Skip the auto shop - Our mechanics make house calls

Q: How do I use the ignition?

asked by on

How do I use the ignition?

A: Using the ignition is very simple: insert t...

Using the ignition is very simple: insert the key, and rotate clockwise. There are four levels on the ignition: 1. Lock. This is the starting position, where you can insert or remove the key anytime you use the ignition. 2. ACC. This position is one notch over from Lock. When the ignition is set to ACC, the accessories (such as the radio) can all be used. 3. On. This position is two notches over from Lock and is the position that the ignition will be in while you are driving. 4. Start. This position is reached if you turn the ignition all the way clockwise, and is used for starting the engine. When the engine starts, let go of the key, which will return to the On position.

Was this answer helpful?

Need advice from certified mechanic? Get help now!

Over 1000 mechanics are ready to answer your question.
The statements expressed above are only for informational purposes and should be independently verified. Please see our terms of service for more details

Get an instant quote for your car

Our certified mechanics come to you ・Backed by 12-month, 12,000-mile guarantee・Save up to 30%

Get a quote

What others are asking

Q: Ignition not turning.

This is a common problem with the Ford Focus. Most likely, the ignition cylinder is bad and requires replacement. A certified technician, like one from YourMechanic, will be able to repair this for you.

Q: What temperature should my AC being blowing out at the vents?

One thing you must realize is that, as advanced as these systems are, you may only get a 15 to 25 degree reduction in the ambient temperature. When using the re-circulation option, air from inside the cabin is run back...

Q: How do I use the tow feature?

The tow feature is turned on by pressing the Tow switch on the instrument panel, at which point the Tow/Haul light will illuminate. Press the Tow switch a second time to turn the feature off. Tip Never use the tow...

Related articles

How Long Does a Distributor O Ring Last?
The distributor is part of the ignition system in your vehicle and its purpose is to route high voltage from the ignition coil to the spark plug. The spark plug then...
How Much Does a Mechanic Make in Vermont?
Automotive technician jobs in Vermont have an average mechanic salary of $37k, with some mechanics earning a salary of $53k.
P2103 OBD-II Trouble Code: Throttle Actuator Control Motor Circuit High
P2103 means there is a fault with the throttle actuator control motor circuit, likely due to a defective electrical component or part.