EEK! Ignition is stuck and car willna' start
tessmc at drizzle.com
Sat Sep 25 16:47:38 EDT 2004
This is my '88 80Q. For 2 days the ignition has been acting up; when I
turn the key there is a very extended pause and then the car decides
to start. This seemed to be temperature-related, but as it only happened 3
times out of about 9 starts, I wasn't positive.
This morning my BF tried to start the car to move her and his experience
was that the ignition got stuck in the ON position -- all dash lights
flashing and such. Disconnecting the battery did not reset this. Trying to
heat things up with a hair dryer didn't help either; so much for my
Before I panic, can anyone give me some suggestions as to where to start
troubleshooting? I don't know anything about how an ignition works; if
it's multiple parts/pieces/fuses involved, etc.
Suggestions greatly appreciated!
in Bellevue, WA USA
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