Kia Optima: Ignition switch position - Key positions - Driving your vehicle - Kia Optima TF 2011-2019 Owners ManualKia Optima: Ignition switch position

LOCK

LOCK

The steering wheel locks to protect against theft. (if equipped) The ignition key can be removed only in the LOCK position.

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.

ACC (Accessory)

The steering wheel is unlocked (if equipped) and electrical accessories 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 to prevent battery discharge.

START

Turn the ignition switch 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 light can be checked in this position.

WARNING - Ignition switch

Illuminated ignition switch
Whenever a front door is opened, the ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is not in the ON position. The light will go off immediately when the igni ...

Engine start/stop button
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Illuminated ignition switch
Whenever a front door is opened, the ignition switch will illuminate for your convenience, provided the ignition switch is not in the ON position. The light will go off immediately when the igni ...

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