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MIL dashboard warning light came on in my 2005 VW Beetle. What could the problem be?

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  • Maryanne Brown Feb 21, 2009

    Thank you so much for your answer to my problem. This sounds like I need to take my Beetle to the dealer's service dept. ASAP.

  • varwa Mar 20, 2009

    i have just bought a vw beetle 2004,im in lebanon in the middle east,its an american car from virginia,first day the fuel cap thing showed then next day it went away,second day the MIL thing showed though the car is scanned and i was told there is nothing wrong with it.i feel so depressed,this car costed me a fortune..u think there is a huge problem?



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This is the Malfunction Indicator Light, also known as the check engine light, this light is to alert u that a problem exists in the electronic controls of your engine, transmission or emission system, or a combination of all three, u can go to any Kragen or Autozone car parts store and they will run a test to determine the cause of the light free of charge.

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