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Old 03-30-2012, 02:27 PM   #1
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Default I can't turn off the engine

Can anyone help me? When I try to turn the engine off the key seem to loose fair bit of resistance. Nothing happens even when I take the key out. the engine is running untill I cut off the fuel from the boot. I took out the key cylinder and it seems OK. I tried to buy new cylinder from key specialist but he insisted that in my case new cylinder won't help. Please advice. many thanks Adrian
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Old 03-30-2012, 02:39 PM   #2
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He is correct. the failure is most likely the pin between the lock cylinder and the ignition switch however it could be a failure of the actual ignition switch.

The lock cylinder moves the pin which moves the switch. The pin is NOT part of the lock cylinder. It is also NOT part of the ignition switch. Rather it is part of the actuator assembly.

If you are able to restart the car again but still can't turn it off, then I would suspect the switch has worn or broken where the pin connects.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:10 PM   #3
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If you are able to restart the car again but still can't turn it off, then I would suspect the switch has worn or broken where the pin connects.
Thank you, and YES I can start the car over and over again :-) it seems that the car is in stage as if you have the key in ON position constantly. I need to disconect the battery to leave car completely OFF.
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Old 03-30-2012, 03:25 PM   #4
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And please can you tell me how to get to this pin? thanks Adrian
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:22 AM   #5
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For all of them having the same problem here is the link to solution. These guys are great. many thanks.
so here is the link
http://www.steeringcolumnservices.co...structions.php
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Old 04-02-2012, 12:51 PM   #6
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My car had a jacked up ignition lock cylinder when I got it and it could not be fixed. I got a new column from a pull-a-part place for $25 and the problem was solved.
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