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Sounds like you have a shorted starter (ignition) switch. To test it remove the wires and check it with a continuity tester or ohm meter in the off position. A good switch should show zero ohms indicating an open switch (no connection). If there is resistance, it is shorted and needs to be replaced.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This may sound too simple, but first verify that you are getting voltage to the light socket. Use meter on d.c. If you are getting voltage, and your bulb is good, it could be a bad ground. Don't overlook the brake light system goes through the directional signal in the steering column.
Posted on Feb 20, 2009
You can't get the ignition switch out until it is in the run position so you you should spray a lubricant in in to see if it will free up.The key needs to be in the run position and the have a small punch inserted in a hole near the front of the lock to unlock and remove it.The steering column cover comes off after locating and removeing all the screws that are in counter sunk holes in the plastic.
Posted on Oct 20, 2009
You need to adjust tne ignition switch,which is on top of the bottom end of the steering columb,or the rod to it is bent.Drop the columb down and check these out.
Posted on Nov 07, 2009
Crankshaft sensor is what ECU uses to fire injectors. Check it out with a voltmeter. Look for continuity, resistance and voltage. Look over connectors they are likely to be corrored or lose.
The coil is where the spark is made in this vehicle check it for leakge, resistance and voltage and corrosion .
Posted on Apr 13, 2010
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Jul 04, 2015 | 2008 Volvo S80
The ignition key cylinder in a Buick
unlocks the ignition and allows the Buick's engine to start. The
cylinder contains a switch on the end of it (inside the cylinder) that
sends an electric signal to the starter motor. When the ignition key
cylinder fails, the Buick won't start. When this happens, you'll need a
new ignition cylinder. Purchase replacement cylinders from Buick.
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