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The engine won't turn off, can even take key out of ignition and engine still running, had to open hood and disconnect battery, what is wrong with it?

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The contacts inside the ignition switch that keep the electrical system powered up during the run position are most likely worn and/or burnt together, thus not allowing the ignition to shut the engine off. The part is an electrical component in the steering column, not the actual key switch.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

  • robin_badon Jun 04, 2010

    Thanks, i will get my husband to check it out, if this is the case, do we have to have it re-wired?

  • GetMeOttaHere Jun 04, 2010

    No, the problem is isolated inside the electric switch.

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