I have a similar problem to this one. When I turn my key, the lights go on and everything. When I take it out, the lights stay lit, my ac still blows as if the keys still in the ignition when it's not. When I kept turning the key to start my car, nothing would happen. No crank, no click, no nothing. Even when I took my key OUT of the ignition, the lights still stayed on, the ac and power windows were still working. I thought maybe I might need a new starter?
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Turn your lights on and then try to crank the motor...If your lights go out, you have a bad connection(s) on your battery...If they stay on and dim, your starter is drawing current but not turning. If they stay the same intensity, your may need to check your starter relay as it is not putting the starter in the circuit. How long has it been since you last ran the truck? Try the same sequence as above but with the trans in neutral instead of park...could be your neutral start switch also.
Did you ever figure this out? I have a similar problem. There is a very light ticking sound when the key is in the on position but not being turned to start. In fact, nothing happens when turned to start now. It did at least click. The batter is good and everything electrical is working in the vehicle without dimming or anything. Jumping also did not change anything.
The security light is staying on because 1 of 2 things, both of which relate to the vehicles VATS (vehicle ani-theft system). You know that little black bump in your key? Well thats part of the VATS system. There is a connection in the ignition that reads the resistance of the pellet. If its not the right one, the security light disables the ignition and starter for 3-5 mins. Now either the wiring is loose on the inside of the ignition switch, or the metal contacts of the key is dirty. Try cleaning the key off with some rubbing alcohol and try again. Or better yet, if you have a spare key that gets used less often, try that one. If that dosent work, its time for a new ignition
Sounds like you have a bad starter. To check this you can try taking a hammer to the starter and tap it while someone in the car turns the key. If it starts you know you have a bad starter and need to replace it. Hope this helps you out