Hey Gang Need a Little Help

Tiny
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A friend of mine broke down. I believe it his Ignition Switch but would like a second, third or more opinion. Oh, he his a few hundred miles from me so can't take look in person.

It's an 89 Mazda B2600 P/U.

Problem.

Turns key to start and start just fine till releases the key and it springs back to the run position. Then it shuts down.

It all in concurrance with Ignition Switch can it be by passed till he gets back home.

Thanks

Mark Shreaves
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 12:07 PM

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Tiny
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Agree on ign. Sw. Shaould be able to jumper batt pos to coil + that will feed all circuits feed by sw. In run position.
Worth a shot what you got to loose.
Hope this works
Ernie
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 9:10 PM
Tiny
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Good call-Docfixit I'll do the same thing could also be the primary ignition wire open from the switch to the coil
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Friday, June 18th, 2010 AT 11:00 PM
Tiny
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Is there a ballast resistor in the circuit? Because if ballast is bad itll start but when key released itll die out.

Good sign if all lights stay on and if when key is released he looses 12v to coil but still has power elsewhere!
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 7:36 AM
Tiny
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Could be a ballast or resistance wire I believe they phase this out beyond the 80's haven't ran across one
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 7:41 AM
Tiny
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Thanks for the input and I don't know why I didn't think about jumpin from battery to coil. Anyway, he isn't very mechanically inclined so he had it towed home so I will be going over there tomorrow to check it out.

Not sure about the Ballast Resistor.

Will post findings when get done.

Thanks Again
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 5:58 PM
Tiny
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Its like back in the old plastic bag -hot wiring w/o a key-steering lock no problem break it open and ride it like you stole it-lol
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Saturday, June 19th, 2010 AT 8:42 PM
Tiny
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Ok, well got him going. Just ran wire from Battery (+) to Coil (+) through a Toggle Switch mounted inside cab. Worked and runs great now. He didn't even want to concider replacing the Ignition Switch.

Also no Ballist Resistor that I could fine.

Thanks Again for help.

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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 12:58 AM
Tiny
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Good Job-Better tell him to hide that switch or I'll jump in there and go for the longest ride and ditch it somewhere else, lmao
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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 1:02 AM
Tiny
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Well Raz guess the only problem would be finding the vehicle.

Oh, wait might not be that hard. It's the only B2600 on the Outer Banks.

Come get it before he calls me again. PLEASE!

Especially since there is a lot of modifications done under the hood and in dash.

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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 1:27 AM
Tiny
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Lol -at this moment am not interested, my luck jump in there and it'll blow up on me with all the riggings on it-sorry partner I'll take a rain check-BTW nice talking to you been quite awhile and have a nice father's day-see ya
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Monday, June 21st, 2010 AT 1:35 AM

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