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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Washing the vehicle with a high-pressure cleaner

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Follow the instructions provided by the manufacturer when cleaning your vehicle using a high-pressure cleaner. This applies in particular to the pressure and the spraying distance  .

Maintain sufficient distance from soft materials such as rubber hoses, plastic parts, insulation, as well as to the sensors for the parking distance warning system. The sensors of the parking distance warning system are located in the front and also in the rear bumper  .

Never use concentrated jet nozzles or dirt blasters  .

WARNING

The incorrect use of a high-pressure cleaner can cause visible and invisible long-term damage to tyres and other materials. This can cause accidents and serious injuries.

WARNING

After the car has been washed, the braking effect could set in later than normal and extend the braking distance as the brake discs and brake pads will be wet, or iced up in winter.

NOTICE

Washing the vehicle
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings The longer substances such as insects, bird droppings, resinous tree sap, road dirt, industrial deposits, tar, soot or roa ...

Cleaning windows and exterior mirrors
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Cleaning windows and exterior mirrors Moisten the windows and exterior mirrors with commercially available, alcohol-based ...

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Indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause Solution The vehicle is being held by the electronic parking brake. Switch off the Auto Hold function if necessary   . ...

Leaks at shock absorbers
Shock absorbers are often replaced because of externally visible leakage. Inspections on the test rig and in the vehicle have shown that in the majority of cases this replacement is not justified. Slight loss of fluid (“sweating”) at ...

Removing and installing inner door handle
The inner door handle is clipped into trim panel.   Note   Removal and installation are described for the trim panel on driver side. Follow same instructions for the front passenger side as appropriate. ...

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