When I go to start my car, it sometimes will not start
I put the key in the ignition and turn the key, when I start it sometimes it takes a few times to get it going. It will turn on and then **** around a bit, with all of the dash lights and everything turning on (oil, battery, etc..) It almost seems like it starts and dies a few times before it actually works.
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Ignition switch....the electrical ignition switch. To verify, find the thick white wire in the harness coming from the switch and do two things; first, check for power at this wire, when you switch the key position to start. If nothing, power the wire momentarily with the key in the run position, and your car should start.
You have a microchip in your key . Either you are having a problem with the microchip in the key or the ignition switch is not reading the the key. If you put an unprogrammed chip key in the ignition and start the car it will idle for three seconds and turn off. Have you tried a different key? If a different key exhibits the same behavior, the problem is probably with the key reader on the ignition switch.
hi, sometimes this is easy. put key in ignition turn key to IGNITION. DO'nt START IT. leave ignition ON for 3 seconds. then turn OFF . take key OUT of IGNITION wait 3 seconds and replace ignition key turn key to ignition. this is key recognition. some cars do and some cars do'nt. try this. gerry
There is an issue with your transponder key. Call a locksmith and have them reprogram the key you have into the computer. I do this all the time. Depending on who changed out the ignition they may have don't damage to the reader that surrounds the ignition. Sometimes they don't put it back in the right spot and it won't read the key.
The ignition key has two parts: - remote control (with battery) - RFID identification (without battery)
Car has two separate locks. The upper lock is where you put the key inside and turn to ignite. The lower lock is right at the steering wheel which electronically locks the wheel.
The "upper lock" sometimes refuses to recognize the key. It might be a bad contact or bad mechanical placement. Typical problem for this car. Try hitting the dashboard and the lock with your fist few times (not too much!). If there was only a bad contact, the car may start a few times.
If you have dropped the ignition key from 1m of height (or higher) to the concrete, the RFID module inside may not have survived. Try with spare key.
If nothing helps, take the car to the volvo shop to change the upper lock. That was my case... The lock looks like this: http://www.shrani.si/f/b/Px/2shRAbPh/kljucavnica2005.jpg
You either have a bad solenoid on your starter OR a bad ignition switch as these are the only two things that can cause the symptom you describe... I lean to the solenoid first, RARELY does an ignition switch sieze up in the start position but it is a possibility. Several national chain parts stores can test the starter for you (GM starters have the starter solenoid mounted directly to the starter and you need to remove the starter to get to it, so you would take the whole unit in to test it... REMEMBER to disconnect the battery first!)
Ignition switch (where key actually goes in) needs replaced. May be easier to get the whole column because that's not gonna be very simple. Also for the problem of getting nothing when you turn the key all the way over, that is the contacts within the box of the switch down the harness on the column. Not an impossible fix though. Contacts usually get burnt and give you dead spot once in awhile, will get worse, believe me.
if tapping it doesnt work. hit it hard for a few minutes then try to turn it forward and back both then repeat. I had a tow truck come to tow me and he started banging on mine. I said i already did that while waiting for you and he said you will see. he kept doing it and a few minutes later i looked like a ********. He told me the pins were sticking and a lock smith could take the first 2 pins out for me.