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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Warning and indicator lamps  

 → Ignition lock  

 → Starter button  

 → Starting the engine  

 → Stopping the engine  

 → Electronic immobilizer  

 → Engine preheating  

Notes in this chapter concerning the automatic gearbox are applicable both for the automatic gearbox and the dual clutch gearbox DSG®.

Immobilizer display

If the vehicle key is not valid or there is a fault in the system, this will be displayed in the instrument cluster. The engine cannot be started.

Push-starting or tow-starting

For technical reasons, your vehicle must not be push-started or tow-started. Use jump leads to another vehicle instead.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Switching the engine off while the vehicle is moving makes it more difficult to stop the vehicle. This can lead to loss of control of the vehicle and to accidents and severe injuries.

WARNING

The risk of serious injury can be reduced with the engine running or when starting the engine.

WARNING

The components of the exhaust system become very hot. This can cause fires and serious injuries.
Starting and stopping the engine
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Warning and indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause Solution Diesel engine is preheating ...

Other materials:

Removing and installing button for deactivating interior monitoring and vehicle inclination sensor -E616-
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Removal wedge -3409-   Note The removal and installation procedures are described for LHD vehicles. Removal and ins ...

Assembly overview - sill panel moulding
  Note The illustration shows the sill panel moulding on the left side. The right-hand side is similar (mirror image of left-hand side). I: sill panel moulding, 4-door model II: sill panel moulding, 2-door model 1 -  Sill ...

Assembly overview - rear vehicle level senders, multi-link suspension, four-wheel drive
  Note The vehicle level sender is available as a replacement part only complete with coupling rod and upper and lower retaining plates. 1 -  Pop rivet nut 2 -  Electrical connector 3 -  Pop rivet ...

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