Privacy locking is intended for when the car is left for service, with a hotel parking valet or similar. The glovebox is then locked and the tailgate lock is disconnected from the central locking - the tailgate cannot be opened with either the central locking button in the front doors or the remote control key.
This means that the remote control key without key blade can only be used to activate/deactivate the alarm, to unlock the doors and to start the car.
The remote control key without key blade can then be handed over to the service or hotel staff - the loose key blade is retained by the car owner.
To activate privacy locking:
Insert the key blade in the glovebox lock cylinder.
Turn the key blade 180 degrees clockwise.
Pull out the key blade. The combined instrument panel's information display shows a message at the same time.
The glovebox is then locked and the tailgate can no longer be unlocked with the remote control key or the central locking button.
- Deactivation takes place in reverse order.
For information on locking the glovebox only, see Locking/unlocking - glovebox.