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Ignition Switch is not holding key back on its own

I bought a new ignition switch from a pontiac firebird dealer an replaced with old one started okay first few times now i have to actually hold the switch for my car to stay on so as soon as i let go of the switch it turns back an shuts off an i even took it back apart bt didnt find no problem

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Ok what year firebird is this?? Was this a completely brand new unit? I know that you can get part of it rebuilt and used. It is very hard to tell sometimes. The 93 to 95 4th Gen Firebirds, Camaros are very bad for this. I have a 93 formula and have had to replace this unit twice, it isn't very much fun and isn't cheap either. If you can run a code reader on it and find out the codes it's sending it would be a huge start. I also had problems with the computer and had to replace as well. Some of the problems with the computer actually mimic the ignition problems....Give me as much info as you can and I'll tell you exactly what is wron and how to fix it...

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