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the new oil circulated and the filter completely full, recheck the level on the dipstick, and

add more oil as
Dispose of the used engine oil and filter safely, with reference to “General repair procedures" in the
Reference section of this manual.

3 Front brake pad check

1 Firmly apply the handbrake, then jack up the front of the car and support it securely on axle stands. Remove
the front roadwheels.
For a comprehensive check, the brake pads should be removed and cleaned. The operation of the
caliper can then also be checked, and the condition of the brake disc itself can be fully examined on both sides.
Refer to Chapter 9 (see Haynes Hint).
For a quick check, the thickness of the friction material on each brake pad can be measured through the aperture in
the caliper body
been completed, the relevant service interval display code must be reset. If more than one service schedule is
carried out, note that the relevant display intervals must be reset individually.
2 The display is reset using the reset button on the left-hand side of the instrument panel (below the
speedometer) and the clock setting button on the right-hand side of the panel (below the clock/tachometer); on
models with a digital clock the lower (minute) button is used. Resetting is carried out as follows.
Turn the ignition switch and check that the speedometer mileage indicator is set to the mileage setting
and not the trip meter setting. When this is so, press and hold in the button on the left of the instrument panel.
Keeping the button depressed, switch off the ignition and release the button. The word “OEL” should be shown on
the display, by depressing the left-hand button again the display will change to “IN 01" followed by “IN 02”. Set
the display to the relevant service which has just been performed, then depress the clock adjustment button
briefly until
“-------” is displayed; this indicates that the
service interval display has been reset. Repeat the reset procedure for all the relevant service display intervals.
4 Once the resetting procedure is complete, switch on the ignition and check that “IN 00” is shown in the display.

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Annual inspection - “IN 01” on interval display
5 Automatic transmission fluid level check


096 transmission
1 Take the vehicle on a short journey, to
warm the transmission up to normal operating temperature, then park the vehicle on level ground. The fluid level
is checked using the dipstick located at the front of the engine compartment, on the front of the transmission unit.
2 With the engine idling and the selector lever
in the “P" (Park) position, withdraw the dipstick from the tube, and wipe all the fluid from its end with a clean rag
or paper towel. Insert the clean dipstick back into the tube as far as it will go, then withdraw it once more. Note
the fluid level on the end of the dipstick; it should be between the MAX and MIN marks


amo Annual inspection - Petrol

6.9 01M automatic transmission fluid level check
1 Level plug
2 Level tube
2 Filler cap 4 Retaining clip

If the level is allowed to fall below the lower mark. 11 If no fluid drips from the level tube. lever off the cap from the filler tube on the side of the transmission sump.2 Note the fluid level on the end of the dipstick. Note that there will be some fluid already present in the level tube. then park the vehicle on level ground and engage P with the selector lever. the cap securing clip must be renewed. an incorrect level will adversely affect the operation of the transmission. fluid starvation may result. Note: If the engine has not been warmed up. Use a funnel with a fine mesh gauze.6. then recheck the level again. Note: On some models the locking device will be permanently damaged and a new cap must be obtained. which should be found and corrected before it becomes serious. 15 Switch off the ignition then refit the engine undershield(s). and to ensure that no foreign matter enters the transmission. the fluid level should be at the 20°C mark. 16 Frequent need for topping-up indicates that there is a leak. 10 If fluid continually drips from the level tube as the fluid temperature increases. which could lead to severe transmission damage. to avoid spillage. add the required quantity of the specified fluid to the transmission through the dipstick tube. 5 Always maintain the level between the two dipstick marks. Make sure that the check is made before the fluid temperature reaches 45°C. it is strongly recommended that the check be made by a VW dealer who will have the instrumentation to check the temperature and to check the transmission electronics for fault codes. If the level is too high. take the vehicle on a short run to distribute the fresh fluid. 8 Start the engine and run it at idle speed until the transmission fluid temperature reaches 35°C. ensuring the vehicle is kept level. 14 Refit the filler tube plug and the new cap or cap securing clip. Raise the front and rear of the vehicle and support it on axle stands (see Jacking and vehicle support). In either case. Check the condition of the seal on the level plug and renew it if necessary by cutting off the old seal and fitting a new one. it should be between the "MAX” and “MIN” marks (see illustration). Check the condition of the seal on the level plug and renew it if necessary by cutting off the old seal and fitting a new one. Refit the plug and tighten to the specified torque. 4 After topping-up. and it will be necessary to observe when this amount has drained before making the level check. which should be found and corrected before it becomes serious. Hose and fluid leak check . 01M transmission Note: An accurate fluid level check can only be made with the transmission fluid at a temperature of between 35°C and 45°C. 7 Take the vehicle on a short journey to warm the transmission slightly (see Note above). if it is not possible to ascertain this temperature. 12 Using a screwdriver. topping-up if necessary. pull out the filler tube plug then add the specified fluid until it drips out of the level tube. 13 With the cap removed. Overfilling or underfilling adversely affects the function of the transmission. and lower the vehicle to the ground. the excess fluid may be ejected. 6 Frequent need for topping-up indicates that there is a leak. Undo the retaining screws and remove the engine undershield(s) to gain access to the base of the transmission unit. even when the fluid temperature has reached 45°C. Note: Never overfill the transmission so that the fluid level is above the upper mark. 3 If topping-up is necessary. it will be necessary to add fluid as follows while the engine is still running. Refit the plug and tighten to the specified torque. On other models. tighten the retaining screws securely. the fluid level is correct and does not need to be topped-up. 9 Unscrew the fluid level plug from the bottom of the transmission sump (see illustration).