Before starting the engine
Switch position 0
The ignition key cannot be withdrawn when the ignition is switched on or when the engine has been started.
To withdraw the ignition key:
Switch position 1
All electrical equipment can be switched on.
Switch position 2
Switch position 3
The vehicle battery discharges if the ignition key is left inserted.
If the vehicle battery is dead, the key can only be pulled out of the ignition lock if the emergency operation is performed:
Locking the steering column
The steering column is automatically locked when the ignition key is withdrawn from the ignition lock.
Steering Wheel Lock
The steering wheel will lock and will cause loss of steering.
The steering column is unlocked when the vehicle is unlocked with the radio remote control.
To avoid discharging the battery, always remove the ignition key from the ignition lock.
Please see the chapter "BATTERY" on page 225.
If you leave the key in the ignition/steering lock, a gong will sound when the driver's door is opened. This is a reminder to remove the key.