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    Angry Engine Light on Dashboard - EGR Valve Issue (HELP!!!!)

    Car Details: VW Golf 57 - 2008 Plate - MK5, Black

    Issues Started February2019.

    Engine dashboard light has been constantly showing for over 4 months.
    - Took it to a mechanic, plugged into computer, saw there is a EGR Valve issue & it needs to be REPLACED or the EGR & DPF needs to be deleted.
    - Could cost around 500 for the replacement.

    I'm not sure what to do, do I get the EGR & DPR deleted or should I go to a mechanic and get the EGR replaced, or should I buy parts & try to do it myself? Is the price range he gave me accurate?

    If anybody here is good with cars, the car also has a lot of other serious issues including the turbo, clutch, a funny oil-ish smell when driving, so if somebody can help, I can list those issues too...I don't want to go to a mechanic who is going to try to take advantage & screw me over, so I want to get an idea of how much I realistically look at to pay, etc.

    Thanks, people!
    57 plate Golf 1.9 TDI-PD

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    What is it with members posting stupid fonts and colours, there is nothing wrong with the standard ones, post changed!!!

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    What is it with members posting stupid fonts and colours, there is nothing wrong with the standard ones, post changed!!!

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing and check systems out.
    Stupid fonts and colours? What are you talking about, sir?

    I will get it scanned independently, however, I DID get it scanned when I went to my mechanic and he showed me the codes and we saw that there was an EGR Valve issue, amongst other things.
    57 plate Golf 1.9 TDI-PD

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    I assure you your post had stupid fonts and colour tags else I wouldn't have mentioned it.

    What EGR vale codes did this scan show and what was it scanned with a generic scanner or VAG-COM\VCDS?
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Hi,

    Apologies for the late reply...I was able to find out when I went for a minor service the other day, the codes given to me, as they plugged it into the computer as well (not part of the service - charged me 48 extra & didn't even tell me!!!):
    - 05184 EGR vacuum regulator solenoid valve
    - 05269 EGR cooler switch over value N345 open/short circuit
    - 05660 Glow plug 3 open circuit

    **I've also attached an image of the report and diagnostics they gave me at the mechanic**Click image for larger version. 

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    57 plate Golf 1.9 TDI-PD

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    Quote Originally Posted by ABZolutely Athletic View Post
    Hi,

    Apologies for the late reply...I was able to find out when I went for a minor service the other day, the codes given to me, as they plugged it into the computer as well (not part of the service - charged me 48 extra & didn't even tell me!!!):
    - 05184 EGR vacuum regulator solenoid valve
    - 05269 EGR cooler switch over value N345 open/short circuit
    - 05660 Glow plug 3 open circuit
    I've never heard of 05269 EGR cooler switch over value N345 open/short circuit

    VAG Error Code: 17903
    EOBD II Error Code: P1495

    Fault Location:
    Switch-Over Valve for Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Cooler (N345) - Open Circuit/Short Circuit to Earth/Positive

    Possible Cause:
    Fuse(s).
    Wiring/Connector(s) open circuit or short to positive.

    Possible Solutions:
    Check/Replace Fuse(s).
    Check/Replace all faulty Wiring/Connector(s).
    Read Measuring Value Blocks (MVB).


    VAG Error Code: 17904
    EOBD II Error Code: P1496

    Fault Location:
    Radiator Exhaust Gas Recirculation Switch-Over (N345) - Open Circuit/Short Circuit to Earth/Positive

    Possible Cause:
    Fuse(s).
    Wiring/Connector(s) short to positive.

    Possible Solutions:
    Check/Replace Fuse(s).
    Check/Replace all faulty Wiring/Connector(s).
    Read Measuring Value Blocks (MVB).



    VAG Error Code: 17848/4881/005184
    EOBD II Error Code: P1440

    Fault Location:
    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve [N18] - Open Circuit/Short Circuit to Earth

    Possible Cause:
    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)(K83) Triggered on first occurrence.

    Fuse(s).
    Wiring/Connector(s) open circuit.
    Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve [N18].

    Possible Solutions:
    Check/Replace Fuse(s).
    Check/Replace all faulty Wiring/Connector(s).
    Read Measuring Value Blocks (MVB).
    Clean/Replace Exhaust Gas Recirculation (EGR) Valve [N18].


    VAG Error Code: 005660/4986
    EOBD II Error Code: P161C

    Fault Location:
    Glow Plug for Cylinder 3 (Q12) - Open Circuit/Upper Limit Exceeded

    Possible Cause:
    Malfunction Indicator Lamp (MIL)(K83) active.
    No Pre-Glow Period.
    Lack/Loss of Power.
    Poor Cold Starting.
    Engine hesitation.

    Fuse(s).
    Glow Plug Wiring/Connector(s) faulty.
    Glow Plug Control Module (GPCM) (J179).
    Glow Plug faulty.

    Possible Solutions:
    Check/Replace Fuse(s).
    Check/Replace all faulty Wiring/Connector(s).
    Read Measuring Value Blocks (MVB).
    Check Glow Plug Wiring.
    Check Glow Plug.

    Special Notes:
    See TDIClub Glow Plug 101

    When is the code detected?:
    The Engine Control Module (ECM) has detected a fault in the cylinder #3 glow plug circuit.

    As taken from my new EOBD II Fault Codes Software
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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