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Old 11-13-2012, 09:35 PM
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Default 02 Turbo S P1296

I have this code again after less then a year. I replaced the coolant temp sensor last year and the code went away. Now it is back again. Could my sensor be bad again already? I have seen reference to another place closer to the front of the car (same hose), people say it has a plug in it but mine has a sensor. Could this be the cause of my code? A few time it seamed to take longer for the blue light to go off. I was also thinking I may have an open thermostat.

Thanks for any help you can provide

also what is the cheapest VAG-COM setup?
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Old 11-13-2012, 09:47 PM
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Its either the CTS or thermostat most likely.
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Old 11-13-2012, 10:49 PM
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Look at this link it might help if you have the equipment to look at the temp reading.

17704/P1296/004758 - Ross-Tech Wiki

If you plan on keeping your VW and performing your own work a true VAG-COM from Ross-Tech is the only way to go.

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