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Old 05-16-2011, 09:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Been having an intermittent starting problem with the car.

Sometimes it fires up fine, sometimes not so much...

I'll turn the key to on and radio lights up, fans will come on, but once I turn the key to run to start the car everything shuts down at once and starter doesn't run.

Could this be a bad ignition switch?

Background info: Good starter, did this before and after click click no start fix, new battery, new terminals

Maybe it's time to replace the cables?
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:04 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Do you have an aftermarket alarm system?
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Old 05-16-2011, 09:42 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Completley stock from what I know...was a lot of yellow crimp connectors under the dash but looks like they are just connecting stock wires
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Old 05-16-2011, 10:20 PM   #4 (permalink)
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have your battery tested.

check your battery connections while you are it, could just be loose, bad ground possibly
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Brand new odyssey battery.

I think my main question is can these symptoms be indication of a bad ignition switch. Or would a bad switch only cause the car not to supply power to the starter and everything else (fans, radio, lights) would remain on.

Need the car ready by thursday for cruise weekend in oc md so I'd even install a temp push button start if this sounds like a bad ignition switch.

I'm going to work on the cables and add a third ground tonight.
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I know it's no further help, but my car did this exact same thing because of an annoying aftermarket alarm system that was in the car (like mb3000 mentioned). I got so fed up with it that I just had a quick relay put in straight from the ignition to the starter to bypass it. I'm really not sure what else would cause this, maybe a bad ground? But good luck, hope you get it figured out before Thursday!
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cleaned up grounds, put new positive cable to the starter, put new cable to starter solenoid, still same problem.

Noticed however that when I turn it to run all of the warning lights come on, brake light oil ect, but everything else shuts off.

Installing push button start tomorrow by hooking into the ECS switch.

Just don't understand how I can turn the key once get nothing then turn it right again and have it instantly fire up!??! ahhh lol
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cleaned up grounds, put new positive cable to the starter, put new cable to starter solenoid, still same problem.

Noticed however that when I turn it to run all of the warning lights come on, brake light oil ect, but everything else shuts off.

Installing push button start tomorrow by hooking into the ECS switch.

Just don't understand how I can turn the key once get nothing then turn it right again and have it instantly fire up!??! ahhh lol
its pretty funky.

hooking into the ecs switch?? push button starts usually require a higher amp rating switch than what that one probably uses. or did u mean just the location?
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No, using the actual switch. Here is the write up for it.

How-To: Push Button Start
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In my mind it comes down to either...

Starter solenoid
Going to see if I can get it to do the no start when I have a voltmeter hooked up to the solenoid.

Ignition Switch
Installing push button start to bypass the ignition switch.

Could someone tell me if there radio/AC hologram thing shut off momentarily when they turn their car to start?

Thanks!
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