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Volkswagen Golf Owners Manual: 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 and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

The starter button can only be operated if there is a valid key in the vehicle.

When leaving the vehicle, the electronic steering column lock will be activated when the ignition is switched off and the driver door is opened   .

Switching the ignition on or off

Emergency start function

Use the emergency start function when there is no valid vehicle key in the vehicle interior. A corresponding display will appear in the instrument cluster. This could be the case, for example, if the battery in the vehicle key is weak or discharged.

Emergency switch-off function

If the engine cannot be switched off by pressing the starter button briefly, an emergency switch-off procedure is required:

Engine restart function

If no valid vehicle key is detected in the vehicle interior once the engine has been switched off, the engine can be restarted within approximately 5 seconds. A corresponding message appears in the instrument cluster display.

After this time, the engine cannot be re-started without a valid vehicle key in the vehicle interior.

WARNING

Unintentional vehicle movements can cause serious injury.

WARNING

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

In vehicles with diesel engines and Keyless Access, the engine start may be delayed if the engine has to be preheated.

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