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No start from the key

I have a 1997 mit ecilpse And I have a no start problem the car will start from the ignition switch,but when I try from the key It won't start. So what I did was I replace the key lock and I still have the same problem. Can you please help me

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  • Joe Gonzales Feb 10, 2009

    what o you mean by fitted

  • Joe Gonzales Feb 13, 2009

    No I check that out,but what about the switch that go behind the key lock?

  • Joe Gonzales Feb 14, 2009

    No it's not hot wire it makes be worried if a ground wire is not grounded.



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You have fitted the contact switch back to front by the sound of it,without car in front of me its difficult to advise ,call a mobile mechanic who will see problem in seconds.

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    Colin Stickland Feb 11, 2009

    the electrical contact switch on the back of the ignition switch

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    Colin Stickland Feb 13, 2009

    think were at cross purposes here ,one steering lock/ignition unit .all cars are the same here you have key /steering lock /and on the end the electrical switch thats turned by the key/barrel end of ....their is a square/oblong drive out of end of barrel that connects with the electrical switch .so how can you start it with no key?? or have you hot wired it

  • Colin Stickland
    Colin Stickland Feb 14, 2009

    do you mean that you can turn barrel without turning the key,like some older american cars ,just push the key in,then turn the outer casing.Their is no earth on the back of the ignition switch,normally four wires ,permanent 12v ,feed for ignition ,feed for starter motor and aux feed ,fro radio ect



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