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CHECK ENGINE LIGHT IS ON AND SO IS THE AIR BAG LIGHT

I have several error codes to be decoded on a 2003 beetle convertible
p2181
19497
93041
18613
00591
HELP PLEASE!!!!

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I recommend taking your car to your local auto parts store like AutoZone. They will hook up their diagnostic computer free of charge and generate your error codes. They can also decode the codes and tell you what may be the proximate cause. Same thing the VW Dealer will do for a charge of $65 (but AutoZone is FREE). One of the codes probably relates to a bad seal on your gas cap (try removing, cleaning and replacing). One of the other codes might be indicative of a bad oxygen sensor. They cost $20+, so you want to be certain before you start a replacement. There are between 2-3 oxygen sensors on your car.

Sorry I couldn't be more descriptive.

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