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Old 03-19-2004, 11:09 PM
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Ignition Switch Burnt out?

what makes an ignition switch burn out? what part "burns" out, is it the plate in the middle? cuz i'm looking at mine and its the only spot that looks burnt out. it's definatly not working, the harness looks a little melted but it still plugs in fine, and should i get just the ignition switch or the ignition switch and a new lock and cylinder????

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For some reason, you have way too much amperage going through the switch. Is there something hookeed into the circuit that shouldn't be?.....seems like it.

Don't put in a new switch until you figure out this problem, you will just burn it out again.
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Long term cranking on a dying starter, or a battery cable with high resistance. Like the man said lots of amperage
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Old 03-20-2004, 10:19 AM
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yeah i wired up my starter wrong, and i was trying to turn it over. i know thats what did it. but i was just wondering if i should just get the switch or the whole kit and kabang, or will a new igntion switch work with my old lock and cylinder????
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Your key lock tumbler should come out and you can put it in the new switch. I think on your switch, which should be the same as my 62 Pontiac, You will see a small hole in the face where the key goes in. You have to put the key in, turn it to accessory, I think, take a very small drill bit or something and stick it in that hole. You should then be able to continue to turn the tumbler and it should pop out.....good luck.
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Old 03-20-2004, 04:08 PM
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The actual switch came out, i just had to pull up three little lips and it fell right out. i can stick my key in and it just turns. i see a small hole, but i'm not sure that anything else needs to come out. i got the prongs that attachs to the wiring harness a copper circle thing and the thing that it sits on with three springs. doesn't look like anything else is in there other than the lock. Thanks man
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