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Weird green button in my Mk7 Golf TDI

Harism

New member
Location
Leeds, uk
Hey guys, this is the first time owning a Golf, I have a Mk7 golf 1.6 TDI Blue motion and I've noticed this green button just behind the steering wheel near the control for the lights. When you press it, it blinks 3 times and goes off again, but no idea what on earth it does or why its there?! It seems to me to possibly be aftermarket maybe but anyone got any idea what on earth it is?
 

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SRGTD

Go Kart Newbie
Location
UK
I’ve never seen that in any VW I’ve owned. It does look to be some sort of aftermarket installation. Is there any sort of obvious aftermarket installation in the car that it might be linked to?

I had an aftermarket tow bar on a car I owned many years ago, and by law it needed to have a dash mounted
light source that flashed with the indicator lights on the trailer I was towing, so I knew the trailer indicators were working. I also had an aftermarket immobiliser installed on a car before the days of factory fit alarms/immobilisers and that had a dash mounted flashing (red) light when the immobiliser was active. The illuminated button you have could be something similar.

If you’ve only recently acquired the car, I’d be asking the garage / previous owner you bought it from if they can tell you what it is / what it’s function is.
 

golfdave

Drag Racing Champion
Location
Scotland (U.K.)
Ride
MK7 Golf GT Estate
NOT VW...aftermarket & demand from the garage you bought it from to explain what the hell it is...

if its a base model "S" which did not come with an alarm, it could be aftermarket version...
 

Harism

New member
Location
Leeds, uk
Thanks for replying, there's no sort of signs what it's linked to other than the button the car is completely stock with no modifications, I mean I thought it was factory fit with the button. All it does is flash and then stop if I press it. So very odd!
 

dosjockey

Go Kart Champion
Location
South
Thanks for replying, there's no sort of signs what it's linked to other than the button the car is completely stock with no modifications, I mean I thought it was factory fit with the button. All it does is flash and then stop if I press it. So very odd!
You need to find out what it does before pressing it anymore. A switch can do anything someone wants it to do, and a lot of safety systems on these vehicles are electronic.

That said, if someone installed an aftermarket switch in a car that serves only the function of flashing when it's pressed, I'll laugh my ass off at the ultimate troll. 🤣
 

Carlosfandang0

Drag Racing Champion
Location
UK
Ride
2016 3Dr GTi DSG CSG
Logic says it is something to do with lighting given where the button is! Could the previous owner have had some driving lights fitted or a light bar behind one of the grills maybe which is now removed? Trace the route of the wires as suggested above, to remove the headlight switch put it in position 0 and push the switch in and turn it while pushed in, and while turned pull straight out, you may then be able to see the green button wires, removing the cubby below the switch may also help see the button wires.
 
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