Kia Optima: Ignition Switch and Anti-Theft Steering Column Lock - Ignition Switch - Driving Your Vehicle - Kia Optima MS/Magentis 2000-2005 Owners ManualKia Optima: Ignition Switch and Anti-Theft Steering Column Lock

Ignition Switch Positions

Ignition Switch Positions

LOCK

The steering wheel locks to protect against theft. The ignition key can be removed only in the LOCK position. When turning the ignition switch o the LOCK position, push the key inward at the ACC position and turn the key toward the LOCK position.

ACC (Accessory)

The steering wheel is unlocked and some electrical accessories, such as the radio, are operative.

ON

The warning lights can be checked before the engine is started. This is the normal running position after the engine is started.

Do not leave the ignition switch ON if the engine is not running. The battery will discharge.

START

Turn the ignition key to the START position to start the engine. The engine will crank until you release the key; then it returns to the ON position. The brake warning lamp can be checked in this position.

If difficulty is experienced in turning the ignition key to the START position, turn the steering wheel right and left to release the tension and then turn the key.

✽ NOTICE - Manual Transmission

For your safety, the engine will not start if the clutch pedal is not fully depressed.

WARNING - Ignition Key WARNING - Ignition Key

Automatic Transaxle

When turning the ignition switch to the LOCK position, the shift lever must be in the P (Park) position.

Manual Transaxle

When turning the ignition switch to the LOCK position, push the key inward at the ACC position and turn the key toward the LOCK position.

Illuminated Ignition Switch
Whenever a door is opened, the ignition switch will be illuminated for your convenience. The light will go off approximately 30 seconds after closing the door or when the ignition key is inserted ...

Starting the Engine
1. Make sure the parking brake is applied. 2. Manual Transmission - Depress the clutch pedal fully and shift the transmission into Neutral. Keep the clutch pedal depressed while turning the ignitio ...

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