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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: vw jetta 2003
Take your car to autozone or another parts store that will be willing to pull the OBD II diagnostic codes for free or buy an inexpensive $40-50 OBD II diagnostic reader.
I have a 05 Jetta TDI 100K miles and a 99 Passat AEB wagon 140K miles, and I don't think there is a specific Catalytic converter instrument light, just a generic check engine light to inform you to pull the OBD II codes (there are hundreds of codes your Jetta can throw ... but not hundreds of lights on the dash;~) ). If you don't overfill the car with oil, or drive like a maniac, the VW cats should last for 200-300K or better. Of course I only wore out 40% of the original front brake pads in 100K miles in the Jetta too. I know how to work on cars ... but prefer not to have to ... so I drive easy;~).
FYI - IF the cat is plugged up, your car will not have any power. If you pass emission test and have poweer ... forget about the cat, just read the codes
Posted on Oct 29, 2008
BTW - if you have less than 100,000miles you might be able to have your cat replaced under warranty by the dealer. In Canada it's 160,000km.
Posted on Mar 16, 2009
SOURCE: 2003 VW golf o2 sensor?
Yes, it could be something else, other than the converter, such as a faulty o2 sensor. Take your VW to Autozone or Advance auto, and ask them to a do a scan, to see what they come up with ( think it's free).
Posted on Aug 18, 2009
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