Question about 1996 Volkswagen Golf
The check engine light is designed to function only when there is a engine fault. To turn this light off you will need to visit your auto parts store. Orielly's and Autozone both carry code scanners that you can barrow in the parking lot. And they may even come out and check the codes for you. Once the codes have been retrieved you have the option to reset the check engine light to turn it off. However, if the engine has a hard code or a faulty sensor the light may come back on immediately after you start the car.
I would suggest having the codes read and the MIL reset and try to determine the issue causing the MIL to come on.
Posted on Aug 03, 2010
I have 2001 1.4 golf and the engine is on
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engine light comes on and off, these are indication that there is some
error code stored in your vehicles ECM. The engine module computer
needs to be scanned. These will give the code and as per the error code the
further problem can be detected and confirmed. The engine light
indicator blinks or remains steady on dash when engine computer
noticed any problem with any engine electrically operated components.
more help, I suggest you to refer the help links provided below. These will let
you know more about which areas to look, check, when there is engine light
coming up on dash panel.
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The information below was complied by me, it explains what causes the check engine light to come on and the process of finding the cause.
When the Check Engine light (or Service Engine Soon or small picture of an engine) is turned on, the systems computer control unit (called the PCM) has sensed a fault in the electronic controls of the engine and/or the emission system. When this happens you will seldom feel the car engine run any different. There are about 200 possible system faults (the gas cap is just one of them) that turn the Check Engine light on, to know what has developed a problem you must have the system tested, this is called an OBD2 fault code test, Kragen/Oriley and Autozone parts stores (USA only) do this testing for free.
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