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Power seems to come to ignition but not out.


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#1 caner_saka

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Posted 01 July 2020 - 10:29 AM

My 95 Firebird formula makes the dinging sound when you put the key in but does not send power back to on. If i send power directly through fuses the key can make the car crank but the key wont turn the instrument panel on itself just by turning to on. I think there's a problem with the ignition switch or the wires leading out of it and was wondering what I can do to fix this. Thank you!



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Posted 01 July 2020 - 01:52 PM

Good writeup on the ignition switch.  First paragraph covers typical problems:

 

http://shbox.com/ign...witch_repl.html
 

 

Have you checked the fusible links that are used to distribute power from the battery:

 

http://shbox.com/1/fusible.jpg

 

 

Have you downloaded (free) the 1995 factoRyan service manual?  Great source of wiring diagrams and troubleshooting logic diagrams: (thanks to GaryDoug)

 

https://www.mediafir.../?40mfgeoe4ctti

 

 

Are you aware of the Shoebox website, best source on the internet for LT1 info:

 

http://shbox.com/1/4th_gen_tech1.html


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