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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: Programming the auxiliary heater

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

Before programming, check that the date and time set in the vehicle are correct  .

The auxiliary heater can be programmed via the Auxiliary heater menu in the infotainment system.

Opening the Auxiliary heater menu

Air conditioning system (manual):

For Climatronic:

Function button Effect
Off The auxiliary heater is switched off immediately.
Heating, Ventilation Set whether the vehicle interior should be heated or ventilated when the auxiliary heater is switched on. You can select the required mode by touching the function button.
Setting Open the Set auxiliary heater menu.
Departure time 1 You can programme 3 different departure times (hh.mm). If you only want to switch the auxiliary heater on for a certain day of the week, you can select the day of the week in addition to the departure time.
Departure time 2
Departure time 3
Operating duration The operating duration sets the running time for the auxiliary heater when the system is switched on with the remote control or the immediate heat button in the air conditioning controls. The operating duration is also used for calculating the air conditioning (manual) departure time. The running time is 10 to 60 minutes and can be set in 10-minute intervals.
Back to the main menu.

Air conditioning (manual): the programmed departure time determines the time at which the auxiliary heater should switch off. The point at which the auxiliary heater begins the heating process depends on the programmed operating period.

Climatronics: the programmed departure time determines the time at which the set temperature should be reached in the vehicle. The point at which the auxiliary heater begins the heating process is determined automatically in relation to the exterior temperature.

Programming check

If a departure time has been activated, the indicator lamp in the immediate heat button  will light up for approximately ten seconds after the ignition is switched off.

WARNING

Never programme the auxiliary heating system so that is switched on and run in unventilated or enclosed spaces. The fumes from the auxiliary heating system contain carbon monoxide, which is an odourless and colourless poisonous gas. Carbon monoxide can cause loss of consciousness and death.

In vehicles with air conditioning (manual), the start time for the auxiliary heater is not determined in relation to the exterior temperature, but solely by the set operating period. Volkswagen recommends programming a longer operating period in the event of extremely low exterior temperatures.
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