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    Owner's Manual PDF

    Can anyone direct me where to download a PDF of the Golf 8 owner's manual, please?

    I much prefer to use the search function in a pdf viewer, rather than manually searching using the unreliable index (stupid things, like looking up the index for "Battery" says "see Vehicle battery"; or "Key" says "see Vehicle key"). I found a place on the VW UK website to see it on-line, but not in a form able to be downloaded as a pdf

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    Haven't been able to find anything other than what I assume is the same UK based VW online version of the owners manual which cannot be downloaded/saved.
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    There's some MK8 PDF Manuals available from this forum you can download:-

    Golf 8 Manual pdf edition.. | GOLFMK8 - VW GTI MK8 Forum / VW Golf R Forum / VW Golf MK8 Forum / VW e-Golf Forum

    One of them doesn't seem to be searchable, the GTE one does allow searching.
    It would be good in VW AUS would allow download of the manual with VIN like the UK.
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    That GTE manual is great, and searchable. Obviously it's pretty much identical to our models for most functions. Many thanks, AJW.

    Volkswagen ought to get with the times, and provide searchable pdf manuals for download, at least to owners, if not freely available.

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    I've got a MK8 GTI and it took me a couple of days on and off to read the paper manual it came with.
    It's much better reading and being able to search a PDF version.
    There's a lot more going on in these cars now so you really need to read the manual.
    Ideally VW needs to be doing "user videos" broken into various topics, as it's easier seeing someone do something rather than trying to read it, especially with the new Infotainment system and dash.
    I'm still trying to work out how to see the Odometer (total km) without going for a drive and stopping the ignition where it comes up on the display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJW View Post
    I've got a MK8 GTI and it took me a couple of days on and off to read the paper manual it came with.
    It's much better reading and being able to search a PDF version.
    There's a lot more going on in these cars now so you really need to read the manual.
    Ideally VW needs to be doing "user videos" broken into various topics, as it's easier seeing someone do something rather than trying to read it, especially with the new Infotainment system and dash.
    I'm still trying to work out how to see the Odometer (total km) without going for a drive and stopping the ignition where it comes up on the display.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hillbilly View Post
    Turn off your Adaptive CC then and all will be revealed
    That fixed it thanks.
    Thought I'd tried that but obviously didn't completely turn it off.
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    Quote Originally Posted by AJW View Post
    Ideally VW needs to be doing "user videos" broken into various topics, as it's easier seeing someone do something rather than trying to read it, especially with the new Infotainment system and dash
    I've found a few videos (compared to reading 601 pages from the GTE pdf manual), including some from an Aussie VW dealer. If you find any other instructional videos, please share

    From Ringwood Volkswagen in Melbourne, their vehicle handover videos:
    MY21 Mark 8 Golf base model
    MARK VIII GOLF - YouTube

    MY21 Mark 8 Golf R-Line
    MY21 MARK 8 GOLF R LINE - YouTube

    MY21 Mark 8 Golf GTI
    MY21 GOLF GTI - YouTube

    From "Volkswizard" in the UK this guy knows his stuff:
    10 Cool Hidden Features of Mk8 VW Golf!!
    10 COOL HIDDEN FEATURES OF MK8 VW GOLF!! - YouTube

    ESC off/sport shortcut VW Golf GTI mk8
    ESC off/sport shortcut VW Golf GTI mk8 - YouTube

    How To: Hot Switch Esc button Golf 8 GTI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GxAOW2YKyfM

    How To: Activate Launch Control on Golf 8 GTI
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KcK81DpRLTY

    Golf 8 travel assist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MJzbt_-G8do

    Travel Assist/Emergency Assist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zniGprG1dlw

    The new Volkswagen Golf 8 - Infotainment System
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NsoS2tHYkU

    VW Golf 8, MY2020 - memory function activation for Lane Assist
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UUxB4jhbn9o

    VW Golf 8, MY2020 - lock/unlock beep confirmation activation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJgHrZq1Uqc

    VW Golf 8, MY2020 - engine power display activation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r37G_tsmkjY

    VW Golf 8 GTI, MY2021 - Active Info Display overview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1HWPG1Mb_8

    The new Volkswagen Golf 8 - Infotainment System
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6NsoS2tHYkU

    VW Golf 8, MY2020 activation of map display on digital cockpit from Discover Media
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LIadPR1ltds

    VW Golf 8, MY2020 simultaneous map display on AID display from Discover Media activation
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LWDCwmjeq_Q

    Volkswagen Golf Mark 8 R Line
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ozKatCqOOsw&t=120s

    New Volkswagen MIB3 Multimedia Infotainment System & Cockpit 2021 Review
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UtJhFACROw

    Probably not relevant to us here in Australia, as VW has said our cars will initially not have "over the air" features:
    VW Golf 8 ALEXA, VW Shop & We Connect VW App
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iar269DMa3Q
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