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I have a Chevy that I installed a push button in cause my ignition switch is out. I can start it but can't turn it off. I got it ran straight to my battery. Help please. TIA

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The starter solinoid is bad.Clean and check battery cables also.

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use a test light the wire from the battery should be hot all the time the wire that goes to the solenoid should be hot when the key is turned over to start and the wire going to the coil should be hot when the key is in run.

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If your ignition switch is bad in your steering column, and the starter does not engage when the key is turned forward, then this is a quick fix for you.
BE SURE THE BATTERY IS DISCONECTED BEFORE YOU START WIRING. You can run some heave gauge (18 plus, and about 12 feet of it) wire to the top mount and the rear mount on the starter solenoid (one end of the wire to each, making a loop) Run the wire into the interior of the truck, and then install a toggle switch in the loop of wire. You will still have to turn on the key to engage the motor, but it will not start until you flip the toggle. That should get you by until you can replace the ignition switch in the column.

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its hard to provide a schmatic without pictures but here is what you would need ... i assume you are using a three position toggle switch with a spring loaded position for start ... all contacts would be off at first .. contact #1 would be off, on , on ... that would switch 12 volts to the ignittion ballast resistor that is in series with the coil (normal running position).. contact #2 would be off, off, on (spring loaded) ... that would jumper the ballast resistor only for starting (that compensates for normally low battery voltage while running the starter) .... the third contact would also be off, off, on (spring loaded) . that would cnnect 12 volts to the starter relay .. that contact would have to be rated for the current drawn by the starter relay .... if you wanted a different switch arrangment a toggle switch for ignition and a seperate push button for start .. then the ignition toggle would just provide 12 volts to the balast resistor that is in series with the coil ... it would only need one contact off,on .. the push button would have to have two contacts both operate at the same time .. one conntact would jump the balast resistor when on (start) .. the second would provide 12volts to the starter relay.. the second switch configuration might be easier to find than the first ...

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SOURCE: Periodically my 2008 Altima push button ignition

There is a sensor near your brake pads that tells the electrical component in the bush button that you are pushing in the brake. I was having the same problem and just had mine replaced.

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