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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
Gearbox fault. Do not drive on!
Move the selector lever to position P and leave the gearbox to cool down.
If the warning lamp does not go out, do not continue to drive. Seek expert assistance. Failure to do so can cause considerable damage to the gearbox   .
Brake pedal not depressed. Fully depress the brake pedal.
See also ACC (Adaptive Cruise Control)   .
Brake pedal not depressed. To move the selector lever, depress the brake pedal.
Please also refer to electronic parking brake   .
Flashes Possible cause Solution
The lock button in the selector lever is not engaged. The vehicle cannot drive off. Engage the selector lever lock   .

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    → Pedals    → Manual gearbox: selecting a gear    → Automatic gea ...

Pedals
Fig. 132 Pedals in vehicles with a manual gearbox: ① accelerator, ② brake pedal, ③ clutch pedal Fig. 133 Pedals in vehicles with an automatic gearbox: ① accelerator, ② brake pedal Fi ...

Other materials:

Releasing gas and draining front gas-filled shock absorbers, DCC shock absorbers
–  Clamp gas-filled shock absorber vertically in vice.   WARNING Safety goggles must be worn when drilling. –  Drill a 3 mm hole -A ...

If there is still refrigerant in the refrigerant circuit
  Drain refrigerant circuit. –  Remove defective part, purge with compressed air and collect escaping refrigerant oil. –  A quantity of fresh refrigerant oil equal to the quantity of ...

Test prerequisites
Radiator and condenser must be clean (clean them if necessary). The heat insulation on expansion valve is OK and properly installed. See vehicle-specific repair manual → Rep. gr.87. The poly V ...

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