Great advice. Similar story. No water at tap. Fuse blown. Replaced fuse and still no water. Removed cover on water tank and pump had stuck. Gave it a spin with a small screwdriver and now working......
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ron b said:We had this problem a year ago - no water coming out of the tap, yet we could hear the pump working and the water sloshing around in the tank. Turned out that the pump had become dislodged from its seating inside the tank, and because the pump was moving around in the water when being used, the exit pipe from the pump had eventually slipped off the exit connector inside the tank, so the water was just circulating around inside the tank.
Access the tank through the "wardrobe", lift the circular cover, unscrew the inspection lid and disconnect the power lead. It's a good idea to open the boot as this will trigger the boot light which is next to the tank and illuminate it for you. The bottom of the pump should be sited in a shallow cup on the base of the tank, to the right of centre looking down into the tank. You need to feel for this as it is not obvious when looking in. A pipe from the pump should be pushed onto the exit connector in the top of the tank to the right of the inspection access. Initially we had problems of the hose coming off again until we discovered that the pump needed to sit in the cup. Additionally we also decided to try to make a better job of keeping the hose on the exit connector. A metal jubilee clip that might rust was not a good idea and we ended up using a plastic gardening tie that could be tightened one-handedly. A year on and no further problems. We do take care filling the tank - pushing in a hosepipe probably caused the pump to become dislodged in the first place.
I use the hand end of my long nose pliers and a mole grip on the end to open the cover. Just have to make sure it doesn't jum out. VW Campers in the Netherlands do sell a tool for it, but I've always got my pliers and mole grip with me, and they don't cost anything!
It is a electric switch from the tap giving power to the pump .We have a variation on this issue - turn the tap on - nothing happens, no noise from the pump. Turn the tap on and off a few times, water arrives at the usual rate. This has been happening spasmodically for some months, with the tap working normally most of the time. Any ideas?
- HC - don't suppose you know where the switch is? (We're on our way to northern Spain just now so hoping I can leave it till we get home in a couple of weeks)
Well done. DIY is so rewarding, and so much more convenient than a garage, apart from the costDear Everyone with the "no water coming out of the tap problem".
I read all these posts and the previous tap problem posts and thanks to all of your input I got a pump from eBay for £13 + postage. I'm a woman with no electrical/mechanical/motor vehicle repair experience but having had SEVERAL very expensive bills from VW garages for other work I was d.....d if this was going to be another VW garage rip off. I could hear a click when I turned on the tap so fingers crossed it wasn't the micro switch. My California is a 2006 SE TDI that I've had since 2011. I followed the guidance from all of you brave souls ... got my "tool" made from a bit of kindling with a couple of bolts 3" apart to get the lid off. Pulled out the old pump, cut the wires, used some 'joiners' and insulating tape and hey presto I have a new pump and water coming out of the tap. Without the FORUM I'd be facing ANOTHER HUGE VW RIP OFF BILL. So THANKS TO ALL OF YOU WHO INSPIRED ME TO DO IT MYSELF.
PS none of the previous info on the fuse positions were relevant ... I did go through EVERY 5amp I could find and they were all good so deduced it was the pump.
If the airlock is in the pump it’s just spinning in a “bubble” of air until you give it a blow or suck and prime the pump.Juts had an issue with my water pump. It was making the pumping sound but nothing coming out of the tap. There was plenty water in the tank as I only just filled it up. I think what may have happened is that I ran the pump when there was no water left in the tank and I guess this may screwed things up a bit. Anyway, after continually trying the tap with nothing coming out I decided to try the "blow" method. This yielded immediate results! As soon as put my lips around the tap end and blew the water started to come out again. Magic! Must have been an airlock but in that case when the pump is pumping where does the water go if its not coming out of the tap?
This may help youNo water from my tap either! Replaced the fuse. Tap clicks but no water. Removed water tank lid an pump. How do I free the impelled?
Did you try and run it in air or under water. If it ran in air it will have drawn too much current (needs resistance of water to limit motor speed) and possibly blown fuse.Ok I removed the water pump and checked the impeller which seemed ok and rotating with a bit of resistanc. I then went back and checked the new fuse and it had blown!Any ideas what to do next??