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No power when key is in the "on position"

Get AC power when on the first click but no warning lights or anything in the "on position". Can start the car and back the key off a bit to keep it running but as soon as I let the key click back to the on position it stops. Also can get dash lights when halfway between the AC and On position. Did this a couple of months back but came right 20 mins later, now it doesn't want to cooperate.
Does anyone know if the ignition switch can twist a bit and be slightly off the key positions? Because I can get power when halfway between the clicks.

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  • Tom Jan 31, 2009

    FIXED!! Thanks to shotta1 for making me check the switch and thanks to Autobarn (Australia) for giving tips too!

    Took off the switch and took it apart, cleaned all the dirty terminals with Meths and voila! shes working again.



    Big tip to others...... make sure you disconnect the battery first otherwise I've found you can short out a fuse which is near impossible to find in a hurry!

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BAD IGNITION SWITCH.. check wiring to switch and make sure that they are NOT loose before you replace. Good luck and Thanks for using FIX YA.

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