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VW MKIV-A4 TDIs (VE and PD) This is a general discussion about A4/MkIV Jetta (99.5-~2005), Golf(99.5-2006), and New Beetle(98-2006). Both VE and PD engines are covered here.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:15   #1
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Default Exclamation mark light (!) on Dash

This comes on and beeps three times when we are going up a hill, or accelerating. Then the light goes out, and all is fine.

The owner's manual says it's the parking brake light. But I don't think this is the issue.

Anyone know if it's related to the turbo or emissions or something else? I'm lost.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:36   #2
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Default Tranny?

I think that means your tranny is slipping? Let me guess 01M automatic tranny?
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Old October 12th, 2009, 11:44   #3
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Is it red or yellow? If it is red check your brake fluid level.

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Old October 12th, 2009, 12:16   #4
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Is it red or yellow? If it is red check your brake fluid level.

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Yes, you are on to something here...

If it is the brake fluid, I'd inspect for brake fluid leaks!

It could be that your brake pads are almost metal to metal and it's time for a brake job. Although you could just add brake fluid and milk it for a little bit.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 18:21   #5
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Red is what it is.

I have a seperate warning light for the brakes.

The car is a 2001 and has 240,000 kms. It may be due for a second set of brakes. Lots of city driving.
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Old October 12th, 2009, 19:42   #6
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It does mean your brake fluid is low. Going uphill, or accelerating rapidly. tilts the reservoir enough that the float sensor signals low fluid. Go back down hill or level and the float signals enough fluid.
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