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 Post subject: No electrics after start up
Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 3:54 am 
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I have a 1997 EL series futura. Having done 315000 kms trouble free I now have an electrical problem which baffles me no end. I switch on the ignition to accessory point and all electrics work. As soon as I start the car all electrics cut out - no radio, no window motors, no mirrors, no wipers etc etc etc. However engine runs perfectly and drives fine. Can anyone point me in the direction where I need to look
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 Post subject: Re: No electrics after start up
Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:33 am 
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its very possible, the back of the ignition barrel has come apart.

Its a fairly common issue... remove the shroud and investigate the 'staked' on contacts.

You may be able to press it back on and re-stake it back, or just replace it.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 9:59 am 
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it is the Ignition barrrel i had the same problem and took the easy way out and put a couple of wires on the back of the barrel to a switch so if it happens i just flick the switch and have all accessory"s back on
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 Post subject: Re: No electrics after start up
Posted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 5:37 pm 
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Hi Guys - Many thanks for the speedy reply. will check it out. One thing I did not mention is that this does not occur every time. Normally when it does happen I simply switch off, take out the key, insert it again and start the car and everything works - until the next time. Could be early stages of what you guys mention. will check it out and let you know
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Posted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 8:41 am 
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ive got the same problem its the ignition barrel for sure, with mine i just jiggle the key around for a second after ive started the car if electrics dont work and it will come on but i have also been told this is no good for the barrel but it works for me
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