where is the computer on my 2001 jetta


Asked by Oct 23, 2013 at 03:41 PM about the 2001 Volkswagen Jetta

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

My jetta 2001 2.0 had a lot of problems in the last couple of months and I took it to the mechanic and he said that I have to change the computer but I need to know where in the car it is so I can go to the junker and get it. could somebody explain me where is it

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I can't tell you where the computer is, just that my mechanic also told me today that I need to replace the computer on my Jetta 2001 2.0.! The car only has about 67,000 miles. Yet I have been having problems for a while, too. E.g The engine light comes on mysteriously and I won't pass Inspection. For no good reason, car would not start 2x in the past 6 months. My mechanic quoted my 1,800 for a new computer which would also have to be programmed - Or a used one 1,100 if he could locate one. Did you get a price from your mechanic. I am in Brooklyn NY where the hourly rate is $85!!


It is under the cowl on the drivers side in a box. To get to it you have to remove the wiper arms and the cowl.

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