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    Warning light on!

    2011 Polo 1.2 TDI (CFWA)

    Had a call to go and look at why the lights on. Its the one that looks like a fat helicopter I was told so I presuming its the Emissions Control.

    What are the items in the engine bay to look at?

    Presumably the air filter is the 1st port of call!
    2003 Bora 1.9 TDI-PD, ATD
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    Without knowing which warning light is on we are only guessing. Can you post a picture or Google it?
    2010 Golf GTD (170) CBBB, 5 Door, Shadow Blue (P6/D5Q), Transmission Code: KXZ, Flat Tyre Indicator, Basic Protection Pack + VCDS.


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    If I was a betting man I'd say it'll be an EGR fault. Won't be anything to see by looking under the bonnet, I shouldn't think.
    Find a VCDS-equipped local member or independent VW garage.
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    Until I get a reply message, I presuming the light in question is top left in the yellow category
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    I'd agree, and I have to say, I quite like the 'fat helicopter' description.
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    There's a fella on youtube with a Polo 1.4 TDI and this warning light on. He cleans the air shut off valve to extinguish the light.
    2003 Bora 1.9 TDI-PD, ATD
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    I got word back late last night.

    It is the 'fat helicopter' light that's on and it lights up when the engine is started.
    2003 Bora 1.9 TDI-PD, ATD
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    I don't know the fat helicopter warning light.

    Guide to Volkswagen Dashboard Warning Light Meanings
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    ref: fat helicopter warning light

    Its the Engine Malfunction light!

    I'm looking it on Wednesday so will plug my code reader in and see what it tells me.
    Last edited by diyspanner; 13-04-19 at 18:36.
    2003 Bora 1.9 TDI-PD, ATD
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    If the code(s) is a misfire, clear the codes with the engine running and see if the misfire goes away for a while.
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