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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Checking the electrolyte level of the vehicle battery

Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual / Cleaning and maintenance / In the engine compartment / Vehicle battery / Checking the electrolyte level of the vehicle battery

Fig. 197 Engine compartment: pushing up the vehicle battery sleeve

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The electrolyte level of the vehicle battery should be checked regularly in high-mileage vehicles, in hot countries and in older vehicle batteries. The vehicle battery is otherwise maintenance-free.

Vehicles with a start/stop system (  ) are fitted with special vehicle batteries. For technical reasons, it might not be possible to check the electrolyte level in these vehicle batteries.

Preparation

Battery cover

To open, fold the sleeve away in the direction of the arrow  .

To close, fold the cover against the direction of the arrow  .

Checking the electrolyte level

Colour display Action
Light yellow or without colour The electrolyte level of the vehicle is too low. The vehicle battery should be checked and replaced by a qualified workshop if necessary.
Black The electrolyte level of the vehicle battery is correct.

WARNING

Any work on the vehicle battery can cause serious chemical burns, explosions and electric shocks.
Warning lamp
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