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Temperture icon flashes

My Temperture icon flashes when i start it on cold mornings but not everytime. Usaully stays on until I turn car off and restart it. Temperture gauge is reading normal. I have a 98 volkswagon Jetta

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  • emtrahan Jan 20, 2009

    I have a 2003 Beetle Turbo S. Recently on cold mornings, I start the car, and the blue cold engine light comes on. Then after a moment, the blue light goes off, and the red overheating engine light comes on. It goes away when I restart the engine, but repeats the process, til I put the vehicle in motion. Then it goes away.

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If the light is blue it just means the car is not at operating temperature yet. let the car warm up before driving. if the light is red and only stays on for seconds check the coolant level. could possibly be a bad level sensor also if the light is red

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