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Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual: Unlocking the selector lever lock manually

Volkswagen Polo Owners Manual / Manual opening and closing / Unlocking the selector lever lock manually

Fig. 159 Removing the cover of the gearshift gate (left-hand drive) The controls are mirrored in right-hand drive vehicles

Fig. 160 Unlocking the selector lever lock manually

First read and observe the introductory information and safety warnings

If the power fails in the vehicle (for example if the battery has no charge) and the vehicle has to be pushed or towed, the manual release mechanism must be used to move the selector lever to the N position.

The manual release mechanism is located under the cover of the gearshift gate on the right-hand side, as seen from the direction of travel. A screwdriver, or other suitable object, is needed in order to unlock the selector lever lock.

Preparation

Removing the cover of the gearshift gate

Unlocking the selector lever lock manually

WARNING

Never move the selector lever out of the position P if the handbrake is not firmly applied. Otherwise the vehicle could move unexpectedly if it is stopped on an incline, which could lead to accidents and serious injuries.

NOTICE

The automatic gearbox will become damaged if the vehicle is allowed to roll for a long period of time or at a high speed (for example while being towed) with the selector lever in position N and the engine switched off.

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