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Hope this helps a little? I know it's hard to read, I even tried to enlarge. Maybe you can hit, control plus, on your key pad, and enlarge enough to see wire colors and connector pin numbers or letters.
id have already took it apart and found what smoked.
and why. ID the the actual wire , conn, or switch that smoked
then see if someone put the wrong fuse in that circuit. (bigger is bad)
its and old car, expect stuff like this, and more to follow.....
entropy , always wins...
1968 Satellite Wiring DIagram Use the Link above for a complete schematic. Page 4 has the ignition switch wiring. You can download the pdf from the site for future reference as well. I will paste the switch in here just for emphasis
According to my wiring diagram, you should only have one small wire which is purple. That wire goes on the R or S terminal. The I terminal was used for cars with point system ignition before electronic ignition. The purple wire should be hot when the key switch is in the start position.
If you plan on taking this problem on yourself, you most likely will need a wiring diagram, to track grounds and wires. Could be a short in the wiring causing the switch to go out. It is VERY unlikely for this kind of problem to happen more than once within a short period of time.. I dont mean to branch out and question your mechanics integrety, but in my experience, it SOUNDS like he MIGHT of replaced a fuse and called it fixed. A basic understanding of electricity could be a fix if you plan on doing so on your own. A simple resistance test throught the wires and switch would lead you to the bad wire, or switch. A couple other things to check would be your alternator (for OVER CHARGING), and a fuse diagram (to make sure somebody didnt put a high amp fuse where they shouldnt have....
Always check your fuses and relays first, cause it's cheap. Not to ramble solutions at you, but there might be a connection between your ignition and your headlight (so you dont leave your headlights on when you turn off the car) that might be bad, again, look into your wiring diagram to determine this connection.
magnetic pellet ,doesn't have one . Besides it's not a magnetic pellet . It would be a resistor pellet for the anti- theft system , which your vehicle does have . And it wouldn't be the ignition lock cylinder either if you can turn the key to the start position . Possibly the electrical part of the ignition switch . Viewing a wiring diagram for power flow and checking with a DVOM - digital volt ohm meter would be the proper way to diagnose .Free wiring diagrams here http://www.bbbind.com/free_tsb.html Enter vehicle info. year , make , model and engine size . Under system click electrical distribution ,then under subsystem click on power distribution . Click the search button then the blue links . The light's work because they have seperate power supply ,looking at first diagram you will see this . Thrid diagram down is ignition switch power feed . Top right of the page you will see the letter A , that gets B+ voltage from fusible link B . Finding the ignition switch under the dash on the bottom of the steering column an testing for B+ voltage on the red wire . If B+ voltage is there fusible link is good . Fusible link B is attached at the starter solenoid .B+ stud . If there is B+ power to the ignition switch check for power from the switch .Can you figure that out ? You should also check out some videos on youtube for basic automotive electrical testing . Electric Testing Techniques You Need to Know
try autozone.com to see if they have your car listed for diagrams pictures and step by step instructions if your car is not listed then try your local library they have all the car manuals and even copy them for you
Whoa....first, the ignition swith is not a part of the tumbler. you went in to far. replace the switch and put the brass gear on the tumbler. slide the tumbler out and install the keeper. the tumbler needs to be in the "on" position..