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Glow light flashes

I have a 2001 golf tdi and just recently the glow light flashes whilst driving. I have no problem starting the engine or whilst driving, is this a warning that something is on its last legs?

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Correct - the glow light flashing is an indication that there is fault. Often this is associated with a blown brake bulb or faulty brake switch.

Posted on Jun 22, 2009

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    Just to clarify by brake switch I mean the switch at the base of the brake pedal itself. It often goes faulty on these Golfs causing the glow worm to flash. An odd way to indicate a brake fault I know but there you go - thats the way VW do it! Check the bulbs first though. Hope this helps.

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