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Ignition Stuck I started the van up but then could not turn key ignition to shut the van off. With the van running the key can be removed. I unplugged the battery so it would not drain battery. The Ignition is stuck in the ON position....please help...thank

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    It sounds like an air pump or something is running on/off with the ignition off . This goes on/off for hours until battery is drained. What is running and why is it running with ignition off?



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There is a lever located near the ignition lock inside of the colom. it is a manual release. try that and it usauly solves the issue permenitly.

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