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I have a 2002 Jetta GLS. Yesterday I left my lights on and had to get my car jumped. When I started driving, the Malfunction Indicator Lamp started flashing and I noticed the engine got a bit jumpy with a loss of power and responsiveness if I got up to 35 or so. However, if I slowed down enough or when down a hill the light turned off. I was planning on taking it in, but wondered if this is an easy fix relating to the battery going out since it was working fine before or if something more serious might be going on. Also, should I drive it in and just keep my speed low or get it towed?
 

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I would have your charging system checked to begin with, to see if your battery/alternator are in good shape. Your lights in your speedo and MIL/CEL will go nuts because all the different computers don't have enough juice to run correctly. Deal with the charging issue, scan the car and clear the codes. You could see if the codes come back but usually a low battery or faulty charging system will make all the lights go wonky! Good Luck!
 
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