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Ignition switch stuck in run position

Will not shut off unless stalled (by engaging clutch while parked.) Battery disconnected to save it. When reconnected, windshield wipers do no work and have to go through security code for a restart (20 minutes). Is this the ignition switch or the key assembly or both? Have to keep it running for a few days as this is the holiday and shops are not open.

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Wow ! I hate these "Smart Cars" ! You have an electronics failure in your system. Sorry !

Posted on Sep 29, 2017

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SOURCE: ingnition switch or actuator

On the 92 S-10 it sounds like the actuator rod that is connected to the ign switch on the bottom of the column could be possibly bent or the rack and pinion could be broken inside the column. The ign switch my be out of adjustment. You can try to adjust the ign switch on the bottom of the column yourself. If that does not work,my suggestion is if you are a novice is to take your vehicle to a mechanic to get the steering column fixed.

On the 91 blazer there are 2 fusible links that the battery cable connects to on the starter. Jack the vehicle up & use jack stands under the vehicle. With a test light check to see if there is power to the starter solenoid where the battery cable is hooked to. If there is power find the 2 wires that are on the same post that the battery cable is hooked to on the starter solenoid, they will have a white piece of round plastic (about a inch long) with a wire going into and out of it. This is the fusible link. Probe the wire before and after the round plastic. If there is power on one side and not the other side,you will need to replace the fusible link. You can use a inline fuse holder with a 25 to 30 amp fuse to replace the the fusible link.The fusible links supply power to the vehicle inside for the lights, radio, wipers,ign switch, etc.

Posted on Aug 30, 2008

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SOURCE: 94 cavalier cranks, ignites, then stalls

Most scanners will only give you a code for 1995 and up. But it seems that it could be a Crankshaft Position Sensor.Try disconnecting the negative battery cable and let it sit for a few minutes. then reconnecting it back. if not you can go to Autozone and they will scan your car with a very expensive scanner and give you a code. they usually do it for free. I think it's either the CPS or some other densor such as the MAP, MAF . You can only know if the engine is scanned.

Posted on Nov 23, 2008

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SOURCE: wipers willnot return to park position

I've fixed this problem before. You have to disconnect the wiper transmission from the wiper motor. Put wipers in off position, unbolt the plate on top of wiper, turn wipers on then off. In the off position see where the wiper transmission is position in relation to where the park position is, remove the top plate from wiper motor and position it so as to be able to reconnect the wiper transmission now in the proper place. Please keep me informed. thanks you

Posted on Jun 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Key stuck in ignition can't remove key.

I have worked on several vehicles with this same problem and each one was a relatively simple repair with no parts involved, first off the shift interlock has nothing to do with it and will not prevent your vehicle from going into park, it is designed to work ONLY when coming out of park. The problem your having depends on the type of shifter handle your vehicle has, if the release lever is on the bottom and you have to push up with your fingers to release it, then the problem is...there is a rubber type cover that surrounds the release button, after time it becomes distorted and bunches up preventing the shifter from fully engaging in the park position (even though it appears the vehicle is going into park)if your careful you can work the rubber cover out and your problem is fixed. If your shifter button is on the side and pressed with your thumb the cable needs to be adjusted, this cables only purpose is to prevent key removal except when in park and is easily adjusted, with the center council removed, if you look at the front of the shifter base you will see 2 cables that snap into the shifter frame, the larger one is the gear selector cable, the smaller one runs up to the steering column and operates the mechanism that prevents key removal, where the cable snaps into the shifter frame is where the adjustment is done and is identical to a kick-down cable used on older vehicles with automatic transmissions, right where it snaps into the frame there will be a button you can press down releasing a spring loaded adjustment arm, make sure you first mark the arm for reference then press down the button and adjust it a little either way until it functions properly, hope this helps and good luck    

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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SOURCE: ignition is stuck in run position

does your key stays in the ignition position? or can you turn it back to acc or lock? it might be a stuck ignition switch mechanism inside or a shorted circuit that latches the ignition...have it checked or you can try to open it the switch yourself..but with caution if this is your first time. Pls give me a feedback. thanks!


Posted on Aug 19, 2009

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Do you have column or floor shifter ?
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CAN you turn the key on ?
The gear selector does not shift out of PARK with the brake pedal depressed and the ignition switch in RUN.
Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control Always On with Ignition in Run
Action
Value(s)
Yes
No

1

Was the BTSI System Check performed?
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Go to Step 2
Go to Automatic Transmission Shift Lock Control System Check

2

Is this a column shift vehicle?
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Go to Step 3 yes
Go to Step 4 no

3

  1. Move the gear selector to the PARK position.
  2. Disconnect the automatic transaxle control connector
  3. Turn the ignition switch to RUN.
  4. Connect the test lamp between terminal B and ground.
Does the test lamp light?
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Go to Step 4
Go to Step 8

4

  1. Disconnect the brake switch connector C2.
  2. Move the ignition switch to RUN.
Can you shift the transaxle out of the PARK position?
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Go to Step 5
Go to Step 8

5

Is the brake switch adjusted properly?
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Go to Step 6
Go to Step 7

6

Replace the brake switch.
Is the repair complete?
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System OK
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7

Adjust the brake switch.
Is the repair complete?
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System OK
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8

  1. Disconnect the BTSI solenoid connector (column shift vehicles) or disconnect the automatic transaxle control connector (console shift vehicles).
  2. Move the ignition switch to RUN.
Can you shift the transaxle out of the PARK position?
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Go to Step 9
Go to Step 10

9

Repair the short to power in CKT 1135.
Is the repair complete?
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System OK
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10

Test for sticking or binding in the shift linkage.
Does the shift linkage stick or bind?
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Go to Step 11
Go to Step 12

11

Repair the shift linkage.
Is the repair complete?
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System OK
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12

Replace the BTSI solenoid (column shift vehicles) or replace the automatic transaxle control (console shift vehicles).
Is the repair complete?
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System OK
Go to Step 1

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