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Turn signals inop, abs light on, related to the key?


AOMills

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This has been a quirk that I've grown accustomed to over the years but has gotten worse and is now a real annoyance. It's a multi-step routine...

1. Start & drive my 1990 Bronco II
2. Drives fine
3. Without provocation, Rear ABS light illuminates/turn signals become inoperative/battery stops charging
4. *The fix* Roll ignition key back just a few degrees then roll forward again a few degrees. ABS light brightens for a second, then turns off. Turn signals function, battery charges as normal.

Simple as that. I used to have to do this once every couple trips and it didn't bother me. Now it does it a few times each trip and is becoming a hazard. I thought a new ignition cylinder would fix it but it hasn't. I really don't know where to start with this one. Anyone dealt with this before?
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Sounds like the ignition switch itself is bad. the cylinder is only a mechanical interface for the switch. the switch itself is inside the column on the bottom (I think...maybe someone else can confirm) and the cylinder activates it through a linkage.

Sooo.... you get to take the column apart :(

AJ
 


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