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Code p1508, exact code and have not reset yet, 1998 beetle

Customer Question

code p1508
JA: Just to clarify, what's the exact code? And have you tried to reset it?
Customer: exact code and have not reset yet
JA: What is the model/year of your VW?
Customer: 1998 beetle 2.0 engine
JA: Are you fixing your Beetle yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: I can, haven't done anything yet, dies at idle and bogs down on acceleration
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: no
Submitted: 1 month ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm Ron and I will be helping you today.
Stand by for a moment while I prepare your answer.

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

The first thing we need to do is confirm that codes meaning. I looked it up and came up blank.

The computer system will need to be scanned for data related to that code and you do need to test the fuel pressure with a gauge.

Thanks, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

I did find some information about the idle system which could mean anything from a bad idle motor to a bad TP sensor, so we still need to test the system as I mentioned before.

Thanks again, Ron

Expert:  rpmdiag replied 1 month ago.

Hi, I'm just following up with you to see if you have any more questions.
Thanks, Ron