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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: General information

Fig. 155 In the tailgate: location of the camera for the reverse assist system (Rear Assist)

Fig. 156 Reverse assist system display

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings
Function Action in vehicles without the ParkPilot optical display Action in vehicles with the ParkPilot optical display
Switching on the display automatically. Select reverse gear with the ignition switched on or the engine running.
Switching the display off manually. Press a function selection button on the radio or navigation system ⇒ BookletRadio, or ⇒ BookletNavigation system, .
OR: touch the function button on the screen.
OR: after switching off the ignition, the reverse assist system picture is switched off after a few seconds.
  Press the  button.
Switching off the display by deselecting reverse gear. The picture is switched off after approximately 8 seconds. The system immediately switches to the optical display.
Switching off the display by driving forwards. Drive forwards faster than approximately 10 km/h (6 mph). Drive forwards faster than approximately 10 km/h (6 mph).

Screen

If you move your hand towards the left or right-hand side of the screen, the following function buttons may appear (depending on equipment level)  :

  1. Switch off the reversing camera image.
  2. Set display: brightness, contrast, colour (in vehicles with a navigation device).
  3. Switch to the ParkPilot optical display   . To change back to the camera display, shift into reverse gear.
  4. Show or hide the mini ParkPilot display.
  5. Switch off the sound.

The Rear Assist system should not be used in the following situations:

Optical deception by the camera:

The reverse assist system camera only supplies two-dimensional images. Due to the lack of depth of field on the screen, potholes and dips in the ground, protruding parts on another vehicle or protruding objects on the ground may be difficult or impossible to see on the image.

Objects or other vehicles may appear closer or further away on the screen than they actually are.

Cleaning the camera lens

Keep the camera lens clean and free of ice and snow:

NOTICE

It is not possible to open the tailgate if the Volkswagen badge is folded out.

Volkswagen recommends that you practise parking with the reverse assist system in a traffic-calmed area or car park with good vision and weather conditions, so you can familiarise yourself with the system and the orientation lines in a safer environment.

The reverse assist system cannot be switched on if the tailgate is open.

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