Delayed Start

CORover

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Jun 11, 2007
420
6
Colorado, USA
Put the key in the ignition, turn it to start, wait 3 seconds while holding it there, and it starts, no problems, every time. Signs of a failing ignition switch?


I read a bunch of the older ignition switch issues and this one seemed a little different. I do understand my options now though if it is the switch.
 

Errant

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Oct 1, 2004
659
0
Southern California
I had the exact same issue, for about a year. I got used to turning the key to On before putting on my seatbelt and getting situated (so that the delay didn't irritate me). Just noticed the last time I fired it up, that the problem has magically disappeared.

I'm no help, at all, but at least you know it's not the end of the world ;)
 

CORover

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Jun 11, 2007
420
6
Colorado, USA
Yes, I can crank and hold it or 3 seconds or leave it in position 2 for 3 seconds and then crank, either option it starts right away.



Annoying but I have bigger issues to work on right now. If it does not start then that is number 1.
 

Swedjen2

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Sep 12, 2018
75
5
California
Sounds like a ground wire issue. Esp. if it magic is involved. I know a few guys who have run a seprate gound wire from the ecu box to the chassis (a good ground) and most, if not all issues, have magically disappeared. It couldn't hurt.
 

CORover

Well-known member
Jun 11, 2007
420
6
Colorado, USA
Sounds like a ground wire issue. Esp. if it magic is involved. I know a few guys who have run a separate ground wire from the ecu box to the chassis (a good ground) and most, if not all issues, have magically disappeared. It couldn't hurt.
Might be worth it for a test
 

discostew

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Sep 14, 2010
4,503
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Northern Illinois
I've definitely run into this before but I can't remember what causes it. Maybe Stew knows.
It's a security software issue. You need to run a procedure called F-out. Some guys just call it fout. Back in the day we had a disc we had to run it with. It might fix it for a while if you do a hard reset. That's disconnecting both battery cables and touching them together. That drains all the capacitors so all systems totally go off.

Is this a D1 or D2?