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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Towing a trailer

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Headlight adjustment

Towing a trailer can raise the front end of the vehicle enough for the dipped beam to blind other road users. Use the headlight range control to lower the light cone as required. If you do not have headlight range control, the headlights should be adjusted by a qualified workshop. Vehicles with gas discharge bulbs adjust automatically and do not require manual adjustment.

Things to note when driving with a trailer

Pulling off on slopes when towing a trailer

Depending on the steepness of the slope and the total weight of the trailer and vehicle, a parked vehicle towing a trailer can roll back a short distance when pulling away on a hill.

When towing a trailer, pull off on slopes as follows:

WARNING

Incorrect trailer towing can cause loss of vehicle control and serious personal injury.
Loading the trailer
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Trailer weight and drawbar load The trailer weight is the weight that the vehicle can pull  . The drawbar load is the w ...

Trailer stabilisation
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Trailer stabilisation is a subsidiary function of the electronic stabilisation programme (ESC). The trailer stabilisation ...

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Contents of the breakdown set
Fig. 227 The breakdown set First read and observe the introductory information and safety warningsThe breakdown set may be located in various places in the vehicle, e.g. in the side stowage area of the luggage compartment or under the floor covering in the variable luggage compartment. It in ...

Removing and installing oil level and oil temperature sender -G266-
Removing –  Drain off engine oil.     –  Disconnect electrical connector -3-. –  Undo nuts -1- and remove oil level and oil temp ...

Connecting brake pedal to brake servo
  Hold ball head of plunger rod in front of mounting and push brake pedal in direction of brake servo, so that the ball head clicks into place. –  Check engagement by pulling briefly on brake pedal. ...

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