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I went out and started my vehicle acted like battery was dead. Realized the vehicle was out of gear (it is a automatic) placed vehicle in park tried to start. It over turned however would not stop turning over. I removed the key still cranking over. I had to remove the battery terminal. When you place terminal back on it starts to crank again without key(I had starter and silinoid checked, no problems) with the starter removed for testing I checked ignition. It turns all power on (fan starts to turn, etc.(interestingly I have a toggle switch for the heating fan, fan is turning without being turned on (when turned on it goes faster with additional power?I noticed the power will shut of if the key is almost over to start. There has been no problem with ignition or key. Could this be related to trying to starting out of gear?

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I think the only possible solution is that at the back end of the steering lock is the ignition switch itself ,it has two screws that hold it on and this switch is the problem ,the contacts inside have collapsed or broke loose so its shorting inside this switch ,its the first thing i would have looked at and disconnected the multiplug connection before i started checking the loom and the fuse board .This problem has no relation to starting out of gear its just one of them things that can and does happen with motor vehicles ,its a machine and it goes wrong and wears out eventually

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