Recently, my Beetle's temperature blinking red high temperature light remember: Beetles don't have actual temp gauges has gone off a few times. If it it blinks again it is one of two thing, the coolant level is low or the coolant temperature is too high, too high could be an improper water to coolant ratio, i. Of course it is always possible that the computer is reacting to a bad sensor not high heat or low oil etc. Recently, my Beetle's temperature blinking red high temperature light remember: Beetles don't have actual temp gauges has gone off a few times. It's tended to happen while I'm stopped at a red light, facing uphill. It went right off after a few mins, and never came back on once we were test driving.
Sometimes i think it's out but it's not the sun was blocking it out, but it is still on. Mon Jul 21, 2008 1:54 am shortie Joined: 24 Apr 2008 Posts: 25 Location: Central Scotland i have a 2001 beetle. After pulling over and shutting the car off for a minute or two not long enough for it to cool down if it were genuinely overheating , I can turn the car back on and continue driving without the light coming back on. Heat works, and this happens as soon as I start the car. Posted on Oct 08, 2009 The blue temperature light will blink until the car is up to operating temperature.
Checked to see if theres a brokage, the coolant is seen droping back through the return pipe nicely. I just bought this car and the previous owner said something about a sensor being bad. You can recharge it easily buy buying a compatible can of refrigerant. If no good sign of the coolant pump Quoted Text Here Quoted Text Here Question mark abuser: Yes. They get some buildup on them and start to show like the coolant is low. Jun 08, 2011 Depending on which light is flashing will determine whats wrong, normally thee are three lights that flash one is yellow check engine light, when it flashes it means a misfire and catastrophic catalytic converter failure.
I had the same problem with an '03. I appreciate you asking the? Even more weirdly, my Scangauge indicates that the water temperature is in the normal ~180 degree F range even while the light is blinking and the buzzer is buzzing at me. As noted previously, you should take it easy with it on, but she needs drive on the highway. You may need this group some time. After driving for a while my red coolant light starts flashing.
This is the light that looks like a thermometer, not the check engine light - and doesn't turn red and then start blinking later, it goes from off to blinking red right away, accompanied by several beeps. If you mix it with the ordinary green-coolant available in auto stores, it will slowly but surely destroy the engine. The radiator fuse is fine the belt driving the water pump is fine. I just bought an '04 Beetle about a month ago and this light has been making me very nervous! Both times this has happened it has been very hot outside and I had my ac on but had not driven a very long distance about 10 miles once and about 5 miles the next time. The reservoir is at max line and it the antifreeze has been topped off. They will almost always charge more per hour and often more for parts and supplies.
Sometimes it won't go out at all. They are fast cheap and very very bad. I know it isnt the coolant cause I checked it. Be kind with your posts. Hope this helps a little! Jan 01, 2011 This means your car is running too hot. I would not drive that car unless I could verify that it is indeed not overheating.
What can be the problem? Like the others said you just have to worry about it turning red. Second: Dealers are no better or worse than independent mechanics for almost anything you might need done on your car. The next two days I was fine driving to work, which is about 10 minutes each way. My car has 139000 miles. The temp sensor should tell the computer to turn on the fans and the computer is supposed to turn on the fan relay and it turns on the fans. The next day I ran a few errands after work and I got the same blinking red light after driving a little over 20 minutes. They have replaced the sensor,heat pump,thermostat.
I have had it to the dealer 9 times in a year. Copyright © 2005 Volkswagen Talk - All rights reserved. I have no idea what's wrong except that I'm pretty sure the car isn't actually overheating. They also tend to look at repairs a little different than the independent. This is my first bug and I want to have a good experience with it.