VW Golf manuals

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:

Bleeding fuel line to metering pump -V54- (filling with fuel)
  Note Air/fuel vapour in the fuel supply to the auxiliary heater can lead to malfunction when the auxiliary heater is in the sparking mode. To prevent air/fuel vapour from being drawn in by the metering pump -V54- and conveyed to the auxili ...

Removing and installing starter, vehicle with manual gearbox
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331-   Torque wrench -V.A.G 1332-   ...

Hose repair
A new repair concept has been developed for repair work on wash system hoses. Various connectors, special EPDM hoses (ethylene-propylene terpolymer) and heat-shrink hose are available as spare parts.     ...

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