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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Warning and indicator lamps

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Lit up Possible cause Solution
Diesel engine is preheating before starting.   .
Brake pedal not depressed. Press the brake pedal to start the engine.

Several warning and indicator lamps will light up briefly as a functional check when the ignition is switched on. They will switch off after a few seconds.

WARNING

Failure to observe illuminated warning lamps and text messages can lead to your vehicle breaking down in traffic, and can cause accident and serious injury.

NOTICE

Failure to observe illuminated indicator lamps and text messages can lead to your vehicle being damaged.
Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Warning and indicator lamps    → Ignition lock    → Starter button    → Starting the engine   ...

Ignition lock
Fig. 128 Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The steering lock can be activated when there is no vehicle ...

Other materials:

Painting parking aid sensor
To avoid malfunctions in the parking aid sensor, always observe the following when painting: Painting new parts   Maximum layer thickness 125 µm; a measurement of layer depth is absolutely essential following ...

Lifting the vehicle with the jack
Fig. 224 Jacking points Fig. 225 Vehicle jack at the rear left-hand side of the vehicle First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsThe jack may be applied only at the jacking points shown (markings on the body) . Always use the jacking point closest to the wheel ...

EU general type approval number, sales type and sales or trade designation
The designations below are only applicable for VW vehicles Since 1.1.1998, all passenger cars licensed within the European Union must have a type approval corresponding to EU guidelines. Vehicles licensed for road use with single-vehicle approval according to § 21 St ...

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