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PostSubject: electronic problem   Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:00 pm

On my 97, the power is on when the key is off. Climate control works, radio works, seats adjust.
Any advise on solving this problem is appreciated. Had it in to the shop and mechanic suggested climate controller and programmer were bad, so replace both and still have the problem.

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PostSubject: Re: electronic problem   Tue Dec 18, 2012 5:24 pm

Almost sounds like a fault in the ignition switch. How do you get through the night without killing your battery?
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PostSubject: Re: electronic problem   Tue Dec 18, 2012 9:55 pm

locomo wrote:
On my 97, the power is on when the key is off. Climate control works, radio works, seats adjust.
Any advise on solving this problem is appreciated. Had it in to the shop and mechanic suggested climate controller and programmer were bad, so replace both and still have the problem.


you can use a voltmeter to check and see if the ignition wire (from the steering column) is "hot" when the key is off (it should NOT be). i don't have wiring diagrams a.t.m. but the diagrams will show which wire is which - you can get at the wires by removing the black under-dash panel and finding the wire bundle near the steering column. If your meter does not have sharpened probes (they have to be very very sharp to pierce the insulation) you can use straight pins but be sure to disconnect battery first then use the ohmmeter setting on your tester to see if there is continuity between the switched side of the ig switch and ground.

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PostSubject: Re: electronic problem   Wed Dec 19, 2012 12:00 pm

Thanks guys, just had the dash panel put back on. Will check ignition wire. If hot, new switch in order?
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PostSubject: Re: electronic problem   Wed Dec 19, 2012 7:22 pm

locomo wrote:
Thanks guys, just had the dash panel put back on. Will check ignition wire. If hot, new switch in order?

yes

the switch and the lock are separate items, which helps. You replace the switch and keep the old key/lock.

...and if you can get your old climate control and programmer back from your mech, take them and store them...
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PostSubject: Re: electronic problem   Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:29 am

Just had a suggestion that it may be a stuck relay switch. If so, where would I find it?
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