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1992 bronco fullsize won't turn off with key replaced both ignition switch & steering column switch with still turn on with key but won't shut off

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I had a similar problem with an '86 Bronco. It would start just fine but wouldn't turn off. The problem I experienced was with the linkage between the key switch and the ignition switch. When you start the truck it pushes the linkage, when you turn it off it pulls the linkage. A very small pin had fallen out that allowed the key switch to pull the linkage back and turn off the ignition switch. I wasn't able to find a replacement part and ended up drilling and tapping the hole where the pin went and making my own "threaded in" pin (used lots of loctite). You really have to take a lot of the steering column apart to get to the piece in question. If you are still having the problem contact me thru FixYa and I'll send you the diagrams I have.

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