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Ignition switch faulty
#1
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Okay, my 73 is slowly coming back to life and there is soooo much to do but I'm up for the task.

Here's one of many problems. I had the car idling this morning and decided to shut it off and listen to the radio for a few minutes. I rotated the switch quickly from "run" to "accessory" and guess what?!? The car just kept running in the accessory position! I tired it again and same result.

I haven't seen this one before but I'm guessing the switch needs to be replaced. Also my dash lights are out and keep blowing the fuse. I'm guessing they are unrelated so I'm tackling the switch before the dash lights.

Scott aka Monterey
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#2
I noticed mine would do the same thing a few weeks ago. If it is not the switch, then something is wired wrong and giving the ignition voltage from the accessory position. Hope you get it taken care of.

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#3
it sounds like its the ignition switch they fail from time to time, good luck

DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT*****KEEP YOUR FOOT ON THE PEDAL

Ron

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2005 mustang convertible
1999 mustang convertible white (sold)
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#4
I agree, probably the ignition switch. It is located down on the steering column close to the brake pedal.
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#5
OLE PONY;79810 Wrote:I agree, probably the ignition switch. It is located down on the steering column close to the brake pedal.

I'm glad you told me that. I was wondering how I was going to take that column apart to get to the switch. I'll just have to set my sights a bit lower!

Scott
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#6
The hard part is getting your head and body under there to see it. It should come out fairly easy.
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#7
OLE PONY;79821 Wrote:The hard part is getting your head and body under there to see it. It should come out fairly easy.
The head and body, or the ignition???
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#8
The ignition; it's hard to get your head and body out!!!rofl
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OLE PONY;79842 Wrote:The ignition; it's hard to get your head and body out!!!rofl

easier to remove the seat
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