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Heating when driving
To switch heater on -
Turn switch knob clockwise to position 2
(warning lamp in knob comes on)
The amount of heat can be regulated
between 2 and 3 as required.
On vehicles with Diesel engine it takes
about 40 seconds before the heat can be
To switch heater off -
Turn switch knob anti-clockwise to posi-
tion 0 (warning lamp goes out)
Every time the heater is switched off,
the warm air and combustion air blowers
continue running briefly to cool the hea-
ter down quicker.
To avoid draining the battery, do not
run the heater repeatedly when the en-
gine is not running.
When the heater is running on the
clockwork time switch, it must be switch-
ed off by hand before attempting to start
the engine at low temperatures so that
the full battery capacity is available to
turn the engine.
In enclosed spaces and when filling
the fuel tank, the heater must be
switched off.
Due to the risk of fire the heater must
not be used when vehicle is parked for
instance on dry grass or leaves.
When driving through mud and snow,
the exhaust pipe may tend to get block-
ed. Have a look at it occasionally to see
that it is clear.
According to offical German regula-
The heat exchanger in the heater is only
to be used for 10 years. After this period
the heat exchanger must be replaced in
a V.A.G workshop. The year in which the
heater is first put into operation is mark-
ed on the nameplate on the heater.
The V.A.G workshop must then put the
date of the repair on the plate on the heat
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