[s-cars] Climate control acting strange

Kent McLean kentmclean at comcast.net
Tue Jul 7 10:49:04 PDT 2009

Bill Mahoney wrote:
> This is a symptom of an ignition switch going south.
> IIRC, when it does, it generally takes the starter with it with high
> probability of leaving you stranded.

I think it only takes the starter with it if you fail to recognize the
symptoms. IIRC, when the key doesn't spring back, the starter keeps
spinning, killing it. If you manually give the key a bit of a counter-
clockwise rotation, helping it back to the run position, the starter
stops spinning and you should be OK.

The key (pun) is recognizing when the key doesn't spring back.

Kent McLean
1999 A4 Avant, V6 Tiptronic
1991 200 TQA #3, with mods
1990 V8 w/5-speed and other mods
gone: '91 200 TQA x2, '94 100 S Avant, '89 200 TQ "Bad Puppy"

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