Subaru Forester: Ignition switch (models without “keyless access with push-button start system”) / Ignition switch light (if equipped)

For easy access to the ignition switch in the dark, the ignition switch light illuminates when the driver’s door is opened or when the driver’s door is unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

The light remains illuminated for several tens of seconds and then gradually turns off under the following conditions.

  • The driver’s door is closed.
  • The doors are unlocked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

The light turns off immediately under the following conditions.

  • The ignition switch is turned to the “ON” position.
  • All doors and the rear gate are locked using the remote keyless entry transmitter.

    Key positions

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    Push-button ignition switch (models with “keyless access with push-button start system”)

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    Other information:

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