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Volkswagen Golf Dash & Instrumentation Problems

Hi. Ive had a light on my golf mk4 sdi for a few weeks. I havent got the manual for the car but bought the haynes one and it doesnt have a list of what the warning lights are. The light thats come up is a round disc with what looks like brake pads either side. Ive replaced the pads and they had no sensors on so it couldnt be that. ive checked the fluid level and tried it with minimum and max levels and now back to in the middle and still it stays on. I was wondering if anyone out there new what this light is?
Could it be abs problem? without the manual or a reference to what the light is im a little stuck.
Cheers Steve


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  • PF_FlyerPF_Flyer Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 7,768
    Brake system, ABS, or the brake/parking brake warning light?

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