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Think i have a short

I think I have a short somewhere. I have a 1996 Chevy k1500 4.3 vortex manual transmission. I was pulling out of my yard the other day and the truck just died. When I turned the key off it started buzzing at me like the key was in the ignition and the lights were left on. When I turn the key on, nothing. I got my father-in-laws computer diagnostic tool and hooked it up. It said to turn the ignition off. Then to turn it back on and push enter. When I turn the ignition on the diagnostic tool goes blank and then resets. Please help. I'm broke and need to fix this as cheaply and as quickly as possible. Where do I start?

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  • jamesluce1 Sep 10, 2008

    I can say yes right now, but maybe it wasn't actually all the way turned off before.

    It stopped running the day before yesterday. I turned it to the off position several times then and the buzzing just would not stop. I went to work and ignored it for a day.

    When I went out earlier it was still buzzing like the key was in the ignition. I put the key in to run the test and turned it to the on position. It stopped buzzing and the tool failed. I turned it back to the off position and pushed a little harder like I was going to put it in the accesory position and it stopped buzzing.

    It does spring back when I attempt to start it. I'm wondering if it would normally start now if the battery wasn't so dead from two days of running the buzzer, but I don't want to try it if I'm going to hurt something.

  • jamesluce1 Sep 11, 2008

    double sided key works the door as well

  • Tim Carter
    Tim Carter May 11, 2010

    will the ignition turn off? will the ignition go forward to the start position and spring back?



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Is this a double sided key? one key work the door & ignition?

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