Thread: White wire fix?
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Old 02-12-2015, 12:48 PM   #24
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2004 ION-3 Quad Coupe
Default Re: White wire fix?

I had to cut the white wire at one point as well. No issues afterward, aside from the lack of theft protection and the instrument panel always complaining. I did like that the car didn't chime when the key was sitting in the ignition at OFF.

Eventually, I came up with an alternative which kept the ignition in its original state but added a 'start button'. The key had to be turned to ON, then pressing the button OR turning the key to start would start the car. The benefit was that the switch always works, whereas the key occasionally will not. Downside is that the theft protection is partially defeated for any would-be crooks. But again, it's an Ion...

If interested, I can find the electrical schematic for the start switch (it's fairly simple). Either way, good luck!
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