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Replaced ignition switch, nothing happens now

My starter was engaging randomly while the engine was running, even to the point it would continue after i turned off the engine and removed the key. replaced the ignition switch (electrical portion) and now there is no power to anything in the dash. the head lights work, but there is no other activity from anything in the truck. i checked all the fuses and all are in good shape. please help!

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  • mulletmulish May 06, 2009

    all of the connections are good, including the button on the top of the ignition cylinder. as far as i can tell, the shaft, or blade, in the right spot. all i did was unplug the old switch, plug the new one in, and i went from everything working, and a starter engaging randomly, to nothing at all. almost like a security lock-out or something for anti-theft.

  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Sounds like the ignition switch is not installed properly. Sounds like there is a missing wiring harness which should be connected to it. Have you checked to see if you have any connectors hanging loose?



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Check to see if your battery is dead you might have turned lights on without realizing it

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    darksteel772 Mar 31, 2013

    check to see if your battery is dead you might have turned lights on without realizing it




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You will have to take the switch apart again, and give the little shaft a half turn, or else it's not in all the way.

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    Dar May 06, 2009

    I mean the nylon part. On the left hand side with all the wires to it. Turn it with a screwdriver to make your motor turn over, and then back 2 clicks to the off position, Then, have your key to the off position, and replace the nylon part.



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