Modern cars have more and more functionnalities and even though they give us a lot of convenience, some of them are not always convenient to use. It doesn’t matter if you have rented a car, been lent one, or just bought a GMC Yukon XL, according to its functionnalities, it can be hard to know precisely how to start a GMC Yukon XL? Even if this required act of running a car may seem like common sense to many of you, dependent on the options and the year of production of your car, it will be more or less simple to do so. On this webpage we will demonstrate the several ways to start a GMC Yukon XL with the key, then, in a second section, how to switch on a GMC Yukon XL with a card, and to conclude, without using the key.


How to start a GMC Yukon XL with key?

So we begin our article which is designed to teach you how to start a GMC Yukon XL, which is supplied with a classic key start. Find under the different guidelines to be executed to turn on the engine of your GMC Yukon XL:

  • Find the position of the neiman (hole in which the key is introduced), it is most of the time on the right side of your steering wheel, on the dash. If your steering wheel is blocked, do not hesitate to have a look at our article on the steering wheel blocked on GMC Yukon XL that is blocked to discover how to unblock it.
  • Place the key into this one.
  • Verify that you are in neutral for a manual car and in the “N” or “P” position for an automatic transmission.
  • Turn the ignition on by turning it clockwise a quarter turn till you feel you’ve passed the first notch.
  • Check on your dashboard that the orange lights turn off, if you don’t know what they signify don’t hesitate to have a look at our article on orange lights on GMC Yukon XL to find out the reason for this.
  • You just have to go one more notch clockwise and hold it in the stop until your GMC Yukon XL starts (do not let your starter run more than 10 seconds or you risk harming it, if the car does not start, let it cool down a few tens of seconds before a new testing)
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  • That’s it. You handled to start your GMC Yukon XL,

How to start a GMC Yukon XL with the key card?

After learning about how to turn on the engine of a GMC Yukon XL with key or will demonstrate you how to do it for a GMC Yukon XL equipped with a key card and not a key. The operation is still roughly the same, so don’t hesitate to return back to the previous section to get details on each of the steps to do. Discover listed below the steps to adhere to to start your GMC Yukon XL with a card:

  • Dependent on the year and the series, you may or may not need to insert the card in a dedicated slot, check on your dashboard if your GMC Yukon XL is equipped with this slot or not.
  • If it has one, insert the card in this hole, or you can keep the card on you or anywhere in the cabin.
  • Find the “start” button, which is usually located at steering wheel height close to the classic neiman location, otherwise it is usually positioned on the centre console.
  • Verify that you’re in neutral or neutral on an automatic transmission.
  • Push the “start” button once to turn on the ignition of your GMC Yukon XL
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  • Push a second time after a few seconds or extinction of the orange lights on your dashboard to start your GMC Yukon XL


How do I start a GMC Yukon XL without a key?

And to conclude, we will find out, how to start a GMC Yukon XL without a key? Let’s imagine that you have lost your keys and your car is open, this may seem logical. However, you should know that if your GMC Yukon XL is more recent than the mid 90’s it will be complicated to turn on it without a key because of all the security systems present on it. As expected, this should only be done on YOUR car. Here is the technique to adhere to:

  • Remove the cover that protects your steering wheel and locate among the 3 electric switches the one that concerns your engine/battery/starter (to help you, please bring your user manual).
  • Strip, connect them together and separate the battery and ignition wires (be careful not to electrocute yourself during the procedure). You now have electricity as if you had the contact
  • At last, strip the starter wire and connect it quickly with the battery wire (do not make prolonged contact and only 1 or 2 seconds should be enough to start your GMC Yukon XL).

There, you’ve found out all the ways to start a GMC Yukon XL.

If you need more guides on the GMC Yukon XL, go to our GMC Yukon XL category.