I think I agree with this analogy. The key will get stuck with a low battery. Sounds like if there is a battery tender on it or a long drive it is okay but short distance or sitting in garage is an issue. If battery is over 4 years old I would swap it out or at least have it tested properly. If it tests good then start more troubleshooting.If your battery is low the Key will not come out I think is correct too
Bird, the meter sounds like a great idea....could we get a little more info....nomenclature...thx...an ole gruntI have been reading all of the IGN SWITCH posts for over 3 years. Burnt connections in the switch seems to be the problem????????? I assume why the switch [was] changed and up graded........IMWO It is starting the truck with less than proper current???? I keep a very inexpensive meter in the Cig. socket. Meter sells on ebay and other sites for $4 to $6 dollars and also has an inside temp guage in [C]. If the gauge reads less than 12 volts I charge the battery before starting the truck. A bad ground could also make a low voltage problem? You really want the meter to read 12.5 or higher......? Most of the time the truck is hooked up to a tender.......The trucks will probably start down to aprox.......10 + volts........But I think that is what is damaging the IGN. switches????????? I also have a 2002 Chey Avalanche. Aprox the same set-up. The truck is still on the original switch. I keep one of the inexpensive meters in the Avalanche. Much easier to buy the inexpensive meter than have the problem and keep changing Ign. Switches..........
BIRD............Old but not done yet?
I am going in for Open Heart Surgery soon. If we ever get paper work done.Thanks to all fo the information. I have a 24 year old Engeering student coming over tomorrow to change it out. I had heart surgery three weeks ago and my doctor will not even let me sit in the car. Lost a lot of weight but I can not recommend heart surgery as a diet. What I do recommend is life line screening to prevent heart attacks as these bypasses are not fun.