Hello all, I am very new to VW world and have no idea what i am doing. I own a 2002 GTI 337 and I was driving around today, not pushing my car hard at all, and my check engine light came on. I took it to the nearest Autozone and plugged in the diagnostics machine. The code P1296 came on. I have read up and it seems like it has something to do with the coolant system. I did notice after leaving my car off for over 20 minutes my temp gauge was still dead center in the middle of the gauge reading around 190 degrees or something like that. I also notice that my car seemed to be idling a little lower than normal(not that i know what normal is on the GTI 18.T). Has anyone else ran into this problem? The car is still drivable and i wont be able to fix anything until tomorrow. Any advice on what to do would be a great help. Thanks in advance!!