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I think ill opt out of this one and let an electrical tech chime in. thanks
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Do you have a scan tool? Are you familiar with doing a voltage drop?
Do you know how? Do a voltage drop to the ground connection at engine.
Put voltmeter on 20 volt dc scale. Place 1 lead on battery negative and other end on engine block. crank engine. Observe reading
Also check positive same way to alternator positive wire. Have you checked all of the fuses for power with a test light?
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wow you have bad connections. A severe bad connection is .5 volts. Clean your battery connections thoroughly and retest.
OK. I will opt out and see if someone else has any ideas
Hello! Different expert here.
Which problem would you like to address first?
Are we going after the key issue (not being able to remove the key from the ignition)?
Can you take a video or picture of this and upload it to this page so I can see?
The continuity you are getting is normal. So thats not an issue.
Hello! Are you ready to continue?
I just checked this on my vehicle (that is starting and running normal). YES, there is continuity between the positive and negative post using my $300 fluke 87
I would move on to the ignition issue at this point.
You mean the key stuck in the ignition correct?
Thank you for that information. Give me a few minutes while I gather some info for you.
Ok, if all of the fuses and wiring are good, this is most likley caused by a bad brake shift interlock actuator.
Simply unplugging the connector allows the key to be removed, and the park indicator circuit passes, suspect a failed brake shift interlock assembly. Thats the test. Here is a pic
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YES, or right above it.
What color wires go to this switch you just disconnected?
I think your on the wrong one. This actuator has 7 wires going to it. Here is a wiring diagram.
Again, here is a picture. Lower right side of the pic
And here is a diaram of that the connector looks like. It is the one on the left side.