Your Volkswagen needs a lot of electrical power to make a lot of its important components function. In order to run this electricity to all of the parts of the vehicle that need it, your Volkswagen has a wiring harness.
A wiring harness is a group of electrical cables or wires that sends electrical signals and power to the different components of your car that need electricity. Since so many different parts of your Volkswagen require electricity to function, it is crucial that this component of the vehicle remains functional. If it doesn’t, your Volkswagen will see a major decrease in functionality and performance.
If your wiring harness is malfunctioning, there are a few symptoms that will begin popping up. Keep your eyes out for any of the following issues. They may be indicative that your wiring harness needs to be fixed.
If you catch your engine either idling at strange times or revving up at improper times, it may be an issue with your wiring harness. This could also result in your vehicle lurching forward or stuttering while you drive, which can be quite dangerous.
All of this is the result of your engine not getting the proper signals from the engine control module, the computer that controls the engine. Since this computer needs the wiring harness to function properly in order to send the proper signals to your engine, it is imperative that your wiring harness is in good shape in order for your engine to work.
If your battery isn’t totally dead, but is instead very inconsistent, you may have a problem with your wiring harness. An inconsistent battery could result in your car dying multiple times in quick succession, or regularly dying extremely quickly.
It is dangerous and very annoying to drive a car that is doing this regularly. If your Volkswagen is struggling with an inconsistent battery, it’s probably a faulty wiring harness, and should be handled quickly so you can get back on the road.
If your car’s battery is dead, it could be because it is not getting the proper electrical flow to stay on. This could be a problem with your wiring harness, as the wiring harness allows electricity to move all over the car. Obviously, since your car needs a working battery to drive, this is a critical problem. Having it fixed as soon as possible is the only way for you to get back on the road.
If your Volkswagen is having problems with any of its electric parts, it could be a problem with the wiring harness. Whether it be lights, battery, display, etc., electrical issues can be a sign that your wiring harness needs to be repaired or replaced. Be on the lookout for any electrical issues in your vehicle.
If your check engine light illuminates, there is something going wrong with your engine. One of the things that can cause the illuminated check engine light is a wiring harness in need of repair or replacement.
The check engine light also illuminates for countless other automotive issues, so you should pair this with some other symptoms to try and diagnose what is wrong with your Volkswagen. Don’t ignore your check engine light, because even if it is trying to warn you of another problem, it will become a more expensive issue if you continue to ignore it.
If you’re noticing any of the above symptoms, you should bring your car to a highly-trained mechanic to have your wiring harness looked at. It is a crucial component of your Volkswagen, as if it fails, the entire vehicle’s performance will be compromised. Your Volkswagen could even be rendered completely undrivable. It is not a totally lost cause though.
If you live in or around Louisville, KY, come to us at St. Matthews Import Service. We have multiple locations, so come to the Hubbards Lane location for automotive service and repair. We’ll take a look at your wiring harness and repair it quickly. We look forward to meeting you and earning your repeat business for all your Volkswagen’s future maintenance needs.