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    So since we had that cold snap my emission light has come on and hasn't really gone off it has moments when it will go off but it will always be on by the time the journeys ended. According to the handbook if the light comes on steady then the emissions are slightly higher than it should be and if the light flashes then your about to blow the contents of your cat across the black top.

    My question is this...I don't particularly want to take the car to a dealership for them to charge me 60odd quid to tell me whats wrong so i was wondering if anyone here was experiencing the same thing and if so what have you done.

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    you could look on ebay for a code reader, might point you in the right direction?

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    Trim : half leather

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    Year : 2003

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    mine has come on as well i have heard people say clean the egr valve (i think) can some one please post a pic up of where it is on a 2.0t as i cannot find it on any how 2.thanks

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    Yeah and a 1.9CDTI as well please. I really can't afford to spend any money if i don't absolutely have to as im going to Amsterdam this weekend.

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    look in the how 2`s mate i think there is one there for the 1.9

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    Ah legend, cheers mate.

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    i had the same problem on my 1.9 cdti 150 bhp and took it to the vx dealers in aberystwyth as there at my mrs mums and they charged me £72 to remove and clean the egr valve as there on back order from factory and the warrenty customers will get first refusel on them i got told, so they could only clean it out, vx quoted me £250+ for egr valve if they can get one so your better off looking on ebay and also a site i use for parts called online automotive, they are £130 for my car so big diff and are very good for allsorts of parts, hope this helps

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    I had this last week; first trip to Vaux resulted in £75 to clear all the codes; they said there were many codes that seemed very old; the cleaned a fwe things up, test drove it and handed it back. Nice way to blow £75 for nothing done; especially as teh light came on 3 days later.
    Thsi time, they could identify the exact code (as there was only one, given the clearout the week before); they said it was due to misfiring; they suggested changing the spark plugs as a cheaper first option, then changing the coils if that didn't work.
    Sparkplugs changed; light-free for 5 days and counting...
    Other posts have mentioned the O2 sensor as well; Either way, it coudl be many different things, so unfortunately it's a tech 2 job to point you in the right direction....

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