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Volkswagen Cabrio 1999, I keep putting water in the radiator, but the water light continues to come on. Drained the water and replaced it with water/fluid...the water light is still on????? help?

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It might be a bad sensor-it is probably a float that is stuck in the down position, look in the overflow tank for it. It will have wires attached to it, you might have to remove the tank itself and clean it out good to see it.

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