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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Description of the central locking system

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The central locking system enables you to lock and unlock all the doors, the tailgate and tank flap from one central point:

Certain central locking functions can be activated or deactivated in the infotainment system using the button and the and Open and Close function buttons   , or the vehicle can be taken to a qualified workshop.

The doors, the tailgate and the tank flap can be locked or unlocked manually if the vehicle key or central locking system fails.

Automatic locking (Auto Lock)

The vehicle may lock itself automatically at speeds of approximately 15 km/h (10 mph) and above   . The indicator lamp in the central locking button will light up yellow when the vehicle is locked  .

Automatic unlocking (Auto Unlock)

In some cases, the vehicle automatically unlocks all doors and the tailgate   when:

Locking the vehicle after the airbags have been triggered

The entire vehicle is unlocked if the airbags are activated during an accident. After an accident, the vehicle can be locked by one of the methods below, depending on the damage incurred.

Function Action
Locking the vehicle with the central locking button: – Switch off the ignition.
– Open and close one of the vehicle doors once.
– Press the central locking button  .
Locking the vehicle using the vehicle key: – Switch off the ignition.
OR: remove the key from the ignition lock.
– Open one of the vehicle doors once.
– Lock the vehicle with the vehicle key.

If the buttons on the vehicle key   or   or one of the central locking buttons   are pressed repeatedly within a short period of time, the central locking system will switch off briefly to prevent overloading. The vehicle is then unlocked for approximately 30 seconds. If the doors or the tailgate are not opened during this time the vehicle will lock again automatically.

Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Description of the central locking system    → Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the outside    → Lock ...

Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the outside
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