06-29-2016, 06:09 PM
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: South Lake Tahoe
Total Cats: 1
Installed MS3X. Ran into a no start problem. Ignition switch died? Help please.(Pics)
I recently installed an MTX-L and an MS3X and I wasn't able to get the car to idle. Through testing I was making progress until I had intermittent starting problems. The car would decide when it wanted to start. It would either start like normal, or do absolutely nothing, no crank, no attempt to turn over, no click, nothing.
So when I turned the key the "on" position, everything comes on fine, when I turn the key to "Start" my radio turns itself off, while my AFR gauge stays lit. When I press my push button start nothing happens at all. When I am outside the car with the headlights on and the key is turned to "Start" the headlights stay on, and they don't dim, or flicker, or budge at all. So I figured it was the starter. Long story short, I have replaced the starter, battery, and battery terminals. When I went to check my ignition switch I noticed something that seemed odd, and maybe the reason I cannot start my car. It looks like the connector has been damaged, melted even. Is my switch bad? Could my switch be causing excess heat that could melt the plastic in the connector?
Can someone help me figure out this problem? Thanks!
Does this look like my switch is bad? You can see damage on the bottom of the connector
Here is a close up of what looks like melted plastic
This area circled in red is discolored and looks melted
top view of damaged area
Does this switch look like it needs to be replaced?
Here you can clearly see where the middle divider melted away. Could this have been caused by the switch being faulty?