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Re: check engine light staying on
No, the check engine lamp will only come on when there is a problem in engine management system, it needs to be checked with an OBDII scan tool to find the problem causing the check engine lamp to come on.
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Check battery and see if it can be fully charged. If there is an indicator on the battery it should be green or measure the voltage with the engine off and see if it is close to 12Vdc. If the battery tests good there could be a problem with the electrical wiring or a bad device that draws current when the car is off. Glove box light gould be on, trunk light stays on etc...
Can you remove the light bulb?, if not then just disconnect the battery until you can get it in the shop, I had this problem once with my caddy, I had to fake out the trunk and get it to reopen and once I did that then I got it to work normally again. Hope this helps! Rick
Your under-hood or trunk light may be staying on from time to time. To check periodically check the under-hood after dark by looking up into the engine compartment. For the trunk have someone you trust close the trunk lid while you lay inside. Or remove the bulbs for a while to see if the battery goes down.
Hi, If you have access to a VAG-com diagnostic system it might help, but it could be something very simple like a trunk or glove compartment light staying on due to a faulty switch.
If the car were mine I would remove the neg battery terminal and check with an ammeter to find out if there is any current being drawn when the car and all accessories are switched off.
If you don't want to be even that technical, stick a running camcorder in the trunk and glove compartments and close the doors for 20 seconds. Open the door and play back the video to see if the light went out...
Hope this helps you a bit. If it does, a "Fixya!" rating would be much appreciated. If it doesn't help you, I'd be grateful if you didn't bother with a rating at present - they can't be increased later if I do manage to solve your problem! Just come back and tell me what you found. Cheers, D