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Re: Ignition Stays On

When this happened to my Audi '91 200 TQW, we found that the ignition switch had 
broken -- you could move the key in the switch, but it was no longer doing 
anything. It was a three day process and started with the car being hard to 
start - I could not get the switch over to start mode the first few tries but 
then it started. The second day, it would not start at all and I had to jump 
start it (I did not know it at the time but the key would simply not take the 
switch to start mode) The final day, the car would not turn off. I killed the 
engine by popping the clutch but, the panel stayed lit and would not turn off. 
At that juncture, you could move the key wherever you wanted, but it had no 
effect on the switch. I disconnect the battery and AAA took the car to my 
mechanic in the morning. So, either you have the relay problem Rich has 
mentioned (a less expensive alternative) or your ignition switch is on the way 
out (a bit pricey). GJ