. Replaced. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in New Hampshire, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

194000 mi

US $800
Potentially routine maintenance - timing belt change (every 100k). Timing was corrected and fueling was adjusted. 
Aug 2013

196000 mi

US $250
Recharge AC Weld exhaust brackets 
Oct 2013

199700 mi

US $1100
Original Struts/Shocks replaced Rear brake caliper replaced Backup lights not working, periodic full loss of power when turned off. Backup light switch replaced. 
Apr 2015

223500 mi
Intake manifold removed, cleaned and reinstalled. 
Sep 2015

230000 mi

US $350
injection pump setting was too high. Adjusted. 
Oct 2015

231700 mi

US $250
frozen brake caliper rear both sides. replaced. broken front spring 
May 2016

247000 mi

US $250
Excessive wear on front tires. Replaced bushings on front suspension A arms + alignment. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alberta, Canada
Dec 2014 - Jul 2015
Jul 2015

225680 mi
Hatch latch 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Oct 2004 - Jun 2016
Jun 2004

49600 mi
Clutch switch, covered under warranty. 
Nov 2004

78500 mi

US $455
alternator pulley 
Oct 2005

124000 mi

US $22
emergency flasher relay 
Jul 2006

167300 mi

US $188
serpentine belt tensioner 
Sep 2006

179900 mi

US $965
alternator and pulley, parts and labor 
Mar 2007

209000 mi

US $413
starter replacement 
Apr 2007

212000 mi

US $1102
clutch and flywheel replacement, parts and labor 
Aug 2007

236000 mi

US $600
water pump failed 
Sep 2009

297000 mi

US $253
Ventilation blower fan failed. It was removed and replaced for a reasonable charge 
Jun 2010

314000 mi

US $60
exhaust pipe clamp needed replacement 
Dec 2011

347000 mi

US $250
replaced the starter 
Jan 2012

349500 mi

US $226
Multi switch (Hi-Lo beam switch, cruise) 
Mar 2012

362000 mi

US $632
L&R tierods, L tierod boot, R ball joint, PS rack boot (SCI, MPLS) 
May 2012

372000 mi

US $1254
Replaced auxiliary fan and AC compressor Replaced wheel bearing. Also performed maintenance on wear items. 
Jun 2012

377000 mi

US $2125
Differential failed and blew hole in side of transmission. Installed rebuilt transmission and clutch disk. At same time, replaced front axles.0 
Jan 2013

413000 mi

US $170
replaced oil cooler seals, heater core hose, and replaced hood release lever and coolant reservoir 
Mar 2013

422000 mi

US $74
right-side axle replaced under warranty 
Jun 2013

437000 mi

US $300
spliced wire to AC compressor, replaced lower radiator hose, inspected timing belt, PS pump, and serpentine tensioner. 
Oct 2013

455000 mi

US $1250
Replaced steering rack, sway bar bushings, tie rod ends 
Jan 2014

469000 mi

US $221
Fan control module plus labor 
Jun 2014

492000 mi

US $208
Replaced original turbo control valve 
Aug 2014

502000 mi

US $318
Replaced rear pads and rotors and rear caliper 
Oct 2014

511700 mi

US $95
glow plug harness 
Jan 2015

526000 mi

US $384
radiator replacement 
Feb 2015

531000 mi

US $450
starter replacement 
Mar 2016

585000 mi

US $330
replace vacuum hose, reseal vacuum pump, replace two heater hoses 
May 2016

592300 mi

US $400
front springs broken. Replaced both, also strut bearings. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Manitoba, Canada
Aug 2008 - Mar 2011
Oct 2008

76880 mi
Timing belt tensioner replaced due to faulty tensioner installed at timing belt change 20,000km ago. Parts and Labor covered by VW. 
Jun 2009

84940 mi

C $400
worn front rear lower control arm bushings, worn struts. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Mar 2010
Jun 2007

35700 mi
Driver seat adjuster and upright seat. The adjuster broke off in my hand, maybe pulled too hard, the seat back started to squeak in the frame, dealer replaced both. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
Aug 2010 - Jun 2011
Sep 2010

252000 mi

US $1200
Replace transmission 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Washington, United States
Apr 2015 - Jul 2016
Jul 2015

