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Old 07-15-2018, 02:32 PM   #1
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Question Ignition switch issue?

Thought I had an ignition switch issue and changed it, but still have a problem. When I turn my key to the on position, my leveling Jack panel does not light up, but I can wiggle the key and it will allow me to use my leveling jacks. This just happened recently. 2003 Condor class A Workhorse chassis. Anyone have any suggestions or had this problem? Is there a relay or something not making contact?
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Old 07-15-2018, 02:57 PM   #2
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So you thought it was the key switch but after replacing you still had the same issue.

My first guess would be a loose ground wire connection as in most cases a loose wire may cause the problem you have.
Now I'm unable to tell you where but as a test I would attach a wire to the frame someplace near the drivers seat.

Turn the key the way it should be and touch the metal part of the key switch it self to the ground wire to see if that makes any difference.
This is has very little expense and may prove that your switch and many be your steering wheel has a loose connection to ground.

My second thought would be parking brake interlock. It has a fuse that may be blown.
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Old 07-15-2018, 03:04 PM   #3
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Does that have an elec connection down on the column or are all the connections at the key location. If on the column and you did not replace that part, you may be able to loosen the screws and move it to take slack out of the control rod. If that doesn't work, then that switch is worn. That's what I saw looking up the parts.
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I replaced the ignition switch down on the steering column where the electrical connections are, not at the “key switch” and nothing changed.
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Then you need to adjust the switch and rod connection. The rod may be worn. If you play with the key and it works, then it is an adjustment.
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Thank you, Iggy, I will check the ground tomorrow, but your point about the parking brake is something I need to check also because I thought my brake didn’t release when I went to leave the rest area and got it to release by backing up and have not used it during the rest of our trip. Both issues happened around the same timeframe. Now that we are home, I can try your suggestions.
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Do any of the pins , in the old switch look burnt ; as in photo ?

Did you have the adjustment pin in the hole with the red circle during the install?

If the pins are burnt then the wiring connector is questionable , there are replacement multiple connectors available and there is a relay package to remove the overload that caused the burn, from the switch.
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No connections burnt, and I aligned it per instructions that came with the new switch.
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No connections burnt, and I aligned it per instructions that came with the new switch.
Just thought I'd check .
I've heard of too many issues with the burnt connections.
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Thought I had an ignition switch issue and changed it, but still have a problem. When I turn my key to the on position, my leveling Jack panel does not light up, but I can wiggle the key and it will allow me to use my leveling jacks. This just happened recently. 2003 Condor class A Workhorse chassis. Anyone have any suggestions or had this problem? Is there a relay or something not making contact?
Since you can wiggle the key and you had the same issue before you replaced the ignition switch, I would check the connector to the switch. It sounds like a loose connection and it's at the switch.

Try the wiggle test to find it. Wiggle each wire at the switch connector first and watch your level panel to see if it lights up.
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