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Key wont stay in the on position when started

When you turn the key on it dose not stay in the on postion and turns the car all they way off. i have replaced the keyswitch already? it is a 90 honda accord ex

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You have to replace your ignition, you can't repair that one

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2002 alero wont start lights on dash board all light up when i put the key to the on postion when i turn the key to start it they all go out and car wont start i can hear the fuel pump kick in and sou

Call GM dealer service and they should be able to give you an idea over the phone. Describe the EXACT problem to them.
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Wipers come on when the switch is in the off postion. Also the wiper fluid will spray in the off postion.

The multifunction switch is the problem. All of the Wiper controls are in the lever. To replace this switch you need to remove the plastic cover on the Column, possibly remove the Ignition switch, and take off 2 Torx screws holding the part to the column. Be careful removing the Electric connectors from the switch as the Tabs are fragile.

The Ignition switch has a chrome decor flare on it which may hamper removal of the plastic column cover. If you can't get the cover off without removing the Keyswitch, you need to disconnect the Battery, turn the key to Acc. or Run and then poke a pin under the Keyswitch at an opening that's provided. Using your keys the Ignition core will pull straight out. Follow the above instructions.

Then reverse the process and reassemble your car.

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Just answered identical problem in another make of vehicle. There are 2 possibilities for your problem. A bad Keyswitch and/or a bad Starter Solenoid. I assume your Bronco did not start, which is a good thing. You could have damaged the teeth on the flywheel if the engine started.

You may need to replace the Keyswitch. It is suppose to send a signal to the "tickler" wires on the Solenoid, connecting the Battery to the Starter. Either the Keyswitch shorted and continued to power the Solenoid, or the Solenoid shorted and Welded a connection after the Keyswitch was turned OFF.

Remove the small wires to the Solenoid. If the Solenoid is welded internally, the Battery will spark when you try to connect the Battery cables and the Starter will spin. This would mean the Keyswitch may still be good, do not reattach the small wires yet.

You would need a testlight or Voltmeter to test each small "tickler" wire by attaching the testlight to a Ground and the other end to the tickler wire. When you turn the Key to Start, the light should Glow. It should not Glow all the time.

My advice is to replace both the Keyswitch and the Solenoid because of the wear they encountered with the malfunction. Then when you get the Bronco to start, go to Autozone or Oreillys for a Starter draw test to see if the Starter was damaged by your other problems. Both of those Parts stores test and scan for free.

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Ignition key would not turn on and when I open the door it makes the sound as if the key is stil in the ignition. The door opens with the remote key but wont lock.

you have a short in your ignition interlock that is telling the computer the key is still in the ignition, my bet is the wire that tells the computer that the key is in the ON position has come off and is resting on the housing and just grounding out the interlock, you should check the wiring to the keyswitch and probably replace the keyswitch.

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the service light tells you your car is due for a service this light dose not effect anything its just there to advise you you can still drive about with it on or you can get your car servised you can however turn it of by holding the button on your epeedo then turn your key till the lights come on then realse your finger the display will change then press again to reset it for the next interval then turn your key to the off postion

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