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key release
« on: November 13, 2019, 01:15:05 AM »
I have never seen a key release on any other car except ours. Does anyone know it's purpose?
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Re: key release
« Reply #1 on: November 13, 2019, 07:38:29 AM »
I have seen it in other cars
I would say it is to prevent ignition from shutting off car
During driving from vibration
This has caused accidents and deaths.
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Re: key release
« Reply #2 on: November 13, 2019, 08:34:43 AM »
If your talking the button you have to push in to get the key to go to the lock position it is used with floor shift transmissions. Lots of vehicles used them. With a column shift there is an interlock that prevents going to lock until transmission is in park.

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Re: key release
« Reply #3 on: November 13, 2019, 10:01:26 AM »
My 73 wagon 4 speed has one.

It may be to insure that the steering wheel lock does not accidentally engage while drivjng and or to insure that it does when the vehicle is parked as a theft prevention measure.

It is possible to turn off the ignition without removing the key, just not possible to engage sterring lock without deliberately pressing button and turning switch to LOCK position.
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