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    Warning light on!

    2011 Polo 1.2 TDI (CFWA)

    Had a call to go and look at why the lights on. Its the one that looks like a fat helicopter I was told so I presuming its the Emissions Control.

    What are the items in the engine bay to look at?

    Presumably the air filter is the 1st port of call!
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    Without knowing which warning light is on we are only guessing. Can you post a picture or Google it?
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    If I was a betting man I'd say it'll be an EGR fault. Won't be anything to see by looking under the bonnet, I shouldn't think.
    Find a VCDS-equipped local member or independent VW garage.
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    Until I get a reply message, I presuming the light in question is top left in the yellow category
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    I'd agree, and I have to say, I quite like the 'fat helicopter' description.
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    There's a fella on youtube with a Polo 1.4 TDI and this warning light on. He cleans the air shut off valve to extinguish the light.
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    I got word back late last night.

    It is the 'fat helicopter' light that's on and it lights up when the engine is started.
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    I don't know the fat helicopter warning light.

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    ref: fat helicopter warning light

    Its the Engine Malfunction light!

    I'm looking it on Wednesday so will plug my code reader in and see what it tells me.
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    If the code(s) is a misfire, clear the codes with the engine running and see if the misfire goes away for a while.
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