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Old 06-09-2014, 07:47 AM   #1
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Dizzy 2000 ls1 ignition switch issue

I am new to this forum and I signed up to see if anyone could help me out with my LS1 issue?
I have just inherited (had to rebuild engine) but finally got it done and went to crank it. it does does GREAT ( I am proud of me & my neighbor ) Anyway on to the issue. For one thing the key will come out at any position (which isn't a problem) but the problem is the key just wants to go to ACC & NOT OFF!! I took the cover off the steering wheel and beat on switch to try to get tumblers stuck and also sprayed lube inside it still didn't work. well while I was working on it the "dinger " got on my nerves!!! So I took the battery cable off to stop it .....the key NOW GOES TO OFF and works as it should?? So now my question is are they anything electrical that might would cause this ? I put the battery cable back on & it does't go back to OFF?

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:54 AM   #2
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Default Re: 2000 ls1 ignition switch issue

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I am new to this forum and I signed up to see if anyone could help me out with my LS1 issue?
I have just inherited (had to rebuild engine) but finally got it done and went to crank it. it does does GREAT ( I am proud of me & my neighbor ) Anyway on to the issue. For one thing the key will come out at any position (which isn't a problem) but the problem is the key just wants to go to ACC & NOT OFF!! I took the cover off the steering wheel and beat on switch to try to get tumblers stuck and also sprayed lube inside it still didn't work. well while I was working on it the "dinger " got on my nerves!!! So I took the battery cable off to stop it .....the key NOW GOES TO OFF and works as it should?? So now my question is are they anything electrical that might would cause this ? I put the battery cable back on & it does't go back to OFF?

Thanks in Advance
How many miles are on the Saturn? Could be your ignition module is going bad and needs to be replaced??? But if you do that remember that key will be different form the door and truck key if you go that route.

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Old 08-24-2014, 01:09 PM   #3
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Default Re: 2000 ls1 ignition switch issue

Mine comes out in any position, too. Then the Service light comes on until I shut the car off and turn it back on. Always struck me as odd but hasn't cause any issues yet. Just curious if we know if this is by design? I doubt it with the service light, but I know some trucks are designed to do it.

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Old 08-24-2014, 03:33 PM   #4
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Default Re: 2000 ls1 ignition switch issue

The ignition key being removable simply means the lock cylinder or key is worn out. The simplest solution to troubleshooting - replace the ignition key with a new one made by GM (not the local key cutter) using the VIN to ensure a new key is made. Copying a worn out key simply copies a worn out key. A new VIN ign key made by GM is still cheaper against replacing the lock cylinder if its worn out. Vehicle ignition keys are not supposed to be removable in any position except OFF.

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