VW Passat Dashboard Warning Lights Overview

VW Passat Dashboard Warning Lights Overview

Hello everyone it’s ‘Lurgs here welcome
to my channel. And today the Volkswagen Passat dashboard warning lights overview. But before we get started let’s have a lovely cup of tea… Oh. So this is the
Volkswagen Passat here so I’m just going to climb inside, close the door and there
are the dashboard lights in front of me so let’s get cracking with a quick overview
of all the major lights that you’re likely to see. So this one is the engine
coolant temperature, if this red light comes on or the gauge gets anywhere near the red then pull over immediately do not drive any further and obviously you
need to check that your coolant level is okay but don’t do it while the engine is
hot because you will get a face full of steam. The EPC warning light now this is
also known as the electronic power control warning light now this is
normally indicating a problem with your throttle system or the traction control,
the wheels are slipping maybe you’re driving on gravel giving it too much
throttle, now that should just pop on if you have a problem, if it stays on get that checked out at your local garage. The glow plug warning light now
this you only get obviously on diesel engines this should light up when it’s
cold when you put the ignition on to get the glow plugs glowing up nice and hot,
if this stays on you’ve got a problem with one of your glow plugs so get that
checked out at the local garage. The battery warning light now this probably
will indicate a problem with charging your battery so this could be the
alternator belt or a problem with your alternator. This is the diesel
particulate filter now you only get this on diesel engines and this could
indicate a problem with your filter system you can carry on driving but try
and keep the revs lower than 2500 rpm and
obviously get that checked out. This is the engine oil level so make sure that
the engine oil level is between the min and the max on your engine dipstick.
Now the next one here is the red version if this is red stop the car immediately,
this means you’ve got a problem with your engine oil pressure so you’ve
got problems do not drive on. This indicates that you’ve got a problem with
one of your bulbs check out all the bulbs all around the car one of them is
probably faulty. The rear fog lights are on. And this means that you’ve got your
main headlight beams on, the main beams are on. The power steering system is faulty, if this is yellow or red then you’ve got a fault with your power steering system
get this checked out immediately, if you can drive to an authorized repairer. Now this is a problem with the engine management system so probably engine
emission control anything like that so get that checked out. This is the central
multifunction display within here you can get into the cars system settings. If
this flashes or remains permanently on it means you’ve got a fault with your
airbag system or possibly your seat belt system. If you have sensors on your brake
pads this will light up when your brake pads are getting low so you need to get
your brake pads replaced. This is the ABS anti-lock braking system if
this just flashes when you’re braking hard it means that anti-lock braking
system is coming into effect if your braking very hard on a loose surface
such as gravel or ice. Now if this remains permanently on you’ve probably
got a problem with one of your ABS wheel speed sensors there’s a link above now
about how to replace one of those. So this is the ESP the electronic stability
program if this just briefly flashes on it means the computer has taken control
and it stopped the wheels spinning and if you’re driving on ice or gravel or
anything like that this could just flash to say that the wheels have lost a bit
of traction, and if this stays on this means you’ve got a problem and actually
you can switch this off as normally there is a button on the dashboard if you want to
overrule the system. Now this normally means that you’ve got the handbrake on
so if you’re driving along and this is lit and you’re not going very fast it’s
because you’ve got the handbrake on, if not it could be the brake fluid levels
so also check that out. This means somebody in the front either the driver or the passenger has not got their seatbelt on
so put your seatbelt on be safe. This is the tire pressure monitoring system so
if you go and check out all of your tires you’ll probably find that one is
under inflated, make sure that they’re all pumped up to the correct pressures
and then you may need to reset that tire pressure monitoring system on the
dashboard, and there’s a link above now about how to do that. And this is
obviously the fuel gauge and if you’ve got a diesel or petrol I advise don’t
let it get into the red because then it will start picking up lots of dirt and
sludge from the bottom of the fuel tank and then you will start getting problems.
Really ideally when it gets to about a quarter of a tank just go fill it up. So
that was just an overview of all the main dashboard lights all the most
important ones. If you found that video useful please subscribe by pressing this
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