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Vw golf s tdi 1999 model dashboard coil or spring shaped warning light flashing on and off

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Was driving home this evening when my orange coil light started flashing what is this???

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Thats the heater coil symbol for the diesel engines.
does it stay solid at beginning as normal?
if the car drives normal, then maybe its just a loose connection/wire somewhere

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Heater coil light flashing can be caused by one or both brake light bulbs blown, dont ask me why but it cured mine !

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Defective brake lights on Golf, GTI, Jetta, New Beetle and R32 are a potential safety hazard and should be replaced. February 26, 2007 - NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) -- Around 800,000 Volkswagen vehicles have been recalled Monday because of faulty brake lights, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said.
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Warning lamp flashing warning lamp shaped like a coiled spring started flashing. causing car to stutter badly. light went out when i restarted car.


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P.S If the fault relates to the EGR valve speak with your VW retailer as the car may need a (free I think) software update.

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Alternatively, when you have the right equipment (= VAGCOM + cable) and knowledge, you or a friend yould diagnose the ECU yourself.

From the sounds of it, you'll need a small service (air filter and oil filter change, etc.) anyways. Don't forget to reset the ECU (or dis- and reconnect the battery) afterwards to erase the faultcode from memory (when there's still something wrong, it'll return soon enough).

You might get lucky with a small service :)

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HI, THAT LAMP SHOWS YOU HAVE A FAULTY GLOWPLUG,BUT CAR WILL START OK WITH THREE WORKING,THANKS.

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