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Title: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 19, 2007, 07:02:42 AM
So as i was driving into work today my engine light came on and stayed on steady.  When i got to work i loosened the gas cap and re-tightened it, started the car back up and it is still on...Anyne have any suggestions...The car was just in for 80K mile service
Thanks
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: ianacole on February 19, 2007, 07:55:49 AM
The only suggestion that I have is to get the car scanned.  Without that, we can't really know what's going on.
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 19, 2007, 08:05:05 AM
Even if it is the gas cap it takes a little bit to go off, like x miles and x starts. The code will be stored and as Ian stated, getting the code pulled will give you the detail of what specifically threw the code.

Now if for any reason that sucker starts flashing, stop the car.
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 19, 2007, 08:26:35 AM
Any ideas how much it would cost to get have someone hook up a vag-com tool or something similar?
Thanks for the responses
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: Cole on February 19, 2007, 08:28:23 AM
Where are you? Many people on this board have VAG-COMs and would be willing to scan it for you.

I live in Aurora and work in Westminster. I could scan anywhere around there.
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 19, 2007, 08:29:24 AM
I work in the DTC and live near Brighton
Thanks
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: ianacole on February 19, 2007, 09:29:17 AM
I work in DTC too.  I can bring in my VAG-COM sometime this week (I just need to remember to charge the laptop).
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 19, 2007, 09:31:27 AM
That would be helpful, I am at I-25 and Belleview APPX...
just let me know where and when
thanks again...
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: ianacole on February 19, 2007, 10:03:20 AM
I'm at CH2M HILL at I-25 and Orchard (Well, Syracuse and Greenwood Village Plaza Drive, or whatever that street is named).  Today is out (obviously), but any other day this week is fine, after 11.
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 19, 2007, 10:04:31 AM
how about tomorrow around noon?? Unless a better time works out for you
just let me know where to meet you
Thanks
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: ianacole on February 19, 2007, 11:18:28 AM
That works for me.  My address is:

6161 S. Syracuse Way
Greenwood Village, 80112

My cell is 720.270.2147.  Give me a buzz when you're heading down.
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 19, 2007, 11:26:14 AM
will do, my name is james...
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: ianacole on February 19, 2007, 11:45:17 AM
And I'm Ian (if you couldn't figure out my overly intricate user name ;) :lol: )
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: gragravar on February 19, 2007, 11:47:23 AM
Well, sounds like Ian has you taken care of, but I am also just outside Brighton, if you run into problems again.  

Good to see more of is up here near Brighton.   :D
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 20, 2007, 12:58:37 PM
Thanks again Ian for the diagnostics...if you could post the log or PM it to me that would be appreciated....
Thanks
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: ianacole on February 20, 2007, 01:20:47 PM
Here are the faults:

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Address 17: Instruments
    Controller: 3B0 920 925 B
    Component: KOMBI+WEBFAHRSP VDO 12V
    Coding: 07235
    Shop #: WSC 00028
    WVWRH63B81P088336       VWZ7Z0Y3083874
1 Fault Found:
01039  - Coolant Temperature Sensor (G2)
                   30-10 - OPen or Short to Plus - Intermittent

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Address 36: Seat Mem. Drvr
    Controller: 3B1 959 760 D
    Component: Sitzverstellung     0101
    Coding: 0000000
    Shop #: WSC 00000
2 Faults Found:
01008 - Note; Emergency OFF Switch is Active!
               000 -  - - Intermittent
00999 - Motor for Front Height Adjustment of Driver's Seat (V29)
               000 -  -
-----------------------------------------
Address 46: Central Conv.
    Controller: 1C0 959 799 C
    Component: 09 Komfortgerát HLO 0001
    Coding: 00258
    Shop #: WSC 00028
1 Fault Found:
01330 - Central Control Module for Central Convenience (J393)
               37-00 - Faulty
-----------------------------------------
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 20, 2007, 01:45:50 PM
Well the coolant temp sensor is your CEL, the others are potentially issues, not sure if you are under warranty still or not.

That last one listed I use to get something similar in my A6 even though everything appeared to work normal.
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 20, 2007, 01:48:40 PM
The CEL went off yesterday on my way home and has not returned...So i dont know if the coolant temp sensor is an old code or not...The car was in an accident a while agao so not sure if the code is from then or some other time.  Unfortunately there arent any timestamps on when the codes are generated.
Thanks
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 20, 2007, 01:54:08 PM
Just because the CEL goes out doesn't mean the code is erased, if those are the only three codes that were pulled and seeing that it says the coolant temp sensor is intermittent that may be it.

I can't remember how accessible the sensor is but it could be work looking at to make sure nothing is loose. They are a common point of failure so I wouldn't be too terribly surprised if it is something on it's way out.

The seat and central lock messages could be from the accident, but if you just had the 80K service they should have pulled/cleared codes during the maintenance.
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: jduawa on February 20, 2007, 01:57:14 PM
I am going to look at the sensor tomorrow, I am not too concerned about the seat codes, there werent any engine codes reported, if it were to happen again would the code be in there twice or does the mem only keep one copy of the code so it would need to be cleared first to see if it is the culprit
Thanks
Title: Re: ENgine Light Came on
Post by: 92UrS4 on February 20, 2007, 01:59:43 PM
It will only keep it in there once, so yeah, you would want to clear it and see if it comes back. It doesn't seem critical so I would feel comfortable clearing it and visually checking out thr sensor (if possible) then wait and watch. :)