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What to Do When Your Volkswagen Super Beetle Check Engine Light Turns On
If you find yourself asking this question to yourself, you should always make sure that at the very least you have an idea about what is wrong with your Volkswagen Super Beetle before you start agonizing about a large bill you needed for the repair. However, this query is not a walk in the park, especially to someone who merely owns a car but is not knowledgeable about automotive issues such as this. It can be pretty annoying since it illuminates without you having any idea. There are a number of possible causes why the check engine light turns on, but the good news is that check engine light does not necessarily mean that your Volkswagen has a major problem. So before you rush to the nearest auto shop for costly and unnecessary repairs, you\'d better take these steps first:
Pull over and check the gas cap.
Although this may have caught you by surprise, there\'s really no reason to panic when your check engine light comes on. Sometimes this issue is actually as simple as retightening the gas cap. So, pull your car over to the side, check the gas cap, and see if it is loose, faulty, or missing. If it\'s loose, just tighten it; but if it\'s damaged or missing, then you\'d better get a replacement at once.
Check vital components for potential issues.
If you can\'t find anything wrong with your gas cap, then try checking these important components. First, it could be that the oxygen sensor is not working properly. If the sensor is faulty or covered with oil and some ash, it may be sending an incorrect reading to your car\'s computer, causing your engine light to illuminate. Second, it could be a faulty mass airflow sensor. If this sensor is the issue, the car may stall or have low gas mileage. However, if the sensor is working fine, the air filters could also be the issue. Third, it could also be that you have a spark plugs or wires issue in your car. Sometimes, this also can cause your check engine light to turn on. Lastly, at least for this listing, is that your check engine light will come on if your engine is overheating or if the thermostat is telling the car\'s computer that the engine is overheating.
Use the code reader for diagnostic.
To know exactly what\'s causing the check engine light to come on, you may use your code reader. This is fairly easy. You only need your OBD scanner, pencil, and some paper. Now, locate the On Board Diagnostics plug, which is commonly referred to as an OBD Plug. Then, plug in the scanner, but make sure that your vehicle is off before plugging in. After plugging in the scanner, turn your vehicle on then the scanner. Tag the scanner to the appropriate section for \"diagnose.\" It may take a few minutes for the scanner to read the code. Interpreting the code is always the easiest thing to do. The code tells you what\'s wrong with a part or system but not the reason why it is faulty. The reading limits you to the wide range of possible problems you need to consider to your vehicle. Based on the reading, you can tell exactly what part has a problem and provide attention to it. If the check engine light reappears after few hours or days, that only means you haven\'t fixed the problem completely.