Last post on Jul 22, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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Volkswagen GTI, Lights, Hatchback
#1 of 13 Problem With Dashboard
May 04, 2007 (7:37 am)
I have a 2000 VW Golf GTI VR6, and the dashboard light is not working so I have hard time at night see how fast I am going, Can someone please tell me how to fix it because I don't know nothing about electrical stuff.
#2 of 13 Housekeeping
by pf_flyer HOST
May 04, 2007 (9:28 am)
Let's use this as the start of a discussion where GTI owners can discuss electrical and lighting issues. I'll rename the discussion to reflect that.
#3 of 13 GOLF Igntion Switch
May 06, 2007 (9:48 pm)
Hi, Can anyone tell me what the letter 'S' means on the ignition switch. Besides there are 'X', '30', '50' & '15'.
I have a GOLF GLD of 1981. I tired to change the switch but the new switch didn't had a terminal for 'S' but it still works.
#5 of 13 MkV GTI: auto leveling of xenons light ?
Jan 25, 2008 (3:39 pm)
I can't figure out if my MkV GTI 2007 is equipped or not with an auto-leveling system for the bi-xenon front lights. Does someone know? I thought this is a standard, but seems not working when I try to test that (load the rear seat and check the light on the wall). And my dealer knows nothing...
This is not clearly written in VW specs, as it is for other models (GLI for example), so I have doubts..
#6 of 13 Re: MkV GTI: auto leveling of xenons light ? [acollin]
Jan 26, 2008 (10:48 am)
I have an '08 and when I first turn the car on in the garage, I can see them do their test. The light pattern on the far wall of my garage goes down and then back up. So I assume this is the auto-leveling "test".
#7 of 13 Re: MkV GTI: auto leveling of xenons light ? [acollin]
May 21, 2008 (7:10 pm)
I also have a 2007 MkV GTI and I believe it is equipped with auto-leveling system.
#8 of 13 Re: Problem With Dashboard [moncef]
Jun 03, 2008 (10:01 am)
is it all the lights on the dash? ie the radio lights, ac lights, window lights on the doors? if so, then it sounds like a short and or blow fuse.
if its just the gauge cluster (speed,gas,rpms) then you can check the fuses for that as well. if it is only the speed display that is out. then that will take a whole new cluster. the lights are LEDs and are made into the board. so if not like a bulbs replacement will help that.
Jun 18, 2008 (10:46 am)
Well, I have my first issue with my '08 GTI.
The MPG display has gone haywire. Instead of giving me an accurate readout of the mpg's as I'm driving along, it's spitting out random numbers, then it goes blank like it's trying to reset but then it starts to spit out random numbers again.
Only 2300 miles on it.
I know this means a trip to the dealer, anyone had a similar experience?
#10 of 13 Light switch
Nov 19, 2009 (3:15 pm)
I have to turn the light switch twice (almost always) before I can have lights on the dashboard. Is there anyone who experienced this before?