2001 Volkswagen Passat v6

Asked by Chris May 29, 2020 at 08:03 AM about the 2001 Volkswagen Passat

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 01 Volkswagen Passat I just
bought the person who I bought it from
said it has a starting issue he said he
had it looked at and they said it's either
the starter or some box on the driver
side floor area got wet and they need
to unplug it and dry it out what are they
talking about I have looked everywhere
except in the dash and I don't see any
box unless the are talking about the
diagnostics harness but I wouldn't
think that getting wet would not let the
car start I just need a little help before I
start spending money I don't have on
parts I don't really need

1 Answer

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Why would someone with so little knowledge about cars, buy this? I suspect he was talking about the fuse box. If that got wet, either there's a leak, and the dash area got soaked, or it got flooded, and all the electrical work in the bottom half of the car got soaked. Whichever it is, you got soaked. See if you can get your money back. The car, in nice condition is likely worth $3,000. It will probably cost this to straighten out the electrical system.

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