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Old 02-13-2010, 02:15 PM   #1
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Changed my ignition switch.. weird behavior


Today was my first DIY on my Boxster, I changed ignition switch...
Easy job... but my back hurts after staying that long in un-natural position..

Everything works.. however:

When I turn off the engine and get the key off, my board is still lighted.. I can see mileage, MPH and clock.

If I lock the car it goes dark.. is this normal?.. I'm not sure it was the same before.

Also when taking Airduct out I noticed that it had small pieces of glass inside.... well some pieces of glass fell on my face. Anyone has any idea where it came from?


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Old 02-13-2010, 02:22 PM   #2
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lights staying on is normal. Mine stay on for several minutes.

No idea about the glass.
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Old 02-13-2010, 04:12 PM   #3
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Light operation is normal. You may not have seen it before because the ignition switch was bad - that's the funny thing about making such fixes. It may not have seemed faulty before and now you're seeing new things.

I suspect the glass is the result of a prior windshield that broke, vandalism maybe, and some of the chards got into the ductwork through the defoster registers, that's my guess anyway.

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Old 02-13-2010, 05:19 PM   #4
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Thank guys, it was my first DIY (and first time I did something to a car besides changing a bettery) and I freaked out a little

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Good one to bust your cherry on.

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