Change the ignition, where the key goes. maybe there no good connection going from it to the radio or coming from the battery. they are usually easy to replace, just remove steering wheel, remove few bolts, slide it out and slide the new one in. plus they cost about $20. good luck
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Possibly but there are other things that come to mind that may be able to cause the same problem. I have a Taurus and it leaves the window toggle lights on for five minutes after I turn it off, however it's designed to do that. It does cut off the radio though. There may be a way to make it do what it's currently doing in the owners manual. Although my car doesn't have that option, it has a lot of other ones.
I would bet the radio and other things being on are controlled by a relay either in the dash or in the engine compartment. Check your owners manual to see if there's one that controls the radio, power outlet or other accessories. Did this start suddenly, or has this truck always done this? A previous owner could have done a custom wiring job to make the radio stay on.
Last I'd check to make sure the key is actually in the off position, rather than the 'access' position that will leave your radio on when you remove the key. The access position in many cars is further back than the off position. Of course if it allows you to remove the key when in that spot then there is something wrong with the ignition switch, because they're designed to not release the key in that spot. One last point I'll make is if the ignition switch is faulty it's likely that wiggling it with the key in or out may cause the radio to turn off sometimes.
starting withthe battery,check and clean ALL connections as something is not making proper contact.make sure the cables are good, clamps tight..work your way to the starter solenoid and check contacts/ connections there..also chech ground wires..all this is only if the battery does not have a shorted cell in it.. even new ones can get shorts..if you can get it to start go to autozone or advance..they do free testing..
Problem: I own a 2001 clk430 mercedes benz ,when i insert my key into the ingnition and try to start the car it wont go to first position. My steering lock doesnt unlock. Solution: One possibility...Has your battery been disconnected? If so, then it could be causing the system to not recognize the key (assuming your key has a battery and the battery is working).. If key has battery... Check it. If you have had the battery serviced and it was disconnect the computer may have to be reset.. I have had this happen with a few radios (after service).. Suddenly no radio.. Took it back to repair shop.. They reset it.. Always can ask at dealer.. I like to ask the parts department. I pick their brains before I decide what to do... I find they are very helpful (of course, I am chatty and friendly)..
Sounds like a security passcode issue. There is a chip inside the ignition and if your key does not have a chip in it, this is probably the problem. You can bypass the security lock feature but its a pain in the kisser. Unfortunately, that maybe the only solution to bypass the system or you can do nothing except before letting the key go when you start the car make sure it is started.
dear friend-your blinker light has nothing to do with your gearbox problem,i surgest you have a look at the hazard switch.regarding you gearbox problem i think we must start at the gear lever.make sure that when you press the button on the shift that it does dis-engage,then while having the shift in hand move the car forward and back wards,try to dis-engage,if not you will have to remove the sump and look at the meganism inside,it has a half moon operating the shaft that is connected to the lock meganism.
first check all fuses if good go to your starter solenoid take off the ignition wire usually i terminal with someone helping have them turn key to start holding while you take your test light to see if the wire lights the light if it lights put back on the solenoid now test the pos cable on the starter should have juice if not it is fed of the starter solenoid trace all wires back search for burnt inline fusible link there white or black oval shaped test both sides of wire if one side has juice the other doesnt the link is junk they usally burn thru were it looks like a welding arc check all also pull on both sides of wire to see if they come out of link goodluck