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1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet I [Typ 17]

1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet I [Typ 17] in The Big Bang Theory, TV Series, 2007-2014 IMDB Ep. 2.05

Class: Cars, Convertible — Model origin: DE — Made for: USA

1985 Volkswagen Cabriolet I [Typ 17]

[*][*][*] Vehicle used by a character or in a car chase

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tonkaTRACKER US

2009-09-25 20:53

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85-87 Cabriolet

m_h EN

2011-04-19 00:38

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"Penny your engine light is on"

maxman CA

2011-10-10 23:34

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m_h wrote "Penny your engine light is on"


Don't you just love it when people with no idea about cars freak out when a dash light turns on?

maxman CA

2012-10-18 05:28

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At one point Sheldon says it weighs 4,400 pounds.

There's no way in hell a Type 17 weighs more than 2,000 pounds.

SN95 US

2013-03-09 16:51

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Does Penny ever fix the Check Engine light?

andrepa DE

2013-03-25 01:06

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i think it is VW good Omen.

-- Last edit: 2013-03-25 01:09:02

Skid US

2013-07-12 21:47

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"I need a ride to work, my car won't start."

"Did you again ignore the 'Check Engine' light?"

"No, Mr. Smarty Pants. I ignored the 'Fill Gas Tank' light."

Gamer DE

2013-07-12 21:52

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*cue laughter*

maxman CA

2013-09-26 04:29

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Were Volkswagens even equipped with MILs in 1985?

Didn't think they had them until OBD-1 was introduced.

lightninboy US

2013-09-26 05:38

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I wondered if it even had a 'Check Engine' light.

tore-40 NO

2013-09-26 08:27

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OBD was AFAIK required by law MY1988. But many of the earlier electronic injection systems, where only the fuel flow was controlled - ignition had its own control system - also had a control lamp.

But this one could rather be the 'idiot light' meaning there is some other trouble with the engine, since it had - I think - the Bosch K-Jetronic system.

antp BE

2013-09-26 17:23

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lightninboy wrote I wondered if it even had a 'Check Engine' light.

Don't all cars have one?
In mine the few time it lighted on I just had to turn off the engine and turn it on again :D

lightninboy US

2013-09-27 02:18

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antp wrote
Don't all cars have one?
In mine the few time it lighted on I just had to turn off the engine and turn it on again :D

As a general rule, carbureted vehicles don't have one and electronic fuel-injected vehicles do.

owlman US

2013-09-27 02:47

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I think they don't have one, unless you want to count the battery, coolant, oil, or oxygen sensor warning lights. Nowadays some modern cars might roll those all into one generic "check engine" light :p
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/2/3176/4701/20439850080_large.jpg

-- Last edit: 2013-09-27 02:47:53

antp BE

2013-09-27 14:34

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lightninboy wrote
As a general rule, carbureted vehicles don't have one and electronic fuel-injected vehicles do.

Indeed I was thinking to newer cars (i.e. at least 10-15 years)

antp BE

2013-10-09 17:41

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ep 7.03:
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jettncab US

2014-02-18 20:07

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tonkaTRACKER wrote 85-87 Cabriolet


It is an '86-'87 Tornado Red base model Cabriolet. No Tornado Red for 1985MY.

maxman wrote At one point Sheldon says it weighs 4,400 pounds.

There's no way in hell a Type 17 weighs more than 2,000 pounds.


A) It's not even a Type 17; all Golf I/Rabbit Cabriolets are Type 155.
B) Cabriolets weight approx. 2200-2400 pounds (depends on year and options).

tore-40 wrote OBD was AFAIK required by law MY1988.


OBD was required on vehicles initially sold in California for 1991 and newer models. Therefore, if Penny were driving a 1991-1993 Cabriolet, the running "check engine light" joke would bear some truth. Only 1991-1993 Cabriolets initially sold in California have a check engine light; all other 1979-1993 Cabriolets do NOT have a check engine light. OBD was required by USA federal law beginning with 1996 and newer models.

-- Last edit: 2014-02-18 20:07:37

ingo DE

2014-02-18 20:12

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jettncab wrote
B) Cabriolets weight approx. 2200-2400 pounds (depends on year and options).


Which causes, that the Cabriolet has a higher tow capacity than the regular Golf I/Rabbit. I cannot find the exact datas, but I think, a Cabrio it allowed to tow 1400 kg, the Golf/Rabbit only 1000 kg.

antp BE

2014-03-14 15:07

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ep 7.17:
The light was still on...
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