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Old 10-25-03, 09:57 AM
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Unhappy ignition switch

I've replaced my fuel pump and now the car will only stay on when the key is turned all the way to the right ,is this a bad ignition switch or something eles?
 
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Old 10-25-03, 12:23 PM
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Is it actually running in the start position or just trying to start? Can you throttle it up while holding the key?
 
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Old 10-25-03, 02:10 PM
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yes by holding the key the motor starys running . I was able to get the car running and drove home. I then wanted to see if the car would start again and the same problem ll exisit.
 
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Old 10-25-03, 02:15 PM
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And the type of car is?
 
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Old 10-25-03, 02:22 PM
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1993 acura legend
 
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Old 10-25-03, 03:59 PM
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Yep, sounds like an ignition switch problem.
 
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Old 10-26-03, 04:39 AM
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do you know any way to change the ignition switch because i've looked at the switch and it has at least 5 flat bolts. should I drill the bolts out like the repair book said too,or is there a easyer way of repairing this problem?
 
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Old 10-26-03, 09:11 AM
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They most likely are "tamper proof" bolts with breakaway heads. They are tough. You may have to tap them around with a small punch or chisel. try to catch it on the edge and tap it in a turning direction. Remember, your not changing the lock cylinder, just the electrical portion.
 
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Old 10-26-03, 02:37 PM
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On many Japanese vehicles like this, the electrical and mechanical switches tend to be one part. Get the replacement part first so you know what you will be changing.
 
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