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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the outside

Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual / Before the journey / Opening and closing / Central locking system / Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the outside

Fig. 27 Buttons on the vehicle key

Fig. 28 Vehicle key with alarm button

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings
Function Buttons to be used on the vehicle key   or  
Unlocking the vehicle. Press the  button. Press and hold for convenience opening.
Locking the vehicle. Press the  button. Press and hold for convenience closing. In vehicles with a SAFELOCK mechanism, press the button once to lock the vehicle using the SAFELOCK mechanism. Press the button twice to lock the vehicle without the SAFELOCK mechanism.
Unlocking the tailgate. Press the  button   .

Please note: depending on the central locking function that has been set in the infotainment system, all of the doors and the tailgate may only be unlocked when the button is pressed twice   .

The vehicle key will lock or unlock the vehicle only when the battery has enough power and the key is located within a few metres of the vehicle.

If the turn signals do not flash as confirmation, at least one of the doors or the tailgate is not closed.

The vehicle cannot be locked using the vehicle key if the driver door is still open. The vehicle will lock again automatically within a few seconds of being unlocked if you do not open one of the doors or the tailgate. This function prevents the vehicle from remaining unlocked if the unlocking button is pressed by mistake.

Convenience opening and closing

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 ...

Locking and unlocking the vehicle from the inside
Fig. 29 In the driver door: central locking button First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  Press the button  : ...

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Button for the driver assist systems
Fig. 18 On the turn signal and main beam lever: button for driver assist systems First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings You can switch the driver assist systems listed in the Assistant menu on and off with the button on the turn signal and main beam lever ...

Removing and installing coupling rod
Special tools and workshop equipment required     Torque wrench -V.A.G 1331- Removing –  Loosen wheel bolts. –  ...

Repairs to contacts in contact housings
If necessary, first open or disengage the secondary locking mechanism of the contact housing → Chapter.     –  Disengage the contact (primary locking mechanism) using the approp ...

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