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What is the cause when an orange light stays on in my car it

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What is the cause when an orange light stays on in my car it just happend last night and I was very nervous about driving it The Car is a Vw
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Car
Expert:  Mark replied 4 years ago.

markthebooler :

Hello.

markthebooler :

The orange light is the car's way of letting you know that one of the engine sensors has detected a bad reading and it is unable to adjust for it.

markthebooler :

You need to have a scan tool connected to read what the code is before diagnosing the fault.

markthebooler :

Most garages have a scan tool that will do this for you.

markthebooler :

Driving with the light on for a short distance or time is not usually a problem but don't let it go for weeks with it on.

markthebooler :

If the light starts flashing then it has become urgent that it be looked at.