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Ignition key turns on but car will not start

Seems like the car is completely disabled. Nothings works, lights, horn,wipers, flashers,will not come out of park etc. Intermittently the radio will work and a few indicator lights will come on. Door chime also works intermittentley. First happened two days ago and after messing with switches for about 20 minutes it started. Ran fine for two days and happened again. Battery voltage checks fine and does not drop off when key is turned. When indicators are illuminated stepping on break, turning on flashers etc will stop everything from working. If key is left in on position seesm like it goes into a test mode. some indicators come on slowly, start flashing, etc

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  • paul_anna Nov 19, 2008

    Is there any way to check it without just replacing it?

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    KEY WOULD NOT START CAR. RADIO WORK HORN WORK LIGHTS WORK. ENGINE WOULD NOT TURN OVER.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    the gauges will stop working and go all the way to the left (stop registering). The trouble light comes on i.e. security, traction etc. A few seconds later the gauges will fluxuate and start working again. I've changed the cluster and it worked for 4 days and then started messing up again. I've checked the battery and alternator. Both are fine.

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I suspect the ignition switch is malfunctioning.

Posted on Nov 19, 2008

  • lesterallen Nov 19, 2008

    Yes, a tech could check the circuit from the switch.

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