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My 1982 CJ7 Jeep, will not turn the 12v battery off under

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My 1982 CJ7 Jeep, will not turn the 12v battery off under the dash, I have replace the started solenoid, alternator, battery, starter switch. It turn the motor on and off with no problem, when I unplug the two wire plug it shut the power off, but it will still crank.
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Jeep
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
My 1982 CJ7 Jeep, will not turn the 12v battery off under the dash, I have replace the started solenoid, alternator, battery, starter switch. It turn the motor on and off with no problem, when I unplug the two wire plug on the alternator it shut the power off, but it will still crank.
Expert:  K. Wiggins replied 3 months ago.

Hello, it sounds like their is a short in the wiring causing the alternator to backfeed voltage into the ignition switch.