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year 2000 mazda mpv ignition key stuck in. Only removable after one battery terminal is removed. What could be the problem,and how can i solve it


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Dec 9, 2012, 1:52 AM

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a year 2000 mazda mpv'S ignition key is stuck in unless i remove one battery terminal. What could be the problem,and how can i solve it


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Dec 9, 2012, 2:36 AM

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Re: year 2000 mazda mpv ignition key stuck in. Only removable after one battery terminal is removed. What could be the problem,and how can i solve it Sign In

Is it an automatic? If so, it may be the little plastic switch under the gear sift shaft that "tells" the car it's in park.


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Dec 9, 2012, 9:23 AM

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@marine. Yeah its an automatic

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Dec 9, 2012, 9:39 AM

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Re: year 2000 mazda mpv ignition key stuck in. Only removable after one battery terminal is removed. What could be the problem,and how can i solve it Sign In

For some reason the interlock solenoid is staying on when the gear shifter is in the park position preventing you from taking the key out. The interlock solenoid is grounded by the microprocessor in the insturment cluster once the processor determines if the gear selector isn't in the park postion. The cluster processor should be checked for trouble codes. If there are any code(s) they should be troubleshot first. If there are no codes or codes related to your problem, your going to have to check the input circuit to the processor to see if the switch is closed in the park position, the micropressor is faulty and keeping the circuit on, or there is a short to ground in the interlock circuit.





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