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Old June 7th, 2019, 12:07   #16
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That depends of what failed on it.
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Old June 7th, 2019, 13:32   #17
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Aaaah.
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Old June 10th, 2019, 07:11   #18
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UPDATE: After tearing the front apart -- e-brake boot, shift boot, center console, and knee bumper in order to get to the alarm module and relay/fuse panel, it's not looking like the problem. If I wiggled the key the car starts and we could see the relay working in the alarm module.

Oh well, at least we've got half the work done to be able to replace the ignition switch and it's a lot cheaper than a $200 starter.
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Old June 10th, 2019, 07:46   #19
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UPDATE: After tearing the front apart -- e-brake boot, shift boot, center console, and knee bumper in order to get to the alarm module and relay/fuse panel, it's not looking like the problem. If I wiggled the key the car starts and we could see the relay working in the alarm module.

Oh well, at least we've got half the work done to be able to replace the ignition switch and it's a lot cheaper than a $200 starter.
Since you were in there I'd still go ahead and remove the wires and bypass the module.

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Old June 10th, 2019, 17:32   #20
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I can replace an ignition switch in about 20 minutes by just removing the steering wheel and using a puller made from a bearing splitter. It sounds a lot easier than how you're doing it.






I learned long ago not to use anything but OEM switches since the aftermarket ones tend to fail very early.
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Old June 10th, 2019, 18:37   #21
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Have some other things to be done that require knee bumper, etc, be pulled so no biggee. And if the alarm module also ends up needing to be replaced (hubby not convinced about the merits), I'll have the wifely pleasure of "rubbing his nose in it".
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Old June 24th, 2019, 16:25   #22
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Replaced the ignition switch yesterday, now Flash won't start at all, not even wiggling the key. All the lights come on, cycle like they're supposed to, but nothing else happens.
Jumped the starter wires in the module, no difference.
What the heck!!!!?????
Hoping it's something stupid like a connector not all the way seated.
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Old June 24th, 2019, 17:47   #23
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It's the damn lock cylinder! Starts every time with a screwdriver.
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