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Volkswagen Golf Service & Repair Manual: General notes on brake fluid

  Note
Only use new brake fluid conforming to VW standard (VW 501 14).
Brake fluid is poisonous. Also due to its corrosive effect brake fluid must not come into contact with paintwork.
Brake fluid is hygroscopic, which means it absorbs moisture from the ambient air and should therefore always be stored in air-tight containers.
Rinse off spilled brake fluid using plenty of water.
   

Changing brake fluid

Hydraulic system
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Bleeding hydraulic system following standard procedure
  Note Bleeding the hydraulic system using brake filling and bleeding equipment -VAS 5234- is described. A pre-pressure of 2 ...

Other materials:

Removing and installing anti-theft alarm sensor -G578-, version with 4 bolts
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Removal wedge -3409- Removing   Caution Danger of damage to compo ...

Changing headlights over from driving on left to driving on right (gas discharge headlights with dynamic high beam control and LED daytime running light)
If a right-hand drive vehicle is driven in a left-hand drive country, or vice versa, the headlights must be converted. This is necessary in order to avoid dazzling oncoming traffic with the asymmetric low beam headlights.   Note ...

Contact corrosion
Contact corrosion can occur if unsuitable fasteners (bolts, nuts, washers, etc.) are used. Therefore, only fastening elements with a special surface coating are installed in the vehicle. In addition, rubber and plastic p ...

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