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Warning on ondoard computer

I have a 52 golf 19 tdi when i turn ignition on the computer tells me i have low coolant then i tells me to stop in big red letters all coolents are at right levels only thing wrong is the screen wash dosent work can u help

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Hi Bobby,
Check the electrical connector to the water header tank - if it is corroded or not properly inserted it might be the cause of the warning.
Hope this helps you a bit. If it does, a "Fixya" rating would be much appreciated. If it doesn't help you, I'd be grateful if you didn't bother with a ratingjust now. Just come back and tell me what
you found. Cheers, D

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