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Old 10-31-2019, 05:39 PM   #11
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(chuckling to self)

Working backwards, this one is.
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Sorry. I misunderstood the question. As of right now, the only functioning light is the oil light. The heater, headlights, tail lights, signals, etc. do not work. The radio works, though, which is only part of why I'm so confused.
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Old 11-01-2019, 01:23 PM   #13
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Sorry. I misunderstood the question. As of right now, the only functioning light is the oil light. The heater, headlights, tail lights, signals, etc. do not work. The radio works, though, which is only part of why I'm so confused.
If all this worked prior to changing the ignition switch then either the new switch is bad or there is a problem with the installation. Perhaps you can try to reinstall the old switch. You want to try to get back to where everything worked except there was no crank (which I assume was the original condition). Then we can diagnose that issue.

BTW the radio working when everything else doesnt could be caused by the new 'bad' ignition switch partially working or possibly by the fact that the radio gets is power both thru the ignition switch (in ON) and directly from the battery at all times to save the clock and statio presets.

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Old 11-01-2019, 04:58 PM   #14
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That's sort of ironic. I don't have the old ignition switch anymore. I threw it out. I can try and fiddle with it and see if I installed something incorrectly. I'm tempted to junk the thing, even though I don't want to.
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Tempted to junk the thing and throwing out old part too quickly are 2 sides of the same card.

Slow down a bit OP, the faster you go the more damage you incur to yourself. Life will do enough of that without your helping it.
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That's sort of ironic. I don't have the old ignition switch anymore. I threw it out. I can try and fiddle with it and see if I installed something incorrectly. I'm tempted to junk the thing, even though I don't want to.
I would not give up. If everthing worked (other than no crank) before the new switch was installed its possible the new ignition switch was defective or perhaps just not lined up correctly, connector not seated, etc.

Do you have a test light to verify that all under hood and under dash fuses are good?

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Old 11-03-2019, 12:04 AM   #17
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Tempted to junk the thing and throwing out old part too quickly are 2 sides of the same card.

Slow down a bit OP, the faster you go the more damage you incur to yourself. Life will do enough of that without your helping it.
Thanks for the wisdom, dad. I came here for car advice, not life lessons. It's parked in front of someone else's property.
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I would not give up. If everthing worked (other than no crank) before the new switch was installed its possible the new ignition switch was defective or perhaps just not lined up correctly, connector not seated, etc.

Do you have a test light to verify that all under hood and under dash fuses are good?

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Yeah, I have something to test continuity. It wouldn't hurt to check again.
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Old 11-03-2019, 10:59 PM   #19
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Yeah, I have something to test continuity. It wouldn't hurt to check again.
Please try this simple test to see if the starter motor is working. This test bypasses the ignition switch, starter relay/PCM, and the trans range sensor (aka neutral safety switch):

Disconnect the GRY wires at the single wire inline connector (C1046) which is located near the front passenger side corner of the battery (see pics below). Be certain the trans is in PARK and run a jumper wire from the battery + to the male contact side of that connector (should be the side with the wire loom on it running downwards). The starter motor should crank the engine.

Let me know.
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That didn't work. Maybe it actually is the battery. Jumping it has helped before.
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