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When the ignition switch is turned off, my headlights and blower motor and radio continue to work, this is a 2001 ford windstar van.

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The ignition switch generally has four positions: off, accessories, on, and start. Some cars have two off positions, off and lock; one turns off the car, and the other allows the key to be removed from the ignition. When the key is turned to the accessories position, certain accessories, such as the radio,headlights,a/c etc etc are powered.Either your key getting stuck at accessories position.or the ignition switch is got bit faulty.its not letting the car key to turn the car completely off. Get the ignition switch checked. Thanks. keep updated for any more query.you can rate this solution and show your appreciation.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

  • rellison1129 Jun 05, 2010

    i replaced the ignition switch and the cylinder ignition switch with no change in the problem.

  • rellison1129 Jun 05, 2010

    you stated that this was a 1998 model, when actually it is a 2001 model. i don't have twilight lights, it is all manual.

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