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Old 05-28-2005, 12:48 AM   #1
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this is something i've been struggling with for a while and wondering if somehow i can change it......i have the retained accessory power option so that when i turn the car off {and don't open the doors} i still get power to windows, radio, etc.....however, there are certain times when u still would like to listen to the radio when ur door(*) are open {like when ur cleaning out ur car at the carwash}....yet i can't get my key to turn backwards....so is there anyway to keep power to the radio w/ the doors being open? cuz the only way right now is to have it in the "on" position but then ur SES light is on and stuff in the engine starts running and ur not suppose to keep the car in that mode, right?
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Turning the key to 'ON' is fine. Replace the Ignition cylinder at some point.
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does replacing it take a lot of work? possibly costly?
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Turning the key to 'ON' is fine. Replace the Ignition cylinder at some point.
turning to on is not really a good idea...i ran my battery down like that in minutes, with nothing on, not even the lights. I was fixing my rear window, and only it had power the way i pulled the fuses and such, and the battery ran down in a few minutes, and had to jump start it from a charger.
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Turning the key to 'ON' is fine. Replace the Ignition cylinder at some point.
turning to on is not really a good idea...i ran my battery down like that in minutes, with nothing on, not even the lights. I was fixing my rear window, and only it had power the way i pulled the fuses and such, and the battery ran down in a few minutes, and had to jump start it from a charger.
Football...your problem is not typical....I've actually gotten to the 20 minute...or whatever rundown protection. Never a problem. Bet you got a system.

Try pressing in slightly on the lock cylinder as you try to turn it back for power....sometimes when they haven't been used much they are a little fussy.
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you should be able to turn the car to ACC
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Turning the key to 'ON' is fine. Replace the Ignition cylinder at some point.
turning to on is not really a good idea...i ran my battery down like that in minutes, with nothing on, not even the lights. I was fixing my rear window, and only it had power the way i pulled the fuses and such, and the battery ran down in a few minutes, and had to jump start it from a charger.
Football...your problem is not typical....I've actually gotten to the 20 minute...or whatever rundown protection. Never a problem. Bet you got a system.

Try pressing in slightly on the lock cylinder as you try to turn it back for power....sometimes when they haven't been used much they are a little fussy.
i have an amp, 120 watt, so not much. Like i said though, almost everything was disabled, in RUN, not ACC. It was in the position where the check engine light comes on. I needed to be able to move the window.
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Turning the key to 'ON' is fine. Replace the Ignition cylinder at some point.
Try pressing in slightly on the lock cylinder as you try to turn it back for power....sometimes when they haven't been used much they are a little fussy.
yeah i tried that today...it won't even turn backwards to the slightest degree...its as if it was never suppose to turn backwards....
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