My temp light stays on all of the time, even when disconnected from the temp sensor in the block. Therefore there is a short in the ignition in the steering column. Is there a way to bypass the ignition system and set the temp light up some other way?
Does help to know make and model but just a guess.
On an idiot light car, the green temp sender wires go to the ignition switch. These get grounded as you start the car. Posibility that it may be a bad ignition switch.
The car is a 70 Malibu. What is a sender and where is it? You don't mean the sensor in the engine block, do you?
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by tedixon:
Maybe the sender is bad. The part is not expensive and available at most good parts stores, so it's worth a try. If that's the problem, you could save yourself a lot of rooting around.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
The car is a 70 Malibu convertible. I am the original owner.
I tend to agree with you. Is there a way to get around this switch and wire up the temp light without going through the ignition switch?
<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by John_Muha: Does help to know make and model but just a guess.
On an idiot light car, the green temp sender wires go to the ignition switch. These get grounded as you start the car. Posibility that it may be a bad ignition switch. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
If it is an ignition switch problem, why not change it? You don't have to change the key switch, just the ignition switch on the top of the column. They are around $12.00 at the chain auto stores.
May want to check things out first by disconnecting the green wires off both the sensor and the ignition switch and taking some measurements.
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