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Mazda 2006 Tribute 6 cy - why is dashboard key light on when key not in but goes off when driver door is opened?

I went out to car this morning and noticed that dashboard key light was on. Went off when I opened door, back on when I closed door. The last time I drove car was 4 days ago. That night neighbor's dogs started barking. I looked out & parking lights were flashing. Went out to car & key light was flashing. Went off when I checked turn signal which seemed to not be in exact Off position. Went back in house & noticed interior light in back of car was on. Had to manually turn it off. No one had turned on that I know. This key light could have been on since then but I hadn't been out to car before this morning. Car starts. What is problem?

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    Karen Turner Oct 21, 2015

    Thanks, Brandon. Light is staying on (blinking) when door is shut or open now. My Power Steering Pump is having problems. Could this have broken wires in the column?

  • Brandon Brown Oct 23, 2015

    Yes the ignition switch sounds like you have a short do you have any other problem with any thing else but at the same time you could be having two problem with the car hard to say not be able to be there and see it

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Hi I am a tech mechanic I deal with things like that Evey day lol but sounds like the anti theft or the ignition switch n lock n key to but you also have broke wires touching even in thecolom

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