Got in a hurry and did not disconnect the battery when replacng igniton tumbler. shorted out something, have replaced igniton switch, but still wont turn over and all electrcal is on all the time, just like key is on. also door locks have power on all the time.
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No ignition key is designed to stay in START position. The key tumbler is equipped with a spring that will bring the key back to ON position once you release the key after starting. If you mean that it does not stay in ON position, then the tumbler may overshoot it's position. Try spraying some anti-rust or Wd40 into the key hole and insert key and turn the key from left to right a few time. If it does not work, you may have to get an auto electrician to look at the electrical switch that is attached to the back of the key tumbler.
Here's a common way........but I don't have your manual so I can't say it's going to be applicable. Disconnect the negative battery cable. Find the hole in the steering column cover that is NOT a screwhole to hold the cover,but allows you to access the bottom of the ignition keyswitch. Turn the igniton switch to the ON position. Now using a long thin straight metal rod or object,one eighth inch or less diameter,push up thru the hole and you'll feel a springloaded button resist. When you push this in, the whole tumbler can be pulled out. Insert the new ignition tumbler and make sure it engages and can't be pulled out. Turn the keyswitch to LOCK (with your new key in it).Rotate it to make sure you have it right, and then leaving it in the LOCK position,attach your negative battery cable.Your car may run a little funny for a few minutes because you disconnected the battery cable and the computer has to adapt again. don-ohio (:^)
disconnect the battery and replace the ignition cylinder for the internal lock tumblers have jamb up inside of it. It is common with GM locks when they are older and to prevent this from happening sooner do not have no more than three keys on the same key ring. The extra weight will wear out the tumblers faster
I had this same problem, your ignition tumbler is probably broken,Its been a long time since i owned it though.But if I remember correctly you need to look directly under the Tumbler in the plastic cover, you should see a hole about the diameter of a phillips screwdriver.There is a retainer pin in there, you will need to depress it with a small phillips screwdriver or a small punch. while you have pressure against the pin,you should be able to pull the tumbler out. new one will come with keys.good luck! Dale
Does it just kill like you shut the key off ?
If so I would say you have a loose wire or shorting wire in the ignition , that when you turn the steering wheel to the right( the side the igniton tumbler is on) it is catching a wire or shorting.
Please let me know what you find.
Whoa....first, the ignition swith is not a part of the tumbler. you went in to far. replace the switch and put the brass gear on the tumbler. slide the tumbler out and install the keeper. the tumbler needs to be in the "on" position..
It sounds like the ignition tumblers have become disengaged from it springs. This would easily lock up the ignition cylinder. You may have to bite the bullet and go to the dealer or an aftermarket company for service. I hate telling you that, but you could replace it your self if you found one from a junk car. You keys wouldn't be the same and you have to be extremely careful with any airbags, so disconnect the battery before doing anywork. good luck