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Starting and Stopping the Engine
The vehicle key is inserted into the ignition lock on the left of the steering wheel.
On vehicles with Porsche Entry & Drive, you no longer need to insert the vehicle key in the ignition lock but only need to carry it with you. The vehicle key is replaced by an operating device in the ignition lock which remains permanently in the ignition except when the vehicle has to be towed.
The vehicle battery is discharged while the vehicle key is inserted.
If the vehicle battery is empty, the vehicle key can only be removed from the ignition lock using the emergency release.
The ignition lock has three ignition lock settings:
2Starting the engine
0 – Ignition off (initial position)
In ignition lock setting 0 the engine and ignition are off. The vehicle key can be removed in this position.
1 – Ignition on
All electric consumers can be switched on. The warning lights in the instrument panel light up as a lamp check.
If no consumers are switched on for 10 minutes after the ignition has been switched on, the ignition has to be switched on again.
The vehicle key must first be turned to ignition lock position 0 (initial position).
The vehicle key cannot be removed while the ignition is switched on or the engine is running.
2 – Start engine
After the engine is started, the vehicle key is automatically turned back from position 2 to position 1.
Starting the engine