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I can not find any information on the Valet Mode in the Owners Manual. The settings screen allows me to choose a code to activate the feature, but I would like to know what it does. Any help would be appreciated.
 

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From page 142:

Valet Mode
This will lock the infotainment
system and steering wheel controls.
It may also limit access to vehicle
storage locations (if equipped).
To enable valet mode:
1. Enter a four-digit code on the
keypad.
2. Select Enter to go to the
confirmation screen.
3. Re-enter the four-digit code.
Press LOCK or UNLOCK to lock or
unlock the system. Press Back to go
back to the previous menu.
 

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Here is what my manual says:

Valet Mode
This will lock the infotainment
system and steering wheel controls.
It may also limit access to vehicle
storage locations (if equipped).
 

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Valet Mode appears to be a method of restricting some of the car’s performance and preventing the valet personnel from using the infotainment center features while they are parking your car. "Steering Wheel Controls" refers to infotainment feature controls that are available on the steering wheel.

As found in the 2017 Volt Chevrolet MyLink Infotainment System manual [Note that the manual covers this feature for many Chevrolet car models, not just the Volt]:

Valet Mode
If equipped, this will lock the infotainment system and steering wheel controls. It may also limit top speed, power, and access to vehicle storage locations (if equipped).

Steering Wheel Controls (Volt)
If equipped, some audio controls can be adjusted at the steering wheel.

(Person speaking symbol): Press to answer an incoming call or start voice recognition.
(End call symbol): Press to decline an incoming call or end a current call. Press to mute or unmute the infotainment system when not on a call.
(Left or right arrow): Press the five-way control to go to the previous or next area of a display on the instrument cluster.
(Up or down arrow): Press the five-way control to go up or down in a list on the instrument cluster.
(Check mark): Press to select a highlighted menu option.
(Up FAV or down FAV): Press to display a list of favorites. Press again to select the next or previous favorite when listening to the radio.

The volume switches are on the back of the steering wheel. Press to increase or decrease the volume.
 

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Thank you for the information. I had been looking in the Owner Manual Index for anything pertaining to Valet Mode. This vehicle is a lot more complicated that the airplane I fly.
 

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Thank you for the information. I had been looking in the Owner Manual Index for anything pertaining to Valet Mode. This vehicle is a lot more complicated that the airplane I fly.
They must have an automotive user manual department which specializes in burying key subjects in the manuals and refusing to index them. These manuals are so typical of user manuals I've encountered.
 

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They must have an automotive user manual department which specializes in burying key subjects in the manuals and refusing to index them. These manuals are so typical of user manuals I've encountered.
I used to get annoyed with this, but now that all the manuals are available in PDF format it's so easy to search them that it just doesn't bother me any more.
 

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What does it mean to lock the infotainment system? Does that mean it is off and can't be turned on, or that it stays on and can't be adjusted to a different station or volume level?
 
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