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Ignition switch will not pop up

Battery drains if ignition switch does not disengage

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SOURCE: 1997 Saab 900S Ignition Switch Staying Engaged

The switch needs to be replaced and it requires some special tools if it's in the steering column. If it's on the floor any shade tree mechanic can do it.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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I have an 88 ford 350 and lost the key and it is stuck in off position i am trying to change it but dont know how


First remove the negative battery cable.
It has to be in the LOCK position...
remove the steering wheel.
on tilt wheel applications, remove the upper extension shroud by squeezing it at the top and bottom positions and popping it free of the retaining plate at the right.
remove the 2 trim shroud halves.
disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
drill out the break off head bolts connecting the switch to the lock cylinder housing by using a
1/8 in. drill, and remove both bolts.
disengage the ignition switch from the actuator pin.

May 19, 2011 | 1989 Ford Ranger

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How do i replace the ignition switch


FIRST TURN OFF RADIO.DISCONNECT THE NEGATIVE BATTERY CABLE,THEN THE POSITIVE BATTERY CABLE.WAIT 20 MINUTES. UNTIL AIRBAGS DISCHARGE.TURN THE IGNITION KEY LOCK CYLINDER TO THE RUN POSITION.REMOVE THE CENTER TRIM PANEL AND THE DRIVER SIDE KNEE BOLSTER.UNPLUG THE IGNITION SWITCH ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR AND REMOVE THE SWITCH RETAINING SCREWS. DISENGAGE THE IGNITION SWITCH FROM THE ACTUATOR PIN AND REMOVE THE SWITCH FROM THE VECHICLE.MAKE SURE THE ACTUATOR PIN SLOT IN THE NEW IGNITION SWITCH IS IN THE RUN POSITION.A NEW REPLACEMENT SWITCH WILL BE SET IN THIS POSITION.PLACE THE NEW SWITCH IN POSITION ON THE ACTUATOR PIN AND INSTALL THE RETAINING SCREWS IT MAY BE NECESSARY TO MOVE THE SWITCH BACK AND FORTH TO LINE UP THE SCREW HOLES.WHEN CENTER TRIM AND KNEE BOLSTER BACK IN PLACE.CHECK FOR PROPER OPERATION OF THE IGNITION SWITCH IN THE LOCK, START AND ACCESSORY POSITIONS.

Feb 14, 2011 | 1999 Ford Expedition

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Car is completely turned off. (Key is out of ignition) But the accessories still work, the window still rolls down.. Will this drain my battery, what do I do?


this could be a ignition switch issue -- the contacts might not be disengaging when the key is in the off position,, or maybe it is making contact ( as if in the accessory position ). this could drain the battery if there are accessories left on in the car. the celica is known to have many issues with the ignition switch -- if you want it fixed right I would recommend taking the car to a automotive locksmith and have them replace the ignition switch with a new one.

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Dec 31, 2010 | 1991 Toyota Celica

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Can worn out ignition switch cause the battery to drain down when car is off and setting for 2 or 3 days?


Yes the faulty ignition switch can definitely drain the battery.Because actually the car is not got completely off.You inserted the key in the ignition switch and turned it to off.But because the ignition switch is faulty the car did not turned off.It remained ON.The other possibility is that the ignition switch is got internally short and causing this problem.There are many other possibilities too for this battery getting drained when car is off.But as per your question which you asked,yes.If the ignition switch is faulty then car battery gets drained even when the car is off. ---------- Get the ignition switch checked by meter and confirm the fault. --------- Thanks.Helpmech.

Nov 15, 2010 | 1996 Ford Crown Victoria

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I need advice on how to get the ignition switch out to replace it


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Ignition switch installation-1984-90 models


  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable.
  2. Remove the steering column cover.
  3. If equipped with automatic transaxle, position the gear selector into DRIVE and disconnect the indicator cable.
  4. Remove the lower panel reinforcement.
  5. Drop the steering column for switch replacement.
  6. Disengage the wiring connector from the ignition switch.
  7. Position the ignition lock cylinder into the LOCK position.
  8. Tape the ignition switch rod to the steering column to prevent the rod from falling out of the lock cylinder assembly.
  9. Remove the screws attaching the ignition switch to the column jacket.
  10. Remove the ignition switch by rotating the switch 90 degrees and pulling up to disengage from the rod.
To install:
  1. Rotate the switch 90° and push down to engage the rod.
  2. Install the screws to the ignition switch mounting plate but do not tighten.
  3. Remove the tape holding the rod to the column.
  4. Adjust the switch by pushing up on the switch to take up rod system slack. This must be done with the key cylinder in the LOCK position and the key removed.
  5. Tighten the screws attaching the switch to the column.
  6. Connect the wiring connector to the ignition switch.
  7. Install the steering column.
  8. Install the steering column cover.
  9. Connect the negative battery cable.

