ignition switch is stuck in the on position, what would cause this & due I have on 2000 Cadillac Eldorado

to install a new switch? and if so due I have to have new keys programed to the car?

by in Anthony, KS on December 17, 2011
3 answers
ANSWER by on December 17, 2011
needs a new lock cylinder and yes, the new keys have to be programmed. Roy
ANSWER by on December 17, 2011
Customer Concern: Ignition key won't come out. REV/LK fuse #31 blows immediately. When the LK/CYL relay is removed, the fuse stops blowing. Tests/Procedures: 1. Unplug the ignition lock cylinder control actuator. If the fuse stops blowing, replace the actuator. 2. If the fuse still blows with the actuator unplugged, inspect circuit #2356 (Dk Green/White) for a short to ground between the actuator and the rear fuse block.
ANSWER by on December 18, 2011
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