Remote control key

Key positions - functions at different levels

Updated 1/31/2020

Key positions - functions at different levels

To enable the use of a limited number of functions with the engine switched off, the car's electrical system can be set in 3 different levels - 0, I and II - with the remote control key. This owner's manual describes these levels throughout using the denomination "key positions".

The following table shows the functions available in each key position/level.

Level

Functions

0

  • Odometer, clock and temperature gauge are illuminated.
  • Electrically operated seats can be adjusted.
  • The audio system can be used for a limited time - see Audio and media.

I

  • Sunroof, power windows, 12 V socket in the passenger compartment, navigation, phone, ventilation fan and windscreen wipers can be used.

    II

    • The headlamps come on.
    • Warning/indicator lamps illuminate for 5 seconds.
    • Several other systems are activated. However, electric heating in seat cushions and the rear window can only be activated after starting the engine.

    This key position consumes a lot of current from the starter battery and should therefore be avoided!

    Selecting key position/level

    • Key position 0 - Unlock the car - This means that the car's electrical system is at level 0.

    Note

    To reach level I or II without starting the engine - do not depress the brake/clutch pedal when these key positions are due to be selected.

    • Key position I - With the remote control key fully inserted into the ignition switch

      Not required for cars with keyless start and lock system*.

      - Briefly press START/STOP ENGINE.
    • Key position II - With the remote control key fully inserted into the ignition switch

      Not required for cars with keyless start and lock system*.

      - Give a long

      Approx. 2 seconds.

      press on START/STOP ENGINE.
    • Back to key position 0 - To return to key position 0 from position II and I - Briefly press on START/STOP ENGINE.

    Audio system

    For information on the audio system's functions with remote control key removed, see Audio and media.

    Starting and stopping the engine

    For information about starting/switching off the engine, see Starting the engine.

    Towing

    For important information about the remote control key during towing, see Towing.


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