Do you mean this?
Michael thought it was a lock but I have not tried it yet. It seems unique to the UK.
Modified by culverwood at 8:37 AM 10-6-2006
On the drivers side of the car just forward and below the bonnet lever, there is a circular chrome disc with a hole in the middle. does anyone know what its for.? It looks like some sort of locking device.
Quote, originally posted by culverwood » It seems unique to the UK.
It is unique to the UK, although if you ask VW Individual, they can supply it on RHD cars destined for other markets, such as Singapore.
New production MY 2006 Phaetons destined for the UK also have the VIN number laser-etched into each side window glass. The laser-etching is very, very discreet - not at all as obvious or ugly as the chemical etching done by aftermarket security providers.
All these efforts are directed towards obtaining the highest possible anti-theft rating for the Phaeton, for the purpose of keeping your insurance premium as low as possible. You may want to mention to your insurance broker that you have all these features factory-installed - it is possible that you will get a premium reduction.
FWIW, when I replaced my 2002 Golf TDI with the Phaeton, my insurance premium for theft dropped considerably, even though the value of the Phaeton was 4 times greater than the Golf. I asked the insurance company why, and they told me it was because of enhanced anti-theft technology on the Phaeton.
Please don't send me technical questions via IM - instead, post your questions onto the end of the most appropriate thread in the FAQ, so that everyone can benefit from the answer, and everyone can assist in providing the answer. Thanks, Michael