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post #1 of 4 Old 09-09-2004, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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ignition switch problems

my ignition is fine, jeep cranks every time, but sometimes when i crank up the power to my radio, wipers, and turn signals cuts off....i can wiggle the key and switch a lil' bit while it is running and most of the time everything powers back up..has anyone else experienced this problem.....do i need a new ignition switch or is it just something loose inside the steering column......??


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post #2 of 4 Old 09-09-2004, 02:04 PM
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my ignition is fine, jeep cranks every time, but sometimes when i crank up the power to my radio, wipers, and turn signals cuts off....i can wiggle the key and switch a lil' bit while it is running and most of the time everything powers back up..has anyone else experienced this problem.....do i need a new ignition switch or is it just something loose inside the steering column......??
Sounds like you might have a bad switch and/or loose floating ground somewhere... The only way to know for sure is run a battery of tests... I'd first focus on the switch though. It's one of the easier things to find anyhow... Just see if you can force it to lose connection. (this would happen reguardless of the load).

Other things that might be occuring is you're over-loading the circuit for those options. But I would think the fuse would go instead of everything shutting off... But I assume you haven't replaced fuses with larger ones... (that would be bad...) If you did do this for some reason, then the problem likely tracks back to when you put something else in which overloaded that setup.

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ok.. i will start looking at my switch when i get a chance and go from there....stay tuned......

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I'm having the same problem. Let us know what you find.
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