check engine?

Tom Nas
Wed, 02 Jul 2003 20:44:37 +0200

George Nimmer <> wrote:

>Now I have had it for 2 weeks, and I have 2500 miles on it.  Just today,
>the glow-plug icon came on (flashing), which the manual says is the
>diesel equivalent of the "check engine" light.  Also, the brake lights
>won't turn off!  That's right - even when the car is off, the headlight
>switch is turned to off, the 3 brake lights are still lit!  It doesn't
>matter if the handbrake is up or down - the lights remain on.  I'm
>afraid my battery will be dead when I get up in the morning.

My '78 Audi 80 did that when one of the brake light switches died.
Unplugging it (it's on the master cylinder) made the lights go out while
the other switch kept the brake lights working when they should, while I
went looking for a new switch.

HTH, Tom