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The ignition key is inserted into the ignition lock to the right of the light switch at the left of the steering wheel.
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, you no longer have to insert the key into the ignition lock, but merely keep it with you. The ignition key is replaced by a control unit in the ignition lock, which always remains in the ignition lock, unless the vehicle is being towed.
The ignition lock has three key positions.
0 - Initial position
1 - Ignition on
2 - Start engine
The vehicle battery discharges if the ignition key is left inserted.
If the vehicle battery is dead, the key can only be removed from the ignition lock if the emergency operation is performed:
Ignition lock position 0 – Ignition off (initial position)
The engine and ignition are off in ignition lock position 0. The ignition key can be removed in this position.
Ignition lock position 1 – Ignition on
All electrical equipment can be switched on. The warning lights on the instrument panel light up for a lamp check.
If a load is not switched on for 10 minutes after switching on the ignition, the ignition must be switched on again.
Turn the ignition key to ignition lock position 0 (initial position) first.
The ignition key cannot be removed when the ignition is switched on or when the engine has been started.
To remove the ignition key:
Ignition lock position 2 – Start engine
The key is reset automatically from position 2 to position 1 when you start the engine.