Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Immobilizer system, Main switch/steering lock

Instrument and control functions / Immobilizer system, Main switch/steering lock

Immobilizer system

Immobilizer system

  1. Code re-registering key (red bow)
  2. Standard keys (black bow)

This vehicle is equipped with an immobilizer system to help prevent theft by re-registering codes in the standard keys. This system consists of the following:

  • a code re-registering key (with a red bow)
  • two standard keys (with a black bow) that can be re-registered with new codes
  • a transponder (which is installed in the code re-registering key)
  • an immobilizer unit
  • an ECU
  • an immobilizer system indicator light

The key with the red bow is used to register codes in each standard key.

Since re-registering is a difficult process, take the vehicle along with all three keys to a Yamaha dealer to have them re-registered. Do not use the key with the red bow for driving. It should only be used for re-registering the standard keys. Always use a standard key for driving.


  • DO NOT LOSE THE CODE REREGISTERING KEY! CONTACT YOUR DEALER IMMEDIATELY IF IT IS LOST! If the code re-registering key is lost, registering new codes in the standard keys is impossible. The standard keys can still be used to start the vehicle, however if code reregistering is required (i.e., if a new standard key is made or all keys are lost) the entire immobilizer system must be replaced.

    Therefore, it is highly recommended to use either standard key and keep the code re-registering key in a safe place.

  • Do not submerse any key in water.
  • Do not expose any key to excessively high temperatures.
  • Do not place any key close to magnets (this includes, but not limited to, products such as speakers, etc.).
  • Do not place items that transmit electrical signals close to any key.
  • Do not place heavy items on any key.
  • Do not grind any key or alter its shape.
  • Do not disassemble the plastic part of any key.
  • Do not put two keys of any immobilizer system on the same key ring.
  • Keep the standard keys as well as keys of other immobilizer systems away from this vehicle's code re-registering key.
  • Keep other immobilizer system keys away from the main switch as they may cause signal interference.

Main switch/steering lock

Main switch/steering lock

The main switch/steering lock controls the ignition and lighting systems, and is used to lock the steering. The various positions are described below.


Be sure to use the standard key (black bow) for regular use of the vehicle. To minimize the risk of losing the code reregistering key (red bow), keep it in a safe place and only use it for code reregistering.


All electrical circuits are supplied with power. The meter lighting, taillight, license plate light and auxiliary lights come on, and the engine can be started.

The key cannot be removed.


The headlight comes on automatically when the engine is started and stays on until the key is turned to "OFF", even if the engine stalls.


All electrical systems are off. The key can be removed.


Never turn the key to "OFF" or "LOCK" while the vehicle is moving.

Otherwise the electrical systems will be switched off, which may result in loss of control or an accident.


The steering is locked and all electrical systems are off. The key can be removed.

To lock the steering

To lock the steering

  1. Push.
  2. Turn.

1. Turn the handlebars all the way to the left.

2. With the key in the "OFF" position, push the key in and turn it to "LOCK".

3. Remove the key.


If the steering will not lock, try turning the handlebars back to the right slightly.

To unlock the steering


  1. Push.
  2. Turn.

From the "LOCK" position, push the key in and turn it to "OFF".


The hazard lights and turn signal lights can be turned on, but all other electrical systems are off. The key can be removed.

The steering must be locked before the key can be turned to "".


Using the hazard or turn signal lights for an extended length of time may cause the battery to discharge.

    See also:

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Instrument and control functions

     Yamaha MT-07 - Owner's Manual > Indicator lights and warning lights

    Left turn signal indicator light "" Oil pressure warning light "" Coolant temperature warning light "" Engine trouble warning light "" ABS warning light "" Immobilizer system indicator light "" High beam indicator light "" Neutral indicator light "" Right turn signal indicator light ""