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2002 VW Beetle EPC light and triangle light is comes on the dash at times, when they come on the car runs with half the power and dies sometimes even. Also the RPMS jump up and down slightly, what co

The Car will run fine but you may come to a red light or stop sign and the RPM's will fall below 1 and slightly jump between 0-1 and die sometimes. Its just odd because the lights aren't always on and when they are off the car runs like a top. Sometimes if the car starts to act up I can turn it off and turn it back on and it will start running fine again. Also, when the EPC and Triangle light come on and it starts running sluggish its like the car does not want to shift correctly and the car won't go over 45-50 MPH and the RPM's will be a little over 4 and sometimes I can let of the gas and accelerate again and car will shift, maybe with these lights come on the care goes in safe mode? Please help

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Try installing a new brake light switch ref. haynes repair manual for vw 98 - 2002.

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SOURCE: I have a 2002 VW Beetle. When I turn my lights on my cruise control does not work. Also, every once in a while the EPC light comes on. Car seems to be running fine. THoughts?

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SOURCE: 2001 beetle. epc light on. car won't start.

It sounds like your alternator is not charging. You may want to have it tested and replace/rebuild it if necessary. Many times the problem is that the brushes are worn in the alternator and it stops charging correctly. The brushes are usually attached to the voltage regulator and are replaceable if you have the parts and skill. You can also replace the voltage regulator/brush assembly as a unit.

Many parts stores will test your alternator for free.

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Posted on Jun 16, 2009

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SOURCE: 2001 2.0 Beetle: Car won't start unless jump started

your charging mechanism may ave gone bad or even your alternator. you can check those things out at autozone. they'll check it and i think it's free

Posted on Mar 23, 2010

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SOURCE: epc light came on and car died and won't start back jetta volkswagen 2002

try unplugging the battery and replugging it and then starting the car. hope that helps

Posted on Aug 05, 2012

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