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I have a 1997 Buick Park Avenue. When the ignition is off and the key is removed the electrical system stays on. Clock, radio etc. My battery continues to drain. Any ideas as to what the problem could be and how to fix it?

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    yadayada May 11, 2010

    check the door switch for the delayed accessory shut down.

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Ignition actuater switch half way down the column should be replaced. Unplug wires and unbolt two small bolts that hold it on. Replace. First check to see if it is moving when you turn the key. May be loosened off.

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