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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.

Introduction
This chapter contains information on the following subjects:  → Ignition lock    → Starting the engine    → Stopping the engine    → Electronic immobilizer N ...

Starting the engine
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings  The steps should only be carried out in the specified order. Step ...

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Handbrake
Fig. 115 Handbrake between the front seats First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Applying the handbrake Lift the handbrake lever up fully. The handbrake is applied when the indicator lamp lights up in the instrument cluster   . Releasing ...

Loading the load carrier system
First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings Loads can be attached securely only when the mounts, roof bars and load carrier system are fitted correctly . Maximum permissible roof load The maximum permitted roof load is 75 kg. The roof load limit refers to the c ...

Checklist
Please note the following for the cleaning and maintenance of the seat covers : Before getting into the vehicle, close all Velcro fasteners that could touch the cloth seat covers and fabric trims. Open Velcro fasteners can cause damage to cloth seat covers and fabric trims. Avoid ...

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