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I was involved in the recall with the BEW engine and the issue with the ceramic glow plugs. Last fall they changed the orginal with a set of 5 volt SS over ceramic plugs and the car started like crap, got a second recall notice and in Feb 2011 had a set of 7 volt SS over ceramic installed and the car starts like a dream. One other thing is they reflashed the car this last time and since then my fuel mileage improved by 10 to 12% just wonder if anyone else has see this after there recall?

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I thought that too with the change in summer/winter fuel, but this was back in early Feb and I know we do not see the heaver fuel here is Saskatchewan till sometime in late march or early april. I guess I will see when we get the heaver fuel if that makes a differance. Thanks for the reply..

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Glow Plug Recall- 2005 Beetle

Reading this forum I discovered VW had issued a glowplug recall. (ceramic type)
After purchasing my 2005 beetle, I called the dealer to see if there were any outstanding recall issues and it turned out there were 2.
1.) Airbag sensor-
2.) Glowplugs

I took my 2005 Beetle in for these items that had not yet been performed. When I went to pick it up the Service Manager said " We have a problem...when the mechanic pulled the glowplugs, one of them was missing about 1/2 of the glowplug" The dealer informed VW factory reps, they said "DO NOT CRANK THE ENGINE!" VW authorized the dealer to pull the head and they found the glowplug tip sitting on top of the piston.
Thankfully, in this case VW stood behind their product and the dealer had the car for 4 business days but I am motoring down the road once again! :D

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I brought my Passat 2005 tdi last week to my local dealer for the glow plug recall because I had the error code: 17056 - Cylinder 2 Glow Plug Circuit (Q11)
P0672 - 000 - Electrical Fault

I had the steel Bosch GP before I gave the car to the dealer in the early morning.
I also asked them to perform the brake light switch recall on the same car.

The dealer called my in the afternoon to pickup the car and said everything was done.
The invoice report said:
- Perform N400 Brake Switch: Replace brake light switch with 1K2-945-511-RDW
Claim type: 710
- Perform 28F6 Glow Plugs and Software: Perform ECM software update, clear DTCs
4 N-105-916-09 Glow Plug
Claim Type: 710

I drove the car for 2 days and the check engine comes on. I plug the VCDS in and got the same error code: 17056 - Cylinder 2 Glow Plug Circuit (Q11)
P0672 - 000 - Electrical Fault

Yesterday Sunday, I took out the glow plug on cylinder 1 and to my surprise... It was my old worn out steel Bosch glow plug!!!

I checked the brake light switch: It is still the old black version!!! The new brake light switch described in the TSB said it should be GREEN.

Now I suspect that they did not do anything to my car.

Can anyone tell me if they updated my ECM software?
This is what VCDS is currently reading:

VCDS Version: Release 15.7.4 Running on Windows XP x86

Address 01: Engine Labels: 038-906-016-BHW.lbl
Control Module Part Number: 038 997 016 T HW: 028 101 198 2
Component and/or Version: R4 2,0L EDC G000AG 0314
Software Coding: 0150034
Work Shop Code: WSC 30682 002 1048576
VCID: AF6754403D0E3C4657-513C
1 Fault Found:

17056 - Cylinder 2 Glow Plug Circuit (Q11)
P0672 - 000 - Electrical Fault
Freeze Frame:
RPM: 0 /min
Torque: 190.0 Nm
Speed: 0.0 km/h
Load: 0.0 %
Voltage: 11.93 V
Bin. Bits: 00001011
Temperature: 19.8°C
Bin. Bits: 00110000

Readiness: 1 1 0 0 0

Can anyone tell me IF i am having the correct updated software version?

What can I do now? This is my word against the dealer service department...

Thanks in advance for any help!
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