May 11, 2010 | 1990 Plymouth Grand Voyager

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How do i replace the ignition switch in my 94 couger


Removal & Installation
  1. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Remove the upper steering column shroud by removing the self-tapping screws.
  2. Unfasten the four bolts retaining the lower steering column shroud, then remove the shroud.
  3. Remove the lock screw, and detach the ignition switch electrical connector.
  4. Rotate the ignition switch lock cylinder to the RUN position.
  5. Remove the two screws retaining the ignition switch, and disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
To install:

NOTE A new replacement switch will be set in the RUN position as received.

  1. Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch run position.
  2. Check to make sure the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  3. Install the ignition switch assembly into the column actuator hole. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
  4. Install the retaining screws and tighten to 53–71 inch lbs. (6–8 Nm).
  5. Attach the electrical connector to the ignition switch. Tighten the lock screw to 7–11.5 inch lbs. (0.8–1.3 Nm).
  6. Connect the negative battery cable. Check the ignition switch for proper function, including the START and ACC positions. Also, make sure the column is in the LOCK position.
  7. Install the upper and lower steering column steering shrouds.

Feb 10, 2010 | 1994 Mercury Cougar

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Need to change the Clutch Pedal Ignition Switch; do you have instructions how to do this?


Removal & Installation
  1. To prevent accidental air bag deployment, disconnect the negative battery cable, then the positive battery cable to allow residual energy in the air bag system to drain.
  2. Remove the steering column shroud(s).
  3. Disengage the wiring harness connector from the ignition switch.
  4. Insert the key into the ignition switch, then rotate the ignition key lock cylinder to the RUN position.
  5. Remove the two screws attaching the ignition switch.
  6. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator pin and remove the switch.
To install:
A new ignition switch purchased from Ford will already be set in the RUN position.
  1. Adjust the new ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the RUN position.
  2. Check to ensure that the ignition key lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the key lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  3. Install the ignition switch onto the actuator pin.
  4. Align the switch mounting holes and install the attaching screws. Tighten the screws to 50-69 inch lbs. (6-8 Nm).
  5. Attach the electrical connector to the ignition switch.
  6. Connect the positive, then the negative battery cables. Check the ignition switch for proper function in START and ACC positions. Make sure the column is locked in the LOCK position.
  7. Install the steering column shroud(s).
Is this the one you are asking about?

Dec 07, 2009 | 1995 Ford Mustang

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Car still running after take key out . cheked barrel thats ok don't know if it's relay problem


I think you have a bad ignition switch, not the ignition lock cylinder. they are 2 different things.

Section 11-05: Steering Column Switches 1996 Taurus, Sable Workshop Manual
REMOVAL AND INSTALLATION Ignition Switch Removal
  1. Disconnect battery ground cable (14301).
  1. Remove lower instrument panel steering column cover (04459).
  1. Rotate ignition switch lock cylinder (11582) to the RUN position.
  1. Disconnect the ignition switch electrical connector.
  1. Remove the two screws retaining ignition switch (11572).
  1. Disengage the ignition switch from the actuator.
Installation
  1. NOTE: A new replacement ignition switch assembly will be set in the RUN position as received.

    Adjust the ignition switch by sliding the carrier to the ignition switch RUN position.
  1. Make sure that the ignition switch lock cylinder is in the RUN position. The RUN position is achieved by rotating the ignition switch lock cylinder approximately 90 degrees from the LOCK position.
  1. Install the ignition switch pin into the actuator. It may be necessary to move the ignition switch slightly back and forth to align the ignition switch mounting holes with the lock cylinder housing threaded holes.
  1. Install retaining screws. Tighten to 5.6-7.9 Nm (50-69 lb-in).
  1. Connect electrical connector to ignition switch.
  1. Connect battery ground cable. Check ignition switch for proper function, including START and ACC positions. Also, make certain that the column is in the LOCK position.
  1. Install lower instrument panel steering column cover with screws.

Nov 21, 2009 | 1996 Ford Taurus

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Key locked in ignition... can't get it out. HELP!


while in park, press harder up past park and it will disengage. Otherwise there is a pin on the ignition you can press and remove the entire ignition. You call also lightly tap gently around igniton piece to loose the pins inside that hold the key.

Apr 23, 2009 | 2004 Pontiac Aztek

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Ford mustang 1966 ignition problem.


The starter solinoid is bad.Clean and check battery cables also.

Jun 20, 2008 | 1966 Ford Mustang

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