Ford Fusion: Ignition switch - Starting the engine - Ford Fusion Owners manualFord Fusion: Ignition switch

Ignition switch positions

Position 0

WARNING:

Never return the key to the 0position when the vehicle is inmotion.

Ignition off. When the key is removed fromthe ignition switch, the steering columnlock will be activated as soon as thesteering wheel is turned.

Position I

Steering unlocked. Ignition and all mainelectrical circuits are disabled. The ignitionkey should not be left in this position fortoo long to avoid discharging the battery.

Positon II

Ignition switched on, all electrical circuitsoperational. Warning and indicator lampsilluminate. This is the key position whendriving, and must also be selected whenbeing towed.

Postion III

Starter motor activated. Release the keyas soon as the engine starts.

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