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Try the reset for the key switch , hook up battery charger or maintainer to battery then turn key on do not crank engine leave key in on position for ten minutes , repeat a total of three times then turn key switch to off position after third cycle then remove key . Then reinstall key to ignition switch then crank the engine over and see if that fixes your issue .
when you turn key to acc pos that is telling the ignition to go into a accessory mode which runs the radio,wipers etc... but it doesnt allow the ignition circuit to run, and the key in most vehicles will not be able to come out,this is a security protection so that you do not leave accessories on that will drain the battery. The ignition key should only be able to be removed in the OFF position.
2.Insert the key into the ignition. 3.Hold down the power UNLOCK button on the driver’s door panel-continue to hold down until instructed to release in step 9. 4.Perform steps 5 through 8 in fairly rapid succession. 5.Turn the ignition switch to the ON position (as far as you can go without starting the engine). 6.Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. 7.Turn the ignition switch to the ON position. 8.Turn the ignition switch to the OFF position. 9.Release the power unlock button on the door panel. The vehicle will lock and unlock the doors automatically. 10.Hold down the LOCK and UNLOCK buttons on the transmitter simultaneously until the door locks and unlocks. This step may take up to 30 seconds. 11.Repeat step 10 NOW for each additional transmitter (including any existing transmitters). 12.Turn the ignition switch to the ON position in order to exit the transmitter programming mode.
Good luck and keep me posted, the 1997 was dome different.
The ignition switch(this is the electrical portion) is out of time. It needs to be removed, reindexed(notched teeth on top of switch-rotated a couple spots) and reinstalled. When it is installed correctly, the tell tale lights will not be on, you'll have accessory and the vehicle will start in the crank position. You don't want any lights on when the key is out of the ignition.
are you geting power to the fuel pump?? On some vehicles the electric fuel pump primes when the ignition is switched on to acc (i.e when all the dash lights come on etc) and on other vehicles the fuel pump doesnt start untill you turn the ignition over to the "start" position. Id check the fuel pump was acutally getting power and go from there
sounds like your shift lever for trans isnt making a tight connection when you put it in park....try shifting it in and out of park several times while trying to remove key......my lincoln does that occasionally and when i take it out of park and then back in it works......just a thought
I have a similar problem with my 1999 Pontiac Grand Am. The car will turn on just fine, but when I turn it off, the ignition won't turn past the ACC position. I use graphite spray to lubricate the ignition key hole and it seems to temporarily resolve the issue (it didn't fix the problem and the issue seems to get worse over time.) I have a feeling, the problem is with dirt or rust deposits in the ignition lock. I'm going to try cleaning the key hole with a light oil solvent, followed by some canned air to blow out the residue. Then a light coat of graphite spray. I'll post results. (replacement parts are 119.00 bucks for my car, so...let's try the 10 dollar solution first.)