short lifespan for ignition switches
gfl1 at optonline.net
Tue Nov 29 20:04:08 EST 2005
Thanks Steve. I'll look into it - i was even wondering about the
shift-interlock (aka the "it doesn't unintendedly accelerate anymore"
Do you remember what the problem was on the not-Galaxy?
On Nov 29, 2005, at 12:00 PM, quattro-request at audifans.com wrote:
> From: urq <urq at pacbell.net>
> Date: November 29, 2005 12:41:34 AM EST
> To: quattro at audifans.com
> Subject: Re: Short Lifetime For Ignition Switch modules
> ... I didn't see any other posts in this thread ... but long ago in a
> Galaxy far far away (pun approaching) ... my Dad bought a 1968 Ford
> ... Custom ... oops, not a Galaxy, but it looked like one ... ;-)
> Anyway, this car had a problem where it would not start in Park, but
> it would start in neutral. One day my Dad dug into it and he found
> that the mount for the tranny selector lockout switch was built wrong,
> which caused the switch to wear out prematurely. I'm wondering if
> something similar might be happening here. Have you replaced the
> ignition lock mechanism? Yes, I know, this is probably a very
> expensive experiment ... but the source of the premature wear may be
> that the column lock mechanism is built wrong and causing premature
> wear of the switch module ...
> Steve B
> San Jose, CA (USA)
>> Zero keys. Plastic key fob. Always. Good comment though, read on.
>> However, driver is older, and does not have a great deal of hand
>> strength. I've commented that she just might be forcing it sideways
>> was she twists it. This is not a popular comment:-)
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