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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 – Initial position
The engine and the ignition are switched off in ignition lock position 0.
The ignition key can be removed in ignition lock position 0.
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 2 minutes after switching on the ignition, the ignition must be switched on again.
Turn the ignition key or the control unit 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 ignition key or control unit is reset automatically from position 2 to position 1 when you start the engine.
Cayenne S Hybrid: If the conditions for full electric driving are met (e.g. battery voltage, temperature), the combustion engine is not started but the vehicle is set for operational readiness.
Emergency operation with Porsche Entry & Drive
Interference in radio transmission between the vehicle and ignition lock or a discharged ignition lock battery can disable the Porsche Entry & Drive comfort function.
If this happens, the control unit can be removed from the ignition lock and the vehicle can be started using the standard ignition key.