224300 mi

US $400
Alternator failed and was replaced. 
Nov 2015

225700 mi

US $285
Front passenger window regulator detached from window, window fell into door. The window was undamaged and reattached to regulator. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Wisconsin, United States
Jun 2014 - Jun 2016
Aug 2014

152700 mi

US $960
Bushings for lower control arms and sway bar. Also did a realignment. Secondary air pump starting to fail, makes a whirring noise 
Dec 2014

158000 mi
Rear calipers were misaligned causing a noise, turned out that the assembly was broken and slightly leaking fluid, causing the pads to wear unevenly. Realigned the calipers for a temporary fix, will return later for full fix 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2010 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

81620 mi

C $320
Replaced left and right control arm bushings. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 4dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jan 2015 - Mar 2016
Feb 2015

121200 mi

C $60
Protective cover under the car was lost and new one was added 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Dec 2009 - Jan 2011
Aug 2010

76000 mi

US $67
Brake booster hose cracked. $57 part $10 labor. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 90hp 1.9L I4 Diesel 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Aug 2009 - Jul 2010
Sep 2009

159000 mi
Seat belt wire broken, soldered in a new wire. Triggered air bag light. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Illinois, United States
Jun 2008 - Mar 2011
Jul 2008

67000 mi

US $300
Bad wheel bearing in the rear drivers side.  
Feb 2009

72000 mi
Flex section of exhaust fell apart. Have not fixed yet.  
Aug 2009

80000 mi

US $30
Thermostat had to be replaced.  
Jul 2010

100000 mi

US $800
water pump broke, car wasn't driven for a month till I could afford repairs. Timing belt was done at the same time since 90 percent of the work had to be done to get to the water pump. 
Jan 2011

100000 mi

US $200
Replaced starter. 
Mar 2011

100000 mi
Exhaust was still broken when I turned it over to the Honda dealer 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Oregon, United States
Oct 2009 - Aug 2016
Jun 2009

110000 mi

US $1800
Shift fork in transmission broke. 
May 2012

160000 mi

US $500
Water pump was leaking and needed replacement. Timing belt done at the same time. 
Jun 2012

165000 mi

US $300
OEM front struts were leaking and blow. 
Nov 2012

165500 mi

US $200
Water pump was leaking and needed replacement. Timing belt done at the same time. 
Aug 2014

175000 mi

US $40
Replaced the cracked coolant tank 
Jan 2015

185300 mi

US $10
Ignition wiring overheated (again) and needs to be replaced at the ignition switch. Problem is due to headlight power running through ignition switch. Permanent fix = relay harness for headlights. 
Aug 2016

189000 mi

US $120
Fuel pump failed and was replaced. 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed shiftable automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in California, United States
May 2013 - Oct 2014
Mar 2013

135000 mi

US $360
Replaced all 9 shift solenoids inside transmission, and replaced transmission fluid. 
Jul 2013

139600 mi

US $80
Replaced cracked upper radiator hose. 
Sep 2013

140000 mi

US $1200
Car catastrophically overheated on the highway. Blew two radiator hoses and the thermostat. Shop replaced. 
May 2014

145000 mi

US $550
Fuel pump stopped working. Replaced myself with Airtex pump from AutoZone. Replaced crank position/engine speed sensor. 
Jun 2014

136000 mi

US $190
Car would not start. I narrowed the problem to the fuel pump relay, and replaced with duralast brand. Fixed the issue for one day, then broke again. Took car to a mechanic who installed OEM 409 fuel pump relay. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Oct 2003 - Jun 2015
May 2003

3819 mi
1-Repaired condensation in side marker blinker. 2-Repaired loose door trim under passenger door 3-Ignition Coils replaced (under recall) 
Mar 2004

14904 mi
1- Poor AM reception in radio, replaced wiring to antenna. 
Jul 2004

20116 mi

C $2
1- Climate control dash lighbulb burnt out, replaced bulb labour was free. 
Sep 2004

22469 mi
1- Brake Lights stopped working. Brake light switch replaced. 
Dec 2004

26581 mi
1- Waterpump replaced. 
Apr 2005

31546 mi
1- Driver side wheel bearing replaced 
Oct 2006

48229 mi
1-Sunvisor clip snapped and replaced. 
Mar 2007

53165 mi

C $210
Passenger Front Wheel Bearing Replaced. 
Mar 2008

69502 mi
The car does not sense that the driver's door is open. Will not repair since I don't even notice it. 
Sep 2008

