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Electrical system malfunction engine light

My 2000 VW Beatle has the electrical malfunction warning light on(rear spoiler if blinking). It was running rough and now I can't get the engine to turn over to start it even with a jump. Any ideas?

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Run fault codes to find out what sensors have failed . Check that there is coolant and oil on the dip stick as the rough running may have been over heating or bearings seizing

Posted on Jan 20, 2014

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SOURCE: rough running.

before replacing all 4 ligt them one at a time by removing each screw starting the engine and lifting them one at a time. you may only have to replace 1

Posted on Aug 19, 2008

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SOURCE: 2005 chevy cobalt

I had the same problem. Have it checked at an checkers with one of their computers. I had a multi misfiring. I changed the ignition module on it. It runs great now.

Posted on Dec 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Jeeps electrical system is completely dead.

mine did the same thing.. Battery was completely toasted would not hold charge or take charge that why jump doesnt work try new battery. worked for me

Posted on Jan 18, 2009

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SOURCE: won't start, engine wont rev above 2000rpm

Have the alternator tested. You are providing a low charge to the battery when you jump it and when taking it above 2K RPM requires more amperage resulting in the engine dying and the rough idle

Posted on Apr 23, 2009

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SOURCE: Engine light is blinking and it runs very rough/low power in gear.

Check the coil pack. Same symptoms on mine. It went at 74,000.
You can get the resistance specs from a shop manual. I have been told the plastic engine cover traps heat and makes short life of the coil pack. I removed the top engin cover, cosmetic only after replacing mine. You will probably need spark plugs also they are probably fowled by now. If you have not changed spark plug wires in awhile in would not hurt.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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