Originally Posted by ColoradoJeep
With my new 2012 GC LTD, we are also new to the issue of "push button" to start vs. the key fob.
One can pry out the button and use the fob as a key, but how does the "on/off" 2 positions of the push button compare with the traditional 4-position "off/on/accessories/start".
What if you just want to sit and listen to radio for a while without starting the engine? Don't see an answer in the manual.
If you want to turn on the radio just press the start button once without having your foot on the brake.
From the Owners Manual:
Keyless Enter-N-Go Functions – With Driver’s Foot
OFF The Brake Pedal (In PARK Or NEUTRAL
The Keyless Enter-N-Go feature operates similar to an
ignition switch. It has four positions, OFF, ACC, RUN
and START. To change the ignition switch positions
without starting the vehicle and use the accessories
follow these steps.
• Starting with the ignition switch in the OFF position:
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button once to
change the ignition switch to the ACC position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE ACCESSORY”),
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a second time
to change the ignition switch to the RUN position
(EVIC displays “IGNITION MODE RUN”),
• Press the ENGINE START/STOP button a third time
to return the ignition switch to the OFF position (EVIC
displays “IGNITION MODE OFF”).