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Hi Gays N Guy's ,

Whilst driving home this evening, the Orange Coil light started to flash on and off , Can anyone please point me in the right direction as what it means and is it safe to drive the Van ?

Thanks Aly.



P.s I did change the nr side light bulb (brake) last nite ..brake lights work but could I have put in the wrong bulb it was a stop n tail one ?
 

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Hello mate ...i had the same thing just happen to mine the problem turned out to be the wireing between the throtol pick up and the ECU....May be the same for you???:)
 

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I did hear a funny noise after I started it , and only drove about 2miles home , when I got home I turned the engine off and then started her up again and the light went out , I do have a chap across the road from me who is a Vag Specialist so may have a word with him.

Will have to check the power out tomorrow when I go to work hoping that I wont do any damage.. I didnt notice any power difference at the time.

Thanks for the replies
 

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this light is telling you to run ecu through vagcom

it does flash with problems relating to brake lights.

i have it at the moment as i have led rear lights.

double check your brake lights are both working

or are both the right ones

it could be just that
 

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Could easily be the brake light switch. Will cost about £9 if it needs a new one. check out the one you have by looking at the top of the brake pedal, worth cleaning and checking connections.
 

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Thanks Guy's for all your input...A: I have solved the problem :D After reading through search files and replies on here I realised that it had to be something to do with the brake light as I changed the bulb the night before.

Yep me being a Female I: had put the wrong bulb in... Fitted the correct one and the coil stopped flashing. So best Tenner I have paid to be a member Saved me a few bob was gonna go see a neighbour who is a VAG Specalist.



Aly T:
 

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snce fitting rear led,s to mine its flashed as the voltage is to low and the management system thinks theres a bulb out, so i rekon check the one you put in is the right voltage.
 

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snce fitting rear led,s to mine its flashed as the voltage is to low and the management system thinks theres a bulb out, so i rekon check the one you put in is the right voltage.
Not sure of the calculation, but; if you put a resistor in the circuit to fool it into thinking the led's are drawing the same current as standard bulbs the flashing will stop !
Non electrician's answer based on what my more elecro-educated mate has done on his t5 !
 

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Hi Gays N Guy's ,

Whilst driving home this evening, the Orange Coil light started to flash on and off , Can anyone please point me in the right direction as what it means and is it safe to drive the Van ?

Thanks Aly.



P.s I did change the nr side light bulb (brake) last nite ..brake lights work but could I have put in the wrong bulb it was a stop n tail one ?
hi there the problem you have is that ecu has log a fault to do with the rear lights put the correct bulb in and it should be fine hope this helps
 

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If you put LED lamps in your brake lights, you are wasting money because there is nothing to save by this as you have to put a 6-ohm 25 Watt resistor across each lamp to fool the computer into thinking each lamp is drawing 21watts.

It's much simpler and cheaper to fit a standard 21watt filament lamp.

Ohms law - V=IxR i.e. V(volts) = I(current in Amps) x R(resistance in Ohms)

Resistor calculation - R = V(volts) / I(Current in Amps)

Power (Watts) = V(volts) x I (Amps)

PS I've got the glow plug light flashing and reduced power, with Engine Management light on too but I've checked my brake lights and they're ok.
 
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