Van won't shut off

Electrical issues, both 12 volt and 120 volt
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Gort
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Van won't shut off

Post by Gort » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:11 am

I turned off the key and the van kept running. For real. After my issue with the wipers not turning off I was like "Really?"
I didn't know what to do so I just kept switching the thing back and forth and it finally shut off. Then I noticed my dash lights would barely flicker off and on with the key in the off position. Luckily I had just got home and was not on the road somewhere. So, I decided to wait till the next day to look at it. When I tried to start it the next day, my battery was dead.
After taking apart the key cylinder, I learned that the switch is actually down the steering column. The cylinder is a mechanical gear and rack type assy that moves a rod that actuates the switch further down the steering column. After removing a few bolts to lower the column, the switch is on top, held by two bolts, nestled in the little cove of the dash. $8.00 part, easily swapped. You just have to adjust it to match the key movement.

VT964x4
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Re: Van won't shut off

Post by VT964x4 » Fri Feb 05, 2016 1:18 pm

Thank you for letting us know the solution, really helpful!

Jersey747
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Re: Van won't shut off

Post by Jersey747 » Wed Sep 04, 2019 9:19 am

Good find , I’m having same issue , do you happen to have part numbers or diagram ?? I’ve been looking but no luck so far
Thx P

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