VW Light Bulb Shaped Dashboard Warning Lights Explained

By blogsadmin | Posted in Service, Stories of Interest on Wednesday, June 15th, 2016 at 9:50 pm
What Is the Vw Light Bulb Warning Light

What Is the Volkswagen Light Bulb Warning Light?

Dashboard warning lights can be confusing, but sometimes, they’re pretty obvious. Take the light bulb-shaped warning lights on your Volkswagen, for example. As you’d expect, the warning lights simply indicate that a light bulb is out somewhere on your vehicle. The problem is, there’s more than one that looks like a light bulb, so you’ll need to know what the Volkswagen light bulb warning lights mean in order to identify your exact problem.

In all, your Volkswagen should have three different dashboard warning lights that have symbols in the shape of light bulbs. Each one correlates to certain bulbs on your vehicle, so rather than searching around your vehicle looking for any possible burned out light bulb, simply decode the symbols down below.

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Brake Light Bulb Failure

One or more brake lights could be burned out.

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Bulb Failure

Solid: There is a light bulb failure.

Flashing: There is an issue with the headlamp leveling or AFS.

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License Plate Bulb Failure

One of the lights around your license plate may be out.

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How to Replace a Light Bulb On Your Volkswagen?

Figuring out how to replace a light bulb on your Volkswagen will depend on where the burned out bulb is located. You can certainly try to do it yourself, but the best thing you can do is schedule a service appointment with a professional team like the one here at Neftin Volkswagen.

If you do decide to do it yourself, keep in mind that you can easily order parts through our website, and we can even help you with the installation if you need it. If you have any questions about what part might be needed, you can contact us for assistance.

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Don’t forget to check back to the Neftin Volkswagen blog for more tips about your Volkswagen. Now that you know what the Volkswagen light bulb warning lights are, be sure to head down to the comments section to let us know about other VW dashboard warning lights you’d like to have explained.

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4 Responses to “VW Light Bulb Shaped Dashboard Warning Lights Explained”

  1. Ann says:

    Light bulb with a explanation point in the center

    • TJ (Technician at Firestone) says:

      That dash light with exclamation point in the center is your TPMS light or your Tire Pressure Monitoring System light. To fix this problem open your door and somewhere on the inside of it. It should tell you what Psi to fill your tires up with. Try not to exceed it too much or deflate to much as it could cause tire problems such as balding on just the inside or outside of your tires. Once you drive on it the light should go off unless there is a nail in it

  2. Leonie says:

    Hi I have the same problem with the light coming on, but I have Nitrogen in my tyres? what dsifference does this make?

  3. Moses says:

    Exterior light fault appears at dashboard and all lights are OK what’s the problem

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