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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Introduction

This chapter contains information on the following subjects:

 → Warning lamp  

 → Checking the electrolyte level of the vehicle battery  

 → Charging, replacing, disconnecting and connecting the vehicle battery  

The vehicle battery is a component of the electrical system in the vehicle.

Never carry out any work on the electrical system if you are not familiar with the necessary procedures and the general safety requirements, or if you only have access to unsuitable tools  . The work should be carried out by a qualified workshop if you are uncertain. Volkswagen recommends using a Volkswagen dealership for this purpose. Serious injuries can be caused if work is carried out incorrectly.

Location of the vehicle battery

The vehicle battery is located in the engine compartment.

Explanation of the warnings on the vehicle battery

Symbol Meaning
Always wear eye protection!
Electrolyte is very corrosive and caustic. Always wear protective gloves and eye protection!
No fires, sparks, naked lights or smoking!
A highly explosive mixture of gases is given off when the vehicle battery is charging!
Always keep children away from acid and the vehicle battery!

Additional information and warnings:

WARNING

Any work on the vehicle battery and the electrical system can cause serious chemical burns, fire and electric shocks. Always read the following warnings and safety information before carrying out any kind of work:

NOTICE

After starting the engine with a discharged vehicle battery, or after the battery has been changed, system settings (time, date, personal convenience settings and programming) may have been changed or deleted. Check and correct the settings as necessary once the vehicle battery has been sufficiently charged.

Vehicle battery
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Warning lamp
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause Solution Fault in the alternator. ...

Other materials:

General description
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Handling refrigerants
  WARNING Danger of freezing injuries. The refrigerant can emerge as liquid or as vapour. Do not open containers in which this refrigerant is present. ...

Removing and installing plenum chamber cover
Removing   Note The removal and installation procedures for the plenum chamber covers may have to be modified slightly depending on model variants. –  Remove wiper arms → Electrical system; Rep. gr.92. ...

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