2001 VW Jetta


Old 11-11-08, 03:32 PM
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Question 2001 VW Jetta

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I think this is a simple diagnostic question. The last two nights when I leave work (9:30 pm) it's cold, but not below freezing. I start the car and let it idle for a minute or two before driving off.
A few yards down the road the thermostat light starts blinking and beeping. Once the car warms up a bit, it goes away.

Should I be alarmed, or simply wait longer while the car warms up?

I got the oil changed a few weeks ago, and they topped off the fluids. I was wondering if something they did could be causing this?

Perhaps one is not related to the other, but I thought I'd share that just in case.

Sorry to be a girl about this, but I really have no one to ask.

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Old 11-11-08, 04:24 PM
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Never knew these cars had such a light, but I would replace the thermostat......

Nothing they could have done to do this.

It's about a $15-20 part and a 15 minute fix.
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Thank you! I'll call the mechanic.
Old 11-12-08, 05:45 AM
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I've never heard of a thermostat light/beeper, either. Maybe it's low coolant warning?

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