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VW Tiguan 2021 Owner's Manual ➜ Vehicle key

3 Lock the vehicle. All turn signals flash once.  
Opening and closing  
4 Control indicator light: flashes when any button  
on the key is pressed.  
vehicle key  
5 Alarm button (depending on equipment).  
Vehicle key functions  
Alarm button (depending on equipment)  
Press the alarm key only in an emergency. Pressing this  
key sounds the vehicle's horn and flashes the turn signals. The  
alarm is deactivated by pressing the key again.  
WARNING  
If the vehicle keys are used carelessly or without paying  
proper attention, accidents and serious injuries may result.  
· When leaving the vehicle, take all the keys with you.  
Otherwise, a child or an unauthorized person could lock  
the doors and the tailgate, start the engine or switch on  
the ignition, allowing them to operate electrical equipment,  
e.g. For example, the window regulators.  
Fig. 53 Vehicle key with bit.  
1 Unlock the vehicle. all flash  
· Never leave a child or anyone who may need help alone  
inside the vehicle. In an emergency they could not get  
out of the vehicle or fend for themselves.  
they blink twice.  
2 Unlock only the tailgate. All turn signals flash twice.  
3 Lock the vehicle. All turn signals flash once.  
4 Unfold and fold the key bit.  
Thus, for example, depending on the season of the year, a  
closed vehicle can reach very high or very low temperatures  
that can cause serious injuries and illnesses or even death,  
especially in the case of small children.  
5 Control indicator light: flashes when any key on  
the key is pressed.  
6 Alarm button (depending on equipment).  
WARNING  
Avoid getting the vehicle key wet and bumping.  
The service life of the button cell battery in the key is  
shortened by frequent use of comfort systems and  
intensive usage behaviour.  
you.  
Fig. 54 Vehicle key without bit.  
1 Unlock the vehicle. all flash  
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they blink twice.  
2 Unlock only the tailgate.  
vehicle key  
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emergency key  
1 Lid  
2 button cell  
Volkswagen recommends having the battery replaced by a  
qualified specialist workshop ÿ . Volkswagen recommends  
a Volkswagen dealer.  
1. Unfold the key bit.  
2. Pry off the cover  
ÿ fig. 56 1 ÿ .  
3. Remove the battery from its compartment by  
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lever ÿ fig. 56 2  
Fig. 55 Vehicle key: unlocking the emergency key  
(schematic representation).  
4. Insert a new button cell battery into the battery compartment.  
mento ÿ .  
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5. Press the cover onto the housing ÿ fig. 56 1  
1 Slide the lock in the direction of the arrow.  
6. Dispose of the exhausted battery in a respectful manner  
with the environment.  
2 Pull out the emergency key in the direction of  
the arrow.  
DANGER  
3 Emergency key  
Button batteries, if swallowed or inserted into the  
windpipe, can cause serious or even fatal injuries in a  
very short time by suffocation or internal rupture.  
The vehicle key includes an emergency key ÿ fig. 55 3 to  
manually unlock and lock the vehicle.  
Possible operations: —  
Seek immediate medical attention if  
Unlock and lock the glove box.  
You suspect that someone has swallowed a button cell  
battery.  
— Manually unlock and lock the vehicle ÿ p. 75.  
· If the battery cover cannot be closed, do not use the RF  
remote control.  
— Activate and deactivate the child lock ÿ p. 84.  
Keep the radio remote control  
Coins and key chains that use button batteries are  
always out of the reach of children.  
Change the button cell (vehicle  
WARNING  
key with bit)  
· If the battery is replaced incorrectly, it may  
damage the key.  
· The use of inappropriate batteries can damage the key.  
Always replace old batteries with new ones of the  
same voltage, size and specification.  
· When installing the battery, observe the polarity.  
Batteries of the type used in the vehicle key  
remote control may contain perchlorate. This may  
require special handling. Observe all legal regulations  
regarding the handling and disposal of these batteries ÿ p.  
399. Volkswagen recommends charging this work to a  
qualified specialized workshop for it. Volkswagen recommends  
a Volkswagen dealer.  
Fig. 56 Vehicle key: changing the button cell battery  
(schematic representation).  
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Opening and closing  
6. Insert a new button cell battery into the compartment  
ÿ .  
Change the button cell  
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7. Press the cover onto the housing ÿ fig. 58 3  
8. Store the emergency key ÿ p. 76.  
9. Dispose of the exhausted battery in a respectful manner  
with the environment.  
DANGER  
Button batteries, if swallowed or inserted into the  
windpipe, can cause serious or even fatal injuries in  
a very short time by suffocation or internal rupture.  
Seek immediate medical attention if  
You suspect that someone has swallowed a button cell  
battery.  
Fig. 57 Vehicle key: open the battery compartment  
cover.  
· If the battery cover cannot be closed, do not use the  
RF remote control.  
Keep the radio remote control  
Coins and key chains that use button batteries  
are always out of the reach of children.  
1 Entry in the outer guide  
2 Direction of rotation of the flat-blade screwdriver  
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WARNING  
3 Lid  
· If the battery is replaced incorrectly, it may  
damage the key.  
· The use of inappropriate batteries can damage the key.  
Always replace the old battery with a new one of  
the same voltage, size and specification.  
· When installing the battery, observe the polarity.  
Batteries of the type used in the vehicle key  
remote control may contain perchlorate. This  
may require special handling. Observe all legal  
regulations regarding the handling and disposal of  
these batteries ÿ p. 399. Volkswagen recommends  
charging this service to a qualified specialized workshop.  
Volkswagen recommends a Volkswagen dealer.  
Fig. 58 Vehicle key: change the button cell battery.  
Volkswagen recommends having the battery replaced  
by a qualified specialist workshop.  
Volkswagen recommends a Volkswagen dealer gen  
ÿ .  
Synchronize the vehicle key  
1. Remove the emergency key ÿ p. 76.  
2. Insert a flat-blade screwdriver into the vehicle key,  
If the vehicle cannot be unlocked or locked with the  
through the outer guide of the emergency key,  
key, synchronize the key or replace the button battery  
approx. 1 cm in the direction of the arrow ÿ fig. 57 1  
in the key ÿ p. 76, ÿ p. 77.  
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Synchronize the vehicle key  
3. Turn the screwdriver clockwise until the cover opens  
.
ÿ fig. 57 2  
1. Unfold the key blade or remove the emergency  
key.  
4. Slide the cover in the direction of the arrow ÿ  
fig. 57 3 and remove it.  
2. If necessary, remove the cap from the driver's door  
handle ÿ p. 83.  
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5. Take the battery out of its compartment ÿ fig. 58  
prying.  
3. Press the key key.  
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