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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:

Automatic gearbox: selecting a gear
Fig. 136 Left-hand drive vehicles: selector lever for automatic gearbox with lock button (arrow) Fig. 137 Right-hand drive vehicles: selector lever for automatic gearbox with lock button (arrow) First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The selector lever is ...

Removing and installing brake and tail light bulb -M21-/-M22
  Note Removal and installation are described for the left side. Removal and installation on the right side are carried out in the same way. Removing –  Remove tail light cluster on body & ...

Removing and installing rear wheel housing liner
  Special tools and workshop equipment required         Torque wrench -V.A.G 1783-   Note   Removal and installation are descr ...

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