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Beetle: diesel..the yellow glow plug light started blinking..000 miles

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While driving my 2001 diesel beetle this morning, the yellow glow plug light started blinking. 198,000 miles. What could this mean?

Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  chris replied 6 years ago.
This means that there is a problem in the glow plug circuit of the electrical system. There could be a bad glow plug or wiring issue or a glow plug relay.
Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Will it hurt my car to drive it?

Expert:  chris replied 6 years ago.

It should not hurt anything to drive the vehicle may have a hard time starting or run poorly only when it is cold. The only time the glow plugs operate is during a cold start.

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Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Thanks for your help, Chris.

Expert:  chris replied 6 years ago.
no problem good luck!!