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Fiat Punto: Ignition switch - Dashboard and controls - Fiat Punto Owners Manual

Fiat Punto: Ignition switch

Fiat Punto Owners Manual

The key can be turned to 4 different positions:

  • STOP: engine off, key can be removed, steering column locked.

    Certain electrical devices (e.g.: sound system, power windows, etc.) can work.

  • MAR: driving position. All electrical devices are powered.
  • AVV: engine starting.
  • PARK: engine off, parking lights on, steering column locked. To turn the key to PARK, press button (A).

The ignition switch is fitted with a safety mechanism that, in the event the engine is not started, turns back the ignition key to STOP before epeating the starting operation.

Ignition switch


If the
ignition device is tampered with (e.g.: attempted theft), have it checked over by a Fiat Dealership.


When getting out of the car, always remove the key to prevent any occupants from accidentally activating the controls. Remember to engage the handbrake. If the car is parked on uphill slope to engage the first gear. If the car is facing downhill, engage the reverse gear. Never leave unsupervised children in the car.

STEERING COLUMN LOCK

Engaging

When the key is to STOP or PARK remove the key and turn the steering wheel until it locks.

Disengaging

Rock the steering wheel slightly as you turn the ignition key to MAR

Steering column lock


Never remove the
ignition key while the car is moving. The steering wheel would automatically lock as soon as you try to turn it. This also applies when the car is being towed.

It is absolutely
forbidden to carry out whatever after-market operation involving steering system or steering column modifications (e.g.: installation of anti-theft device) that could badly affect performance and safety, cause the lapse of warranty and also result in non-compliance of the car with homologation requirements.
    Key with remote control (where provided)

    Instruments

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