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99 Olds Cutlass, new ignition problems

1st problem, key wouldn't come out and then it wouldn't start car. Mechanic greased keys, said the ignition wasn't greased so did that as well another time. 2nd attempt to drive it: after removing key the dash lights (that show the gear you are in, the airbag light and clock radio light) stay on - also door ding warning all this even though you do not have key in ignition. Mechanic has fixed it 3 times. Keeps telling me to turn key all the way to the left prior to removing key. Duh. I paid $140 for this ignition and have had to d/c battery now a few times. I told him to get me a new part, wondering though if he connected something wrong?

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Obviously the mechanic is not getting down to the real
issue for some reason
Try a different shop
I can only guess but it sounds like you may need
a new ignition switch & then the proper adjustment
if one is required
You may be able to dajust yours to work ok if that
applies.
Seems odd the mechanic spends all that time in one area
& doesn't have a solution
You may have a bad door switch as well

Posted on Jul 26, 2013

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you need to check all fuses one by one for loose contact.leave the igtion key to on position and try to tap the fuse box, shake wires from battery going to inside the car.A testlight is effective in diagnosting this trouble.Probing the wires on the ignition switch while turning on the key.Need somebody to observe the cluster while performing the troubleshooting.

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

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Sounds like a faulty / intermittent Earth connection. Check all the battery and earth leads where they connect to the Battery, Engine, Starter Motor and Body. If possible disconnect, clean thoroughly by removing any corrosion or paint that could cause a poor connection, and reconnect making sure all are tight.

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one of the door ajar switches are sticking. needs to be put on the computer to find out which one. only other way is to go around and unplug the switches until your light shuts off.

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SOURCE: when attempting to start my 97 voyager! The dash board lights come on but does not start until after several tries it starts

a simple test is to use a mutimeter or cheap 12V test light. ground one lead and use the other to probe the small wire going to the starter. have someone turn the key to start. the light should come on-indicating 12V. If it does then the ignition switch is working OK. The starter is getting a "signal" to start. This means the starter or its connections are bad. If no power is getting to the small wire on the starter when cranking then the electrical to the ignition is suspect, this would include wire, conectors, relays and switch.

Start all checks with a good battery and clean tight connections.

Posted on Dec 15, 2011

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