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GreenGoblin99
01-24-2011, 08:32 PM
ok...so everytime i start my car itll run for about 40secs and then all my dash lights shut off and the car dies. if i wiggle my key forward a little all my lights come back on and i can restart my car. I have replaced my ignition lock cylinder, battery, alternator and assorted other things. can anyone tell me whats going on. i drive a 99 4dr civic dx automatic if that helps. i really dont wanna continue to pour money into the car replacing things that arent broken. if you need any more info just ask:-?:-?

smithby
01-25-2011, 01:11 PM
if i wiggle my key forward a little all my lights come back on and i can restart my car.


I think you answered your own question. Bad switch, just because it's new, doesn't mean it's good.

GreenGoblin99
01-25-2011, 03:38 PM
right but...it was doin that before i put the new cylinder in.

CRXFreak
01-25-2011, 07:29 PM
so u changed the key cylinder but not the ignition switch that connects to the end of the cylinder? that's not gonna fix it. replace the ignition switch broseph

GreenGoblin99
01-26-2011, 11:05 AM
thanks CRXFreak...i can already see this bein a huge process. from what ive heard i have to drop the column to get that out

madvladcivic
01-26-2011, 12:24 PM
ok...so everytime i start my car itll run for about 40secs and then all my dash lights shut off and the car dies. if i wiggle my key forward a little all my lights come back on and i can restart my car. I have replaced my ignition lock cylinder, battery, alternator and assorted other things. can anyone tell me whats going on. i drive a 99 4dr civic dx automatic if that helps. i really dont wanna continue to pour money into the car replacing things that arent broken. if you need any more info just ask:-?:-?

So that you don't repeat replacing everything the next time an ignition issue
arises, keep this reference handy:

http://techauto.awardspace.com/ignitionswitch.html

http://techauto.awardspace.com has most if not all ignition components
covered in terms of diagnosis and replacement procedure.

Also, you might consider investing in an inexpensive multi-meter,
one that at least does AC/DC voltage, DC current, resistance and
continuity. Amazon has a HUGE selection of inexpensive meters
and you would have saved the cost of the meter several times over already
(if not more) as specific testing would have excluded (or confirmed)
issues w/ the batt and the alt not to mention saving on the cost
of unnecessarily replaced components.

CRXFreak
01-26-2011, 09:56 PM
thanks CRXFreak...i can already see this bein a huge process. from what ive heard i have to drop the column to get that outif u don't have the tilt option, yes. i have replaced 5 of them on my escort which doesn't have tilt. the job isn't all that bad really.

jockone
01-27-2011, 07:45 AM
thanks CRXFreak...i can already see this bein a huge process. from what ive heard i have to drop the column to get that out

Never had to drop a column on a CRX for that yet,just undo the plastic shroud and you can get in there to do it easily.

CRXFreak
01-27-2011, 05:35 PM
he might have to in a 6th gen civic

GreenGoblin99
01-27-2011, 07:52 PM
if u don't have the tilt option, yes. i have replaced 5 of them on my escort which doesn't have tilt. the job isn't all that bad really.

i do have the tilt option...

GreenGoblin99
01-27-2011, 07:53 PM
Never had to drop a column on a CRX for that yet,just undo the plastic shroud and you can get in there to do it easily.

i drive a civic

GreenGoblin99
01-27-2011, 08:27 PM
So that you don't repeat replacing everything the next time an ignition issue
arises, keep this reference handy:

Also, you might consider investing in an inexpensive multi-meter,
one that at least does AC/DC voltage, DC current, resistance and
continuity. Amazon has a HUGE selection of inexpensive meters
and you would have saved the cost of the meter several times over already
(if not more) as specific testing would have excluded (or confirmed)
issues w/ the batt and the alt not to mention saving on the cost
of unnecessarily replaced components.


ok my question is...your article says i can get this switch replaced for free if my honda is part of the recall...how do i find thast out. the switch is 100$+ at autozone

jockone
01-27-2011, 09:45 PM
go to the dealer and give them your vin number and ask them to check for any recalls.

madvladcivic
01-28-2011, 11:55 AM
ok my question is...your article says i can get this switch replaced for free if my honda is part of the recall...how do i find thast out. the switch is 100$+ at autozone

Go to HondaUSA's website and do a search.

You can likely enter your VIN there as well.

100$ at Autozone? Highway robbery.:eyecraz:

Try online. Search: OES Genuine W0133-1622021 @
approx 30.00 + 5.50 shipping. Aftermarket. Also check out
Rock Auto; the iggy switches I saw there included most of the
in-column ignition components, eg, key cylinder and lock etc,
however.

You could also call Majestic Honda and ask if they sell iggy switches.
I did not see one listed in the system diagram.

I sit corrected:
http://www.providencehondaservice.com/order-parts.aspx

Item 2 is the iggy switch + lock + assoc hardware for about 83$.

GreenGoblin99
01-28-2011, 08:23 PM
Go to HondaUSA's website and do a search.

You can likely enter your VIN there as well.

100$ at Autozone? Highway robbery.:eyecraz:

Try online. Search: OES Genuine W0133-1622021 @
approx 30.00 + 5.50 shipping. Aftermarket. Also check out
Rock Auto; the iggy switches I saw there included most of the
in-column ignition components, eg, key cylinder and lock etc,
however.

You could also call Majestic Honda and ask if they sell iggy switches.
I did not see one listed in the system diagram.

I
Item 2 is the iggy switch + lock + assoc hardware for about 83$.

i wish i could shake ur hand....where was this website 3weeks ago....i just logged on, registered, and the first thing that pops up is how my car is under the recall for the ignition switch. thank you.