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Been having a lot of trouble trying to troubleshoot what's going on with my car and the mechanic just gave me these codes:
16486
17988
After talking to a bunch of people here I thought we had it narrowed down to a faulty ground wire somewhere. Unfortunately, the mechanic checked them all and said they were all in good shape. I hope someone can decipher these for me. Thanks!
 

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Re: Can anyone tell me what these codes mean? (Project_Mayhem)

first one is your car is going to explode, 2nd is ur car just exploded....

sorry just being an a$$ check the vag forums
 

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Re: Can anyone tell me what these codes mean? (Project_Mayhem)

From the Bentley CD (the MKIV version, if that makes a difference) ...

16486 - Mass or Volume Air Flow Circ, Low Input

- Check Mass Air Flow (MAF).
- Check intake air system for leaks (unmetered air).
- Check fuse 43.

17988 - Throttle Actuator B1, Malfunction
- Check throttle valve control module

Gary
 
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