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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Warning lamp  

 → Preparing the vehicle for working in the engine compartment  

 → Opening and closing the bonnet  

Always park the vehicle on a level and stable surface before carrying out any work in the engine compartment.

The engine compartment of a motor vehicle is a hazardous area. Never carry out any work on the engine or in the engine compartment if you are not familiar with the requisite procedures and general safety requirements, or if you only have access to incorrect operating equipment, service fluids, and unsuitable tools  . The work should be carried out by a qualified workshop if you are uncertain. Serious injuries can be caused if work is carried out incorrectly.

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Unintentional vehicle movements during service work can cause serious injury.

WARNING

The engine compartment of any motor vehicle is a dangerous area. Serious injuries can be sustained here.

WARNING

High voltages in the electrical system can cause electric shocks, burns, serious injuries and death!

WARNING

There are rotating components in the engine compartment that can cause serious injury.

WARNING

Operating fluids and some materials in the engine compartment are highly flammable and can cause fires and serious injuries!

NOTICE

When refilling or changing operating fluids please ensure that the fluids are in the correct container. Incorrect operating fluids can cause serious functional problems and engine damage.

Service fluids leaks are harmful to the environment. So you should regularly check the ground underneath your vehicle. If there are spots of oil or other fluids on the ground, the vehicle should be inspected by a qualified workshop. Any spilt service fluids must be disposed of properly.
Preparation for working in the engine compartment
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Warning lamp
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Display Possible cause Solution Bonnet not closed properly ...

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Stowing items of luggage
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Always stow all items of luggage in the vehicle securely. Distribute items in the vehicle, on the roof and on the trailer as evenly as possible. Place heavy objects as far forward in the luggage compartment as p ...

Removing and installing mirror cover trim
  Note   Removal and installation are described for the mirror cover trim on driver side. Follow same instructions for the front passenger side as appropriate.   Removal and ins ...

Windscreen wiper functions
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Windscreen wiper response in various situations: When the vehicle is stationary. When switched on, the wipers will temporarily be switched to the next setting down. ...

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