Alcohol lock

Alcohol lock* - before starting the engine

Updated 7/23/2018

The function of the alcohol lock is to prevent the car from being driven by individuals under the influence of alcohol.

The alcohol lock is activated automatically and is then ready for use when the car is opened.

Nozzle for breath test.
Button for change of driver.
Transmission button.
Voltage indicator.
Lamp for result of breath test.
Lamp indicates ready for breath test.
  1. When the indicator lamp (6) is green the alcohol lock is ready for use.
  2. Withdraw the alcohol lock from its holder.
  3. Fold up the nozzle (1), take a deep breath and blow with an even pressure until a "click" is heard after approx. 5 seconds. The result will be one of the alternatives in the following table Result after breath test.
  4. If no message is shown then the transmission to the car may have failed - in which case, press the button (3) to transmit the result to the car manually.
  5. Fold down the nozzle and refit the alcohol lock in its holder.
  6. Start the engine following an approved breath test within 5 minutes - otherwise it must be repeated.

Result after breath test

Indicator lamp (5) + Display text

Specification

Green lamp + Alcoguard Approved test

Start the engine - no alcohol content measured.

Yellow lamp + Alcoguard Approved test

Engine starting possible - measured alcohol content is above 0.1 promille but below the limit value in forceLimit values vary from country to country. Find out what applies in your country. See also Alcohol lock..

Red lamp + Disapproved test Wait 1 minute to try again

Engine starting not possible - measured alcohol content is above the limit value in forceLimit values vary from country to country. Find out what applies in your country. See also Alcohol lock..

Note

After a completed period of driving, the engine can be restarted within 30 minutes without a new breath test.


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