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post #1 of 17 Old 02-04-2009, 07:37 PM Thread Starter
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key in ignition switch

i can start my truck and after it is started i can take the key out with the truck still running.Anybody elses truck like this or is my ignition switch wore out?
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oooh, i had the same problem a while back on a much older truck of mine, i just can't remeber what i did to fix it, maybe some old corroded wires, it might just be the ignition switch itself
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i can start my truck and after it is started i can take the key out with the truck still running.Anybody elses truck like this or is my ignition switch wore out?
Try getting a new key cut and see if you can still pull it out. If so, the tumblers are worn out and you should replace the ignition cylinder.
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I had an old truck that did that I liked it I only had to carry one set of keys .I could start the truck and still have keys to unlock garage or lock house.

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don't mean to hijack, but that has been done to my truck, so now the doors and ign are diffrent, I need 2 keys... can I get a new ign made to fit the door key I have, or can I get a matched set of ign and both doors? where? Again, sorry to hijack, but it's closely related topic... maybe someone can help us both out with a link or phone #, or if it's dealer only kinda thing...

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mine does that as well, very handy for locking the doors when she's warming up. replace your ignition to fix. i'm not gonna fix mine, cuz i like it.


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Somehow all me vehicles have been that way and I like it too. Less worry when warming up because I can lock it. My 97 I could do the same thing but it would also, if I turned the ignition far enough back to turn everything off, but not in the lock position you could start it without the key.

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Mine does the same thing I started using the new original key and it solved the problem. if you can get a new key cut from the key # it may work.
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thanks guys,i'll try a new key...although i do like the idea of warming her up with the doors locked and the keys in my pocket
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If you go to the dealer I think they can match the ignition lock cyliner to the door locks.

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