VW Golf manuals

Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Ignition lock

Fig. 128 Positions of the vehicle key in the ignition lock

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The steering lock can be activated when there is no vehicle key in the ignition lock.

Vehicle key positions  

  1. Ignition switched off. The vehicle key can be removed.
  2. Ignition switched on. The steering lock can be released.
  3. Engine is started. Release the vehicle key as soon as the engine starts. Once released, the vehicle key moves back to position ①.

Non-authorised vehicle key

If a non-authorised vehicle key has been inserted in the ignition lock it can be removed as follows:

WARNING

Improper or unsupervised use of the vehicle key can lead to accidents or injuries.

If the vehicle key is left in the ignition for a long period with the engine switched off, the vehicle battery could discharge.

In vehicles with an automatic gearbox, the vehicle key can only be removed from the ignition lock if the selector lever is in position P. If necessary, press the lock button in the selector lever and then release it.

Warning and indicator lamps
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Lit up Possible cause Solution Diesel engine is preheating ...

Starter button
Fig. 129 In the lower part of the centre console: starter button for the Keyless Access locking and starting system Fig. 130 Emergency start function in vehicles with Keyless Access First read ...

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