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00885 - Ignition Switch (D) Terminal 50 : Electrical Fault in Circuit

Possible Symptoms

  • Vehicle's starter (terminal 50) will not activate

Possible Causes

  • Faulty Fuse
  • Defective Ignition Switch (Electrical Portion)
  • Wiring harness issue
  • Damaged bent pins
  • Connector corrosion

Possible Solutions

  • Check fuses
  • Replace the Ignition Switch (Electrical Portion).
  • Repair damaged wiring harness.
  • Repair/Replace faulty contacts

Special Notes

  • Check Measuring Value Blocks in the J527-Steering Column Electronic Control Module for proper switch operation
  • Often times this is found with the one or more of the following codes:
    • 00576 - Terminal 15: Electrical Fault in Circuit
    • 00883 - Ignition Switch (D) Terminal S : Electrical Fault in Circuit
    • 00884 - Ignition Switch (D) Terminal X : Electrical Fault in Circuit
    • 01744 - Ignition Switch Terminal P (D) : Electrical Fault in Circuit

The most common cause for this is the Ignition Switch (Electrical Portion).


  • Some content contributed by Keithuk[1]

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