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Thread: Ignition Key Position 1

  1. #1
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    Question Ignition Key Position 1

    As far as I can remember every Smart I've owned has done nothing in key position 1

    Should accessories work - windows, radio etc?

    Do I have something miswired, or a faulty relay, or is that as intended?

    Thanks
    Paul
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    0 is off, 1 is ignition on and 2 is start. I don't see how a Smart can work without it being like that.

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    There appear to be four positions that the key can be in

    0 - Gear Lever Lock and Key Insert/Extract
    1 - Gear Lever Unlocked but nothing 'on'
    2 - Ignition On
    3 - Spring loaded Start

    Admittedly these don't seem to correspond to numbers on the ignition barrel, but you certainly can switch off the ignition without turning the key to 0

    But the question is does the ignition have to be on for the radio and other accessories to operate?
    Paul
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    Quote Originally Posted by UKKid35 View Post
    but you certainly can switch off the ignition without turning the key to 0

    But the question is does the ignition have to be on for the radio and other accessories to operate?
    From what I remember you will have to manually turn the radio on when key is in position 1

    What other accessories do you want on in position 1 ?
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    Radio works without key (but timed shutdown) but not much else. Even the ciggie lighter socket is dead without ignition on.

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