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Old 07-14-2009, 10:38 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Ignition switch failure at 156000 miles / 13 years

I thought I'd share the above data point with you.

I EOC only a little in the Subaru. It amounts to a handful of ignition switch cycles a week. I also kill the engine when I roll into parking spaces. When I kill the engine with the car in motion, I move the switch very tentatively from ON to ACC, because the next switch position locks the steering wheel. Anyway, my ignition switch is dead (the ACC position is shorted out), and I'm exclusively on the bicycle until replacement parts arrive.

Anyway, if you have a manual transmission, build an engine kill switch.

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