2015Mk 7 Golf 1.4tsi DSG mystery warning lights on dash binnacle

goldbug

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Hi all.

Haven't needed to post for a little while as our Golf has been as good as gold and is still running fine, but...

Just back from 500 mile round trip from Norfolk to Bristol, visiting family for Christmas. On the way down, the following warning lights came on and stayed on: ABS, ESC (Electronic Stability Control) and yellow triangle with exclamation mark inside. The adaptive cruise control cut out and a circle with exclamation mark appeared over the odometer reading, replacing the ACC circle symbol, which disappeared. It was possible to get the lights to disappear after stopping for breaks, but they soon reappeared. It was not possible to reactivate the ACC.

On our way home, the display of the infotainment system went dark, but the radio still worked. It did come back on of its own accord, however.

At no time did the car refuse to function and it ran fine, there and back.

Feeling a bit alarmed about huge bills to replace various circuit boards and sensors, I thought I would enquire here first. The car is currently on Hankook winter tyres. The tyre pressure monitoring system warning light also came on and stays on. Trying to clear it returns the message 'this function not available/accessible', which is irritating.

Ok, the car is six years old and is otherwise completely reliable. It has never dumped us at the side of the road/motorway. The DSG and stop/start functions are still working fine. No doubt our local garage could probably clear the faults. Less good if they keep coming back, however.

Any ideas? All suggestions gratefully received.

Thanks very much.
 

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goldbug

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Thanks for taking the trouble to reply, Crasher, much appreciated. If I did buy such a cable, presumably I'd need to connect it via USB to a laptop to get data from the car and change settings and presumably software to read the car's ECUs. Such software tends to be very expensive afaik.
 

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If you are wary about VW pricing for work like this may I suggest that you source an established qualified auto electrician with the required equipment.
Their prices IME are often considerably lower.
Yes it can be satisfying to do such investigations yourself but results may not always be as accurate as those from someone who makes a living out of such work.
Just a thought.
 

goldbug

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If you are wary about VW pricing for work like this may I suggest that you source an established qualified auto electrician with the required equipment.
Their prices IME are often considerably lower.
Yes it can be satisfying to do such investigations yourself but results may not always be as accurate as those from someone who makes a living out of such work.
Just a thought.
Thanks very much for replying. There are several Independent VAG specialists in our area who should be able to help at sensible prices. Will see who responds and what they say. Cheers.
 
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