Question about Volkswagen Golf
Just had a similar problem. Took my 2003 Volkswagen Jetta 2.0l auto in for an oil change. They also checked the air filter. When finished, I started it up and the EPC and MIL (aka CEL, check engine light) lamps came on.
Figured it was just a glich caused by draining/refilling the oil and that it would reset itself by the next day. No luck. So, after checking to make sure the gas cap was tight, I poked my head under the hood. Made sure the oil fill cap was on tight. They also checked the engine air filter so I took a look over there. Low and behold, the ding-a-ling at the shop neglected to reconnect the MAF sensor cable. That is the electronic connector on the air intake hose between the engine and the air filter box.
Plugged that back in and bing, EPC light went out. MIL still on, but if I recall, after a "major" event, the MIL won't go out until it is reset. Taking it back to the shop to have the code cleared.
So, long story short, if you get an EPC and MIL, first check to make sure that the MAF is properly connected.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
EPC stands for Electronic Power Control - part of the dreaded auto computers.
My 1st suggestion would be to use a ODB II - analyser and read any codes in there. If you don't have one handy or with a friend, go down to a local friendly auto shop ie Checker and ask to borrow one of there's for a few moments.
Write down any codes and look up on the net. Reset any codes on the computer while you are there.
A stop gap method is to disconnect the battery on the car for 10 minutes and hook up again. This forces the computer system to reboot - that may cure the problem also.
Posted on Aug 01, 2008
Heb een pointer van 2004 als ik wil starten begint een oranje lichtje te flikkeren met een kontakt sleutel en de auto valt stil wat kan dit zijn
Posted on Jun 23, 2011
Remove the positive polarity batary and put it agin
Posted on Mar 27, 2009
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