Hyundai Elantra Owners Manual
Ignition switch position
The steering wheel locks to protect against theft (if equipped). The ignition key can be removed only in the LOCK position.
When turning the ignition switch to the LOCK position, push the key inward at the ACC position and turn the key toward the LOCK position.
The steering wheel is unlocked (if equipped) and electrical accessories are operative.
If difficulty is experienced in turning the ignition switch to the ACC position, turn the key while turning the steering wheel right and left to release the tension.
The warning lights can be checked before the engine is started. This is the normal running position after the engine is started.
Do not leave the ignition switch ON if the engine is not running to prevent battery discharge.
Turn the ignition switch to the START position to start the engine. The engine will crank until you release the key; then it returns to the ON position.The brake warning lamp can be checked in this position.