You are getting power into the IGN/ACC circuit even with the key off and removed. The primary suspect is the ignition switch. If the switch is OK, then there is a wire that may be rubbed through and contacting another wire. You can diagnose by removing the connector from the ignition switch and checking for continuity between the Black wire with light green trace and the GREY wire with the YELLOW trace. If there is continuity, you have a short in the wiring harness. If no continuity, replace the ignition switch.
The dash lights are another issue. That would be a problem with the dimmer rheostat. Replace it.
Sunday, September 20th, 2009 AT 8:49 AM