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What Do the Press Clutch or Press Brake Pedal Warning Lights Mean?

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Volkswagen and Audi vehicles have a dash light for just about everything. These days, they even have lights to remind you to press the clutch or brake pedal! Depending on the type of transmission you have, you will have one light or the other. Other manufacturers may use these lights as well, but they are primarily found on Volkswagen and Audi vehicles.

What the press clutch pedal or press brake pedal warning light means

For manual transmissions, the press clutch pedal light is just a reminder that the clutch needs to be pressed in before the engine can be started. Once the clutch pedal is depressed, the light should go off and you can begin your journey. The symbol for this light is yellow and is just a shoe with a circle around it.

Unlike the press clutch light, the press brake pedal light is green in color. Only equipped on automatic transmissions, this light will illuminate after the engine is started and reminds the driver that the brake pedal has to be pressed in order to shift out of Park mode. As soon as you have stepped on the brakes, the light should go out. The press brake pedal light is similar to the clutch light, but has extra curved lines on either side to represent brake shoes.

Is it safe to drive with the press clutch pedal or press brake pedal warning light on?

Neither of these lights should turn on while you are driving. The press clutch light should only come on before the engine has been started and the press brake light should only come on while you’re still in Park mode.

If these lights are on at any other time, it doesn’t necessarily mean that your brakes or clutch have an issue, as it can be caused by an issue with the software on the vehicle. There are separate lights to warn of any issues with your brakes or clutch. If these lights stay illuminated or turn on for the wrong type of transmission in your vehicle, our certified technicians are always available to help you get to the bottom of the issue.


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