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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Ignition lock

Fig. 107 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.

The steering should be locked every time you leave vehicle to make theft of the vehicle more difficult   .

Non-authorised vehicle key

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

WARNING

Always take care when using the vehicle key as you could cause accidents or serious 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.

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