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1999 VW Bug Service engine Light

My daughter just bought a 99 Bettle Bug, and the service engine light is on also the water light comes on sometimes.

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When you say water light comes on, do you mean coolant level, or coolant temp or ? Check coolant level and top off if needed. Bring the Beetle to a parts store, most offer free check of check eng. light. They will plug a hand held scan tool into the cars diagnostic port (usually located under the dash) and 'read' stored engine codes in the cars computer. They can tell you what the codes mean, and suggest what to do. If you have further questions, post them here along with the code numbers.

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I have the same problem and you know check the mass air flow sensor

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