Locking and unlocking

Remote control key

Updated 11/10/2020

Remote control key

The remote control key locks and unlocks the doors, boot lid and fuel filler flap. The remote control key needs to be inside the car for it to be started.

P5P6-20w17-Keys overview

Remote control keyThe figure is schematic - parts may vary depending on car model., Care Key or respective key tag (Key Tag)*.

The remote control key is not physically used when starting since the car is equipped with support for keyless starting (Passive Start) as standard. You simply need to have the key in the front part of the passenger compartment.

For cars equipped with keyless locking and unlocking (Passive Entry)* the key can be anywhere in the car to start the car. For cars with Passive Entry, a slightly smaller, lighter and button-less key (Key Tag) can also be purchased as an accessory.

The remote control keysDoes not apply to Care Key. can be linked to different driver profiles to save personal preferences in the car.


The remote control key contains a button cell battery. Keep new and used batteries out of the reach of children. If someone swallows a battery it may cause serious injury.

If damage is discovered, e.g. if the battery cover cannot be closed properly, then the product should not be used. Keep defective products out of the reach of children.

Remote control key buttons

16w17 - SPA - Remote Key with buttons

The remote control key has four buttons - one on the left-hand side and three on the right-hand side.

  Locking - Pressing the button locks the doors, boot lid and fuel filler flap and also arms the alarm*.
Press and hold to close all of the windows and the panoramic roof* simultaneously.
  Unlocking - Pressing the button unlocks the doors, boot lid and fuel filler flap and also deactivates the alarm.
A longer press opens all windows simultaneously. This total airing function can be used, for example, to quickly air the car in hot weather.
  Boot lid - Unlocks and disarms the alarm for the boot lid only. The boot lid is opened mechanically, by spring pressure, using a long press.
  Panic function - Used to attract attention in an emergency. Press and hold the button for at least 3 seconds or press it twice within 3 seconds to activate the direction indicators and the horn. The function can be turned off with the same button once it has been active for at least 5 seconds. Otherwise the function switches off automatically after 3 minutes.


If anyone is left in the car, make sure the power windows and panoramic roof* are de-energised by always taking the remote control key with you when you leave the car.


Be aware of the risk of locking the remote control key in the car.

A remote control key or key tag left in the car will be deactivated when the car is locked and the alarm is armed using another valid key. The "Double lock" function is also deactivated. The key left behind is reactivated when the car is unlocked.

Button-less key (Key Tag)*

A Key Tag can be ordered as an accessory for cars equipped with the keyless locking and unlocking function. A key tag works the same way as the normal remote control key when it comes to keyless starting and locking and unlocking. The key is waterproof to a depth of approx. 10 metres (30 feet) for up to 60 minutes. It has no detachable key blade and the battery cannot be replaced.

Care Key - restricted remote control key

A Care Key allows the car owner to set a limit for the speed of the car. The limitation is intended to encourage the car to be driven in a safe manner, e.g. when being loaned out.


Remote control key functions for keyless starting and keyless locking and unlocking* can be disrupted by electromagnetic fields and screening.


Avoid storing the remote control key close to metal objects or electronic apparatus, e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops or chargers - preferably no closer than 10-15 cm (4-6 inches).

If there is still interference - use the remote control key's detachable key blade to unlock and then place the key in the backup reader in the cup holder to disarm the car and allow the car to be started.


When the remote control key is placed in the cup holder, make sure that no other car keys, metal objects or electronic apparatus (e.g. mobile phones, tablets, laptops or chargers) are in the cup holder. Several car keys close to each other in the cup holder can cause interference with each other.

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