Date: Thu, 13 Sep 2001 17:54:39 GMT
From: "FWills" <>
Subject: Fix Bad Contacts in Ignition switch?

My daughter's '93 9000 CSE was having problems where it would intermittently not start (the starter wouldn't even turn) in hot weather. After some basic troubleshooting with a voltmeter, it's become apparent that the ignition switch is not making good contact on the switch that sends the 12v start signal to the Starter solenoid. I gather that this is a relatively common failure after reading some tips on the "" web site. I'm guessing that what happens is that some grease from the mechanical key-lock part of the switch probably runs down into the electrical part on hot days and messes up the switch contacts. My question is, has anyone ever had any success in removing the switch part of the assembly and cleaning up the contacts? The alternative is ordering and replacing the electric part of the switch assembly which is about $60 US. TIA, Fred Wills Londonderry, NH

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