Originally Posted by swright227
"leave the key in the off position but not in the lock position"
... I'm not sure what the aforementioned statement means. From the off position on the steering column, I turn the key one click forward. I get battery on my gauges then. Is that what the aforementioned statement means? Or am I turning the key in the wrong direction? I can't turn it forward any less....
The intent is to unlock the steering wheel so the front wheels will turn while towed.
When the key can be
inserted and removed it is the 'lock' position.
The key can be turned once counter-clockwise for 'Accessory'.
The three clockwise turns are 'Off' 'On' & 'Start'.
If your dash lights up it is the 'On' position.
Turn the key back one click.
This should be 'Off' where you can turn the steering wheel (with difficulty).
And you cannot remove the key. You tow with the key in the ignition.
If you can remove the key then you are in the 'lock' position and the steering wheel is locked. Not for towing.
If you do not have a position between 'Lock' & 'On' maybe your ignition switch is old an worn. I've had old cars where I could pull the key out driving down the road and keep on steady gettin it so, anythings possible.