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Newbie with emmision light question.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by dexy100, Mar 9, 2012.

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    Can anyone help me with my emmision light problem, when i turn on ignition the amber light stays on until i start the engine, i,m sure it never use to, had the car 2 years and have only just noticed it, am i worrying about nothing or is this the start of some trouble any help would be great, my car is A3 1.9 tdi 2007 and has 104K miles
    Cheers Dexy.
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    Sandra MODERATOR Staff Member Moderator

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    Hi Dexy, welcome to ASN. Someone will be along to help you out shortly. I hope you enjoy the forum. Post some pics of the car. :)
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    i think it does stay on with the ignition on...... as long as it goes out a couple of seconds after start up and stays out when running.

    if in any doubt go and have the it code read for faults.
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    Yes it goes out as soon as engine starts, cheers for your help, great site have enjoyed reading posts on forum learnt a lot of stuff i didn,t know.
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    thats normal mate:>. Besides how would you be able to check emission without actual gasses going through the exhaust? This is only available when engine is running.
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    yea thats how it is supposed to work if it stays on when the engine has been started thats when you have problems like mine lol
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    And mine, need a scan soon lol
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    Cheers for your help it was just that after 2 years i had never noticed it before i must be cracking up .
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    just change the dealer:drag::thumbsup:
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    hi guys im a newbie.bought mine in october.

    what does it mean if the light is on continuously?is it big problems?

    is my wallet going to cry?

    any help would be great.
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    Having the emissions light on all the time can only mean something has failed. Take it to a garage and get the code read. Where abouts are you? Someone on here might be able to give you a hand.
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