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    No heat from climate control - MY13 Golf 103TSI

    Any clues what I should be looking for/at if I can't get the heater blowing hot air?
    Car is relatively new (for me) - never had to use the heater since I got it so I've only just noticed now that the mornings are getting cooler.
    My 2017 Tiguan blows warm air after < 5 mins. The Golf has run for 10mins+ and nothing warmer than ambient air comes out.
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    Hmmm - google is scaring me

    might be cheaper to move to a warmer climate
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    Burst silicon bag (in coolant reservoir) caused blockage in heater matrix ?

    Is the coolant temp rising as per normal ? (mine is warm within a couple of minutes).
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    I assume a blocked heater matrix is one of the NOT cheap issues to resolve (i.e. disassemble the dash ...)

    Coolant temp rises as normal - no signs of leak inside the cabin or out.
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    interesting - if I corner "enthusiastically" I can get some heat
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    Quote Originally Posted by The J Man View Post
    I assume a blocked heater matrix is one of the NOT cheap issues to resolve (i.e. disassemble the dash ...)

    Coolant temp rises as normal - no signs of leak inside the cabin or out.
    Yeah, fixing a blocked heater matrix is not a cheap job.

    Another possibility is the directional vanes (that control where the heat goes) aren't working properly.

    Any error codes recorded ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by The J Man View Post
    interesting - if I corner "enthusiastically" I can get some heat
    I have weird days when its warm outside and the system is off and all of a sudden its blowing heat , turn it on and then off , back to zero .
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    Quote Originally Posted by gregozedobe View Post
    Yeah, fixing a blocked heater matrix is not a cheap job.

    Another possibility is the directional vanes (that control where the heat goes) aren't working properly.

    Any error codes recorded ?
    No codes - but I don't have OBD/VCDS

    it's odd - or perhaps not - the more I use it the faster it seems to start working
    MY17 Volkswagen Tiguan 162TSI Highline, DAP, Sunroof, Caribbean Blue
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