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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Gear-change indicator

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

In some vehicles, the instrument cluster will show which gear should be selected while the vehicle is in motion to reduce fuel consumption.

Display Meaning
The current gear is optimal.
A higher gear is recommended.
A lower gear is recommended.

In vehicles with a manual gearbox the recommended gear will be indicated in the form of a number and a recommendation to shift up or down into the gear shown will be displayed in the form of an arrow.

In vehicles with an automatic gearbox if the selector lever is in the tiptronic position, the current gear will be indicated in the form of a number and a recommendation to shift up or down a gear will be displayed in the form of an arrow   .

Information on cleaning the diesel particulate filter

The exhaust management system detects when a diesel particulate filter is filling up and aids the filter's self-cleaning process by recommending the most suitable gear when driving. This may mean driving with increased engine speed in exceptional cases   .

CAUTION

The gear-change indicator is only designed to assist the driver and cannot replace the driver's own judgement.

Driving in the correct gear can reduce fuel consumption.

Gear-change indicator display goes out when the clutch is depressed in vehicles with a manual gearbox or when Tiptronic position is deselected in vehicles with an automatic gearbox.

Fault in the function of the automatic gearbox
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Emergency programme There is a fault in the system if all the displays on the instrument cluster for the selector lever p ...

Braking, stopping and parking
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Other materials:

Reservoir
  Caution Non-approved tools or materials such as leak sealing additives can cause damage or malfunctions in the system. Only use tools and materials approved by the manufactu ...

Unlocking the selector lever lock manually
Fig. 159 Removing the cover of the gearshift gate (left-hand drive) The controls are mirrored in right-hand drive vehicles Fig. 160 Unlocking the selector lever lock manually First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings If the power fails in the vehicle (for ...

Using the menus in the instrument cluster
Fig. 13 Vehicles without multifunction steering wheel: press button ① in the windscreen wiper lever to confirm the menu point and rocker switch ② to change the menu Fig. 14 Vehicles with multifunction steering wheel: control buttons for menus in the instrument cluster First read and ob ...

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