Is the Eurovan power door lock the same as the Vanagon?
The following write-up is an introduction to the Vanagon & Eurovan power door lock system. It covers how the system works, common failures and a few troubleshooting tips. School is in session! The power door locks on Eurovans and Vanagons are exactly the same and, in fact, use the same actuators. The system is purely electric.
Is there a keyless entry system for a VW Eurovan?
All 2001 and newer VW Eurovans have factory keyless entry built right into the key. This was optional on some earlier year-model Eurovans. GoWesty sells a keyless entry system that can operate the factory power door lock system.
Why does my Eurovan have a broken door jamb?
Broken wires in the driver’s side door jamb are a common problem. Just about every Vanagon will have some broken wires in this area. Eurovans, by contrast, were designed from the get-go with power everything, door speakers, the works. So, the design of the door jamb wiring is WAY better, and is not nearly as prone to failure.
Why is my front door locked on my Vanagons?
Another less common failure mode on Vanagons is where one of the front doors is locked, and the system goes into a ghostly lock-unlock-lock-unlock mode, over and over. In that case, there is usually a broken wire in the driver’s door jam harness AND a bad actuator in the passenger door.
Why are my door locks on my VW not working?
There are several things that can cause your Volkswagen door locks to quit working. Most of the time, the fix is simple, but some problems may require the assistance of a professional mechanic. Here is some information to help you determine what’s gone wrong with your VW power door locks. Shop OEM VW door locks online here.
What are the problems with the Volkswagen Eurovan?
Top Volkswagen EuroVan Problems 1 Aging plastic components in cooling system may fail unexpectedly 24 people have reported this 8 2 Clutch may fail prematurely due to throw out bearing breakdown 13 people have reported this 1 3 Inspect CV Boots and Joints at Each Service 11 people have reported this 0