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PROBLEM STARTING CAR

2000 Kia Sportage

Electrical problem
2000 Kia Sportage 4 cyl Four Wheel Drive Automatic 129000 miles

We started having trouble with battery, had to jump it to start it after setting for more than a couple of hours. Went to the store and car would not shut off even with the key out. Drove it back home and still would not shut off. Pulled the fuse for the main computer and car shut off. Put the fuse back in and the car would not start at all. Nothing
Took the battery to the parts store and it was dead. Bought a new battery and put it in and car still will not start. We have power and lights and dings. But nothing when we turn the key
then when we take the key out it starts clicking and all the dash lights come on. We have to disconnect the battery to get this to stop. It dose not start this until we connect the battery and turn the key and take it out.
One more note to concider is there is an after market security system on the car with remote start
it is a viper 550. We haven't used the remote start in over 5 yrs. And we stopped using the security system because the doors locks sometimes stick
Please help us
dawn
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Dfarrar52
November 28, 2008.




Hi Dawn,

Thank you for the donation.

The problem seems to be from the ignition switch. The contacts inside the switch has gone haywire and when you want to turn off, the contacts are not releasing.

When you want to crank, the starter circuit is not working. While driving, charging is not being done due to open circuit to battery.

I would suggest checking/testing/replacing the ignition switch.

KHLow2008
Nov 28, 2008.


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