76260 mi

C $45
Radio reception not working. Replaced antenna at top of car. Radio now works. 
Oct 2008

77004 mi

C $379
When coming to a stop, car began shuddering. Check engine light appeared. Symptoms would go away while driving and appear stopped at idle. Dealer replaced vacuum pump and associated hoses. 
Sep 2009

91140 mi

C $1000
Banging into gear (auto transmission), check engine light appeared, transmission speed sensor defective. 
Jan 2010

96100 mi

C $100
Check engine light appeared while driving on freeway. Thermostat replaced.  
Dec 2010

110360 mi

C $250
Car would randomly die after about ~15 minutes of driving. After the stall, within a minute later it would start back up. No codes. Read up online and changed the crank position sensor. Success 
May 2011

114700 mi

C $340
Leaking oil on garage floor. Valve cover gasket replaced While examining engine , Pcv valve and associated tubes were separated. Replaced Pcv valve and hoses as well.  
Jun 2011

116560 mi
Replaced rear hatch with new one.  Rust on bottom of rear hatch. First confirmation that it will be covered under warranty by phone call and parts were ordered. Called again after new rear hatch panel arrived and painted.  
Mar 2012

126480 mi

C $400
Fans do not turn on, only when A/C is on and only when it already is overheating. 
Jun 2012

129580 mi

C $75
Coolant low light came on. Coolant was empty. Brought to mechanic slight crack in the plastic coolant reservoir. Replaced reservoir and filled with coolant. 
Aug 2012

131120 mi

C $180
Passenger front wheel bearing bad. Airplane noise coming from the front of car when driving and turning. 
Jun 2013

138880 mi

C $350
Vibration when accelerating. Was some control arm part in the front suspension. 
Dec 2014

154380 mi

C $220
Parking brake was staying engaged slightly after being released. Smelled burning brake pads after driving. 
Mar 2015

158100 mi

C $750
No reverse gear only when car warned up. Bought solenoid valves online got local mechanic to change it out. Transmission Fluid was changed as well. Hood strut and hatch struts do not hold. Replaced struts. Alternator failed. Replaced 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

turbocharged 180hp 1.8L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Dec 2013
Jun 2013

146000 mi

US $75
Replaced rear pads and rotors 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Georgia, United States
May 2013 - Jun 2016
Jun 2013

120000 mi

US $285
Engine started to misfire after a 700-mile trip. Failure of two coils. Replaced all four coils and spark plugs. 
Feb 2014

125500 mi

US $708
Alt/voltage regulator failed. 
Sep 2014

129000 mi

US $112
Replaced front rotors and pads. Right inside pad had worn to metal on metal. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Alabama, United States
Sep 2011 - Mar 2012
Nov 2011

161500 mi

US $32
Bad coil. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Nebraska, United States
Feb 2010 - Feb 2012
Jan 2011

120000 mi

US $850
Turbo seals have been leaking oil causing the turbo to leak and burn oil. Problem has been known about for several months. Replaced with an upgraded remanufactured part. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Oct 2008 - Dec 2010
Aug 2008

82000 mi

US $400
Engine Coils/Plugs 
Dec 2009

90000 mi

US $800
o2 sensor, thermostat 
Jan 2010

95000 mi

US $900
New Cat 
Nov 2010

109000 mi

US $371
Engine Coils 
Dec 2010

110000 mi

US $2800
New Head - Timing Chaing Broke 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
May 2010 - Dec 2014
Jul 2010

35120 mi

C $300
Replaced upper strut bearings as they were worn 
Sep 2014

66340 mi

C $600
replaced front and rear rotors and pads and had the break fluid replaced 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ohio, United States
Sep 2007 - Jun 2011
Apr 2010

116000 mi

US $495
Starter stopped working. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Ontario, Canada
Jul 2011 - Oct 2012
Aug 2011

81840 mi

C $600
Driver side bearing went, after passenger side went earlier in the year. 
Dec 2011

89900 mi

C $200
Engine threw a code citing cooling system malfunction; cleared code, didn't come back. 
Jul 2012

97100 mi

C $400
Control arm bushing worn, which caused premature replacement (under warranty) of struts. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
May 2010 - Oct 2014
Mar 2010

