Question hello, First of all i wish i could talk to you on the phone, its easier for me. got new batt.for car ran good then the car wld not start for my son so i got in started.. next day wnt start my son pushd on batt terminal and light under hoood came on, turn key nothing so thought loose calbe no was the that wire frome fuse box to postive batt cable so guy ran the wire direct to pos batt post i got in started rigt up... i get home shut off took key out, car still running panic so disconnected batt still running panic found out alternater will run car so pulld "auto shut down fuse" under hood to shut down.we trid some stuff still onlyshut down by pulln fuse.. now when we pull fuse the comand or compass temp stays on also... so we disconnect batt so wont run down is ignition swith
Answer Hi T,
I am not sure where the 'guy' connected the wire from the battery to the fuse box. But if he did it correctly, then the engine not shutting off indicates to me that there is a faulty circuit inside the ignition switch itself. You can remove the screw on the tilt lever and then remove that lever, then remove covers on the steering column (screws on the underside). There is a 10-wire plug on the switch, and the dark blue wire should not show any voltage reading when the key is in the 'off' position. If it shows 12v in the 'off' position then the switch is defective and needs to be replaced. A defective ignition switch may also explain the problem with no starting because the starter motor is activated by a different section inside the switch (the yellow wire should show 12v in the 'start' position of the key). But that dark blue wire powers the ignition/fuel system and ASD relay so if it stayed 'on' with the switch in the 'off' position then the engine would keep running.
I have a couple of pages that show the switch and how to replace it if you need that and I can postal mail that to you if you tell me your postal mailing address. I prefer to not conduct my activity via the telephone so that other Chrysler owners have an opportunity to learn about their cars as well by reading our dialogs.
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