Crazy tacho polo 1.4 16v 2002

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Crazy tacho polo 1.4 16v 2002

Post by Mrtino » Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:07 pm

good evening everyone, I am Italian and I apologize in advance for the bad English, but I have a problem with my 2002 1.4 16v petrol polo. I found an opportunity last week, so I decided to buy the car, yesterday I'm going to collect it, and the car has no problems, this morning I turn on the car and the odometer seems to have gone mad. the abs light is on, the oil light is on, two other lights that I don't know what they mean are on, the tachometer does not work and neither does the water temperature, the direction arrows do not work. I went back to the dealer, and they checked the car, they say I left the car under the sun and that the control unit went mad, it was enough to rest the car and everything would be solved, instead nothing was solved. next Monday I will have to bring the car back to have it checked. the Italian community was unable to help me, I wanted to know if anyone had similar problems on this forum and if they have solved them. thank you

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Re: Crazy tacho polo 1.4 16v 2002

Post by RUM4MO » Sun Aug 02, 2020 11:07 am

Hi, welcome to this forum!

I don't have an answer for you but I needed to post so that you know that you are not getting ignored!

The dealer's excuse that it has been left out in the sun, does not seem like a good reason, if that car has been in Italy all of its life, it will have been left out in the sun quite a few times, and that car should survive these temperatures.

This could be a cracked solder joint in the dash pod/cluster, that just needs "reflowed" - ie heating up and melting the solder.

Edit:- now if it does have some cracked solder joints in the dash pod/cluster, that would get worse when the car was left out in direct proper Italian sunlight!

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Re: Crazy tacho polo 1.4 16v 2002

Post by Mrtino » Sun Aug 02, 2020 12:47 pm

thanks for your answer, tomorrow I call the dealer. the problem of the sun is an excuse but I have already understood it, many lights in the odometer were on and the mechanic did not know what to do. They had already told me that if it did not resolve, they would send odometer and ECU to a company in Padua to fix them. I hope everything is resolved quickly, I will let you know.

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Re: Crazy tacho polo 1.4 16v 2002

Post by RUM4MO » Mon Aug 03, 2020 9:11 am

Good, at least it sounds like your garage had worked out what might be the cause of this.

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