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post #1 of 2 Old 05-02-2019, 10:34 AM Thread Starter
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Steering column interferes with ignition

1997 Grand Cherokee 4WD V8

As my vague title eludes to, for some reason my steering column will prevent me from starting. Example; for the first weeks I had the jeep, my ignition fuse kept blowing and my starter would get stuck. I replaced the starter and cleaned the contacts. I thought the issue was fixed until my new starter did it again. Blew out the fuse after a few bad attempts. Then I found out through trial and error that it will start no problem if the wheels point left. If the wheel is straight or to the right, dead. When I got the jeep there was no ground for the column, horn would not work. I grounded it, also the fuse issue was happening before the horn thing was fixed. So what the hell could it be?

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I'd remove the plastic trim around the steering column and check the wiring first. Make sure no wire harnesses or wires are resting on the steering column under the dash.
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