Ignition switch with key cylindertype ignition switch

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"START"—Starter motor on. The key will return to the "ON" position when released.

For starting tips, see page 315 in Section 3.

"ON"—Engine on and all accessories on.

This is the normal driving position.

"ACC"—Accessories such as the radio operate, but the engine is off.

If you leave the key in the "ACC" or "LOCK" position and open the driver's door, a buzzer will remind you to remove the key.

"LOCK"—Engine is off and the steering wheel is locked. The key can be removed only at this position.

You must push in the key to turn the key from "ACC" to the "LOCK" position. On vehicles with an automatic transmission, the selector lever must be put in the "P" position before pushing the key.

Once you remove the key, the engine immobilizer system is automatically set. (See "Engine immobilizer system" on page 18 in Section 1-2.)

When starting the engine, the key may seem stuck at the "LOCK" position. To free it, first be sure the key is pushed all the way in, and then rotate the steering wheel slightly while turning the key gently.

Approximately five hours after the engine is turned off, you may hear sound coming from underneath the luggage compartment for several minutes. This is normal operation and does not indicate a malfunction. (See "Leak detection pump" on page viii.)

It is not a malfunction if the needle on all meters and gauges move slightly when the key is turned to the "ACC", "ON" or "START" position.

/î\ CAUTION

For manual transmission:

Never remove the key when

the

ve-

hicle is moving, as this will

lock

the

steering wheel and result in

loss

of

steering control.

NOTICE

Do not leave the key in the "ON" position if the engine is not running. The battery will discharge and the ignition could be damaged.

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