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Hi:
I have a check engine light on - again! - it has come on and gone off three times but looks like it will stay this time. The VW is a 2000 new Beetle with an automatic trans. and 2.0 litre engine. I am 60 miles from the nearest dealer so I took it to a local shop. Mechanic told me the code was 1255 but did not know what that meant. Anyone got any idea?
 

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Assuming its a P1255 (P for powertrain), then its the coolant temp sensor. Most likely the one right off the "heart valve" (just follow the upper radiator hose to the engine and you'll find it). It's only about $6 and easy for anyone to replace. It technically doesn't even require any tools to replace (just a clip that has to be pulled out).
 
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