65000 mi

US $750
Leaking engine seals 
Aug 2010

75000 mi

US $1550
Repair to dent in rear hatch and rear quarter panel.  
Nov 2010

77500 mi

US $700
alternator.  
Aug 2011

83000 mi

US $2140
AC not working, complete system replacement.  Also water leak,  coolant temp sensor not working, and a new set of tires (BF Goodrich, $117 per tire, not in total). 
Sep 2011

85000 mi
New air compressor seized after 200 miles, car towed to engine shop, $500 to get diagnosis, towed to shop that did air con and repaired under warranty. Broke again 100 miles later air compressor replaced, third one in six weeks. 
Feb 2012

90000 mi

US $200
Glove box assembly fell out of dash. Epoxied brackets to mount it back in dash. 
Aug 2012

93700 mi

US $350
drier replaced (under warranty, replaced last year), also hose replaced 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2010 - Jan 2012
Aug 2010

109000 mi

US $785
Ignition coil needed replacement Alternator died and had to be replaced.  
Sep 2010

110000 mi

US $560
Required a new clutch slave and flywheel.  
Dec 2010

113000 mi

US $600
Check Engine Light for a Secondary Air Intake malfunction. Tubing had to be replaced.  
Jun 2011

116000 mi

US $700
Ingition Coil needed to be replaced. While the car was in, I had the shop replace other old coils and spark plugs.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Maryland, United States
Oct 2009 - Apr 2010
Nov 2009

96000 mi

US $470
Front CV joint replaced 
Apr 2010

99000 mi
Water leak when sold. VW, after years of forum chats, issued TSB for clogging sunroof drains. Not clogged on mine or many others. Forums suspect cabin air filter and duct system gets clogged. Requires taking dash out! Or windshield seal. 
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Florida, United States
Apr 2013 - May 2013
May 2013

125000 mi
Replaced alternator 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 5-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in District of Columbia, United States
Aug 2012 - Dec 2012
Nov 2012

112000 mi

US $550
Ignition coils replaced 

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2003 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

115-horsepower 2.0L I4 4-speed automatic FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Minnesota, United States
Jul 2011 - Jul 2012
May 2011

96000 mi

US $1000
Front struts (Bilstein) Front springs (OEM) 
Apr 2012

109700 mi
Faulty electronics module in driver's door. No longer registers "door open" status -- won't switch dome light on. Lock/unlock still works, and no troubles with factory alarm system (thus far). 
Jul 2012

115000 mi
Catalytic converter failed; Check Engine light with code for catalyst efficiency, and raspy noise from exhaust. Did not replace, as I was trading car in for a new one. Speed sensor failed. Speedometer needle would fluctuate between 50-70mph at speeds above 60mph. Did not repair; involved too much labor. 

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2002.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2dr Hatch

200-horsepower 2.8L V6 6-speed manual FWD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Pennsylvania, United States
Jun 2009 - Apr 2011
Jul 2009

81000 mi

US $1500
shifter fork over $1500 since the clutch was replaced at the same time 
Jun 2010

87000 mi

US $816
drivers side axle leaking, throwout bearing and slave cylinder leaking 
Apr 2011

98000 mi

US $280
PS axle went bad. Vibrating intermittently at highway speeds.  
Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Michigan, United States
Aug 2013 - Dec 2013
Nov 2013

145000 mi

US $200
Slow coolant leak between block and tranny, required topping off a couple times a year. Would cost a few hundred dollars just to diagnose, selling anyway. Vacuum leak somewhere. All easily accessible vacuum hoses were replaced, didn't help. My mechanic decided that it would require removal of the intake in order to find it so we decided not to pursue because it wasn't causing any issues and about to sell. 

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2002.5 Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI 2-door

6-cylinder manual 2WD

Volkswagen Golf / Rabbit / GTI in Connecticut, United States
Jul 2012 - Dec 2013
Jan 2013

65700 mi

US $570
Cooling therm replaced 
Jul 2013

68700 mi

US $600
some switch in the engine went crazy, i dont recall completely. 
Sep 2013

70000 mi

US $600
Main power lead was bad so it was replaced. 
Oct 2013

70000 mi

US $215
battery replaced 
Dec 2013

70000 mi
Wipers, headlights, turn signals, hvac and radiator fans would turn themselves on when car was unlocked with key in ignition. Wipers, lights, signals would flicker while driving. 

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