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I have an itermitant fault where the ignition appears dead, when eventually starts, usually in the later part of the day all is normal. If it starts after initially appearing dead the following doesn't work...wipers, indicators, fan, lights only on side lights, when plugged in the diagnostic machine stated that not enough power was getting to those functions... any thoughts??

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If you have to cycle the key 3,4 5, or more times to get it started, Replace the ignition switch. all you are doing is try to make contact with power and tabs inside the switch. Low or no power on a scan is normal. Because the switch isn't letting power get threw to the parts.

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Hi,if the case is that not enough power is getting to the functions then the first place I would look is at how maney volts are been given out by the alternater,or battery.
simple test put multimetre on battery with car running,earth to(-)earth,and live to live on the battery turminals(+)
the reading should be 12v then give a little frottle it should go up to around 14v.
or you could run the car down to a halfords and thay will do it for you,I dont think there is eny charge for the test on the pretence that if one or the other fales you would buy from them.
(but you dont have to buy from them)
hope this was some help

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  • Paula Hamilton Mar 28, 2015

    also check belt tention on alternater belt

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