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A yellow light has come on. which looks like a engine with a

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Hi a yellow light has come on. which looks like a engine with a bolt of lightning through it and the word check underneath it. I don't have a manual. What's does it mean. And what do I need to do.
JA: Do you have the trouble code? Do you have a code reader or scan tool? The more information we have the better, but not to worry - the VW Mechanic will know how to find that out.
Customer: No I don't have a code. The cat is a 20041.4 beetle if that's any help. The light that has appeared is on the left hand side as you look directly at the dash board
JA: I'll pass this info along to the VW Mechanic so that he can get you a quick fix. What year is your Lightning?
Customer: Sorry that should read 2004. 1.4 beetle
JA: Are you fixing your Lightning yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I've tried nothing as I don't know what the symbol means.
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: No
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: UK Car
Expert:  internal88 replied 3 months ago.

Hello, I'm Brandon - VW tech.

That is a check engine light. The light means one of the engine management sensor gone wrong.

You will need an OBD2 scanner to retrieve the trouble code.

The code will give us an idea what is really wrong with the car.

You could go to autozone to buy the code reader or ask them to do it for you.

The scanner cost about $ 80.

I will need the four digit code to help you out further.

Please rate me positive, thank you.