No start with key

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bowhunter3125
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No start with key

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I am unable to start my MH with the key, I have to use the start button in the service center. This all started after my son played with the leveling system up front in the driver's compartment. All the ja KS appear to be up, and I get no warning alarm. I have checked the ignition, I get 12v whe I tur. The key to the start position. On another note, anyone know where I can get a new ignition? I royaly screwed up the threads on the housing
99' Safari Continental Panther 425
Cat C12
Knollibe
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Re: No start with key

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By looking at the key. It appears my 96 safari is a Chevrolet key. A well stocked parts house should be able to get one. Take your old one in.
You should also use test light to verify start signal is not passing through switch. If it is then check harness under dash. There is large connector that I have had problems with.
Dwayne
1996 safari Sahara since 2010
Chev Colorado zr2 toad, electric pedego bikes.
3rd motorhome.
stuplich@ymail.com
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Re: No start with key

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bowhunter3125 wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:04 pm I am unable to start my MH with the key, I have to use the start button in the service center. This all started after my son played with the leveling system up front in the driver's compartment. All the ja KS appear to be up, and I get no warning alarm. I have checked the ignition, I get 12v whe I tur. The key to the start position. On another note, anyone know where I can get a new ignition? I royaly screwed up the threads on the housing
bowhunter
1968 1969 1970 CHEVY TRUCK IGNITION SWITCH
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'96 Sahara 3530, mine since '01
250 hp 3126 Cat, MD3060 Allison
bowhunter3125
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stuplich@ymail.com wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 11:58 am
bowhunter3125 wrote: Sat Jul 10, 2021 10:04 pm I am unable to start my MH with the key, I have to use the start button in the service center. This all started after my son played with the leveling system up front in the driver's compartment. All the ja KS appear to be up, and I get no warning alarm. I have checked the ignition, I get 12v whe I tur. The key to the start position. On another note, anyone know where I can get a new ignition? I royaly screwed up the threads on the housing
bowhunter
1968 1969 1970 CHEVY TRUCK IGNITION SWITCH
https://www.ebay.com/itm/174781978507?c ... xmEALw_wcB
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Well that was freaking easy. Thanks.
99' Safari Continental Panther 425
Cat C12
bowhunter3125
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Re: No start with key

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Put a new ignition in, still will not start with the key. Thinking the level system is causing issues.
99' Safari Continental Panther 425
Cat C12
LeeTN
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Re: No start with key

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Bowhunder,

My '93 Continental has a security chip under the dash (just plugged into a wired socket hanging above the throttle pedal).

If it gets just a little loose, mine won't start. I finally zip-tied mine in because it kept getting loose. Your Continental is considerably newer but might be worth a check under the dash. It kinda looks like a large blade-type fuse.

Lee

'93 Continenal 40'
300 Cummins
TDJohn
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Re: No start with key

Post by TDJohn »

Bowhunter,

When you turn your ignition to the on position, does the Allison transmission pad light up?
With the ignition on, does you dash a/c/heater fan go on?
If neither work, it could be your ignition solenoid.
John
'95 Serengeti, Cummins C8.3-300
Allison 6spd.
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