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I bought a couple of days ago VW Gold estate diesel 1.9 TDI Bluemotion from 2008. Unfortunately, the previous owner did not provide a manual for it and this is insanely expensive to order the duplicate.

I was just wondering if someone could at least help me with information in front panel (dashboard)--the one between speed and revolution meters. I can see it is split into 3 section s: top, middle and bottom. The top and bottom sections show always the same info such as clock or overall miles and a trip etc. The middle section can have seven different screens. Please I would be grateful if someone would explain what they represent. Some of them were easier to guess:

  • Screen 1: "ø 55.5 mpg" I believe it shows average miles per gallon. There's a little digit 2 in the right upper corner and I don't know what it is

  • Screen 2: "104 mpg" An instant miles per gallon. Without digit 2 in the corner

  • Screen 3: 31 h 38 min - with 2 in the corner ?

  • Screen 4: "Speed warning --- mph" Does not seem to change

  • Screen 5: "ø 23 mph" I guess this is average speed.

  • Screen 6: "726 miles" - ?

  • Screen 7: " 260 miles" - ?

Another question is if I can reset all the stats.

I will be grateful for the answer. Cheers!

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    I found the Owner's manual online in PDF format ... all it says about the function of the display is how great it is. While I hate to direct you this way from our lovely site, I think your best bet is to go to a VW Users Forum and ask the question there. When you find out the answers to your questions, come back here and answer it for yourself :D – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Aug 2 '14 at 15:11
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I have made a thread on one of the VW forums. Thanks to people there I have been given a link with some explanations. Hope this will also help the others :)

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The readings are off of your trip computer. The little numbers in the corner are for differant trips - say business or pleasure, differant drivers etc. You do not need a workshop manual. The vehicle should have a 'drivers handbook' to give you all the operational details you need. If you do not have one they are available from your VW maindealer at modest cost.

  • Thanks Allan. The handbook is for £90. It's very expensive. – Celdor Aug 2 '14 at 9:39
  • Could it be possible to have explanation on those stats I did not manage to guess? I would be grateful. Cheers! – Celdor Aug 2 '14 at 9:47
  • If you go onto the 'erWin-portal' you can look at all the information on VAG, for a very modest hourly rate which is includes printing rights. Also Ross-Tech have a Wiki feature which I am sure you will find very useful and is free of charge. – Allan Osborne Aug 2 '14 at 10:53
  • I've found the owner's manual online in pdf format ... it just says how great the display is and not much on how it works or its functions. – Pᴀᴜʟsᴛᴇʀ2 Aug 2 '14 at 15:03
  • The erWin portal is where you go when you need any VW/Audi information. It is VAG's own site for garages world wide. – Allan Osborne Aug 3 '14 at 9:16

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