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99 VW beetle: jump starting..gauges..dash lights..lights are flashing

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After jump starting a 99 VW Beetle gauges don't work and dash lights are flashing, how do I reset the computer?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 7 years ago.
Welcome to just answer!! what you can try to do is remove both the positive and negative cables from the battery and use a wire to jump them together and leave the jumper wire connected for 5 minutes then remove the jumper wire and reconnect the cables to the battery and see if this does the trick. We call this battery discharge and sometimes works when weired things like this happens.
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
If this does not work are there any other options?
Expert:  vwtech0405 replied 7 years ago.
You will have to take it to the dealer so they can reprogram the computer with their scan tools i hope this helps please dont forget to click accept if my advise has helped you

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