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CAR STAYS RUNNING WHEN I TAKE THE KEY OUT

I UNHOOKED THE STEERING WHEEL AND IT STILL HAS POWER WITH NO KEY

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The key runs a relay. The relay is welded in the on position. Start pulling out relays until you find the one that stops the car.

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