Hi Patty, what does a yellow light with a lightning bolt trough it on the dashboard of my 2004 Volkswagen Beetle convertible mean? It came on and has not gone off. I'm afraid to drive it because I might get stuck somewhere!
This is your check engine light, you can visit a few select auto part stores and they will hook an on board diagnostics (OBD) tester free of charge, so you have a more clear understanding on your drivability concern.
〉 Answered on Jun 26th, 2014 by Amanda J. Pierce, MBA "AJ", Certified Mechanic, Project Coordinator; Primavera Scheduler at VIGOR Alaska Industrial Shipyard & BizzM3ch Solutions
Sounds like the electronic throttle control light. If the electronic throttle control light comes on during start up or while driving, then there is a fault condition developing in the system. If the vehicle still drives normally, then have the vehicle diagnosed and inspected at a qualified repair shop as soon as possible because, at some point, the vehicle may not be drivable.
〉 Answered on Jun 26th, 2014 by Gelina Aquilina, Service Advisor / Mechanic at
Hi Barbara, On your 04 Volkswagen Beetle: It sounds like it could be your check engine light. Industry name is (MIL) malfunction indicator lamp. Check your owners manual for clarification. Then get it diagnosed by a reputable shop who will let you know the reason it is on and the correct repair. Good Luck.
〉 Answered on Jun 26th, 2014 by Maryann Croce, Owner at Croce’s Transmission Specialists