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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Warning and indicator lamps  

 → Information on steering 

The power steering is not hydraulic. It is an electromechanical system. The advantage of this steering system is that no hydraulic hoses, hydraulic oil, pumps, filter or other parts are required. The electromechanical system reduces fuel consumption. A hydraulic system requires constant oil pressure in the system, whereas an electromechanical steering system only needs an energy supply while steering.

The power steering provided by the electromechanical steering system automatically adjusts to the vehicle speed, steering wheel torque and steering wheel angle. The electromechanical steering only functions when the engine is running.

In vehicles with Driving Mode Selection, the selected driving mode (Driving Mode Selection) can affect the swivelling motion of the lights   .

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

If the power steering is not working, the steering wheel is difficult to turn, which makes it difficult to steer the vehicle.
Steering
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Warning and indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause Solution Electromechanical steering ...

Other materials:

Checking holding pressure, engine code CWVA
Special tools and workshop equipment required Pressure tester -VAS 6550- Removal wedge -3409- Connector cable -VAS 6550/3-3- Connector cable -VAS 6550/3-4- Vehicle diagnostic tester   ...

Removing and installing control unit and hydraulic unit, LHD vehicles, four-wheel drive, »R«
Special tools and workshop equipment required Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331- Torque wrench -V.A.G 1410- Brake pedal depressor -V.A.G 1869/2-         Sealing plugs, assemb ...

Coolant hose schematic diagram
  Note The arrows point in the direction of coolant flow. The arrows on the coolant pipes and on the ends of the hoses must be aligned with each other. Vehicles ►June 2013   ...

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