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    Thread: btw, Penny's check engine light is on...

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      1991 Cabriolet, frt whl, automatic trans, California digifant, "Clipper" Style?
      05-07-2012 12:44 AM #1

      Apparently, 'Penny' drives a 1985 Cabby...(Big Bang Theory)

      If you've ever seen the show, it is commonly stated that Penny's "check engine light" is on. Not sure what that means exactly because I don't have a general 'check engine' light. I have a series of lights that tell me things like if the battery is having issues or if the airbag needs something. LOL.

      Anyway, should 'we' send them a list of possible common issues that might need attention? Or point out that the Cabby doesn't really have a general 'check engine' light? (actually, that might piss 'em off )!/billprady

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      05-07-2012 12:51 AM #2
      Reset the o2 counter besides its on CBS. I don't do CBS ever.
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      05-07-2012 03:44 AM #3
      I've been watching the show since episode number one. Several times it has been mentioned by passengers (including Leonard's mother) that the check engine light is on. We who know the car ('86/'87 base model Cabriolet), know that there is no check engine light in it. If they wanted to be accurate, considering the show takes place in my hometown of Pasadena, CA , they should've used a '90+ Cabriolet; at least then it would've been believable that the car has Digifant I, which does indeed have a check engine light. Despite the incorrectness and my obsession with these cars, I simply have a laugh and move on; no need to point out the inaccuracy to the producers this late in the game.

      There's also a few threads already about this topic, and:
      (Still need to add a few that folks have sent in.) -- Your online guide to the VW Cabriolets
      Old Blue's Blog -- The adventures of a 1990 Westfalia
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    4. Member Romeo Chi's Avatar
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      05-07-2012 07:45 PM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by kamzcab86 View Post
      (Still need to add a few that folks have sent in.)

      Got mine eh? :smile:

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