Date: Tue, 12 Aug 2003 17:26:25 +0100
From: "absgt" <>
Subject: Re: 1997 9000 CSE starting problem..

"Fred W." <> wrote in message news:bhb1o3> It's actually a fairly common failure on 9000's. The contacts inside the > ignition switch get corroded up and the car won't start. When it's in a > failure mode turning the key usually results in absolutely nothing, no > sound, zero. > > When my 93 9000CDET had the problem it was worst when the interior of the > car got really hot for some reason. The switch was pretty easy to replace > and not all that expensive online. > > -Fred > Fred, That would explain why it has just started recently (UK finally having a hot summer), and has stopped in the last week - I'm now parking the car in my garage instead of another one, so it must be cooler. I think I'm correct that I can do it by removing the steering wheel to get the ignition barrel and switch out - does that sound plausible? Or is it a garage shop job, best left out of the hands of the enthusiastic amateur? absgt 1997 9000 CSE 2.3 LPT

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