1997 Acura CL

Tiny
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  • 1997 ACURA CL
1997 Acura CL Automatic

when im driving down the road the car will die for about 5 seconds then restart. Other times the car will just die then I restart it when I come to a complete stop.
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Tuesday, November 3rd, 2009 AT 5:09 PM

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Tiny
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Hi gskillyg,

When problem occurs, were the dash indicator lights showing?

If they do not show, the most likely cause would be the ignition switch, the contacts are bad and would intermittently disrupt the power supply.
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 1:33 PM
Tiny
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Thank you
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Friday, November 6th, 2009 AT 8:22 PM
Tiny
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I just drove the car about 50 miles then pulled into my driveway went tp put car in park then the D light started to blink and then I tried to turn off the car and it wouldnt turn off. Turned ignition back on and reversed the car into the street put it into drive wouldnt really go. Had to pull fuse to kill engine and remove battery cause dash lights stayed on. How can I fix this please?
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 1:31 AM
Tiny
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The ignition switch could be the cause of the problem as it is sticking and not being turned off.

Try unplugging the ignition switch connector behind the key cylinder to see if the dashlights turns off if you reconnect the battery.
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Monday, January 18th, 2010 AT 7:34 AM
Tiny
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Is it possible to replace the ignition switch without removing the steering wheel and where online can I find a step by step to replacing the switch? Thank you
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Saturday, May 8th, 2010 AT 10:19 PM
Tiny
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Yes, the ignition switch can be removed without removing the steering wheel.

Remove the upper and lower steering cover and you can get access to it. Remember to disconnect the battery terminals to avoid shorting while removing the switch.
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Sunday, May 9th, 2010 AT 6:03 AM

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