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    Fuel Cap warning light

    So this morning as i'm getting on the highway to go to work i noticed that the check gas cap light was on. I though this was wired caus the last time i filleded up was a few days ago. and i drove about 200 miles without the light being on. when i got to work i checked the gas cap and it was tight, I turned it again until it clicked just to make sure. just wondering what else it could be?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gpage13 View Post
    So this morning as i'm getting on the highway to go to work i noticed that the check gas cap light was on. I though this was wired caus the last time i filleded up was a few days ago. and i drove about 200 miles without the light being on. when i got to work i checked the gas cap and it was tight, I turned it again until it clicked just to make sure. just wondering what else it could be?
    I know you should always turn it until at least 3 clicks. If the light came on later I'd guess there was a pressure leak. Should probably have it checked out.
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    Remove the fuel cap and install it again onto the tube. Wait a few days and it should go out. If not, your CEL might come or you should head over to the dealer.

    The gas cap light means "Gross leak in evap system" meaning you got a big mutha f*&#'in hole somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitroscope8 View Post
    Remove the fuel cap and install it again onto the tube. Wait a few days and it should go out. If not, your CEL might come or you should head over to the dealer.

    The gas cap light means "Gross leak in evap system" meaning you got a big mutha f*&#'in hole somewhere.

    Man, Nitro you never cease to amaze me with you factory technical terms of explanation!!

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    this randomly happened to me in my civic, i started the car up again and it fixed itself... still dont know why it came on in the first place.

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    A loose fuel filler cap come up as a MIL light.

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    No, This is a Rabbit, a loose fuel cap comes up as a loose fuel cap light. VW was nice enough to (hopefully) spare us the pain of the nondescript CEL or MIL light when it is only the fuel cap.

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    Whats even nicer is the fault that is stored in the ecm will clear itself after you tighten the cap and the car does a self check! So if that light goes out the next time you drive, the dealer can scan all day and never know there was a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawng View Post
    No, This is a Rabbit, a loose fuel cap comes up as a loose fuel cap light. VW was nice enough to (hopefully) spare us the pain of the nondescript CEL or MIL light when it is only the fuel cap.
    It says that on the cap itself. And a VW tech told me this as well. Even though it is in the manual, it's not for our cars .

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    Sounds like a challenge. I'm gonna go rip off my gas cap and run the leak test. Ill report back.

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    when i left work this evening there was no more check light. if it keeps happening i'll deffinatly take it into the dealer
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