Manual: 2011/2012 Boxster

Page: 57

Switch position 2
Start engine

  • Turn ignition key to ignition lock position 2.
  • Please see the chapter "STARTING PROCEDURES" on page 59.

Switch position 3
Ignition off

  • Turn ignition key to ignition lock position 3.

Information
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:

  • Please see the chapter "EMERGENCY OPERATION – PULLING OUT THE IGNITION KEY" on page 58.

Locking the steering column
Automatic locking
The steering column is automatically locked when the ignition key is withdrawn from the ignition lock.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.

  • Never remove key from the ignition lock or turn the key off while the vehicle is moving.
  • Always withdraw the ignition key when leaving the vehicle.

Automatic unlocking
The steering column is unlocked when the vehicle is unlocked with the radio remote control.

Information
To avoid discharging the battery, always remove the ignition key from the ignition lock.

Please see the chapter "BATTERY" on page 216.


Gong
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.