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Car will not turn off.

When I try to turn the car off and take the key out of the ignition tumbler the car still runs.

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SOUNDS LIKE FAULTY WIRING MAYBE ALTERNATOR

Posted on Nov 19, 2013

  • Christopher Binkley
    Christopher Binkley Nov 19, 2013

    Like the alternator itself is bad? It does look really old..I just replaced the ignition switch and starter on the car and had everything tested and the alternator was giving out more than 12v

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replace the key and tumbler assembly

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leave the key on for about 5 to10 min then try to start. Are reset to computer by leaving the key on for 10 min and try to start the vehical.Do this procese 3 time then it shold reset

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SOURCE: ignition tumbler locked up

try a spare key, or push key into lock while turning
it is the tip [pointy end] of the key that releases the switch tumbler lock allowing it to turn. keys & switches wear out, a 'heavy' key ring especially wears the switch.

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try playing with shifter. move from park to low rapidly and push to park with some force. try this a few times. the shifter sends a signal to a lock actuator to allow your ignition to release key. if that doesnt work remove your steering wheel lower cover. usually acces 2-3 screws from underneath cover. u will see what looks like a gold pushbutton located near lock cylinder u may be able to get key released by manually actuating that solenoid

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SOURCE: My keys are stuck in the ignition

I agree with the solution regarding the fuse. However, just wanted to make a slight correction regarding which fuse within my instructions for resolution:

- On the driver's side door near the hinges locate the fuse box (its black).
- Take the fuse box top off of it
- On the fuse box top, there is a legend that identifies each fuse. Correleate the one that says "Radio/Clock" (not Clock/Radio).
- pull that one out with a needle nose pliers or preferably a fuse remover tool. If not available, drive to nearest automotive/gas station or ask a neighbor for those tools.
- pull out "Radio/Clock" fuse (it is the second fuse from the top left column in the yellow background fuse area)
- Once fuse is removed, start the car then turn car off to take key out as normal. DONE! :)

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