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Re: Is this a lemon?? (BummedBeetleOwner)

No offense man, but the CEL isn't broken, I garuntee the didn't fix it.
It's something ELSE that's wrong that CAUSED the CEL. Do you happen to know what was the cause on the frist 3 or 4 times? The light's just a warning to you that 'something' went wrong, the computer stores whatever that 'something' is. It could be any one of oh.. 200 different things. You should, and you should also keep track of all the papers they give back to you so you can see what they DID do.
Sorry, don't mean to be rude or anything, but I just keep seeing that. 'they fixed the light, it's on again'... with no hints as to what caused it in the first place....
I've had my EPC light come on and my immobilizer kick in once. It ended up having to do w/my instrument cluster, they replaced that and I've had no elec. problems since.
My suggestion would be to find out what the problem is, and go from there. Have them diagnose it, ask them when you drop it off (or next time and every subsequent time) to give you a print out of the codes they retrieve from the OBD (On Board Diagnostics) port.
It probably won't help right now, but further down the road you'll have a better understanding of what's goin on probably.
noR


[Modified by noR, 9:39 AM 11-27-2001]
 
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