2011-10-17 16:30:08 UTC
Another issue with the 2000 Jimmy is that the igniton switch won't
turn all the way off so I can get the key out.
When you're done driving it and go to shut it off, the ignition switch
will only go to the first notch back, which will kill the engine but the
odometer and battery icon will remain lit.
The key of course won't come out of the ignition in that position, but
won't turn any farther to get to the lock position to remove it.
It doesnt matter what you do with the shifter (floor console shift),
nor if you rotate the steering wheel, or tilt the wheel up or down.
It does this with both keys.
The only way I can get the ignition switch to shut all the way off and
remove the key, is to keep turning it back on, then off, a whole bunch
Then, one of those times, it will simply shut off exactly like it's
Then, if I were to turn it right back on, I would likely have to
perform the same ritual again. But, sometimes, it simply shuts off
exactly like it's supposed to.
If it weren't for the odometer and battery icon remaining energized
(and whatever else), I wouldn't even care that much about not being able
to get the key out. However I suppose it would drain the battery after
awhile, I don't know how long, depends on what all is energized.
Plus it's probably not good for it to keep cycling the key, and
turning everything on and off a bunch of times in rapid succession all
Anyway, has anyone else had this problem?