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Lock Assembly Or Ignition Switch?


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Hey guys -

 

I'm running into a strange problem where when I turn my car off and take my key out, my electrical system stays on until I hear a mechanical click. I'm assuming this is from the lock assembly. Sometimes that click takes a few seconds, sometimes it's prolonged to a few minutes. I've replaced the ignition switch before and it seems to have worked for a few weeks, but then the problem returns. Does this mean it's the lock assembly?

I have no problems starting my car or pulling the key out, only when I try to turn off the car. 

Also, not sure if this piece of information is important, but when I take the key out, I can't put the key back in until I hear the click. 

Thanks for your help!

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Hey guys -

 

I'm running into a strange problem where when I turn my car off and take my key out, my electrical system stays on until I hear a mechanical click. I'm assuming this is from the lock assembly. Sometimes that click takes a few seconds, sometimes it's prolonged to a few minutes. I've replaced the ignition switch before and it seems to have worked for a few weeks, but then the problem returns. Does this mean it's the lock assembly?

I have no problems starting my car or pulling the key out, only when I try to turn off the car. 

Also, not sure if this piece of information is important, but when I take the key out, I can't put the key back in until I hear the click. 

Thanks for your help!

 

Hi GForce83,

 

Your issue is the lock assembly intermittently sticking internally. The system stays powered up until you pull the key out of the ignition. You can try to take it apart and spray some lucubration in the mechanical part that locks the wheel. However if it were mine I would just replace the lock assembly as the R&R time is not worth going back for seconds. Hope this helps.    

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I dont know if you need this but it might help.

 

http://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/Porsche-996-997-Carrera/86-ELEC-Replacing_Your_Ignition_Switch_Steering_Lock/86-ELEC-Replacing_Your_Ignition_Switch_Steering_Lock.htm 

 

Also if you need the part call

 

Jesse South

Sunset Porsche Parts

Toll Free: 800.346.0182

Direct: 503.644.2012

jessesouth@sunsetimports.com

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