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Hey everyone,

Not sure if this is being caused by the heat or not, since it tends to only happen during the day.

For the past several months, occasionally, when starting my car, the key will stick in the fully engaged position, past the on arrow. The car starts fine, but the air conditioner never cools down, I'm guessing to save gas and power in the initial startup. It's not a big issue as I just have to touch the key again and it pops back to the normal on position.

Any one else experience this problem?
 

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No issues on that but you could get graphite dust and blow some in the key hole and see of that helps
 

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Luckily, on 2008+ E/M/Ts, this isn't a critical problem, since the Smart Junction Box controls the starter. Once the engine is started, you won't be able to "grind" your starter by hitting START again.
 

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I was just wondering about that, JP.

While I use graphite spray in all the exterior locks, are there any sensitive electronic bits in the ignition that it could cause trouble with? Graphite conducts electricity, no?

I might stick with an aerosol silicone grease and work the ignition back and forth a few times with the battery disconnected.
 

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What about Honey Goo?
 

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Attracts too much dirt, wouldn't like it in lock cylinders. ;-|

I do use a combination of Honey Goo and graphite powder to lubricate DC fan spindles.
 
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