Ignition switchIgnition switch  - Starting and driving - Mitsubishi Lancer Owner's Manual - Mitsubishi Lancer

[For vehicles equipped with keyless operation system]

For information on operations for vehicles equipped with the keyless operation system, refer to “Keyless operation system: Ignition switch” on pages 1-11 and 1-18.

[Except for vehicles equipped with keyless operation system]

LOCK

LOCK

The engine is stopped and the steering wheel locked. The key can only be inserted and removed in this position.

ACC

The engine is stopped, but the audio system and other electric devices can be operated.

ON

The engine is running, and all the vehicle’s electrical devices can be operated.

START

The starter motor operates. After the engine has started, release the key and it will automatically return to the “ON” position.

► Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic immobilizer. Note

► Your vehicle is equipped with an electronic immobilizer.
To start the engine, the ID code transmitted by the transponder inside the key must match the code registered in the immobilizer computer.
Refer to “Electronic immobilizer (Antitheft starting system)”.

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