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    Polo 2004 1.2 E - Exhaust Warnimg Light

    Hello Members,
    I am a new member to this forum, having just bought my daughter her first car, being a 2004 Polo 1.2 E. I am in Harrow, London.
    I was after some advice.
    Just bought my daughter her first car, privately, one owner 83,000 mile good condition with FSH. Drives like it should, however as I drove it home and within a day an Exhaust warning light has come on. The car seems to drive ok and no excessive smoke or noise.

    Is this something that needs urgent attention ?
    Does it need to go a VW Dealer ?

    Any advice would be greatly welcome.

    Thanks
    tintinp

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    Welcome to the forum.

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing.
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Hi Keithuk
    Thank you for replying, just so I am clear, I should take it to a VW Maindealer or specialist garage and ask then to run a diagnostic check. They then should be able to give me the error code ?

    Thanks again

    Quote Originally Posted by Keithuk View Post
    Welcome to the forum.

    You need to get your motor scanned (preferably with VAG-COM\VCDS) for any error codes logged in the ecu and post them, that will save a lot of guessing.
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    Start with a fault code read, please ask for a printed report of the results.
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    Dear KeithUK / Crasher
    Thank you both for replying. Funny thing went for a little drive today in the evening and the light was not on anymore, which really confused me.
    But if I understand what you are saying is take the car to a VW main dealer or specialist and ask them to run the diagnostics and get a print out of ant errors ?

    Thanks again
    tintinp
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    A VW dealer or VAG specialist so you get a VAG group targeted report and not some ambiguous generic code read.
    2003 Skoda Octavia VRS Estate. APR 98RON remap, APR R1 diverter valve, Jetex exhaust, K&N panel filter, 8x18 Wolfrace Pro-Lite eco 2.0 wheels with 225/40 18 Uniroyal Rainsport 3 tyres.
    2006 Polo GTI 1.8T, APR 95RON remap
    1988 Golf 2 GTI 16 valve, 2.2 with Weber Alpha injection
    1983 Golf 1 GTI 8 valve, 2 litre with Eurospec racing 42/36 head
    1972 1302LS auto 1641cc conversion

    Vile Invention

    Dark was that day when Diesel conceived his grim engine that begot you, vile invention, more vicious, more criminal than the camera even, metallic monstrosity, bale and bane of our culture, chief woe of our Commonweal. How dare the Law prohibit hashish and heroin yet license your use, who inflate all weak inferior egos? Their addicts only do harm to their own lives: you poison the lungs of the innocent, your din dithers the peaceful, and on choked roads hundreds must daily die by chance-medley. Nimble technicians, surely you should hang your heads in shame. Your wit works mighty wonders, has landed men on the Moon, replaced brains by computers, and can smithy a "smart" bomb. It is a crying scandal that you cannot take the time or be bothered to build us, what sanity knows we need, an odorless and noiseless staid little electric brougham.

    W.H. Auden (1907-1973), A Curse:

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    VW dealer diagnostic check I'm told by members of this forum is 177. There are plenty of garages and VW specialists that use VAG-COM\VCDS to diagnose problems normally around 30. If they don't use VAG-COM\VCDS then find a garage that does.
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    Or you could buy a suitable cable, then download VCDS lite from Ross-Tech for free and have ongoing DIY capability. Or find someone near you who already has this, lots of forums have lists/maps of members with this kit.
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    Even VCDS Lite you have to pay $99 to register it for full use but even that doesn't give you the functions the full version. VCDS-Lite

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    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    Thank you all, a few options to consider. However the light has now gone off !! Having only owned the car three days quite confused. I will wait for it to light up again.
    2004 Polo 1.2, Petrol

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