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My Honda Odyssey 1995 ignition switch locked the key at acc

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My Honda Odyssey 1995 ignition switch locked the key at acc and running position. When the battery is disconnected the switch unlock the key and turns as normal. Is there a relay damage?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Honda
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
An electromechanic connected a cable that start the engine when I connect this cable directly to the battery. However, the switch key remains locked at the on position. When I disconnect the battery cable the switch unlock the key but when I try to start the engine from ignition switch it doesn't start, I need to start manually.
Expert:  Honda-Man replied 1 year ago.

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Make sure the fuse for the brake lights and horn is OK. This fuse is the same for the key interlock system. Look to see if the brake lights come on and the horn honks.

If the shift lever is not all the way in park or the switch(park pin switch) for park position is bad the key can't be removed. The park pin switch is part of the ignition switch/lock assembly. The solenoid that locks the key is also part of the ignition switch/lock assembly. If the fuse is OK and it's all the way in park most likely the ignition switch/lock assembly is bad.

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