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VW New Beetle
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When you pulled your key out it was hot and so was the ignition what would cause this?

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2008-09-02 12:52:12
2008-09-02 12:52:12

It is hard to say what is causing it. The ignition switch on mose cars in down on the steering column. It may be simply the heat of the engine traveling up the steering column. If anything electrical is causing it, a fuse or fuseable link will blow. ford/lincoln/mercury had a recall on ignition heating problems in the late 80's/ early 90's. Actually the fuse would not necessisarily blow as long as what ever the key was short circuiting had some sort of resistance. The fuse would deffinetly blow if it was a direct short to ground. Of course this is assuming someone in the past hasn't circumvented some fuse instead of fixing the actual problem. It's been known to happen.

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