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Volkswagen beetle Convertible: My daughter has a 05 conver

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My daughter has a 05 conver beetle and all the dash lights come on and the cars starts to sputter and acts like it wants to stop.. then the next time you get in it drives great.. Just spent a lot of money to get the coils replaced thinking that was the problem but right back doing the same thing again.. any suggestions/
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: VW
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 2 years ago.
Is it only when you are stopped, at an idle? DOes it change if you turn the car off and restart it? Are specific lights coming on, or all the lights as if the car has already died? If the Check Engine Light is on, there will be faults stored (which you can get read for FREE at Autozone or other large chain parts stores)
Customer: replied 2 years ago.
the dash lights will all come on and start flashing.. then the cars goes to like it wants to cut off.. seems when the cars cools off it will run fine again.. and yes the check engine light stays on all the time.
Expert:  gomi_otaku replied 2 years ago.
You need to get the faults read- otherwise there are quite a number of different things that could be the issue, all of which involve throwing parts at it- and you don't want to do that. If the check engine light is flashing, then it means there is a current misfire (and it could cause damage to the catalytic converter, which is expensive, hence the flashing t alert you not to ignore it)