Red blinking light on the car temperature gauge...

helenmi
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Asked by helenmi Mar 27, 2010 at 01:52 AM about the 1993 Volkswagen Cabriolet

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

There is a little red blinking light on the temperature gauge.  I noticed the coolant a bit low and topped it off but that light won't quit blinking.  Any ideas?  The car has'nt overheated or reached an abnormally high temperature.  Perhaps the sensor is faulty?

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DeutschlandBaby
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That means low coolant level. Note that it might missing a lot more coolant that you think, best if the dealer checks it, because VW can use only the BLUE or PINK Pentosin-coolant (depending on your model) that is made by VW. If you mix it with the ordinary green-coolant available in auto stores, it will slowly but surely destroy the engine. Thats why many VW-owners have to repair the head-gasket after a while.

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