MY VW SHOWED HOY COMING HOME YEESTERDAY MY WIFE ...
2005 Volkswagen Beetle
My VW showed hoy coming home yeesterday, my wife added coolant, not the type book called for. Now this morning, I can't even start it up and get it out of the driveway withou it showing hot. Can you help me?
Sunday, October 28th, 2012 AT 5:31 PM
Which engine is in your Bug?
Is the coolant level correct? A mixture that is too rich in Antifreeze can turn the red warning light on... there is a level sensor in the bottle / reservoir
that "senses" fluid level, but can not do so if the mixture is too rich (should be 50/50 mix of antifreeze & water).
Check for correct coolant flow BACK into the bottle... at idle, you should see fluid flowing back in to the bottle:
An "electrical glitch" or the wrong fluid mixture / level will cause and immediate flashing of the red light when cold... a mechanical issue such as a broken
water pump, will not cause the red light to flash until the engine has run for some time.